Anime Vice News

And the Eisner Noms Go To...

I know it's unlikely that manga will win outside of its native category, but I can't help but hope...

It's time once again for us manga reporters to get our hopes up that manga will actually get its due at this year's Will Eisner Awards at San Diego Comic Con: the nominations are now online. Here are the manga-related noms:

  • Best Continuing Series: Monster (Naoki Urasawa), Usagi Yojimbo (Stan Sakai)
  • Best Publication for Kids: Cowa! (Akira Toriyama)
  • Best Publication for Teens: Skim (Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki)
  • Best Graphic Album – New: Skim
  • Best US Edition of International Material – Japan: Cat Eyed Boy (Kazuo Umezu), Dororo (Osamu Tezuka), Monster, The Quest for the Missing Girl (Jiro Taniguchi), Solanin (Inio Asano)

Remember, that's just the manga noms-- obviously they're up against a lot of material from around the world, with the exception of the Japan category at the end. I'm hoping a manga picks up an award outside of that category this year, although it's probably a pipe dream. Still, a Best Continuing Series award would be pretty nice!

Also, has anyone read Skim? It's by a pair of Canadian cousins of Japanese descent, and it has a really interesting art style-- it feels like classic Japanese art. So I thought you guys might be interested in it, even if it's not a “manga” in the most traditional sense.
thescott18on April 8, 2009 at 11:09 a.m.
I think also of note, The Simpson's Death Note parody, ""Murder He Wrote", was nominated for Best Short Story.
Nikoon April 8, 2009 at 11:46 a.m.
For one, there was a Simpsons Death Note parody?

For two, I'll be really interested to see what the winners are.
charmanderomegaon April 8, 2009 at 12:36 p.m.
these are pretty good choices
Kuroon April 8, 2009 at 7:09 p.m.
I will look for Skim.

Cowa, Monster, and Solanin should win these fo sho.

Dig Deeper into Monster

Monster is a manga created by Naoki Urasawa.

Edit/View the Wiki
Hit the Forums
Add/View Images (3 Images)
Watch Some Videos
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

ATTACK ON TITAN Live-Action Movie Cast Photos

Does Eren Yeager look like you imagined he would?

PSYCHO-PASS 2 #8 -- Watch & Learn

What if they actually did come for your violent video games?!?!

DRAGON BALL -- Does the Tournament Arc Hold Up?

Goku isn't actually a hero in the traditional sense...?

HELLSING ULTIMATE Episode IX -- Special Review

“Magical Girl Alucard”

GHOST IN THE SHELL First Connection Online Trailer

And this shooter actually looks... pretty kickass?

Community Spotlight -- 11/21/2014

The Thanksgiving holiday is just around the bend. Let's send off November by gorging on these user submissions then take a nap.

RAGE OF BAHAMUT #3-4 -- Catch-Up

These zombies actually move rather swiftly!

GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE Episode #1 -- Special Review

“This prequel caused my interest in G.I.T.S. to…Arise”

ATTACK ON TITAN Live-Action Movie Cast Photos

Does Eren Yeager look like you imagined he would?

GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE Episode #1 -- Special Review

“This prequel caused my interest in G.I.T.S. to…Arise”

GHOST IN THE SHELL First Connection Online Trailer

And this shooter actually looks... pretty kickass?

DRAGON BALL -- Does the Tournament Arc Hold Up?

Goku isn't actually a hero in the traditional sense...?

Anime Caption Contest! -- 11/24/14

Let's commemorate the end of History's Strongest Disciple manga with cool captions!

PSYCHO-PASS 2 #8 -- Watch & Learn

What if they actually did come for your violent video games?!?!

ONE PIECE Ch. 768 Review

In case you forgot, you get to know everyone...all over again.

HELLSING ULTIMATE Episode IX -- Special Review

“Magical Girl Alucard”

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel