CELEBRATING MANGA IN… ?

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Hello Silent Manga Audition Community! We are overjoyed to announce the “Celebrating Manga in…” campaign! But what is this exciting new event you may ask? Well, it’s a chance for us to look back at the wonderfully entertaining manga of past SMA entries, with regular SNS updates of course! This retrospective walk down memory lane […]

SOME WORDS FROM THE NEWEST JUDGE OF SILENT MANGA AUDITION®

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Dear SMA Community! We are delighted to officially announce the appointment of manga legend, not to mention indispensable SMAC! manga consultant, Jun Tomizawa sensei to the position of SILENT MANGA AUDITION® judge! From SMA10 onwards, Tomizawa sensei will be joining Tetsuo Hara sensei, Tsukasa Hojo sensei, Ryuji Tsugihara sensei and CEO Nobuhiko Horie in assessing […]

Making a Mangaka: #4 Eiichiro Oda

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Eiichiro Oda was born into “Wasamon”. The Kumamoto native kicked off his career in comedic style with a brief appearance in Yudetamago’s madcap comedy, Kinnikuman. From these humble, fanboy beginnings to becoming the undisputed king of manga, just what is Oda sensei’s secret? This week, I hoist the flag and set sail into the surreal […]

Making a Mangaka: #1 Junji Ito

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It may not be a long road, from dental technician to the undisputed king of Japanese horror Manga, but it’s a road filled with grotesquery, paranoia and a glorious sense of unnerving dread…all the ingredients Junji Ito revels in! This week, I step into the terrible unknown as I delve into the mind of Manga’s […]