Since June 2020, we have been receiving your applications and boards to participate in our MAGIC International Manga Contest. On January 22nd, we announced the 5 finalists of the contest.
This year again, due to the sanitary situation, the jury, composed of Hiroyuki Nakano (editor-in-chief of Weekly Shônen Jump), Shuhei Hosono (editor-in-chief of Shônen Jump Plus), Hervé Trouillet (artistic director of Shibuya Productions) and Sahé Cibot (associate director of Shibuya International), decided between the 5 finalists based on video presentations.
We are proud to announce that the winners of the MAGIC International Manga Contest 2021 are Toan Tran (29 years old) and Samuel Van der Veen (22 years old), with their artwork Imago.
All our congratulations to this highly motivated duo!
We remind you that they win a one-month stay in Japan for one person, including several meetings with an editor (tantô) of Shônen Jump as well as meetings with various mangakas.
Imago will of course be published soon on Shônen Jump Plus!
The cherry on the cake: our partner XP-PEN offers them an Innovator 16 tablet!
While waiting for the publication, here is a short summary of this artwork:
Julien is an inspector, searching for his wife who disappeared mysteriously. He crosses the path of Naomi, a young telepath suspected of murdering her own father, gives Julien new perspectives…
The runner-up of our 2021 contest is Valerie Yugay (26 years old) with Watch out! Magicaä, which will also be published on Shônen Jump Plus in Japanese and in the original language! She will receive an Artist 12 Pro tablet from XP-PEN.
Here is a short summary of this artwork:
Somewhere far away, on the giant island in the endless ocean, lies Litany. There’s a lot of great stories about this ancient country at the foot of Mount Middlerock, full of magic and adventures. And there’s always place for another one…
Stay tuned for more news about their manga on Shônen Jump Plus!