Anime Vice News

Required Reading: Early Eisner Thoughts

The awards might not be until July, but the nominations aren't TOO far ahead...


Honestly, I'm still familiarizing myself with the Comic-Con International's Eisner awards-- its process, how it tends to turn out each year, etc --so I don't know how equipped I would be to write up a plea for what manga should get nods for this year's awards.

Luckily for me, and you, the much more qualified David Welsh has done all the work for us, going through some of the biggest-- and not-so-big --names in manga and suggesting not only that they be nominated but also often what categories they might work in.

 Emma: A Victorian Romance
 Emma: A Victorian Romance
I absolutely agree with him that Kaoru Mori's gorgeous period drama Emma should be recognized this year (its last, since the final volume is out), and I'd really like to see Junko Mizuno get more attention as well. While there's no risk that Naoki Urasawa will go completely unrecognized, I think it would be awesome to see him score a nod in the Best Writer/Artist - Drama category as well, right up there with the US bigs. He's a one-in-a-million creator, if you ask me.

Most importantly, though, I'd like to see manga appear in a few categories OTHER than "Best US Edition of Foreign Material - Japan" this year. Last year was a little depressing in not recognizing some materials that really deserved it. I understand that it can be hard to decide between a really great American comic and a really great Japanese comic, and I would never suggest putting a good Japanese comic out in favor of a better American comic...but it seems like considering how much of a part in the US comics industry manga has these days, that it's appropriate for it to share in a bit more of the glory than it did last year.
JackSukeruon Dec. 22, 2009 at 9:48 a.m.
Mm, yeah Emma was pretty great, I think it actually came out earlier here IMC than it did in the US, which is unusual. 
 
Maybe I should review it? 
...Nah, orka!

Dig Deeper into Comic-Con International

One of the world's largest comics conventions (but not THE largest).

Edit/View the Wiki
Hit the Forums (30 Posts)
Add/View Images (190 Images)
Watch Some Videos (8 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!

PSYCHO-PASS 2 #8 -- Watch & Learn

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

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.

ONE PIECE Ch. 768 Review

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

Anime Caption Contest! -- 11/24/14

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

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

These zombies actually move rather swiftly!

GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE Episode #2 -- Special Review

Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars?

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

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

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”

Anime Caption Contest! -- 11/24/14

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

GHOST IN THE SHELL First Connection Online Trailer

And this shooter actually looks... pretty kickass?

PSYCHO-PASS 2 #8 -- Watch & Learn

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

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

These zombies actually move rather swiftly!

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.

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel