Rumiko Takahashi Inducted into the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame

The Harvey Awards committee have announced on Wednesday manga creator Rumiko Takahashi will be inducted into the Harvey Hall of Fame. The Harvey Awards honors those who work within the comic industry.

Rumiko Takahashi made her debut in 1978, with her works gaining worldwide popularity in various forms such as in manga, anime, and live-action. Her first published manga is called Urusei Yatsura. Takahashi’s most well known stories are Ranma 1/2 and InuYasha, both having been adapted into anime series, with InuYasha currently airing a spinoff sequel called Yashahime. In 2019, Takahashi began her current manga series called Mao.

Harvey added best manga category in 2018. Takahashi is the second mangaka to be inducted into the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame. Last year, Osamu Tezuka was inducted in the Hall of Fame. He is best known for creating Astro Boy, Black Jack, Dororo, Princess Knight, and Kimba the White Lion.

Besides Rumiko Takahashi, the others to be inducted into the Harvey all of Fame are Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing), Jeffrey Catherine Jones (Creepy, Vampirella), Barry Windsor-Smith (Conan the Barbarian, Weapon X), and Michael Kaluta (The Shadow, Starstruck).

Takahashi released a statement thanking the committee for her induction:

“Thank you so much for this wonderful award. I am so honored the American readers have enjoyed my work. Through the medium of manga, I am so happy I am able to communicate with all of you. The world is in hardship due to Covid, but I hope my manga can provide some comfort.”

These inductees will be recognized via a virtual screening on Friday, October 8 during New York Comic Con 2021.

Source: ANN, Comics Unearthed

Sarah Leone

An independent artist who loves to mix things up between traditional and digital art. She has a love for all things anime, animation, and manga. Oh, and cats. Can't forget the cats.

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