JUMP Tezuka Manga Contest will allow overseas applications in English, Spanish, Chinese and Korean for its 100th Anniversary!

For the first time ever, Shueisha’s Jump Tezuka Manga Contest will allow overseas applications in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean.
For its 100th Anniversary, judges will be Eiichiro Oda, Akira Toriyama, Kazue Kato, Kohei Horikoshi, Takehiko Inoue, and Tezuka Productions.

“TEZUKA MANGA CONTEST” has been a “Shonen Jump” tradition for a century.
For its 100th anniversary, they are going to look for wonderful talents around the world.
With many amazing judges, they are looking for artwork that will be the future of “Jump”!

What is “TEZUKA MANGA CONTEST”?

It is a manga award for new artists established by “Shonen Jump” by Shueisha publisher since 1971 with the aim of finding new talents.
The Prize is named after Osamu Tezuka who was a pioneer in manga history after the war.
Many professional manga artists who still work this day, were found through this award.
The contest is held twice a year, and this time will be the 100th anniversary.

Here are the best things about the TEZUKA MANGA CONTEST!!

  • Many artists that regularly publish was found through this award!
  • Amazing judges who were found through this award!!
  • 1st and 2nd prize will be published in the magazine!!!
  • High prize money to support your dreams!!!!
    1st prize: 2 million Yen 
    2nd prize: 1 million Yen  
    Honorable mention: 500,000 Yen
  • Invitation to a fabulous party in Tokyo!!!!!

Comments from the judges

Akira Toriyama

With manga, one person can create entertainment that is like a movie or a tv show, if they really want to. Dear manga lovers around the world, why not take this opportunity to create something where many people can become passionate about your works? I am waiting for you!

Eiichiro Oda

If the story you want to draw is similar to something that is already popular, find something else to draw. I prefer to read a manga that is bad but something only you can draw, more than something good but similar to another artist’s work!! Just try!!

Kazue Kato

Lately, I feel like there is a lot of posts from Asian countries. Now that we are focusing on “International”, I would love to see creations not just from Asia, but from all over the world. I am looking forward to judging the works!

Kohei Horikoshi

A good manga requires many elements, but I believe the most important is the character. Just one expression can make people love a character. I hope to meet many great characters!

Takehiko Inoue

If I were to choose one important aspect of a good manga, my answer would be a manga that has a unique character. I want to see a captivating character. It is also better if I can see some level of reality in the world that the character lives in.

Tezuka Productions

Osamu Tezuka once said that manga is a universal language. It is exciting to think that Japanese comics have spread across the world, nurtured in various cultures, and is returning to Japan. I am looking forward to reading comics with young passions, ideas, and sensibilities from all over the world.

Further details can be found on Medibang’s website: https://medibang.com/contest/jumptezuka100th/
If you want to submit your manga in Japanese, visit here: https://www.shonenjump.com/j/mangasho/teaka/

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