Volume 7 (“Curse of Orochimaru”) of the popular Naruto manga has won the 2006 Quill Award for Best Graphic Novel. It has been widely reported that this is first time any manga has picked up the award – though the Quills (which are described as “consumer-driven”, so essentially based on sales figures and fan opinion) have only been running since 2005 anyway.
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