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Among many other prizes,
you may have the chance to take part in
our programs to develop manga creators in Japan!

More details below


Moments of HASTE, RAGE, or SMILES are the times when we express ourselves most naturally. During these moments our inner essence is exposed and we end up showing our true colors to society… with even serious consequences sometimes!

Think about when YOU were in HASTE, at the peak of RAGE, or experiencing the most natural SMILES, and build up an original and entertaining manga around these key moments!


We want to see a short, dialogue-free manga that encompasses ONE of these key emotional representations.
Let your imagination run wild with stories of any genre that utilizes HASTE, RAGE, or SMILES as their core.
The legendary SMA judges will evaluate your artistic skills, your ability to build drama with an effective climatic twist, and your paneling/directorial skills.


Winning an award in the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® is just the beginning of your manga journey.
We are looking to help the next big manga creators to make their debut in Japan…
And we have prepared special opportunities and projects to make it possible!

The SMA MasterClass

A community of international manga creators who have produced work above and beyond the expectations of the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® judging panel during the SMA Rounds stage.

Open to artists who exhibit the most potential for making great manga, the goal of the SMA MasterClass is to enable a Japanese debut through exclusive opportunities, editorial support, and a dedicated mindset.

While the MasterClass members are working hard to debut in the Japanese manga industry from their countries, we have also prepared a special project for those who want to work directly in Japan…

The Artists Village Aso 096k

Among the members of the SMA MasterClass, the creators who showed more enthusiasm to work in Japan with us to make their debut in our manga magazine “Monthly Comic ZENON” will have the opportunity to join our most ambitious project: the Artists Village Aso 096k.

Located in Takamori Town (Aso, Kumamoto) the Village has been created with the purpose to nurture new, talented artists and help them break into the professional Japanese manga industry.

For your chance to be selected to join the MasterClass project and have access to its exclusive opportunities, enter the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® today!

Invite your Friends!

Tell your friends about the SMA and invite them to the audition! Feel free to share the info by using the links below.

Just 3 Easy Steps to Enter!

Audition Details

  • NO DIALOGUE: tell your story through images alone.
  • Manuscript: Reading order from right to left, monochrome only.
  • Number of pages: 5 – 17 pages
  • Page file size: Not to exceed 2mb
  • Genre: Any genre.
  • NO plagiarism; nudity; explicit violence, or material that is likely to cause offence.

For more information, please refer to the Rules and Guidelines page


MON. 31st JANUARY, 2022
12:00 noon in YOUR time zone



How to upload your entry: Online Entry guide
Submit your application via: Entry portal

*We no longer accept postal entries.


Tsukasa HOJO

Creator: “City Hunter,” etc.

Tetsuo HARA

Co-Creator: “Fist of the North Star,” etc.


Creator: “Yoroshiku Mecha-Doc,” etc.


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

Nobuhiko HORIE

CEO, COAMIX Inc., Author: “Keiji’s Kabuki Adventure,” etc. (Former Chief Editor, “Weekly Shonen Jump”)

Monthly Comic ZENON Editorial Dept.

Publications: “Record of Ragnarok,” etc.

About COAMIX Inc.

COAMIX Inc. is a manga publisher based in Tokyo (Japan) founded by worldwide famous manga creators. Among its many titles, “Record of Ragnarok,” “Arte,” “Unsung Cinderella,” and “Wakako-zake” stand out for being the most recent and internationally acclaimed manga series from the publisher.