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BEST MANGA AWARDS FOR 2005 ANNOUNCED

    February 13, 2006

LANCASTER, MA, FEBRUARY 13, 2006: Readers at the website AnimeOnDVD.com were given the opportunity in late January to vote upon the numerous titles released during the calendar year of 2005 from all publishers of Japanese manga and Korean manhua in order to determine which titles ranked as the best releases of the year. The competition was tight for many titles through the nomination process and only got closer when the final votes were tallied.



In the Best Overall category, TOKYOPOP took the award with their title Fruits Basket which was followed by Berserk from Dark Horse and then Bleach from Viz Media.



In the Best Shoujo category, TOKYOPOP took the award with their release of Fruits Basket which was followed by Basara and Full Moon, both from Viz Media.



In the Best Shounen category, Viz Media took the award for their release of Bleach which was followed up by Fullmetal Alchemist from Viz Media and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles from Del Rey Manga.



In the Best New Series category, Viz Media took the award with their release of Death Note which was followed up by Genshiken from Del Rey Manga and Yotsuba from ADV Manga.



In the Best Mature category, Del Rey Manga took the award with their release of XXXHolic which was followed up by Berserk from Dark Horse and Planetes from TOKYOPOP.



In the Best Manhwa/Manhua category, TOKYOPOP took the award with their release of Rebirth which was followed up by Queen's Knight from TOKYOPOP and Angel Diary from Ice Kunion.



In the Best Youth/All Ages category, ADV Manga took the award with their release of Yotsuba which was followed up by Cardcaptor Sakura's reissue by TOKYOPOP and Hikaru no Go from Viz Media.



In the Best Anthology/Periodical category, Viz Media took the award with their release of Shojo Beat which was followed up by Shonen Jump also from Viz Media and A-G: Super Erotic Anthology from Icarus Publishing.



In the Best Yaoi/Boys Love category, TOKYOPOP took the award with their release of Gravitation which was followed up by Earthian and Love Mode, both from TOKYOPOP.



In the Best One-Shot category, Viz Media took the award with their release of Sexy Voice and Robo which was followed-up by Brother from DramaQueen and Rizelmine from TOKYOPOP.



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