68th Shogakukan Manga Awards Announces Nominees

The winning works will be announced on Jan 18, 2023.

The official website of Shogakukan revealed a list of nominees for the 68th Shogakukan Manga Awards. A total of 13 manga have been nominated for the award, with two under Children’s category, three in the Shonen category, four in the Shojo category, and four in the General category.

The winning works will be announced on Jan 18, 2023.

Here is a list of manga that have been nominated:

Children’s Category:

Black Channel by Satoshi Kisaichi

Black Channel

Ui×Kon by Minori Kurosaki

First Marriage

Shonen Category:

Call of the Night by Kotoyama

Yofukashi no Uta

Blue Orchestra by Maoto Akui

Blue Orchestra

Sakamoto Days by Yuuto Suzuki


Shojo Category:

Seishun Heavy Rotation by Ai Minase

Seishun Heavy Rotation

The King’s Beast by Rei Toma

King Beast

Ashita, Watashi wa Dareka no Kanojo by Hinao Wono

Tomorrow I will be someone's girlfriend

A Sign of Affection by Suu Morishita

Love with Yubisaki

General Category:

Chi: On the Movements of the Earth by Uoto

Blood Regarding the movement of the earth

Showa Tenno Monogatari by Junichi Nojo and Kazutoshi Hando

Showa Emperor Story

Chi no Wadachi by Shuzo Oshimi

Blood Tracks

Medalist by Tsurumaikada


The Shogakukan Manga Award is one of Japan’s major manga awards, and is sponsored by Shogakukan Publishing. It has been awarded annually for serialized manga and features candidates from a number of publishers. It is the oldest manga award in Japan, being given since 1955.

Each winning work will be honored with a bronze statuette, a certificate and a prize of 1 million yen (about US$7,500).

Source: Official Website