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Manga contest registration

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.

The winner  and the runner-up will get their awarded work published online on Shônen Jump (

Moreover, the winner 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!

The contest is free and open to anyone over age 18.

Register right now for the 2023 edition!
The terms and conditions are HERE

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

Important dates:

From June 15 to October 14, 2022 – Registration start date, story submission open.

October 25, 2022 – Final deadline for story submission to the e-mail address
All entry forms submitted after October 25, 2022, at 12:00 am CET will be rejected.

From October 26 to November 15, 2022 – Shortlist of 10 stories selected by the shortlisting panel judges

Tuesday November 17, 2022 – Announcement of the selected stories

From November 18 to December 18, 2022 – Translation of the selected 10 stories into Japanese

December 19, 2022 – Submission to SHUEISHA Inc.

Tuesday January 17, 2023 – Announcement of the 5 finalists

Saturday February 25, 2023 (MAGIC) – Contest final: deliberations of the judges in the presence of the selected artists to determine the winner and the runner-up.

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 

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. This year 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.



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)[/caption]

Registration for the event

Registrations for MAGIC 2023 are finished.

Official partners

Monaco Info ACTIV5 DTC Radio Monaco Grimaldi Forum Fairmont Monte Carlo


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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.