120th Akutagawa Prize recipient (1998)
Awarded the 59th Education, Science and Technology Ministers Art Encouragement Prize for New Writers (2008)
Recipient of the 19th (2009) Prix Deux Magots Bunkamura Literary Award
A three million bestseller and 1998 TV drama series.
2007 movie adaptation directed by renowned photographer and director, Mika Ninagawa.
Recipient of the 29th Kodansha Manga Award and adapted into a 2005 TV anime sold in more than 40 countries.
The first volume alone sold a record four million copies, and followed with a 2006 TV anime and a 2007 TV drama series.
Recipient of the Kodansha and Shogakukan Manga Awards with a live action movie adatptation produced in 2012 and a TV anime now shown in over 20 different countries.
Recipient of the 29th Kodansha Manga Award. The series sold over a record 8 million copies, and was adapted into a TV drama aired in over ten countries with viewership ratings as high as 20%.
Adapted into a 2010 TV drama series.
Animated in 2014 into an anime short.
A million-copy bestseller and 2018 TV drama series.