SILENT MANGA AUDITION®
SMA10 Result

SMA10 Result

SMA10 Theme

SMA10 Closing words from the Chairman Shuichi “Mocchi” Mochida:

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Shuichi “Mocchi” Mochida,
Coamix Inc. Board of Directors
Chairman, The SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee.
Chief Editor, SMAC! The WEB/MANGA Magazine.

“As always, thank you all so much for your continued support for the SILENT MANGA AUDITION®. I would like to personally thank all of you, for the many applications we have received during this milestone tenth round. My warmest congratulations go out to all of the award winners. Those participants who were unlucky this time, please feel free to take a look at the winning entries and use them as a reference when creating your manga for future rounds.

For this round, we chose the traditional Shonen manga themes of “Effort”, “Friendship”, and “Victory”, and received as many as 379 entries from 55 countries and territories around the world. Though the number of entries was lower than usual due to SMA10 running alongside EX4, the overall quality of work we received was noticeably higher than previous rounds, something that both the SMAC! and Comic Zenon editorial teams, as well as the panel of judges were extremely pleased about.

The high level of artistic talent of the works was much discussed during the final round of judging, with the judges unanimously agreeing that the meticulous attention to detail was as superior as that of domestic Japanese newcomers. To that extent, a high level of storytelling, character design, and heartwarming direction pertaining to the themes was desired, hence the high level of judging across the board.

In addition, entrants who regularly enter the competition and continue to present consistently improving work, had their efforts thoroughly appraised as we look forward to enjoying their future potential. Each entry we receive is carefully read, so even if you weren’t fortunate enough to be selected as a winner this time, we’d be thrilled if you would give it another attempt for the next round.

Currently, the SMAC! and Comic Zenon editorial teams are working hard on a number of plans to give selected creators from the Masterclass and this current pool of winners, the opportunity to make a full manga debut here in Japan. With the help of both editorial teams, we will strive to create stories and characters that Japanese manga readers will love in order to give members of the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® community a full Japanese debut. I very much look forward to your continued support.”

Shuichi Mochida
SILENT MANGA AUDITION®

GRAND PRIX

RUN

Ryuji Tsugihara:

“Both the people and animals are drawn exceptionally well. The flow of the paneling is of a professional level too. Though a story told through the character’s expressions and movements without resorting to dialogue is what constitutes the Silent Manga Audition®, I felt the overall quality of his work was so good that, even without the writing at the end, readers can clearly understand the story.”

Tsukasa Hojo on SMA10:

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“There were many talented entries this time. I felt there was a lot of digitally created work in this round, with paper being used less frequently. Though the question remains whether to prioritize works created on paper, or those created digitally, I couldn’t help wondering if separating the two formats is necessary.”

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Tsukasa Hojo: / Creator: ‘Cat’s ♥ Eye’; ‘City Hunter’; ‘Angel Heart’, etc. (Director, Coamix Inc.)

GRAND PRIX RUNNER UP

Tsukasa Hojo:

“I really liked the mother’s smile. She’s a witch, and not particularly beautiful either, but in the final scene when she enters with a stern face, she reveals her kindly smile. Each reader has their preferences I’m sure, but personally I really liked that smile.”

Jun Tomizawa:

“For someone in his early-twenties, his artwork and ability to express emotion is excellent. With just a little more work on his storytelling, I’m sure the creator can aim even higher in the future.”

Nobuhiko Horie:

“The expressions and emotions displayed by the dog is very amusing. The various tricks the dog employs to get his owner’s attention was superb. I really feel the creator has a unique style not found among Japanese manga creators.”

Zenon Editorial Dept.:

“We feel the creator has a style that resonates with existing manga creators here in Japan. This manga could definitely hold its own within the pages of a Japanese magazine.”

Tetsuo Hara on SMA10:

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“I was impressed that despite creating their works without the aid of an editor, the entrants still produced something that reads like a professionally produced manga. Some of the creators exhibited exceptional drawing skills, of which several works could easily be made into a book. Their level of completion is really something.”

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Tetsuo Hara: Creator: ‘Fist of the North Star’; ‘Keiji’; ‘Ikusa no Ko’, etc. (Director, Coamix Inc.)

EXCELLENCE AWARD

He is my Friend

Black Birds

CASTLE OF FRIENDSHIP

Salary Man

Lil Luci doesn't scare

Ryuji Tsugihara on SMA10:

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“The level of art was excellent. Though the Silent Manga Audition® is a competition centered around a clear set of themes, I felt there were many works this time that didn’t reflect that strongly enough. Though focusing on just one of the themes of “Effort”, “Friendship”, or “Victory” would have fit the round better, it seems that many of the works were simple silent manga stories. The round would be more successful if the themes were clearly depicted in the entries, especially knowing we received many interesting stories.”

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Ryuji Tsugihara: Creator: ’Yoroshiku Mecha-Doc’; ‘Restore Garage 251’; ‘Shonen Readom’, etc. (Director, Coamix Inc.)

EXCELLENCE RUNNER-UP

Abyss

Tattoo

Rat Vs Fridge

Splash Of Light

Let's climb!

