A ranking of the best manga covers of 2010 seeks to identify the year’s most stunning examples of graphic design and artwork in the medium of manga covers, with some striking selections presented.
The runners up:
The award for best back cover:
Halcyon Lunch by Hiroaki Samura
The award for best under cover:
Yotsuba&! 10 by Kiyohiko Azuma
The award for best endpaper:
Gisele Alain 1 by Sui Kasai
The award for best spine:
Hanayoi Dochu 1-4 by Kumiko Saiki
The UNIC*F Japan Prize:
Kodomo no Jikan 8 by Kaworu Watashiya
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” – forget it.