The official website for Magademy Award 2021, the Japanese manga industry's first award to honor characters held by Toppan Printing's digital bookstore BookLive, announced 17 nominees for its four categories – Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.
Online voting for the nomination was conducted from December 9, 2021 to January 5, 2022. Nominations could be made for any manga character in any genres that appeared in the book form (print and digital) in Japan from December 1, 2020, to November 20, 2021. Voting was allowed every day (per character per day) during the nomination period.
"Best Leading Actor" nominees:
- Eren Yeager (Attack on Titan)
- Sakamichi Onoda (Yowamushi Pedal)
- Totonou Kunou (Do Not Say Mystery)
- Mutta Nanba (Space Brothers)
- Bojji (Ranking of Kings)
"Best Leading Actress" nominees:
- Hayame Katsuragi (Promise Cinderella)
- Yoi Takiguchi (In The Clear Moonlight Dusk)
- Frieren (Frieren: Beyond Journey's End)
- Mao Mao (The Apothecary Diaries: The Palace Cloister Mystery-Solving Notebook of Mao Mao)
- Yona (Yona of The Dawn)
"Best Supporting Actor" nominees:
- Toru Amuro (The Detective Conan)
- Kage (Ranking of Kings)
- Manjiro Sano (Tokyo Revengers)
- Levi Ackerman (Attack on Titan)
"Best Supporting Actress" nominees:
- Yoko Sato (The Fable)
- Yua Takahashi (Tomorrow I Will Be Someone's Girlfriend)
- Shinobu Wakamiya (Chihayafuru)
Along with the special judge Kendo Kobayashi, a Japanese comedian who has been known for his love of manga, the judges will discuss and decide on one winner for each of the four categories and the Judge's Special Award. The winners will be announced on March 16, 2022.
Source: BookLive press release
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