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MAGIC Manga Contest Finalists 2023 !

A huge thanks to all our Manga Contestant for their participation !

We have selected 5 final projects, who will go to the manga contest finals.
Congratulations to all of you, and see you at MAGIC 2023 🏆

Finalist (alphabetical order) :



It’s now official, MAGIC is back in 2023 and for the first time of its history, MAGIC will be held for two days on February 25 and 26, 2023.

The program still includes extraordinary guests, animation, manga, video games, exhibitions, an international cosplay and an international manga competitions and several activities…



The official poster has been drawn and signed by the great Yōichi Takahashi, creator of the famous manga Captain Tsubasa. He will also attend MAGIC 2023.
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MAGIC International Manga Contest : Register now !

MAGIC International Manga Contest is a unique contest powered by Shibuya Productions and Shônen Jump since 2017.

Its aim: discover new talents and give them a prestigious international visibility.

19 laureates have already been given this wonderful exposure since its creation! Will you be among the next ones?

Register right now!
The terms and conditions are

Send the terms and conditions, initialed on each page, signed and dated, at the following adress :

Discover the 3 winners of the 2022 edition on the bellow links.
FYI: The original versions are right after the Japanese versions.

You can also read the works of the previous years winners whenever you like!

The Great winner: “WATCHALAND” by Theodore Ekane

Runner-up : “Re:Coil” by Enjelicious

Favorite: “TRUE IKIGAI” by Loick Ngue and Kouadio Ahigo

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The MAGIC International Manga Contest jury came to a conclusion!

Like every year, Hiroyuki Nakano (Weekly Shônen Jump), Kyosuke Fujita and Shuhei Hosono (Shônen Jump Plus), Sahé Cibot (Shibuya International) and Hervé Trouillet (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!

The 2022 winners are:
1/ Top winner: Théodore Magloire Ekane Ekane with “Watchaland” (Cameroon)
We were already seduced by his manga, and were deeply touched by Théodore’s personality, a talent that we would like to support.

To read it, click on the link:

2/ Runner-up: Maria Enjelia Villanueva with “Re:Coil” (The Philippines)
Maria has participated several times to the contest, getting numerous times on the finals. But a little something was missing to win. This year, the manga she has presented is consistent, dynamic, and well put together. We reward her work as well as her tenacity.

To read it, click on the link:

3/ The jury’s favorite: Loïck Ngue with “True Ikigai” (France)
We appreciated the original approach of the contestant. A manga and soccer passionate, he is strong-minded and has much boldness!
It’s this boldness that has made him the jury’s favorite!

To read it, click on the link:

This three works will be available on the epic Shônen Jump Plus since the end of May.
Of course, we’ll post the link to each manga!

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Announcement of the 5 finalists of the Magic International Manga Contest!

If something’s resisting to this pandemic, it’s Shibuya Productions and Shonen Jump’s collaboration!

These are the five Magic International Manga Contest 2022 finalists:
– True Ikigai by Loick Ngue (France)
– Through the Wishing Well’ by Rachta Lin (Singapore)
– Watchaland by Théodore Magloire Ekane Ekane (Cameroun)
– Good Mood Food Trattoria by Elena Vitagliano (UK)
– Re:Coil by Maria Enjelia Villanueva (Philippines)

The editors-in-chief of Shonen Jump and Shonen Jump+ have noted, as well, a level of improvement in the works of our participants!
Congratulations to all of you!

See you on March, 1st for the winners’ announcement!

The authors of the five works that are not being selected for the final, will be contacted on late January by a jury member, communicating to them some explanations in order to improve their creations.


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Registration for the event

Registrations for MAGIC 2023 are finished.

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