April 20, 2009
Your 2009 Tezuka Prize Winners
The 13th annual Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize winners have been announced, according to a short piece at Anime News Network
Sharing the Grand Prize -- an awards first -- is Yoshihiro Tatsumi's A Drifting Life
and Fumi Yoshinaga's Ooku: The Inner Chamber
won the Short Work Prize for Saint Young Men
while the New Artist Prize went to Suehiro Maruo
for Panorama Tokitan
. I don't see a listing for a Special Prize winner, so I guess that wasn't awarded this year.
Drawn and Quarterly has released an English-language version of Tatsumi's massive autobiography/cultural history, while Viz is going to launch an English-language version of Yoshinaga's science fiction story this summer.
Winners will receive a cash award (Grand Prize winners approximately $20,000 USD; other winners half that) at a presentation ceremony June 5.
posted 4:30 pm PST
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