France is an exception in the Manga world. Even thought these aren’t made inside the country (France has his own extensive comic market), this country can be seen as the n°1 publisher for foreign Manga (40 to 50% of Manga in Europe are published in France).
Why do I say that? Because the Japan Expo Awards 2012 selection is out and Sun Ken Rock is part of the nominee in the Seinen category.
What’s more, Sun Ken Rock could be considered as more popular in France then it is in Japan. Almost all of Boichi’s japanese work are available in french.
You’ll be able to vote from the 5th March 2012 for your favorite manga, be sure to support the right one.