Kodoani.com – The Harvey Awards, which honor outstanding work in comics and serial art, announced the winners at this year’s awards ceremony at New York Comic Con on Friday. Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto won the Best Manga award.
Chainsaw Man competed with many other candidates such as Cat + Gamer (Dark Horse) by Wataru Nadatani, Goodbye by Tatsuki Fujimoto, Eri (Viz Media), Shuna’s Journey (First Second by Hayao Miyazaki) and SPY x FAMILY by Tatsuya Endō (Viz Media).
In addition, the multilingual live-action series “Drops of God” on Apple TV+, adapted from the manga “The Drops of God” by Tadashi Agi and Shū Okimoto, received a nomination in the category “Adapted from Best Comics/Graphic Novel Genre”. However, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse won the award in this category.
This year is the third year in a row that Chainsaw Man and SPY x FAMILY have received nominations. Chainsaw Man has won this award two years in a row.
The Harvey Awards added the Best Manga category in 2018. Kabi Nagata won the first prize in this category with Manga “My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness”. Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia won in 2019 and Kamome Shirahama’s Witch Hat Atelier won in 2020.
In previous years, the manga had often been nominated alongside other comics in the “Best Foreign Publication in America” category. Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan manga was the most recent manga to win in this category in 2014. One-Punch Man and Showa: A History of Japan (1953-1989) were also nominated in 2016 but did not win. win.
Unlike the Eisner Awards and other comic awards in North America, the Harvey Awards are nominated and selected by talented comics professionals.