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2007-08-30

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Result Announcement of Kodansha's International Manga Competition.

Finally, the results of Kodansha's Morning International Manga Competition were announced today.

Result Announcement in English

The Grand Winner : Kage no Matsuri by rem and bikkuri (USA)

The Second Winner : Nigiri Supahero by Liou Ming Law (UK)

The Second Winner : Vefurrin by Hwei Lim (Malaysia)

CONGURATULATIONS!

The grand prize winning work of the first competition will be published in issue #6 of "Morning 2," slated for mid-October. It will be the opening manga of the magazine, with the cover also drawn by the winner. Unfortunately, the magazine is only sold in Japan.

Our first full-scale international competition for manga, the "International Manga Competition," has received a phenomenal number of submissions from more than ten countries. We sincerely appreciate your enthusiasm and support.

Submissions for the second International Manga Competition are now being accepted. The dead line is December 31. Professional artists are also welcome to this competition. Besides manga, we accept all types of comics, including superhero comics, cartoons, and bandes dessine´es and so on.

For more information at ”Morning International Manga Competition”

YuuYuu 2007/09/01 23:07 Ahh! i really want to read the winning work y is it only sold in japan? will kodansha put it online in the near future? if not pls tell me if there’s any other way to read it? Thank you!

yuuyuu 2007/09/01 23:08 Ahh! i really want to read the winning work y is it only sold in japan? will kodansha put it online in the near future? if not pls tell me if there’s any other way to read it? Thank you!

ceenaceena 2007/09/02 01:47 Hello Yuu,

Thank you for your interest in our competition.
The grand winning work will be on Morning 2 #6, and it is sold only in Japan. For the moment, there’ll be no way for you to read these winning works. Sorry!!

Although we have yet to decide whether or not we put the winning works on our website, it is definitely a possibility. If we do, we’ll make the announcement on our website(http://e-morning.jp/mimc/) before we actually make them available online.

YuuYuu 2007/09/02 02:26 Thank you very much! ^^

YuuYuu 2007/09/04 07:22 i’ve just read the interview of Shimada san it was actually quite disappointed.. seems like the judges r only interest in american manga artist..is always american this or american that in that interview. does it means that manga from other countries aren’t as welcome as the american’s r? was this competition only aimed at american artist? will the judges only focus on the american artist ?
sorry i didnt mean to be rude but it was really quite a shock for me....

NanatuhaNanatuha 2007/09/04 13:51 I don’t think they welcomes only U.S. creations. It’s just his practical experience is basically being limited to the trip on U.S. so far. Japan is the best environment to read domestic comics. But when it comes to read non-Japan comics our environment falls behind to other nations. We often don’t even have the chance to buy a comic in our mother tongue, which won many grand prizes in the mother country.

Information of foreign comics and trends we can have in Japanese language is limited and even if we heard it tends to be of the American market’s. I thinks his American centered reference is can’t helped to some degree now. Probably he couldn’t mention about elsewhere, so as I. But a work’s quality should be judged by neither celebrity nor nationality, but only by itself. I believe his partial knowledge about foreign market doesn’t have influence on judging.

As a manga reader, I welcomes any comics regardless of nationality as long as it is interesting and creative.

ceenaceena 2007/09/04 15:41 Hello Yuu,

I’m just curious, but which article did you read, Anime on DVD’s or Publishers Weekly’s?

As Nanatuha-san said above, we welcome artists from all over the world. It’s abosolutely not true that we only expect American artists to submit their works.

In theses articles, since the people who interviewed us happened to be American, they asked us a lot about the American comic/manga scene. They happened to be American, because we were in the US to meet the grand prize winner who happened to be American.

ceenaceena 2007/09/04 16:19 Nanatuha-san,

Actually, the chief judge has worked with European artists before and knows a lot about European comics as well. (He knows Asian comics too, because it is his department that produced, say, ”Toshueiyuden.”東周英雄伝.)

YuuYuu 2007/09/05 00:04 Thx alot ceena san & Nanahuta san ! my worries were for nothing. the interview can be found here http://animeondvd.com/forum/showtopic.php?tid/23884/

NanatuhaNanatuha 2007/09/05 00:17 Hi Ceena-san
Well, I take back for his refrerence, then. I guessed that he mightn’t know the other countries’ ongoing situation in practical experience, by the repetition of ”For example America is” compared to few references on the M.I.M.C. result announcement page.
I know I’m being too picky recently. >_>

And, you are welcome, Yuu. :)

YuuYuu 2007/09/05 07:57 i’ve got 1 more question which is that is it possible to have more then 1 first winner and is it possible for 1 person to win all 3 prizes if he/she submit more then 3 entries and all r the best of all.

ceenaceena 2007/09/05 16:16 Nanatuha-san,

Oh, you’re not being so picky. Thank you for the comment!

