The winners of the 41st Kodansha Manga Awards have been announced. Kotono Kato’s Altair: A Record of Battles has been announced as the winner in the Shonen category, P to JK by Maki Miyoshi in the Shojo category, and Katsuhisa Minami’s The Fable in the General category.
Altair: A Record of Battles is the story of Mahmut, the youngest general in the history of Türkiye, a country of grassland and deserts, who challenges the conspiracies and tricks of the nations. The manga is being serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius and will be turned into an anime this summer.
In P to JK, serialized in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Friend, a police officer and a high school girl have a secret marriage. A live action adaptation was released this March starring Kazuya Kamenashi and Tao Tsuchiya.
The Fable tells the story of Fable, a genius killer who has to start a regular life in Osaka through certain circumstances. It is being serialized in Kodansha’s Young Magazine.
The seven members of the judging committee are Ken Akamatsu, Tochi Ueyama, Ito Oogure, Atsuhi Kase, Miyuki Kobayashi, Yuji Moritaka, and Kazumi Yamashita. Award winners receive a certificate, a bronze statue, and prize money of 1 million yen.