Pluto, “The Caterpiller” and Naruto nominated – France’s Angoulême

For those who dont really know about this event, the Angoulême International Comics Festival is the largest comics festival in Europe. It has occurred every year since 1974 in Angoulême, France, in the month of January. It is a festival that lasts for 4 days and awards, every year, prestigious prizes. More info: here.

The annual Angoulême International Comics Festival, which will take place January 27 to 30, 2011 in France, has announced the nominees for its three awards: Best Comic, Best Heritage Comic, and Best Youth Comic. The Best Comic list includes two manga titles: Naoki Urasawa’s Pluto, and Suehiro Maruo and Edogawa Ranpo’s La Chenille (Imomushi). Maruo adapted Edogawa’s short story “Imomushi” (“The Caterpillar“) into manga last year, but it remains unlicensed in North America.

Shotaro Ishinomori’s Sabu to Ichi Torimono Hikae, Masahiko Matsumoto’s La Fille du Bureau de Tabac (Tobacco-ya no Musume/Cigarette Girl), Asao Takamori and Tetsuya Chiba’s Ashita no Joe were nominated for the Heritage award, while Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto and Gosho Aoyama’s Detective Conan (Case Closed) are on the list of Youth nominees. The Heritage Award recognizes reissues of previously published material, while the Youth Comic category is for comics aimed at young readers ages 7 through 12.

Source: ANN

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