Yuu-san,

It will never happen that one person win all three prizes at one time, but it’s possible that we have more than one winner for the grand prize.

YuuYuu 2007/09/06 08:04 Thanks for the reply! ^^

MingMing 2007/09/26 21:11 Hi! i would like to know if i can still send my manga to kodansha if i don’t intend to enter the competition? Thank you!

ceenaceena 2007/09/27 04:02 You mean you want to join the competition? You still have plenty of time. The deadline is December 31st.

MingMing 2007/09/27 13:07 Thx for the reply, actually i mean if i don’t join the competition but send my work separately is there any chance that i will become a mangaka? or is it that the competition is the only way for foreigners to enter this field? Thank you!

ceenaceena 2007/09/29 21:21 I think there are lots of ways for you to become a mangaka other than joining our contest, but I can’t say for sure. At least, however, if you send your works to our competition, experienced editors in Kodansha will definitely read your manga. That’s for sure.

If you’re interested in becoming a mangaka, I hope you’ll submit your works to our competition.

MingMing 2007/09/30 05:36 I see! Thank you very very much!!

ringoringo 2007/10/04 08:05 Hello! XD I was wondering about the contest...we have to send you guys the original art, right? And does the comic have to be drawn/read from right to left?

Thank you~~!

ceenaceena 2007/10/04 14:53 Hi ringo,

Your submissions have to be original works, and have not been available commercially before, although you can submit works that have been available only online for free.

Your work does not have to be from right to left. We accept works in any formats and any sizes.

xixixixi 2008/03/13 10:33 hi,when will be the next contest?

ceenaceena 2008/03/13 12:18 Last month, we announced the result of the initial screening of the 2nd contest.

http://e-morning.jp/mimc/result2/english.html

We’re currently aceepting the summissions for the 3rd one. The deadline is September 30. You can read the guideline here.

http://e-morning.jp/mimc/

JuneJune 2008/05/10 00:10 Excuse me. But I wonder, what you in Japan understand under the expression ”Final Results will be announced in April”. Now it’s even mai and I don’t know who’s the winner. I’m looking forward to your answer. Thanks a lot.

ceenaceena 2008/05/10 03:10 The final results for the second round will be announced during June. So please check our website at http://e-morning.jp/mimc/

Thank you for your interest in our competition!

JuneJune 2008/05/10 16:29 Oh, quite like my name. Thanks for this explanation. So now I know, that in Japan April is June. Smile.

MoepMoep 2008/05/16 16:48 Hello, out there!
In the net everybody says that Meng-Lin Yu from taiwan is the winner of
MIMC 2! Is this true? I think there wasn’t an official announcement yet. But someone told me, it is almost as good as official,
though the Morning 2 Magazine itself showed Meng-Lin Yu’s Fairytale in a
preview!

ceenaceena 2008/05/17 01:22 Hello Moep,

Yes, Meng-Lin Yu is the Grand Prize winner for the second round of our competition. We haven’t announced it on our website, but it was revealed on the latest issue of Morning and Morning 2. The winners for the Second Prize has been announced yet anywhere, though.

We will have the winners for the Second Prize and their submissions on our website during June. Please check our website later!

SoreinSorein 2008/06/01 18:49 Hello there, I have few questions
Is it possible to find the Meng Lin yu ”Fairy Tale” morning cover on the net or buy the May 22 Morning volume?
And moreover, is it possible for the non-winners of the list to re-partecipate in the next competition?
In the end, do you suggest us to translate our submission work in English if we can?

PierrePierre 2008/06/04 17:31 Salut, I just want to know if it is allowed to use two languages for one
mangapiece. So if a Frenchman meets an Englishgirl, who don’t
understand each other, this could be the beginning of manga-fun. Do you
agree?

PierrePierre 2008/06/04 17:34 Salut, that’s me once again. I’ve forgotten something. Is it absolutely
necessary to add a cover, because I don’t really like them, I prefer the story starting on the first site.

romaliromali 2008/06/04 20:27 anyone of age 13 is allowed for the manga competition organized by kodansha

emilyemily 2008/06/05 03:27 Oh, this interests me, too. I’m just fifteen, but I’d like to join. May I do this???

JohnnyJohnny 2008/06/06 03:34 Wow, but what is a manga?????

romaliromali 2008/06/06 14:49 i am 13 may i join? manga is the japanese name of graphic novels

JohnnyJohnny 2008/06/06 18:04 Oh thanks a lot.Although I have read some mangas before I have not knew that they were mangas.So now I know that my Batman-comics are mangas.Are there also in Japan Batman or even Spiderman-comics

PierrePierre 2008/06/07 00:31 This is for Johnny: You are such a stupid guy. Shut up!!!
And that’s for Ceena: Would it be possible to answer our questions in
the next few days??? ’Cause I really have to start work the next days,
if I want to finish till september!!!!

