About Konishi Manga Translation Award
Since the introduction of Japanese manga to France in the 1990s, its popularity has continued unabated. Each year, more than 1,500 manga are translated into French, accounting for 40% of the French manga publishing market. The fact that Japanese manga has made such a breakthrough owes much to the passion and professionalism of the translators.
Manga translators play a very important role as bridges between cultures. The foundation established a Konishi Foundation Manga Translation Award in 2017 to reward the efforts of such translators. It selects outstanding works from among French translations of Japanese manga and honors the translators.