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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

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 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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New MAGIC guests have been revealed at the press conference!

Please discover the list of our guests, which were revealed exclusively at the press conference on February 7th.

Highlander, Greystoke, Subway and Mortal Kombat… 
The great Christophe Lambert  actor and producer of Franco-American cinema, will be present at the 5th anniversary of MAGIC on March 9, in conference and signings!
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Good news for Shenmue 3 fans! Yū Suzuki will give a conference with exclusive announcements on this highly anticipated video game, which will be released on August 27, 2019.Also meet him during the signing sessions. More surprises to come!

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We are very happy to share with you that, Jacky will be back at MAGIC, but this time as a host! He is best known for his musical broadcasts in the ’80s, and also for his legendary role in Club Dorothée’s emission on TF1.

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Lyse and Didier Tarquin have realeased U.C.C. Dolores last January with a great succes, while the saga Lanfeust continues breaking records. They will both be at MAGIC on March 9th!
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William Simpson is a Northern Irish comic artist, who has been worked as the leader storyboard artist for the TV series Game of Thrones, since 2011. He will attend the 5th edition of MAGIC, overall you can find him at the live drawing session and signings during the event.

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See you at MAGIC on the 9th March at the Grimaldi Forum!

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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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