With Comedian [email protected] in full swing this weekend, the 2020 Will Eisner Comedian E-book Awards winners had been introduced on July 24, with a few of the finest manga sequence presently operating profitable prime honors.
Kousuke Oono's The Manner of the Househusband, which was translated by Sheldon Drzka, the comedic story of a Japanese yakuza-turned househusband, and is seeing a Japanese drama adaptation later this yr, received Greatest Humor Publication award – this primary manga in 22 years to win the award after Gon Swimmin' by Masahi Tanaka in 1998. Manga creator Kousuke Oono celebrated the win by drawing The Immortal Dragon himself.
— おおのこうすけ@極主夫道⑤発売中 (@kousuke_oono) July 25, 2020
Viz Media is releasing The Manner of the Househusband in English, who describes the sequence as such:
The Immortal Dragon, as soon as the fiercest member of the yakuza, is now a married man dedicated to supporting his loving spouse—as a househusband! However when the gangster-turned-homemaker must make some fast money to purchase her a gift, he turns to the one expertise he is aware of—and will get his first part-time job! The comfortable yakuza comedy continues!
The Greatest U.S. Version of Worldwide Materials—Asia award winner was given out to each Taiyo Matsumoto's Cats of the Louvre manga, which was translated by Michael Arias, and Kamome Shirahama's Witch Hat Atelier, which was translated by Stephen Kohler. That is the second time Taiyo Matsumoto has received the Greatest U.S. Version of Worldwide Materials—Asia award, beforehand profitable it for fashionable sci-fi manga Tekkonkinkreet, which was developed into an anime movie directed by Michael Arias – who translated each manga into English.
Viz Media has additionally launched Taiyo Matsumoto's Cats of the Louvre manga into English, which they describe as such:
The world-renowned Louvre museum in Paris incorporates extra than simply essentially the most well-known artistic endeavors in historical past. At night time, inside its darkened galleries, an unseen and surreal world comes alive—a world witnessed solely by the small household of cats that lives within the attic. Till now…
Kodansha is releasing Kamome Shirahama's Witch Hat Atelier manga sequence into English, which they describe as such:
In a world the place everybody takes wonders like magic spells and dragons as a right, Coco is a woman with a easy dream: she needs to be a witch. However everyone is aware of magicians are born, not made, and Coco was not born with a present for magic. Resigned to her un-magical life, Coco is about to surrender on her dream to turn out to be a witch … till the day she meets Qifrey, a mysterious, touring magician. After secretly seeing Qifrey carry out magic in a method she’s by no means seen earlier than, Coco quickly learns what everyone “is aware of” may not be the reality, and discovers that her magical dream might not be as far-off as it might appear …
Congratulations to all three winners from Japan, in addition to all of the winners of the 2020 Will Eisner Comedian E-book Awards. It’s really a good time to be a fan of graphic novels and manga.
Sources: Comedian Natalie, ComicsBeat
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll Information. He additionally runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff known as TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts images of his travels on Instagram.