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Magic International Manga Contest

Since 2017, 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.

Do you want to register ? Download Terms and Conditions HERE
To be valid, these have to be initialled and signed!

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.

Important dates:

  • From 12th June to 15th October of 2019: Registration session and drawing boards submissions
  • 19th November 2019: Announcement of the 10 pre-selected stories
  • 16th January 2020: Announcement of the 5 selected stories which will proceed to the finals
  • 7th March 2020: MAGIC: Finalists’ stories presentations, jury deliberation and winner announcement

The winner  and the runner-up will get their awarded work published online on Shônen Jump (

Moreover, the winner will also have the chance to spend a month in Japan, where he/ she will meet with mangaka, a Shueisha publisher (tantô), and get the opportunity to extend the partnership with the publisher for one extra year!


MAGIC INTERNATIONAL MANGA CONTEST  FINALE  took place on the 9th March at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco during the 5th anniversary of MAGIC. This year the jury rewarded the work Mara- The Advocate of the Parallel Universe and its author Tanatach Chokcharoensup (Thailand).








Gunter of Fabien Ronteix (France) won second place,

and the jury’s favorite in 2019 was Quand nos yeux avaient la même couleur from Charles Compain (France). Thanks to Wacom, our partner!


Back to the 2019 MAGIC program:

MAGIC INTERNATIONAL MANGA CONTEST FINAL (open to all within the limits of available places)

Bosio Room

10:00am: MARA presentation


10:45pm : GOD OF THUNDER presentation

11:30am : GUNTER presentation

2:00pm : NIGHTWATCHER presentation



3:30pm : Judging panel Committee Evaluation

6:55pm : MAGIC INTERNATIONAL MANGA CONTEST winner announcement in the
Camille Blanc room

We are happy to announce that the authors of the mangas Nako and The Way of Van Gogh will be the whole day of March 9 on the stand Alfa BD for signing sessions.
The 2 works, which will be released on March 14 at Shibuya Michel Lafon, will be available for preview on March 9 at MAGIC!


For more than 35 years, Wacom has been a partner of creativity and for all the artists confirmed in the Manga universe. That’s why it seemed essential that Wacom be the partner of this contest.

To read our Press Release please click HERE


Back to our 2018 winners:

We are happy and proud to announce that Runtime by Joanne Kim, MAGIC 2018 manga contest big winner is now on Shônen Jump + !


Dream Maker and Nako,  the runner-up and the favorite, are also available since april.





2017 winners:

We are happy and proud to announce that Hyper Shiritori by vinhnyu, MAGIC 2017 manga contest big winner is now on Shônen Jump + !



The Witcher in the City by Dhafer, the runner-up, is also available.






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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

Les inscriptions sont terminées.

The registrations are closed.

You can still come to the front desk if the maximum capacity is not reached.

Official partners

DTC ID BOX Radio Monaco Activbody Shibuya International Grimaldi Forum Fairmont Monte Carlo


Cédric Biscay
Cédric Biscay

What an honor for Shibuya Productions to celebrate the fifth anniversary of our event the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) on the 9th of March.

Who could have believed, that a Gala Dinner, which was initially organized to celebrate the creation of the company, was going to transform into an inevitable yearly pop culture event in the Principality of Monaco.

 Who would have thought that after only 4 years, MAGIC will be exported to Japan, in Kyoto, Japanese culture’s heart.