The official website of Manga Taisho Award announced on March 27, 2022 that Shun Umezawa’s Darwin Jihen (Darwin’s Incident) bagged the grand prize at the Manga Taisho Award 2022. A special illustration was released to commemorate the manga’s win.
Tatsuji Fujimoto’s Look Back was the runner up and Keigo Shinzo’s Hirayasumi came in at the third position. The award ceremony was held at Nippon Broadcasting System’s Imagine Studio in Tokyo on March 28, 2022.
The winner of the Manga Taisho Award is decided upon the votes of the selection committee, which includes mainly bookstore staff and other volunteer manga enthusiasts. The committee members vote on the manga that they would recommend to someone else. The winners are decided after a second round of voting.
Any manga that was released in 2021 having eight volumes or less is eligible for the selection process. This year’s award ceremony was attended by 99 judges, and 235 titles were selected for the initial process.