PierrePierre 2008/06/07 00:33 What the hell are you waiting for? J’en ai marre!!

romaliromali 2008/06/07 19:39 can anyone say that can i join the competition although i am 13.

Sorein703Sorein703 2008/06/07 20:30 for romanoli: I know that there are no restrictions as regards the age, so you can join the competition

ceenaceena 2008/06/11 23:25
I’m finally back to the net! I’m sorrry that I’m late answering your questions.

>Is it possible to find the Meng Lin yu ”Fairy Tale”
>morning cover on the net or buy the May 22 Morning volume?

As of June 11th, you can’t read ”Fairy Tale” on the net. We are thinking of having it online, though. You can buy the May 22 issue of Morning Two on the website of Kodansha, but it is only in Japanese.

>And moreover, is it possible for the non-winners of the list
>to re-partecipate in the next competition?

Yes it is. Non-winners of the list can send their works as many times as they wont.

>In the end, do you suggest us to translate our submission
>work in English if we can?

No, but if your entry wins, it will be translated into English by us. If you want to have your work translated into English as you like, you can translate it before submitting it to us.

>I just want to know if it is allowed to use two languages for one
>mangapiece.
>Is it absolutely necessary to add a cover, because I don’t
>really like them, I prefer the story starting on the first site.

As long as your work is interesting, we don’t mind you using two languages or starting it without the cover.

In addition, as Sorein703 says, we have no restrictions about the age of participants.

That’s it! Thank you for reading.

Sorein703Sorein703 2008/06/12 03:46 Ah, I have other two questions if you don’t mind...
1-What about the sense of reading? Yes, there are no restrictions in the rules, but do you suggest us to draw our manga in the japanese sense of reading(right to left) in order to make it easier to read for you?
2-When the final results will be announced? It’s gonna be middle june or more probably in the end of june?(and moreover, this time you took really so much time to decide the winners...was it for logistic problems or for the high quality of the participant works? just my curiosity ^^)

ceenaceena 2008/06/13 02:52 1.

You can do your manga in the way you like. You can do it in the Japanese way (right to left) or in the Western way (left to right). We accept both.

2.

The final results will be announced soon. We are soryy to keep you waiting!

romaliromali 2008/06/14 18:34 thanks for the reply.

Sorein703Sorein703 2008/06/20 03:55 By the way, I heard of the ”World Manga” project led by Shiina, who is one of the judges of MIMC, if I remember well...
Is there any ”link” between MIMC and World Manga, then?

ceenaceena 2008/06/20 18:48 >Is there any ”link” between MIMC and World Manga, then?

No. ”World Manga” is led by Shiina who happens to be one of the judges of MIMC.

sentosento 2008/06/23 16:44 I’ll like to know if Kodansha has already contacted the second prize winners for MIMC2, so that those of us (the other finalist) who have not heard from Kodansha will know we didn’t win and won’t have to keep waiting for the results. Thank you.

ceenaceena 2008/06/23 17:24 We are really sorry to keep you waiting for the results.

We plan to post the final results in ten days. I hope you can visit out website again then.

Sorein703Sorein703 2008/06/23 21:00 In ten days? wow, it’s gonna be July then...
I’m really curious about the reason of this indecisiveness about the second prize winners...is it for the general high level of the works? or is it for logistic problems?

Ps: Sento, I really think that the second prize winners have been already contacted for the interview etc.

sentosento 2008/06/23 23:57 Hi Sorein703. Well then, I guess we’ll have to wait till July to know who they are then.

GariGari 2008/06/24 02:43 to sento and Sorein703:
No, no. The MIMC-Team waits for Independance Day, 4th July! For sure!!!

Sorein703Sorein703 2008/06/25 19:22 hahaha
Well, jokes aside, I think they’ve got logistic problems.
I guess they’ve already chosen the winners...

Sorein703Sorein703 2008/06/26 20:06 The final result are on the site now.
I really like the finalists and the grand prize winner! ^^

By the way, I read the ”other languages” section and...that italian is really bad! haha
I’m italian and I can say that the general meaning is understandable, but the syntax is really bad.

Are you sure we don’t need to translate our italian works in english, for the next contest? X°D

Sò 2008/12/23 19:57 What about the results for the 3rd international manga competition instead?
There's no 31 finalists list before the winners this time?

GariGari 2009/01/10 07:12 Why does nobody answer Sò's question?

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