As a part of this weekend’s New York Comic-Con festivities, the Awards Committee has announced this year’s inductees for the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Creator Rumiko Takahashi (Urusei Yatsura, Inuyasha) is one of five new members for their Hall of Fame 2021, alongside Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing), Jeffrey Catherine Jones (Creepy, Vampirella), Barry Windsor-Smith (Conan the Barbarian, Weapon X), and Michael Kaluta (The Shadow, Starstruck).
Takahashi released a statement thanking the committee for her induction:
“Thank you so much for this wonderful award. I am so honored the American readers have enjoyed my work. Through the medium of manga, I am so happy I am able to communicate with all of you. The world is in hardship due to Covid, but I hope my manga can provide some comfort.”
Rumiko Takahashi becomes the second mangaka to receive a place in the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame, following last year’s induction of Osamu Tezuka.
The virtual screening of the Harvey Awards will take place on Friday, October 8 during New York Comic Con.
Manga nominees for the Harvey Awards’ Best Manga category this year include Naoki Urasawa’s Asadora!, Keito Gaku’s Boys Run the Riot, Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man, Junji Ito’s Remina, and Tatsuya Endō’s SPY x FAMILY.
The organizers of Harvey Awards, which honor outstanding work in comics and sequential art on the medium for over two decades.