NYCC to hold virtual awards screening on Friday
The organizers of Harvey Awards, which honor outstanding work in comics and sequential art, announced on Wednesday that they will induct manga creator Rumiko Takahashi as one of five new members for their Hall of Fame this year, alongside Bernie Wrightson, Jeffrey Catherine Jones, Barry Windsor-Smith, and Michael Kaluta.
Since making her debut in 1978, Takahashi has created such manga as Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Mermaid Saga, Rumic Theater, Ranma 1/2, One-Pound Gospel, and Inuyasha. In her career of over four decades, many of her works have become internationally popular and inspired anime and live-action adaptations.
Takahashi ended her RIN-NE manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday in December 2017. The 40th and final compiled volume of the manga shipped in Japan in January 2018. She launched a new manga titled MAO in May 2019. Takahashi’s Inuyasha manga is also inspiring a currently airing anime spinoff titled Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Hanyō no Yashahime).
The virtual screening of the Harvey Awards will take place on Friday during New York Comic Con.
Manga nominees for the Harvey Awards’ Best Manga category this year include Naoki Urasawa‘s Asadora!, Keito Gaku‘s Boys Run the Riot, Tatsuki Fujimoto‘s Chainsaw Man, Junji Ito‘s Remina, and Tatsuya Endō‘s SPY x FAMILY. The Harvey Awards added the Best Manga category in 2018. Kabi Nagata‘s My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness manga won the first award in this category. Kamome Shirahama‘s Witch Hat Atelier won the award last year.
Source: ICv2 (Jeffrey Dohm-Sanchez)