Boxanimals

One Step Forward

Jun Tomizawa on SMA10:

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“The individual styles and idiosyncrasies of each creator is precisely what makes manga so interesting to read. Though having high expectations for young creators is a given, I personally have a keen interest in what senior creators can bring to the table too. I mean, if there was ever a manga created by a 100 year old, I’m pretty sure we’d all like to read it, right?”

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Jun Tomizawa: Creator: ‘Commander Zero’; ‘Kigyō Senshi Yamazaki’; ‘Koroshiya Menkichi’, etc. (SMA Manga consultant)

HONOURABLE MENTION

Laughing Boot

CROW CROW CROW

CATCH on ME

I Can Walk Again!

SPECIAL ONE

Nobuhiko Horie on SMA10:

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“The overall level of quality has increased. Judging by art quality alone, there is plenty of talent here that I would love to debut immediately. I could tell that many of the creators poured their utmost efforts into their work, which couldn’t please me more. The ability to draw well is crucial, with the ability to draw something that readers want to see being of the highest importance. Seeing creators of such a calibre in this round was very pleasing indeed.”

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Nobuhiko Horie: CEO, Coamix Inc. (Former Chief Editor of ‘Weekly Shonen Jump’ and ‘Monthly Comic Zenon’)

SPONSOR’S AWARD

・CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX
・Wacom Mobile Studio Pro 13

No Pain No Love

SPONSOR’S AWARD RUNNER UP

・CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX
・Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition

Double Jump!

SMAC! EDITORIAL AWARD

Penny

Kite

Go Hunting! Soul, Horizon and Sun

Just Keep Drawing

Turn the Page

Fruit of Friendship

Nest

THE GOLDEN CUP

Full Power Departure

The Dragon and the Heart of Gold

Old Soul, Shonen Spirit

Time Capsule

Usagi Shooting the Sky

Hoofprint memory

AWARD NOMINEE

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“HOUSE KEEPING PROBLEM”
by KAI KUROI

Brunei Darussalam

“Medal”
by Megane

Russian Federation

“Guardians”
by Wagner Elias e Rafa Santos

Brazil

“Worthy”
by mono13

Philippines

“art group”
by Reverse side

Russian Federation

“The Quest”
by Baki

Libya

“A Thousand Friends”
by Buthaina Osama

Sudan

“Two Breeds, only one blood”
by Roberto Silver

Brazil

“Wild Treasure”
by Thisupers

Brazil

“All or None, for Better or Worse”
by Virginia Nordio

Italy

“LOSERS”
by MARTY

Vietnam

“Kendo Together”
by Baruto Naisu

Belgium

“Keep Going!!”
by danan

Malaysia

“One Punch”
by Wagner Elias e Roberto Silver

Brazil

“Faith”
by Claudio Vieira

Brazil

“Doggonomicon”
by Paco Puente

Ecuador

“Hero’s Secret”
by arth

Brazil

AWARD CANDIDATE

“Heart Cross”
by TalitaLilia

Italy

“I CAN DO IT!”
by Amito Arai

Russian Federation

“ここにるよ”
by 空猫

Japan

“One day in Transylvania”
by Akimichi

Russian Federation

“Chicken Dinner Battlegrounds Surival”
by dedy koerniawan

Indonesia

“Ice and Narwhals”
by Archyr

Italy

“Christmas Present”
by スギモトダイキ

Japan

“Get Up!”
by Rá Dantas

Brazil

“Rivals today… Friends forever”
by Roberto Silver

Brazil

“Close to you”
by GemAnh

Vietnam

“Equals”
by Marcelo Zem

Brazil

“Flyin’ On Ice (Never give up!)”
by WaMaRu (Maurillo DNA & WMachado)

Brazil

“Mão Atada (Hand Tied)”
by Davi Sagahc

Brazil

“Victory Bread”
by GYRHS

Mexico

“Sunshine”
by KeiDH & Imar

Malaysia

“Imagination of Fear”
by Dzahabi-kun

Indonesia

“Amongst the flow”
by Miyukiko

Australia

“The Bravery”
by Tokei Yuuki

Italy

“The Phantom Dance”
by Pandolfini Filippo

Italy

“When Hope Is Born”
by skarnico

Italy

“Bear&Bee”
by JOE

Malaysia

“Fly”
by Ketsu

Italy

“Fight! Fight! FIGHT!!!”
by Pandolfini Filippo

Italy

“Baby Scramble”
by Mar & Arsyari

Malaysia

“L’appel du vide”
by Enrica Fastuca

Italy

“Let’s Go Home”
by Marcus Rosado

Brazil

“Rec #55”
by Stan

Italy

“Today, I will be number one!”
by Azil

Malaysia

“The Heart of the Mountain”
by The ARZ

Argentina

“SAVING US”
by aru_moreno

Argentina

“Pop City Prattle”
by Hosagi & AE Double

United Kingdom

“The Boy Who Can’t Play Baseball”
by greenpenworks

Philippines

“Together”
by L. Robot

Brazil

“Go the Distance”
by Yuna

Italy


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Enter the Audition!