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Manga Contest

Shibuya Productions and SHUEISHA Inc. are sponsoring a manga creation contest as part of the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) in partnership with Shibuya International.

Here are our 6 finalists:

10am Presentation of the THE WITCHER IN THE CITY project
10:45am Presentation of the LA VOIE DE VINCENT project
11:30am Presentation of the LES ENFANTS DU SOLEIL project
2pm Presentation of the HYPER SHIRITORI project
2:45pm Presentation of the BOTTOM project
3:30pm Presentation of the SARCOPHAGUS project
4:15pm Judging Panel Committee Evaluation
6:45pm Manga contest final winner announcement in the Camille Blanc room

With panel of judges Shuhei Hosono, Shuntaro Kosuge, Hervé Trouillet and Sahé Cibot




The contest is free and open to all.

Entry forms should be submitted by email to, along with a scanned image file of these signed terms and conditions and a link to a server where we can download your full work.

The shortlisting Judges are:

– Mrs. Sahé CIBOT (Managing Director of Shibuya International)
– Mr. Hervé TROUILLET (Artistic Director for Shibuya Productions)
– Mr. Cédric BISCAY (President of Shibuya Productions and sponsor of the MAGIC event)

Additional members may be included to this panel of judges. They will be announced on the official MAGIC website.

The day of the final selection, the panel of judges will be:

– Mr. Yoshihisa HEISHI (Chief Editor for Shônen Jump)
– Mr. Shuhei HOSONO (Assistant Editor for Shônen Jump and manager of the Shônen Jump + website)
– Nobuhiro Watsuki (He is the author of Rurōni Kenshin. )
– Mrs. Sahé CIBOT (Managing Director of Shibuya International)
– Mr. Hervé TROUILLET (Artistic Director for Shibuya Productions)

The final list of both panels of judges will be announced on the official MAGIC website

Watsuki-san will not attend MAGIC 2017, but the winner of the contest will meet him in Japan and benefit precious advices. Other mangaka will be here as jury in Monaco 18th February 2017.

For reasons beyond control, Shibuya Productions may have to modify this schedule – any change will be announced on the website which participants are advised to visit on a regular basis, as well as by email, 15 days to the event at the latest.

The contest dates will be as follows:

  • From April 4th to September 15th 2016 – Registrations and submissions
  • September 30th – Submission deadline. All entry forms submitted after September 30th 2016 at 12:00 am CET will be rejected.
  • From October 1st to October 30th 2016 – Shortlist of 10 stories by the shortlisting judges
  • Tuesday November 7th 2016 – Announcement of the selected stories
  • From November 8th 2016 to January 10th 2017 – Translation of the selected 10 stories into Japanese
  • January 10th 2017 – Submission to SHUEISHA Inc.
  • First quarter of 2017 – Deliberations of the judges in the presence of the selected artists to determine the winner and their heir apparent.


The judges of the final will select a winner and their heir apparent:
- The heir apparent will receive a certificate of participation as a finalist and their work will be published on the Shônen Jump + website.
- The winner will receive a first prize certificate and their work will be published on Shônen Jump +. Shibuya Productions will also offer them a one month trip to Japan (including a return ticket in economy class for one person, transportation from the airport to the accommodation, accommodation in Tokyo for one person). During the trip, the winner will meet a tantô (publisher) from Shônen Jump.


Do you want to register ? Download Terms and Conditions HERE.

To be valid, these have to be initialled and signed !


To see the template, please click HERE.


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From left to right: Sahé Cibot (Shibuya International), Yoshihisa Heishi (Shueisha), Cédric Biscay (Shibuya Productions), Shuhei Hosono (Shueisha)

Registration for the event

MAGIC#3 will happen on February 18th 2017 in the Grimaldi Forum Monaco! Registrations are closed!

Official partners


Cédric Biscay
Cédric Biscay
It is a great honour for Shibuya Productions to announce the third Edition of Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) taking place next 18h February in Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum. Being myself a fan of mangas, video games, animation and comics, I just wanted to share those passions with people who love those worlds by bringing them some of the greatest artists from around the world. Read more...