Comic-Con International announced on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, that Chainsaw Man, Spy×Family, Kaiju No. 8, and other manga were nominated in the category of Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2022.
Spy x Family had earned an Eisner award nomination in 2021 too.
The following manga were nominated in the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia category:
- Chainsaw Man, by Tatsuki Fujimoto, translation by Amanda Haley (VIZ Media)
- Kaiju No. 8, by Naoya Matsumoto, translation by David Evelyn (VIZ Media)
- Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection, by Junji Ito, translation by Jocelyne Allen (VIZ Media)
- Robo Sapiens: Tales of Tomorrow (Omnibus), by Toranosuke Shimada, translation by Adrienne Beck (Seven Seas)
- Spy x Family, by Tatsuya Endo, translation by Casey Loe (VIZ Media)
- Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, by Haro Aso and Kotaro Takata, translation by Nova Skipper (VIZ Media)
In addition, Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead also received a nomination in the Best Humor Publication category.
Furthermore, Ito is also nominated as Best Writer/Artist for Deserter: Junji Ito Story Collection, Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection, Sensor (VIZ Media).
Eike Exner‘s Comics and the Origins of Manga: A Revisionist History was nominated for the Best Academic/Scholarly Work, Hiroshi Noda and Takahiro Wakamatsu‘s Love After World Domination (volumes 1-3, with translation by Steven LeCroy) was nominated for Best Digital Comic nomination, and Hachi Ishie‘s Disney Cruella earned a nomination for Best Adaptation from Another Medium.
Last year’s Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia award went to Junji Ito’s Remina (translated by Jocelyne Allen). For his manga Remina and Venus In The Blind Spot, Ito was also named Best Writer/Artist.
The nominations for the 2022 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2022 represent over 150 print and online titles from some 65 publishers.
The Eisner Hall of Fame trophies will be presented in a gala awards ceremony to be held during Comic-Con on the evening of July 22.
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, commonly shortened to the Eisner Awards, are prizes given for creative achievement in American comic books, sometimes referred to as the comics industry’s equivalent of the Academy Awards.
Eisner awards are named in honor of the pioneering writer and artist Will Eisner, who was a regular participant in the award ceremony until his death in 2005. The Eisner Awards include the Comic Industry’s Hall of Fame.
The nominations in each category are generated by a five- to a six-member jury, then voted on by comic book professionals and presented at the annual San Diego Comic-Con held in July, usually on Friday night. The jury often consists of at least one comics retailer, one librarian (since 2005), and one academic researcher, among other comics experts.