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Accepting Entries for the “3rd World Manga Senbatsu” Contest Hosted by Manga Kingdom Tosa Promotional Committee

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In order to nurture a new generation of artists and to promote “Manga Kingdom Tosa” to the world, we—Manga Kingdom Tosa—have collaborated with ComicWalker and Niconico Manga to hold the annual manga contest “World Manga Senbatsu.” Entries are accepted from all over the world via the World Manga Senbatsu website or email.

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Entries that make it into the finals will be publicly judged at the “7th National Mangaka Daikaigi in Manga Kingdom Tosa” event on March 6th next year. This judging allows applicants to have their work be critiqued by professional manga artists. In addition, the winner of the “story manga” contest will have the opportunity to publish their work on ComicWalker. We await your entries.

Categories and Themes

  • 1 Page Manga [High School Student Category] - Theme: Distance
  • 1 Page Manga [Open Category] - Theme: Growth
  • Story Manga [Open Category] - No Theme

Deadline for Entries
November 30, 2020 (Mon) 23:59 *Japan Standard Time (GMT+9)

Prize Details

  • 1 Page Manga [High School Student Category]

Grand Prize: Prize Money of JPY100,000; Invitation ticket to the 30th Manga Koshien for two; CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX.

Prize for Excellence: Prize Money of JPY50,000; CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

  • 1 Page Manga [Open Category]

Prize Money of JPY100,000; ANA products; CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX; Wacom Cintiq 16

  • Story Manga [Open Category]

Prize Money of JPY200,000; ANA products; CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX, the option to publish the work on ComicWalker

Preliminary Round Judges
Osawa Shuntaro, Kusaka Riki, Masaki Hidehisa, Muraoka Masahiro, Morita Masafumi

Final Round Judges
To be announced (information will be published on the World Manga Senbatsu website)

Website URL
https://manga-senbatsu.nicomanga.jp/en/contests/3

Contact information

For Enquiries
Manga Kingdom Tosa Promotion Division, Department of Culture, Community, and Sports, Kochi Prefecture
Email: 141701@ken.pref.kochi.lg.jp
Manga Kingdom Tosa Promotional Committee

Enquiries regarding this press release
In-Charge: Jun Nishimura and Maya Nakahira
Manga Kingdom Tosa Promotion Division, Department of Culture, Community, and Sports, Kochi Prefecture
Tel: +81-88-823-9711
Fax: +81-88-823-9296
Mail: 141701@ken.pref.kochi.lg.jp

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