Vietnamese Silent Manga Sensation Reborn In Japan with Comic Zenon!
31/10/2017 9 min read
Tracing the incredible roots of an international collaboration! New Series “The Grim Reaper Can Love, Too” In 2016, a 13 page silent manga took the world by storm. “Thirty and a Half Minutes” by Vietnamese artist Snippy MJ won the 4th SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Grand Prix sponsored by Coamix, and garnered significant worldwide attention, including the top spot on English news site 9gag.com. Now adapted into the series “The Grim Reaper Can Love, Too” by Urata Izumi (“Kasukano-cho District ½ Detective Agency”) and up-and-coming scriptwriter Mayuko Yoshida, this spectacular new series will be gracing the pages of this month’s issue of Comic Zenon. A unique and intriguing manga concept which sprouted in a small corner of the world and is now blooming beautifully in Japan, the spiritual home of manga! Visual storytelling brought two incredible manga talents together!!! The simple message “The fundamental enjoyment of manga is in the performance” is at the very heart of The Zenon Manga Award “Manga Audition”. The ability to successfully weave an engaging, wordless story requires skill and creativity which are shared by both Urata Izumi, runner-up of the Manga Audition grand prix and creator of “The Twin Awakening Nova” and “Kasukano-cho District ½ Detective Agency”, and Snippy MJ, the creator of the original piece. They have both captured the hearts of the global manga community through their incredible ability to perfectly capture human emotion through visual storytelling. Now these two incredible talents have teamed up to produce a spellbinding manga that can be enjoyed the world over. No matter your language, age or gender, this manga will delight and enthral through harnessing the very essence of wordless, visual storytelling.
- About Snippy MJ
- About Urata Izumi
- About SILENT MANGA AUDITION®
- Grab your popcorn, Silent Manga hits the BIG screen!!
“The Grim Reaper Can Love, Too” is now published on Comic Zenon! We are working on its translation! The English version will be uploaded VERY SOON!!!