5th Manga Division Excellence Award
Comic Strip Manga (Minato Renatus)
Reason for Award
There is not much market for panel cartoons in Japan; nevertheless the members of JAPUNCH are to be saluted for conceiving an ongoing project to create a collection of panel cartoons. Every cartoon in this outstanding collection comes up to international standards and many will make you burst into laughter. “Viva, Chef!” was selected for the Excellence Prize in the hope that this fine example of the high level Japanese panel cartoons have attained will become better known.