We are truly sorry to hear the news of Kazuki Takahashi’s passing.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Blitz volume 4 has just exceeded 10,000 copies sold in France!
Thank you all!!!
The “Monte Carlo Television Festival,” organized by the Principality of Monaco, is a world-class television program competition that, along with the Emmy Awards, is one of the four major video festivals in the world. This year marks the 61st edition of the festival.
The Festival concluded on June 21 with an awards ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum.
Cédric Biscay had the honor of having his official photograph taken with H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco on the occasion of the announcement of the animated series production “Astro Boy REBOOT,” a collaboration between Monaco, France and Japan.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to H.S.H. for his support and to all of H.S.H.’s team. We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to all of those who have supported Shibuya Productions so far, as well as the Team Monaco on a daily basis.
Shibuya Productions and Method Animation join forces to give a new take on the Japanase cult IP Astroboy, the masterpiece of Osamu Tezuka.
Thomas Astruc, Creator and Director of the international worldwide phenomenon Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir will perform the show : Astroboy Reboot.
HERE is the Press Release.
MAGIC International Manga Contest is a unique contest powered by Shibuya Productions and Shônen Jump since 2017.
Its aim: discover new talents and give them a prestigious international visibility.
19 laureates have already been given this wonderful exposure since its creation! Will you be among the next ones?
Register right now!
The terms and conditions are HERE
Discover the 3 winners of the 2022 edition on the bellow links.
FYI: The original versions are right after the Japanese versions.
You can also read the works of the previous years winners whenever you like!
The Great winner: “WATCHALAND” by Theodore Ekane
Runner-up : “Re:Coil” by Enjelicious
Favorite: “TRUE IKIGAI” by Loick Ngue and Kouadio Ahigo
The winners of the MAGIC International Manga Contest 2022, jointly organized by Monaco-based Shibuya Productions and Shueisha/Shonen Jump, are now being published on Shonen Jump+!
Here are the three prize-winning works currently being published.
WATCHA LAND / 2022 MAGIC MANGA Award (Grand Prize)
Théodore Magloire EKANE (Cameroon)
RE:COIL/ 2022 MAGIC MANGA Award (Runner Up)
Maria Enjelia Villanueva(Philippines)
TRUE IKIGAI/ 2022 MAGIC MANGA Award (Special Award)
Loïck Ngue (France)
Here are the 2021 winners.
IMAGO/ 2021 MAGIC MANGA Award (Grand Prize)
Toan Tran / Van der Veen
WATCH OUT！ MAGICAÄ/ 2021 MAGIC MANGA Award (Runner Up)
The 7th annual MAGIC International Manga Contest will open for registration on June 15, 2022, and the grand finals of the contest will be held on February 25 and 26, 2023, at the MAGIC 2023 event to be held by Shibuya Productions. Come and join us!
For more information, please visit HERE.
The Riviera Water Bike Challenge 2022 was held this Sunday, June 5, in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.
The start of the race was given by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince at 10:10 am at the Yacht Club of Monaco. 19 water bikes took the start in the Port of Monaco, to join the route off the Solarium of the Rainier III Dam where the relay area was located.
A total of 95 people participated in the race, including 41 sports celebrities.
At the Solarium, the public was present in numbers to encourage the teams who pedaled 22 laps in difficult conditions: heat, humidity, swell.
The objective of the Riviera Water Bike Challenge is to propose an original and friendly sports challenge in order to raise funds for the prevention of drowning. This year, the funds raised will finance the «Swim for Safety» project supported by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation in Sri Lanka, to teach swimming and water safety to disadvantaged children.
The public could follow the race online, from start to finish, and make donations by voting for their favourite team. »
Our Blitz team : Mika Hakkinen, Marco Holzer , Sophie Milliet, Manila di Giovanni and Cédric Biscay
Photos : Princess Charlene Foundation
From left to right : Manila di Giovanni , Sophie Milliet , Mika Hakkinen , Marco Holzer and Cédric Biscay
On Sunday, June 5, the Team Blitz took part in the “Riviera Water Bike Challenge 2022” in support of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.
The Riviera Water Bike Challenge, organized since 2017 by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, is a charity event aimed at helping to prevent drowning. Participants form teams of five with celebrities from the world of sport to compete in a water bike relay on the Bay of Monaco.
For more information on the Riviera Waterbike Challenge 2022, click here.
Discover the new trailer of volume 7 of Blitz which will be released on June 10, 2022!
He comes especially from Houston!
Shibuya Productions will have the great honor of welcoming ESA astronaut, Thomas Pesquet, from May 18, for the preview of the famous film return Top Gun Maverick at the Cannes Film Festival in the presence of Tom Cruise.
The press release by Shibuya Productions and ESA HERE
© Thomas Pesquet
Here is the cover of Blitz volume 7 which will be released on June 10th.
This volume already marks the 50th chapter of the series!
In the manga selection of Fnac Monaco, Blitz was selected as a must-have and exhibited alongside Demon Slayer, Kaiju and My Hero Academia. Thanks a lot !
Here is the illustration of the back cover of Blitz Volume 7, which will be released on June 10th!
You can now pre-order the English version of Blitz volume 1.
Please click HERE.
The French Chess Federation (FFE) and Shibuya Productions, publisher of Blitz, have formed a partnership for the 2022 French Youth Championship in Agen.
During the championship, we will offer a nice surprise to the winners of each category!
The French Youth Championship 2022 will take place from April 17 to 24.
For more information, please click here.
Like every year, Hiroyuki Nakano (Weekly Shônen Jump), Kyosuke Fujita and Shuhei Hosono (Shônen Jump Plus), Sahé Cibot (Shibuya International) and Hervé Trouillet (Shibuya Productions) have tried to put their expertise together to select the best works. Because yes, like every year, the projects presented are all different from one another and come from all around the globe.
We would like to thank, once more, each of our contestants. Even if you’re not selected, you must know that your work has provided us various emotions. Thank you for this present. It’s important for all of us to remember that acting is necessary to hope, and vital to keep going to succeed!
The 2022 winners are:
1/ Top winner: Théodore Magloire Ekane Ekane with “Watchaland” (Cameroon)
We were already seduced by his manga, and were deeply touched by Théodore’s personality, a talent that we would like to support.
2/ Runner-up: Maria Enjelia Villanueva with “Re:Coil” (The Philippines)
Maria has participated several times to the contest, getting numerous times on the finals. But a little something was missing to win. This year, the manga she has presented is consistent, dynamic, and well put together. We reward her work as well as her tenacity.
3/ The jury’s favorite: Loïck Ngue with “True Ikigai” (France)
We appreciated the original approach of the contestant. A manga and soccer passionate, he is strong-minded and has much boldness!
It’s this boldness that has made him the jury’s favorite!
This three works will be available on the epic Shônen Jump Plus around the end of May.
Of course, we’ll post the link to each manga!