SMA8 Interview #3 – Akimichi (Honorable Mention Award Winner)

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A native of St. Petersburg, in the Russian Federation, Akimichi has been a regular contributor to Silent Manga Audition. From her experimental debut, Care, way back in SMA3, this prolific Mangaka has submitted a staggeringly impressive ten entries in total, with her latest First! winning her an SMA8 Honorable Mention Award. All this at the ripe old […]

SMA8 Interview #2 – Kachisou (Grand Prix RP Award Winner)


“For me manga was like love at first sight” Kachisou, SMA8 Grand Prix RP Winner from Portugal sat down with Vivi for a chat about her dreams, inspiration and determination!   Hello Kachisou ! First of all, congratulations! How are you feeling? I was very excited and still cannot believe it. My family doesn’t really […]

Stranded in Manga – Chapter 2: How Did I Get Here?

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My first day fast approached, and after binge watching/reading more anime/manga than an angst laden, teenage emo, I felt ready to take up the mantle of Manga Editor in Training. Manga editing is another world away from the very British way of publishing I’d become accustomed to (lots of meetings with mountains of biscuits), so […]

The Day of Judgment: SMA8

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The day has finally dawned. A day eagerly anticipated, with equal lashings of dread, by the world’s most talented mangaka. Today, 14th December, 2018, is the final judging of SILENT MANGA AUDITION® 8. In an innocuous room in Coamix HQ, nestled in Kichijoji, a vibrant suburb of Tokyo, we editors of ‘SMAC!’ frantically finish prepping. As […]

…For All the ‘Manga’ in China

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New SMA Regional Rounds set to roll out in China Hi, As the newest member of the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® editorial team, I thought I’d introduce myself, along with some show-stopping news! SMAC!, the international event aimed at discovering the world’s hottest new comic book talent will now be holding exclusive, Region Only Events! The […]

The Evolution of Baseball Manga

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Japan’s national sport is sumo, but ask me what the most popular sport is, and I would have to say “baseball” (Though soccer is fast catching up in recent years) The interesting thing is that it’s not only the pros that get all the attention. High school baseball championships are also very popular. In fact, summer […]

Manga Artists Drawn by Manga Artists

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Manga about manga artists have grown in popularity in recent years. Some examples: Bakuman (Story: Tsugumi Ohba, Art: Takeshi Obata) a story about two boys who form a team and aim for the top… Aoi Honoo (Kazuhiko Shimamoto), an autobiographical work set against the 1980’s Otaku movement… The peculiar Disappearance Diary, the story of how SF and Bishojo […]