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Author - Penmaru

MANGAKA SPOTLIGHT Q&A:  Naked Ape  – 2 of 2

“I don’t even mind if all the men in the work are handsome.”   We sent out the call for questions, […]

MANGAKA SPOTLIGHT Q&A: Naked Ape – 1 of 2

“…we gave the detective protagonist a special investigative skill.”   We sent out the c […]

Shinan says…"The Perfect Compliment " 

Being a mangaka requires the artist to play to his or her strengths. Sometimes it’s a challenge for artists to […]

Shihan says… The Charming Protagonist

The Charming Protagonist You could dream up the most unique and fantastical world setting, but without a stron […]

Shihan says…"Unsung Stories"

For a manga to stand out, it needs originality. Originality can come in different shapes and sizes, but if you […]

SMA15 Moments of… CRYING: Yako Gureishi

“Moments of CRYING, SMILING or LOVE” is the theme for SMA15. With endless possibilities for stories covering e […]


The deadline for the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® EX-3 Round is fast approaching, but you still have plenty of time […]

We're off on the road to KUMAMOTO

On the southern tip of the “Land of the Rising Sun” resides the “Land of Fire”—Kumamoto Prefecture.  It’s a la […]

A message from the Chief Editor

Hello everyone, With SMA9 just around the corner, I wish to thank everyone who has already submitted an entry. […]


It has been brought to our attention that some of you eager manga creators are experiencing problems uploading […]