Japan’s International Manga Award 2009

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 木曜日, 12月 10, 2009 - Save & Share - 4 Comments
Super Dunker by Jakraphan Huaypetch (Thai)

"Super Dunker" by Jakraphan Huaypetch

Thai rookie cartoonist Jakraphan Huaypetch won the top prize in this year’s International Manga Award contest. While Chinese, French and South Korean artists bagged the runners-up awards.They will not be given a monetary prize, but he hopes that the award helps the activities of the artists become more publicized overseas.International Manga Award is an award established to encourage non-Japanese mangaka in 2007. This award was created by Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso (麻生太郎), who proposed this award in a policy speech he gave in Akihabara (秋葉原) in 2006.

According to a Japanese Foreign Ministry official, the 31-year-old Thai cartoonist was selected for his debut comic ”Super Dunker,” which was published in Thailand in 2008 and featured a rural boy who is talented at street basketball. The ministry received 303 entries from 55 countries and territories worldwide for the award.

The winner in 2007, Lee Chi Ching from Hong Kong (R) and Taro Aso (L)

The winner in 2007, Lee Chi Ching from Hong Kong (R) and Taro Aso (L)

The winners will receive their trophies at a ceremony in Tokyo.

Lee Chi Ching's work "Sun Zi's Tactics"

Lee Chi Ching's work "Sun Zi's Tactics"

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