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!