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Argentinian MasterClass Receives Manga Taisho Award!!

SMA Editorial Dept. SMA Editorial Dept. 26/12/2023 4 min read
Argentinian MasterClass member Andrea Jen’s one-shot manga was awarded with an Honorable Mention in the 26th edition of the “Comic ZENON Manga Taisho” Japanese manga contest! She joins 5 other SMA MasterClass members who’ve received an award in Manga Taisho, Comic ZENON’s oldest manga contest where new and upcoming creators can prove themselves DIRECTLY to their future fans with an up to 39-page entry. It’s not only judged by manga legends such as Tsukasa Hojo-sensei and Tetsuo Hara-sensei, but also by booksellers and the general public!!

The following is a comment from Manga Taisho and SMA Judge Ryuji Tsugihara-sensei regarding Andrea Jen’s entry:

“I was impressed in how beautifully and neatly the creator drew the illustrations. I felt that there is room for growth in showing the emotional expressions of the characters, so I hope the creator can focus on that for next time!”  – Ryuji Tsugihara-sensei
After being awarded SMA-EX1 Grand Prix Runner-Up and making a special 3 volume one-shot, Andrea Jen decided to join Manga Taisho with “The Lady Afraid of Flowers.” Working earnestly on her family farm, Jasmine is hindered by a crippling fear of flowers from a past trauma, despite wanting to enjoy their beauty. Her life is changed when she encounters her kind neighbor Samuel, but something sinister and more terrible than Jasmine’s fear is lurking in the shadows…!

Read “The Lady Afraid of Flowers” in ENGLISH HERE!

Andrea Jen’s work is only one of the manga masterpieces created by the SMA MasterClass that won an award through Comic ZENON and COAMIX; with the support of the SMA Editorial Department, the MasterClass members are showing year after year their potential to the Japanese audience and working towards their professional debut by joining SMA exclusive projects such as the “Artists Village Aso 096k!”

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