2019 Magic International Manga Contest - DRAWING COMPETITION

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2019 Magic International Manga Contest

CALL FOR ENTRIES - Shibuya Productions is pleased to announce that its 3rd Magic International Manga Contest will take place on March 9th 2019 at Grimaldi Forum Monaco during the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences annual event.


Shibuya Productions and SHUEISHA Inc. are sponsoring a manga creation contest as part of the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) in partnership with Shibuya International.

About Shibuya Productions:
Shibuya Productions is a Monaco-based company specialized in animation movies and video games, with blockbusters like Astroboy Reboot, Shenmue III and Cobra: Return of Joe Gillian.

About Shueisha:
Shueisha is a Japanese publishing company created in 1925 mainly known for its manga pre-publication magazines. They own The Weekly Shonen Jump, world’s most famous manga pre-publication magazine. They publish well-known manga such as Dragon Ball Z, Naruto and One Piece.

About de Shibuya International:
Shibuya International is a consulting firm created in 2002. They are specialized in cultural and commercial relations between Europe and Japan.

The primary aim of the contest is to find new talent and promote them to the Japanese audiences. The secondary aim is to give SHUEISHA Inc. opportunity to find a new talent.

Submission requirements:

Length: 31-45 pages story
Style: Manga
Languages: French, English or Japanese (applicant's choice)
Technical information:
For the shortlisting process, applicants should submit their 31-45 page story in low definition
File Format: PDF with all the pages in one document
764 px, 822 px or 844 px in width
1200 px in height
Paper size: A5 and A4 accepted

After the result announcement, the 5 finalists have to send their pages without text with the following format:
764 px, 822 px or 844 px in width
1200 px in height

The panel of judges will not only consider the universal of the projects, but also their originality.

Assessment criteria:

The contest mainly looks to highlight:
The universality of the works, i.e. the fact that a reader from any cultural and background can relate to the story and the emotions in it.
The artistic universe
The script
The graphic quality
The technical skills
The manga's potential with readers from around the world

10 pre-selected stories will be announced on 13th November 2018. After that 5 selected stories which will proceed to the finals will be announced on 17th January 2019. Finalists’ stories presentations, jury deliberation and winner announcement is scheduled for 9th March 2019.

There is no entry fees to partecipate!

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

Only natural persons, over 18, may enter this drawing competition.


The judges of the final will select a winner and runner-up:

The runner-up will receive a gift (product-by from a Shueisha’s manga), an autograph from the mangaka jury member, and their work will be published on the Shônen Jump + website.
The winner will receive a trophy, an autograph from the mangaka jury member and their work will be published on Shônen Jump. Shibuya Productions will also offer the winner a one-month trip to Japan (including a return ticket in economy class for one person, transportation from the airport to the accommodation, accommodation in Tokyo for one person). During the trip, the winner will meet a tantô(publisher) from Shônen Jump.
The dates of the trip will be agreed with Shibuya Productions. Catering costs, local transportation costs, personal expenses and all other expenses will be the responsibility of the winner. Shibuya Productions will escort the winner on all meetings with SHUEISHA Inc and will be informed about the projects arising from such meeting.
Shibuya Productions will ensure media exposure through communication about the event and may submit the project to a publisher in France or anywhere outside Asia.

Official website:

For all further informations about the 2019 Magic International Manga Contest or to submit your works visit the following official website:

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