Considered the “Oscar of Japanese manga” Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Awards 2021 has witnessed the rise of the super product Kimetsu No Yaiba.
Named after legendary artist Osamu Tezuka, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Awards is an annual manga award held to honor mangakas and their work. Appearing since 1997, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Awards are likened to the “Oscar of Japanese manga”. Fujiko Fujio’s Doraemon, Naoki Urasawa’s Monster, Takehiko Inoue’s Vagabond, Tasuhisa Hara’s Kingdom are typical works that have received awards from the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Awards in previous years.
Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Awards 2021 is the 25th time this program has been held. Overcoming many heavyweights, Kimetsu No Yaiba and the following works were honored to award the highest honors. Let’s take a look at these names!
Prize: Grand Prize
Author: Kazumi Yamashita
Prize: New Creator Prize
Soso No Frieren – Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End
Author: Kanehito Yamada (composer) – Tsukasa Abe (artist)
Award: Special Award
Kimetsu No Yaiba – Kimetsu no Yaiba
Author: Gotouge Koyoharu