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Here are some photos from the “Blitz” event that took place on Saturday, December 4th at the Shibuya Production Day.




On the sidelines of the World Chess Championships taking place in the Universal Exhibition. Created by Cédric Biscay and sponsored by Garry Kasparov, the manga Blitz is being offered a wonderful place of exposition from November 29 to December 5, 2021, in the Monegasque Pavilion, with an exceptional highlight, on Saturday December 4, 2021.

To celebrate its dedicated day in the Pavilion, Shibuya Productions invites you to come, meet and compete with two leading chess champions who are doing us the honor of supporting Blitz.

Sophie Milliet, International Master, six times French Champion and recent gold medalist on the 3rd board at the last European Championships in Slovenia.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, International Grandmaster, European vice champion in the team event at the last European Championships in Slovenia, former number 2 in the world and currently in the top 10.

Festivities will start at 4pm in the temporary exhibition and in the private lounge of the Pavilion:

4pm: Chess initiation presented by our champions to the visitors.

7pm: Press conference to present the manga Blitz to international journalists with its creator Cédric Biscay accompanied by Sophie Milliet, who will intervene under the angle of female chess to make the parallel with Harmony the heroine of the manga.

An initiation to chess and a will be presented by our 2 champions to the international press. Finally, Sophie Milliet will face Gareth Wittstock, Princess Charlene Foundation’s General Secretary, in a game already memorable.

Please take a look at some scenes from the Monaco Pavilion, the Dubai Expo.

For more information about the Monaco Pavilion at the Dubai Expo, click HERE.




Few weeks ago, we sadly announce the MAGIC postpone…

We still have to wait until 2023 to meet you again but luckily, we have received 49 projects from 20 different countries (France, Canada, Congo, Singapore, Venezuela, Portugal, Philippines, Algeria, Italy, United States, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Sweden, Monaco, Kazakhstan, Germany, Cameroon, Belgium, Togo and Russia) and the Magic International Manga Contest remains!

The preselection was difficult for our Jury members: “As usual, with this contest, it’s Christmas before its time!  This year, we were amazed by a lot of projects. The level has increased with a diversity in the scripts and drawings with strong personality! “

It’s now a pleasure to announce the 10 preselected stories:

– Through the Wishing Well by Rachta Lin (Singapore)

– King by Ornella Delannoy Schavartz (France)

– Draugar by Fella Matougui (Algeria)

– Nox and Yum! by Yasin Hakimi (Italia)

– The Myth Hunter by Christopher Luccisano (France)

– Good Mood Food Trattoria by Elena Vitagliano (UK)

– Re:Coil by Maria Enjelia Villanueva (Philippines)

– Watchaland by Théodore Magloire EKANE (Cameroon)

– True Ikigai by Loick Ngue (France)

– Beast by Stephen Garcia and Tommy Castillo (USA)

Now, let’s wait until January 18 to found out the 5 projects selected by Shueisha.

Good luck to everyone!

For more information about the MAGIC International Manga Contest and MAGIC, click HERE.



[BLITZ] BLITZ ON ALL FRONT


November 9, 2021



Since a few weeks, the Blitz manga has been travelling all over France to meet its public.

From October 24th to 31st, thanks to the partnership signed with the French Chess Federation, Blitz was present during the whole French Youth Chess Championship in Agen. This dive in the heart of the competition and closer to its public was a fantastic experience. (The first 2 photos are from the French Youth Chess Championship in Agen)

Blitz was also present at the Napoleon Chess Trophy organized by the magazine Route 64. (The second 2 photos are from the French Chess Federation)

Blitz and its author Cédric Biscay were the guests of the 30th edition of Paris Manga on November 6 and 7, 2021.
The opportunity to meet many fans and journalists to talk with them about Blitz.
(The rest of the photos are from the 30th edition of Paris Manga)

Find the Cedric Biscay’s interview on TV5 Monde at 3’38”

Blitz was also present at the Napoleon Chess Trophy organized by the magazine Route 64.



[MAGIC] MAGIC 2022 postponed


November 5, 2021

We are already in November and you have not heard a lot from us lately. The reason why is simple: we were waiting for the pandemic crisis evolution.

As you know, MAGIC is, above all, a lot of Japanese prestigious guests and many cosplayers coming from many countries such as South America.

Unfortunately, it is now clear that the situation in these areas does not allow us, once again, to offer you the MAGIC that you all know. Therefore, we have no choice to postpone again in order to make you live an experience up to your expectations in 2023.

See you on February 25 and 26, 2023, for hopefully, an unforgettable MAGIC.

