The nominees have been selected for the Manga Grand Prize of the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, which was founded by Asahi Shimbun in 1997 to commemorate Tezuka Osamu’s achievements.
The nominees are:
Imuri by Miyake Ranjo (Enterbrain)
Kamuroba-mura e by Igarashi Mikio (Shogakukan)
Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni by Kono Fumiyo (Futabasha)
Himawari – Kenichi Legend by Higashimura Akiko (Kodansha)
Hyouge Mono by Yamada Yoshihiro (Kodansha)
Yamikin Ushijima-kun by Manabe Shohei (Shogakukan)
The final selection committee meeting will be held on March 12th.