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A new editor joins the team, just in time for the SMA9 judging!!

Brendan W. Brendan W. 01/06/2018 3 min read

Greetings fellow manga lovers!

My name is Brendan, and I’m from England. Nice to meet you!!


Like my esteemed colleague, Enrico, I too am a HUGE fan of ‘Fist of the North Star’ and even had the great fortune of localizing the first 6 volumes for the recent eOneBook kickstarter release! (Jagi’s my favorite character in case you’re wondering!) My other loves include pro-wrestling and Sumo, so titles like ‘Kinnikuman’ and ‘Aah Harimanada’ are also ranked very high on my bookshelf. OH! And I LOVE anything creepy in my manga! Mwahaha!

I’m new to the SMAC! editorial team but I’ve already had the great honor of reading many of your submissions for SMA9 ahead of the exciting International Manga Fes to be held in Kumamoto this coming September! After seeing the level of your work, I can barely contain my excitement at seeing how the final judgements for the submissions will turn out! I’m truly blessed to join the team of super talented editors here at SMAC! and I can’t wait to work with YOU, the creators, in making something truly special! On that note, PLEASE keep those submissions coming! You still have until August 10th to submit your illustrations so, in the spirit of WASAMON, if you’re still unsure about submitting – “Give it a try!”


In the meantime, with summer just around the corner here in Japan, please feel free to check out my weekly blog “The Weekend Yokai Hunter”. Starting from next Friday, I will be hunting around Tokyo for different “Yokai” (supernatural entities indigenous to Japan) and shedding some light on their background and relevance in modern day culture. I hope to see you there!


 Lastly, please be sure to check out the bios of the other editorial members below! ↓↓↓

Brendan W.

Brendan W.