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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.

This contest aims to discover talents, to bring them prestigious international visibility by publishing the winning works on Shueisha’s publishing platforms: Shônen Jump + and MANGA Plus.

The winner will also have the opportunity to spend several weeks in Japan, during which he will meet mangaka, a publisher (tantô) from Shueisha, and try his luck to continue the adventure with this publisher for a year!

To participate and join the 17 international works from all over the world read by more than 3.2 million readers, click HERE to download the terms and conditions!

Send the initialed, dated and signed terms and conditions to the following address:

This competition is free and open to anyone over 18.

Try your luck, the jury will focus on the universal aspect but also the originality of the projects.

Key dates for the 2024 competition:
November 9 midnight: Deadline submission of applications
November 23: Announcement of shortlisted stories
January 18, 2024: Announcement of the 5 finalists
February 24, 2024 (MAGIC) – Contest Final


Our 2023 winners :
1/ Miriam of the Skulls
Download the poster  HERE

© Elena Vitagliano / Shibuya Productions / Shueisha

2/ Bookhead
Download the poster HERE

© 2147/ Shibuya Productions / Shueisha


2022 Results:
Like every year, Hiroyuki Nakano (from Weekly Shônen Jump), Kyosuke Fujita and Shuhei Hosono (from Shônen Jump Plus), Sahé Cibot (from Shibuya International) and Hervé Trouillet (from Shibuya Productions) have tried to put their expertise together to select the best works.  Because yes, like every year, the projects presented are all different from one another and come from all around the globe.

We would like to thank, once more, each of our contestants. Even if you’re not selected, you must know that your work has provided us various emotions. Thank you for this present.  It’s important for all of us to remember that acting is necessary to hope, and vital to keep going to succeed!


Our 2022 winners:

Watchaland by Théodore Magloire Ekane Ekane (Cameroon)
Published online on Shônen Jump + HERE

©Théodore Magloire Ekane Ekan/Shibuya Productions/Shueisha 


Re:Coil by Maria Enjelia Villanueva (Philippines)
Published online on Shônen Jump + HERE

©Maria Enjelia Villanueva/Shibuya Productions/Shueisha 

Jury’s favorite
True Ikigai by Loïck Ngue (France)
Published online on Shônen Jump + HERE

©Loïck Ngue /Shibuya Productions/Shueisha 

Back to our 2021 winners:

Imago by Toan Tran and Samuel Van der Veen (France) is the winning artwork!
Published online on Shônen Jump +

©Toan TRAN/Samuel VAN DER VEEN/Shibuya Productions/Shueisha 


Watch out ! Magicaä by Valerie Yugay (Russie) won the second place.
Published online on Shônen Jump +

©Valerie YUGAY/Shibuya Productions/Shueisha


Back to our 2020 winners:

Dreamers by Charles Compain (France) is the great winner and is online on Shônen Jump + HERE

Truffle Pig by Kine Gunot (France) won the second place and is online on Shônen Jump + HERE

Back to our 2019 winners:

MAGIC INTERNATIONAL MANGA CONTEST  FINALE  took place on the 9th March at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco during the 5th anniversary of MAGIC.
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 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 2018.




Back to our 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

Registrations for MAGIC 2023 are finished.

Official partners

Monaco Info ACTIV5 DTC Radio Monaco Grimaldi Forum Fairmont Monte Carlo


Cédric Biscay
Cédric Biscay

MAGIC is finally back on February 25 and 26, 2023 after 3 years of absence caused by the global Covid 19 pandemic.