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2012 About.com Manga Readers' Choice Awards

Readers Nominate Their Favorite New Manga Released in 2011

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Every year, the About.com Readers' Choice Awards showcase the best products, people, organizations, and services in multiple categories, from technology to hobbies to parenting to religion, and yes, manga and anime too!

Readers Choice Awards nominations closed on February 15, 2012. Voting opens on Wednesday, February 22, 2012.

Here's the Readers' Choice Awards schedule:

  • Nominations: January 18 - February 15, 2012
  • Voting: February 22 - March 21, 2012
  • Winners announced: March 30, 2012

NOMINATE: Best New Manga of 2011

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Which new series or one-shot was the overall best new manga of 2011? Shojo, shonen, seinen, josei, yaoi, or all ages manga -- it's up to you! Voting for the top 5 nominees opens on February 22.

See the past years' winners of the About.com Readers Choice Awards:

NOMINATE: Best New Shonen (Boys') Manga

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With so many new action-packed shonen manga series and one-shots to choose from this year, Which new Japanese comics or international manga series or one-shot for boys was on your must-read list this year? Voting for the top 5 nominees opens on February 22.

See the past years' winners of the About.com Readers' Choice Awards for Best Shonen Manga:

NOMINATE: Best New Shojo (Girls') Manga

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High school crushes to fantasy romances in exotic lands, suspenseful dramas to wacky comedies, which new manga series or one-shot for girls captured your heart? Voting for the top 5 nominees opens on February 22.

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NOMINATE: Best New Drama/Action Manga

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In Japan, manga for grown-ups are generally either seinen (for men) or josei (for women). However, for readers in North America, manga for grown-ups appeals to both male and female readers, so I've opted open up the nominations for 'graphic novels for grown-ups' in two categories: Drama/Action and Comedy/Slice of Life. Voting for the top 5 nominees opens on February 22.

See the past years' winners of the About.com Readers' Choice Awards for Best Action/Drama Manga / Seinen Manga:

NOMINATE: Best New Comedy/Slice of Life Manga

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Where the Drama/Action category is geared toward honoring the gritty, action-packed and sometimes angst-filled side of the manga spectrum, the Comedy/Slice of Life category is all about spotlighting the graphic novels for grown-ups that offer a more light-hearted approach to storytelling. Voting for the top 5 nominees opens on February 22.

See the past years' winners of the About.com Readers' Choice Awards for Best Comedy/Slice of Life Manga / Josei Manga:

NOMINATE: Best New All-Ages Manga

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Manga isn't just for teens and grown-ups! There's also titles that offer fun and adventure for younger readers too. Voting for the top 5 nominees opens on February 22.

See the past years' winners of the About.com Readers' Choice Awards for All-Ages Manga:

NOMINATE: Best New Yaoi Manga

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From sizzling and sexy to sweet and sometimes hilarious, boys love or yaoi manga offers a lot more variety than you might think. Which newcomer made the best first impression in 2011? Voting for the top 5 nominees opens on February 22.

See the past years' winners of the About.com Readers' Choice Awards for Yaoi (Boys' Love) Manga:

NOMINATE: Best New One-Shot Manga

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Sure, there are many manga series that are 10, 20, even over 50 volumes long. But there are also many excellent one-shot graphic novels/anthologies that pack in a lot of stories in a single volume. Which one-shot hit the mark in 2011? Voting for the top 5 nominees opens on February 22.

See the past years' winners of the About.com Readers' Choice Awards for Best New One-Shot Manga:

NOMINATE: Best New International Manga

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Now that manga from Japan is published around the world, there's more and more artists who are creating a new breed of comics inspired by manga. Whether you call it manhwa, manhua, webcomics, or just comics, which new series or one-shot (not originally from Japan) was most worth reading in 2011? Voting for the top 5 nominees opens on February 22.

See the past years' winners of the About.com Readers' Choice Awards for International Manga:

NOMINATE: Best New Digital/Online-Only Manga

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One major change in 2011 was the growing influence of digital publishing in the world of manga. Whether you read it online on your computer, or used your smartphone, iPad, Kindle, Kobo, or Nook to enjoy your favorite manga, which new digital release was your favorite read of 2011? Voting for the top 5 nominees opens on February 22.

This is a brand new category for 2012, so to get an idea of what's eligible for this poll, visit these online manga sites:

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