Sports Manga Blue lock wins best manga award in the shonen category at Kodansha manga awards 2021 leaving behind Fire Force, Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End from the weekly shonen magazine, and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime from Kodansha’s Shonen Sirius magazine.
Nominees for the 45th Kodansha Manga Awards were announced in April this year. The awards are given in three categories and are held annually. The three categories are Shonen, Shojo, and General Manga. You can check the full list of nominees and winners below.
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Best Shonen Manga
- Fire Force [Weekly Shonen Magazine]
- Blue Lock (Winner) [Weekly Shonen Magazine]
- That Time I got reincarnated as a slime [Weekly Shonen Magazine]
- Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End [Shonen Sirius]
Best Shojo Manga
- Defying Kurosaki-kun [Bessatsu Friend]
- A Condition Called Love (Winner) [Dessert]
- Honey Lemon Soda [Ribon]
- A Sign of Affection [Dessert]
Best General Manga
- I Want to Hold Aono-kun so Badly I Could Die [Afternoon]
- Sweat and Soap [Morning]
- Hakozume: Kōban Joshi no Gyakushū [Morning]
- Futari Solo Camp [Evening]
- Yuria Sensei no Akai Ito (Winner) [Love]
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