San Francisco, CA, February 13, 2007 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that several of its popular anime and manga properties have been named finalists in the inaugural American Anime Awards. Comedy, action, science fiction and children’s titles from VIZ Media's repertoire are all represented on this year's ballot.

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3rd Golden Dragon AwardWinners of the 3rd Golden Dragon Award, known in China as the "Anime and Manga Oscar," were announced on February 2nd. Over 60 works, 30 artists and publishing companies participated in this year's award. Many foreign works also made appeared in the competition, including Ice Age 2 and Death Note the movie.

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The New York Comic Con has announced the finalists for its first-ever American Anime Awards. The finalists for the "Best Manga" category are:

  • Bleach
  • Death Note
  • Fruits Basket
  • Naruto
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days

The Comics Reporter reports that Non Non Ba by Shigeru Mizuki became the first manga to win the prize for Best Album (Prix du Meilleur Album) at the Festival International de la Bande Dessinee in Angouleme, France.

Source: MangaBlog

The winners of the 52nd Shogakukan Manga Awards have been announced.

KirarinChildren's Category:
- Kirarin Revolution by An Nakahara
Serialized in Ciao (Shogakukan)

KekkaishiBoys' Category:
- Kekkaishi by Yellow Tanabe
Serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday (Shogakukan)

7 SeedsGirls' Category:
- 7 Seeds by Yumi Tamura
Serialized in Flowers (Shogakukan)

BengoshiGeneral Category:
- Bengoshi No Kuzu by Iura Hideo
Serialized in Big Comic Original (Shogakukan)

KimagureJudging Committee Special Award:
- Kimagure Concept by Hoi Choi Production
Serialized in Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

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The Comics Reporter and looks at the nominees for the Angouleme Essential Awards, the prize of which will be handed out at the Festival International de la Bande Dessinee. Manga nominated for the award are:

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2007) –, the online portal for the San Antonio Express-News, has posted its winners of the 2006 Commie Awards, which honors the best and worst in comic books for 2006.

Resident geeks and hosts of the weekly Geek Speak Comic Cast, Chris Quinn, René A. Guzman and Sean M. Wood list their picks in an online podcast accompanied by a video montage of the winning work.

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Peter Ahlstrom is looking for nomination suggestions for this year's Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer, which will be held in Japan this year.

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Icarus Blog reports that Bare Back, an online erotica magazine, is holding a Best of 2006 Awards, Among the nominees are:

Best Hentai Manga One Shot or Anthology One Shot
- Innocence
- Patriot
- Rhapsody

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topFujimi Shobo has announced the winners of the 6th Fujimi Young Mystery Award and the 18th Fantasia Novel Award (both are novel awards):

6th Fujimi Young Mystery Award

Grand Prize:
- Our Paradox by Jun Atsugi
Honorable Mention:
- For "Beauty" Charlotte by Shuuichi Oseki

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