Get ready for an exceptional artists line-up in Monaco!

For more information, click HERE.




Find in exclusivity the box of the first 4 volumes of Blitz in limited edition at Nature et Découvertes.

A great gift idea for Christmas.

For more information, please click here.



While waiting for the release of volume 5 in bookstores on November 12th 2021, here is a little taste of what awaits you in this fifth part of the Blitz saga. Fasten your seatbelts!






The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation & Shibuya Productions signed a partnership agreement for the distribution of a special edition of fitness device Activ5!

On October 7, Shibuya Productions has officially signed, at the Yacht Club of Monaco, a partnership agreement with the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation to offer for sale limited edition ACTIV5 devices with a portion of the proceeds going to the Foundation in order to finance projects with positive sport values.

 Through the Sport & Education programme, the Foundation encourages sport activity for all and promotes the well-being and development of children.

 A unique experience will also be made available at the Monaco Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo 2020: the ActiVSeven Heptathlon video game (iOS and Android), produced and developed by Shibuya Productions to be connected to the device and combine the pleasure of gaming with physical activity.




The Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show is the first Parisian pop culture festival to reopen its doors since the pandemic.
It offers very varied themes Japanese culture and traditions, comics, video games, cinema, TV series, web culture, manga, Japanese animation, cosplay material arts and many other things! It attracts many visitors every year. This year, the event will be held for two days, November 6 and 7, 2021.

Cedric Biscay, author and co-writer of “BLITZ”, will participate as a guest in the “Animation & Manga” category. He also will give a preview of the fifth volume of “BLITZ”.

[Cédric Biscay’s Signing Session]
On Saturday November 6 from 3pm (Local Time)
On Sunday November 7 from 2pm (Local Time)

For more information about the event, please click here.




Less than a year its release, it’s now the turn of the second volume of BLITZ to exceed 10,000 copies sold in France. Thanks to all of you!




The Dubai World Expo 2020, which had been postponed due to the COVID19 pandemic, will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

The manga “BLITZ” will be exhibited in the Monegasque Pavilion throughout the World Expo. It is a great honor for Shibuya Productions to be able to contribute to the cultural diversity of Monaco through “BLITZ” to the 25 million expected visitors. It is a real opportunity for “BLITZ” to have this international influence.

We hope that the Dubai World Expo will allow “BLITZ” to grow a little more.

Here is the BLITZ Manga Trailer Expo 2020 Dubai English Version.

For more information about Dubai International Expo, please visit HERE.




The Dubai World Expo 2020, which had been postponed due to the COVID19 pandemic, will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

The manga “BLITZ” will be exhibited in the Monegasque Pavilion throughout the World Expo. It is a great honor for Shibuya Productions to be able to contribute to the cultural diversity of Monaco through “BLITZ” to the 25 million expected visitors. It is a real opportunity for “BLITZ” to have this international influence.

We hope that the Dubai World Expo will allow “BLITZ” to grow a little more.

Here is the BLITZ Manga Trailer Expo 2020 Dubai English Version.

For more information about Dubai International Expo, please visit HERE.



[BLITZ] BLITZ VOLUME 5


September 23, 2021

Find now the new cover of the Blitz Volume 5, which will release on November the 12th!



MonacoNow


September 17, 2021

The web tv MonacoNow has launched a series of portraits of inspiring personalities from Monaco. On September 17th, they have presented a video featuring Cédric Biscay, President and CEO of Shibuya Productions.

The interview is focusing on Cédric Biscay’s career, his life in Monaco, what it means for him to work there and his passions. You can now discover the charm of Monaco through his eyes



Shibuya Productions will attend the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, from the 6th to the 17th of July.

After a canceled 2020 edition, due to the pandemic, the Cannes Film Festival is finally back!

This event is a must for our company and our team will be pleased to welcome you, during this extraordinary event, on its special area located to the Plage Martinez.

We are glad to finally be able to meet the most important actors of the film industry in order to ensure the promotion and the development of our productions and contents!

In 74 editions the Cannes Film Festival has established itself as THE must-see event of the year for the film industry, all over the world thanks to its international influence.

For more information : www.festival-cannes.com




Monaco on July 1st, 2021, in this Olympic year (Tokyo July 23 – August 8, 2021) Shibuya Productions continues its action towards useful distraction and more sustainable entertainment by partnering with the American company, Activbody. We are proud to present ActiVSeven Heptathlon, the first video game designed specifically for the Activ5. This game, based on the Olympic sport of Heptathlon, is supported by the American champion of the discipline Chari Hawkins.