Manga author Moto Hagio (They were Eleven, A-A’) has been awarded the 2016 Asahi Prize for her many years of innovation and creative expression in the art of manga. Since the award’s inception in 1929, Hagio is only the 3rd manga artist to win such an honor, the other two being Osamu Tezuka in 1987 and Shigeru Mizuki in 2009.
The Asahi Award is curated by the Asahi Shimbum, and the goal of the award is “to honor individuals and groups that have made outstanding accomplishments in the fields of academics and arts, and have greatly contributed to the development and progress of Japanese culture and society at large“. Hagio and the other award recipients will receive their prizes at a special ceremony at the Imperial Hotel in Hibiya, Tokyo, Japan on January 30, 2017.
Source: Comic Natalie via Otakomu
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