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2017 Eisner nominations!

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017 by Shannon Fay No Comments

In my day job as a freelance editor I do a lot of work for manga publishing company Seven Seas, something I’ve posted about here before (check the tags for more info). One of the books I worked on, orange: The Complete Collection vol.1, has been nominated for an Eisner award!

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia
  • The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, by Sonny Liew (Pantheon)
  • Goodnight Punpun, vols. 1–4, by Inio Asano, translated by JN PRoductions (VIZ Media)
  • orange: The Complete Collection, vols. 1–2, by Ichigo Takano, translated by Amber Tamosaitis, adaptation by Shannon Fay (Seven Seas)
  • The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime, by Toshio Ban and Tezuka Productions, translated by Frederik L. Schodt (Stone Bridge Press)
  • Princess Jellyfish, vols. 1–3 by Akiko Higashimura, translated by Sarah Alys Lindholm (Kodansha)
  • Wandering Island, vol. 1, by Kenji Tsuruta, translated by Dana Lewis (Dark Horse)


I am super happy to see orange up there on the list. Ichigo Takano has created a great, genuinely heart-touching series that manages to be an elegiac teenage drama AND do something interesting with time travel tropes. Amber Tamosaitis did all the heavy lifting translating the series, and Seven Seas has done a great job of promoting it and getting it out into the English speaking world. As for me, I am just bowled over to be on the same list as actual living legend Frederik L. Schodt, one of my favourite manga creators Inio Asano, and great series like Princess Jellyfish. Congrats to all the nominees!


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