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8th February 2012

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Pirates and Hunters For the Win - MangaHelpers Manga Awards 2011 Winners

MangaHelpers Manga Awards 2011 promotional picture.

One of my favorite manga community sites to visit, MangaHelpers, recently had their awards event, the MH Manga Awards 2011, where users voted which manga series, characters, and moments ruled in their eyes. A wide variety of categories were available and there were a lot of good nominees that deserved to win. Without further ado, here were the winners:

Best Seinen: Vinland Saga by Makoto Yukimura

Best Sci-Fi: Gantz by Hiroya Oku

Best Mystery/Horror: MONSTER by Naoki Urasawa

Best Male Lead: Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece

Best Overall Manga: Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

Best Plot Twist/Epic Moment: (tie) One Piece (Mermaid Princess Shirahoshi being revealed as the ancient weapon, Poseidon) and Naruto (Itachi Uchiha breaking free from Edo Tensei)

Best Artwork: Berserk by Kentaro Miura

Best Artistic Piece: Kokuo no Hito by Yoshiro Nabeda, Jiro Nitta, and Shinichi Sakamoto

Best Fantasy: Berserk by Kentaro Miura

Best Manga of 2011: Hunter x Hunter by Yoshihiro Togashi

Best Action: One Piece by Eiichiro Oda

Best Completed Manga: Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

Best Shoujo: Kimi ni Todoke by Karuho Shiina

Best Slice of Life: Bakuman by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata

Best Female Support: Nico Robin from One Piece

Best Manhwa/Manhua: The Breaker (plus The Breaker: New Waves) by Geuk-jin Jeon and Jin-Hwan Park

Best Josei: 07-Ghost by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara

Best Female Lead: Nami from One Piece

Best Comedy: Gintama by Hideaki Sorachi

Best Full Cast: Fullmetal Alchemist

Best Character Design: Guts from Berserk

Best Villain: Hisoka from Hunter x Hunter

Best Fight: BLEACH (Ichigo vs. Aizen)

Best Male Support: Roronoa Zoro from One Piece

Best Death: Hunter x Hunter (Meryem and Komugi’s death)

Funniest Moment: Gintama (Shogun moments)

Best Drama: Great Teacher Onizuka by Toru Fujisawa

Best Shonen: Hunter x Hunter by Yoshihiro Togashi

Best Mangaka: Eiichiro Oda

Best Sports: Slam Dunk by Takehiko Inoue

Yup, it’s clear to me that pirates and hunters truly captured the hearts of manga fans this past year. Do you guys agree with these choices? What would you have voted?

Also, if you want to see what the “STARS” and staff of MH voted for, you can view them below:

MangaHelpers “STARS” Picks

MangaHelpers Staff Picks

Let’s hope for some more manga greatness this year!


Tagged: 2011 manga awardsMangaHelpersmanga awardsmanga communitymanga newsmanga

  1. mangacast said: Hmm…I thought MangaHelpers were going to go legit. Guess they gave up on that. Disappointed.
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