Hyouka author wins prestigious award for his new novel
The popular novelist won the award for his work on his recent novel Kokurojo.
Hyouka Author Honobu Yonezawa has won the 166th Naoki Prize for Literature after being nominated for the prize twice. Yonezawa won the award for his recent Kokurōjō mystery novel.
Yonezawa was previously nominated for the 151st Naoki Prize in 2014 for his Mangan collection of short stories, and for the 155th Naoki Prize in 2016 for his Shinjitsu no 10 Meter Temae novel. This is the first time the author has won this award.
The Naoki Prize is a Japanese literature prize that celebrates new and emerging authors. The prize was established by Japanese author Kan Kikuchi in 1935 and is awarded every two years. Shōgo Imamura also won the 166th Naoki Award for his Saiо̄ no Tate novel.
by Yonezawa Hyouka novel is the first entry of his six volumes Classic Literature Club series. The novels were published by Kadokawa Shoten in their Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko imprint and inspired a manga adaptation which began serialization in Kadokawa’s Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine in 2012. Taskohna illustrates the series and 12 tankōbon volumes have been published so far. present, the most recent having will be released in November 2020.
A 22-episode anime adaptation by Kyoto Animation that aired during the 2012 Spring and Summer seasons. Yasuhiro Takemoto (Full Metal Panic! The second raid, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid) directed the series, with Shoji Gatoh (Full Metal Panic!, Amagi Brilliant Park) writing the script. Kohei Tanaka (One Piece, Sakura Wars) composed the score for the series. Yuichi Nakamura (Jujutsu Kaisen Satoru Gojou, by Clannad Tomoya Okazaki) voiced Hotaro Oreki, with Satomi Satō (K-On! Ritsu Tainaka, Fairy tales Wendy Marvell) playing the role of Eru Chitanda.
a live movie, Hyouka: forbidden secrets, was released in 2017 and distributed by Kadokawa Pictures. Mari Asato directed the film and wrote its screenplay, with Kento Yamazaki and Alice Hirose as Hotarou Oreki and Eru Chitanda, respectively.
Source: Anime News Network
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