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We have the pleasure to share with you the 10 preselected work of the Magic International Manga Contest!

We have received more than 50 high level projects from around the world, including India, Thailand, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Indonesia, Egypt and many others.

Here you can find below the 10 preselected manga by our jury, that will be translated into Japanese in order to transmit them to SHUEISHA Inc:

Charles Compain – DREAMERS (France)
Sebastien Annoni – IKARISAN (France)
Yoni Balin – LES BULLES DE LA VENGEANCE (France)
André Jeanjacques – LIFE OF DEATH (USA)
Timité Djigui – MARY KIMPRIDE (France)
Jérôme Le Frère – ONE STORY OF EXCREMIA (France)
Guillaume Hann – SAMURAI WOLF KAGIZUME (France)
Gurukesh Khopatkar – THE WORLD OF KEYS ONESHOT (Inde)
Kine Guiot – TRUFFLE PIG (France)
Kurogawa Shion – YUME MONOGATARI (France)

Congratulations to all of the preselected candidates, and thank you for all the participants for their work!

We would like to remind you, that the winner will have the chance to stay one month in Japan, and meet a tantô (editor) from Shueisha, get advice from mangakas  and try to extend their partnership with this publisher.

See you on January 16, 2020 to discover the 5 finalists who will present their works before our jury at MAGIC on March 7,2020.

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Dave Gibbons, first MAGIC guest !

It is a pleasure to announce our first Comics guest, Dave Gibbons, the drawer behind the successful superhero series Watchmen. Come and meet him on the 7th of March 2020 during his conference, live drawing session and autograph signing.

Register to the event HERE
Press release HERE

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MAGIC INTERNATIONAL MANGA CONTEST : 2020 Registration is open now!

It is with great pleasure that we announce, for the fourth time in a row, the return of the MAGIC INTERNATIONAL MANGA CONTEST!

Do you want to register for 2020? Download Terms and Conditions HERE

To be valid, you must be over 18 and these have to be initialed and signed!

Entry forms should be submitted by email to mangacontest@magic-ip.com, 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:
12th June to 15th October of 2019: Registration session and drawing boards submissions

20th 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 will get his/her awarded work published online on Shônen Jump (http://plus.shonenjump.com/).

Moreover, he/she 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!







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Magic International Manga Contest 2019 – The winners have been revealed on Shōnen Jump +!

On March 9, 2019 the 5th anniversary of the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) was held. This is where the final of the International Manga Contest, co-organized by Shibuya Productions and Shueisha / Shônen Jump, in collaboration with Shibuya International, took place. Starting from meetings with the five finalists, the jury chaired by Kazuki Takahashi (Yu-Gi-Oh!) chose the following three works:

Winner: MARA – L’avocat des mondes parallèles de TANATACH & PLAPANG (Thaïlande)

Discover the manga HERE
2nd place : GUNTER by Fabien Ronteix (France)

Discover the manga HERE
Jury’s special: Quand nos yeux avaient la même couleur by Charles Compain (France)

Discover the manga HERE

MARA is available since Monday 10th June, GUNTER since Tuesday 11th of June and Quand nos yeux avaient la même couleur since the 12th of June on : https://shonenjumpplus.com/

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Exclusive announcements have been revealed during the traditional Crazy Time by Shibuya Productions

Every year, Cédric Biscay presents its current and future projects during the usual Crazy Time. This year many announcements have been made, such as:

AstroBoy Reboot, the animated TV series: new images and sketches have been revealed, in preview, next to Yoshihiro Shimizu, CEO of Tezuka Productions.

Shenume III, the video game: Yu Suzuki and Cédric Biscay have presented the latest development of the game with a worldwide exclusive trailer. The game will be released on August 27th, 2019 on PS4 and PC.

Shibuya Michel Lafon label: Shibuya Productions and Les Éditions Michel Lafon, have announced the release of several mangas in 2019, including:

Astro Boy Année Zéro, by Jean-David Morvan, Gérald Parel and Guillaume Martinez.

Solios by Dhafer et Florence, to be released in July 2019.

Versus Memory by Dave-X, to be released in October 2019.

Shibuya Productions finished beautifully its Crazy Time by announcing that Leiji Matsumoto opens the doors of his universe, and shares a part of it with Didier and Lyse Tarquin in order to create a story around the genius Toshirô Ôyama, as well as many other characters from the world of the mangaka, including the famous Captain Harlock.

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Registration for the event

MAGIC is a private event organized by Shibuya Productions. The entrance is free of charge and requires prior registration. The organization reserves the right to deny anyone entry to the event at their discretion.

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Editorial

Cédric Biscay
Cédric Biscay

What an honor for Shibuya Productions to celebrate the sixth anniversary of our event the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) on the 7th 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.

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