SILENT MANGA AUDITION®

“I’m Germanic in origin, but found throughout northern Europe. What stories can I inspire?”
Faerie from Europe

ABOUT THE THEME

“CREATURES, SPIRITS & MONSTERS” is all about showcasing the creatures, spirits and monsters of Myth and Legend from YOUR cultureʼs Folklore. In Japan, these creatures are known as YOKAI, and they have had a very important place in Japanese culture for centuries.

“A manga from China featuring me will be explosive!”
Dragon from China

“A manga from China featuring me will be explosive!”
Dragon from China

“A manga from China featuring me will be explosive!”
Dragon from China

Story Requirements…

We want to see entertaining stories of humans interacting with your countryʼs magical world. From fairies to Bigfoot, your manga can be a reinterpretation of existing legends, or even a new story with an original creature that embodies your culture.

“Much like the SMA judges, you cannot pass unless you impress me with imagination and cunning!”
Sphinx from Egypt

The judges will be looking for the most interesting creature/human dynamic in the most dramatic situations, so please ensure you structure your stories with a monstrous climax to show us your drama and directorial skills! You have until 12:00 noon (Japan time!) on July 30th, 2020 to enchant the SMA judges with your cultural folklore!

“If you win, you may spot me in Kumamoto!”
Kappa from Japan

“If you win, you may spot me in Kumamoto!”
Kappa from Japan

“If you win, you may spot me in Kumamoto!”
Kappa from Japan

The SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Kumamoto Manga Exhibition!

In collaboration with the Kumamoto International Manga Festival, the SMA14 Grand Prix winners will be invited to Japan to take part in the opening of the festival in November!

“So don’t stand like a stoney statue, hit that “enter” button!!”
Medusa from Greece

THE PRIZES

Just 3 Easy Steps to Enter!

Audition Details

RULE
  • “NO DIALOGUE” Use only drawings to tell your story
  • 31 PAGES OR LESS
  • We strongly recommend you create work in black and white
GUIDELINE & TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
DEADLINE

“July 30th, 2020”
12:00 noon (Japan time)

HOW TO ENTER

1.ONLINE ENTRY (strongly recommended)

Submit your application via Entry portal
How to Upload Your Work – Online Entry guide >>

2.By Post

Send Application to:
The SILENT MANGA AUDITION Committee
3rd Floor, Kichijoji Zizo bld., Kichijoji-Minami Cho 1-9-9,
Musashino, Tokyo, JAPAN, 180-0003

*If you wish to have your submission returned to you, please provide a self-addressed envelope with appropriate postage. If sending by post we advise you to keep a photocopy of the work, in case there may be problems during transmission.

JUDGES

Tsukasa Hojo

Creator : “City Hunter”

Tetsuo Hara

Co-Creator : “Fist of the North Star”

Ryuji Tsugihara

Creator : “Yoroshiku Mecha-Doc”

Jun Tomizawa

Creator : “Koroshi-ya Menkichi (Menkichi the Avenger)”

Nobuhiko Horie

CEO, Coamix Corp. (Former Chief Editor, “Monthly Comic ZENON”, “Weekly Shonen Jump”, etc.)

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