Katsuhiro Otomo Nominated for Angouleme’s Top Prize

The 41st Annual Angouleme International Comics Festival is taking place in France January 30 to February 2, 2014. Katsuhiro Otomo has been nominated alongside Bill Watterson and Alan Moore for the event’s top prize, the Grand Prix.

Several manga titles also received nominations in three of the festival’s categories.

Nominated for Best Comic:

  • Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama
  • Cesare by Fuyumi Soryo
  • Goggles by Tetsuya Toyoda

Nominated for Best Youth Comic:

  • Space Brothers by Chuya Koyama

Nominated for Best Heritage Comic:

  • Poissons En Eaux Troubles by Susumu Katsumata

Manga Receive Nominations at France’s Angouleme

The 40th annual Angouleme International Comics Festival has announced the nominees for four categories: Best Comic, Best Heritage Comic, Best Youth Comic, and Best Crime Comic.

Three manga titles have been nominated for Best Comic: Mari Yamazaki’s Thermae Romae, Atsushi Kaneko’s SOIL, and Kengo Hanazawa’s I am a Hero.

Kanata Konami’s Chi’s Sweet Home is nominated for Best Youth Comic. Yukinobu Hoshino’s 2001 Nights and George Akiyama’s Anjin San are nominated for the Best Heritage Comic award.

The Angouleme International Comics Festival is taking place January 31-February 3, 2013 in France.