NEXT MANGA AWARDS: Choosing the Hottest Manga

Select the hottest manga now at Next Manga Awards

Next Manga Awards

How do you come across a nice new manga? There are too many manga newly published every day, which makes people wonder what to read now. Checking Next Manga Awards is one of the best ways to discover what is the hottest manga at the moment. It is the latest Japanese manga award established in 2014, which picks up the most potential manga based on fans votes.

Japanese anime have become much more popular than ever before all over the world lately, and many of the modern anime are based on popular manga series. That is to say, manga are situated at the cutting edge of Japanese pop culture. In the first Next Manga Awards in 2014-2015, My Hero Academia won the award while it just started its serialization in the previous year.

This is the guide to how to enjoy Next Manga Awards to get the latest information about Japanese comic books and look back the past winners.

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What is Next Manga Awards?

Next Manga Awards, an annual Japanese manga award, was founded by the large Japanese publishing company Kadokawa’s major service brands Da Vinci and Niconico in 2014. It focuses on less-known but up-and-coming manga instead of famous and popular series. Every year, thousands of fresh manga are entered for the award and winners are determined by fan votes, divided into the two categories Print Manga Category and Web Manga Category.

Voting period: June 24 to July 11, 2022

Winners announcement: August 31, 2022

Website: https://tsugimanga.jp/en/

Nominees for the Next Manga Awards 2022

Here are a part of nominated manga titles chosen from 4,787 entries for the Next Manga Awards 2022. These have been translated into English, so that you can try them right now.

Print Manga Category

-Akane Banashi: Written by Yuki Suenaga and illustrated by Takamasa Moue/Serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump since February, 2022

-Witch Watch: Written by Kenta Shinohara/Serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump since February, 2021

-High School Family: Written by Ryo Nakama/Serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump since September, 2020

-Super Smartphone: Written by Hiroki Tomisawa and illustrated by Kentaro Hidano/Serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump since May, 2022

-PPPPPP: Written by Mapollo 3/Serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump since September, 2021

Web Manga Category

-Diamond in the Rough: Written by Nao Sasaki/Serialized on Shonen Jump+ since November, 2020

-The Kajiki Chef: Divine Cuisine: Written by Sanami Suzuki/Serialized on Shonen Jump+ since July, 2021

-Magilumiere Co. Ltd.: Written by Sekka Iwata and illustrated by Yuu Aoki/Serialized on Shonen Jump+ since October, 2021

-You and I are Polar Opposites: Written by Kocha Agasawa/Serialized on Shonen Jump+ since May, 2022

-Marriagetoxin: Written by Jomyaku and illustrated by Mizuki Yoda/Serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump since April, 2022

-Make the Exorcist Fall in Love: Written by Aruma Arima and illustrated by Masuku Fukayama/Serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump since December, 2021

Manga winning the past Next Manga Awards from 2014

Next Mamga Awards 2021

Print Manga Category: Oshi no Ko

Oshi no Ko
Oshi no Ko (French Edition)

Web Manga Category: Kaiju No. 8

Kaiju No. 8
Kaiju No. 8

Next Mamga Awards 2020

Print Manga Category: Undead Unluck

Undead Unluck
Undead Unluck

Web Manga Category: The Dangers in My Heart

The Dangers in My Heart
The Dangers in My Heart

Next Mamga Awards 2019

Print Manga Category: The Apothecary Diaries

The Apothecary Diaries
The Apothecary Diaries

Web Manga Category: Spy x Family

Spy x Family
Spy x Family

Next Mamga Awards 2018

Print Manga Category: Yakuza Fiancé

Yakuza Fiancé
Yakuza Fiancé

Web Manga Category: My Senpai Is Annoying

My Senpai Is Annoying
My Senpai Is Annoying

Next Mamga Awards 2017

Print Manga Category: Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

Web Manga Category: Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan

Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan
Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan

Next Mamga Awards 2016

Print Manga Category: Straighten Up! Welcome to Shika High’s Competitive Dance Club

Straighten Up! Welcome to Shika High's Competitive Dance Club (Japanese)
Straighten Up! Welcome to Shika High’s Competitive Dance Club (Japanese Edition)

Web Manga Category: Tomo-chan Is a Girl!

Tomo-chan Is a Girl!
Tomo-chan Is a Girl!

Next Mamga Awards 2014-2015

Print Manga Category: My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia

Web Manga Category: Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku

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