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Press conference MAGIC

Our press conference presenting the fifth anniversary of MAGIC, took place on February 7 in an unusual place, at the Town Hall of Auvers-sur-Oise in the presence of the entire team of Shibuya Productions.

During this conference several guests were unveiled, including Jacky who will be the host of the next MAGIC, Christophe Lambert the actor and producer of Franco-American cinema, William Simpson senior storyboarder of the Game of Thrones, and also Lyse and Didier Tarquin who recently released, in collaboration, UCC Dolores Volume 1, The Trace of New Pioneers.

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Discover the 5 finalists of the MAGIC International Manga Contest!

Discover the 5 finalists of the MAGIC International Manga Contest!

Here are our 5 lucky finalists selected to the MAGIC International Manga Contest .

The next step is now on the 9th of March in Monaco to present their work in front of our fabulous members of the Jury :

  • Mr Kazuki Takahashi, Mangaka and author of YU-GI-OH! ,
  • Mr Yoshihisa Heishi, from Shueisha Inc.
  • Mr Naoki KAWASHIMA, from Weekly Shônen Jump.
  • Mrs Sahé Cibot, Shibuya International general manager
  • Mr. Hervé Trouillet, Shibuya Productions artistic Director

 

They will have the opportunity to win a one month trip to Japan to work with a mangaka from Shueisha and get the chance to continue the adventure with them  for a year !

Congratulations! And see you at MAGIC!

MARA by Tanatach Chokcharoensup

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GOD OF THUNDER by Jehan Sanvoisin

GOD OF THUNDER - Couverture HD

GUNTER by Fabien Ronteix

GUNTER_visuel

NIGHTWATCHER by Dylan Maldonado

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QUAND NOS YEUX AVAIENT LA MÊME COULEUR by Charles Compain

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The MAGIC reveals the poster of its 5th anniversary in live from Tokyo and announces the attendance of its author: the manga master, Leiji Matsumoto!

Yesterday, in live from Tokyo, Cédric Biscay, the founder of MAGIC, President & CEO of Shibuya Productions, surprised the MAGIC fans. Alongside the great Leiji Matsumoto, the creator of Captain Harlock, he unveiled in live the poster that will illustrate the 5th anniversary of MAGIC. An outstanding gift from the manga master, who, moreover, announced his presence in Monaco on March 9, 2019.

To downlaod the press release, click HERE

Affiche MAGIC MONACO 2019 Vdfinitive+

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The American comics illustrator, Amanda Conner will come to MAGIC 2019!

Amanda Conner is at first known thanks to her numerous successful works for Marvel, such as Barbie, Supergirl, Painkiller Jane,Wonder Woman. Her biggest hit to date has been Harley Quinn. She will attend the MAGIC 5th anniversary on the 9th of March and will hold a conference and an autograph signings !

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We are pleased to share with you the 11 preselected projects for our Magic manga contest

This year again we have received very high level projects! Of the initially received 43 stories, it was difficult for the members of the Jury to select 10. For this reason, you will find that 11 manga will be translated into Japanese and transmitted to SHUEISHA Inc.

See you on January 17, 2019 to discover the 5 finalists who will go to Monaco on March 9 defend their project in front of our jury of exception.

Here is the list:

Ray Adrian N. Magbanua – Ace Up (Philippines)

Jehan Sanvoisin – God of Thunder (France)

Fabien Ronteix – Gunter (France)

Emerson Rodrigues – Hole City (Brasil)

Tanatach Chokcharoensup – Mara (Thailand)

Dylan Maldonado- Nightwatcher (France)

Charles Compain – Quand nos yeux avait la même couleur (France)

Jasmin PUSCHACHER- Switch (Austria)

Laurent Romero –  Tobudasai (Netherlands)

Vind et Kero- LEIF ( Kuwait and Philippines)

Chloé Vanzelli et Ingrid Boishardy – White Magus Tale (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.

 

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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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