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The 16th Japan International Manga Award Starts Accepting Entries

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The sixteenth Japan Worldwide Manga Award Begins Accepting Entries

The Worldwide MANGA Award Govt Committee introduced on April 15, 2022, that they’re open to accepting entries for the sixteenth Japan Worldwide MANGA Award from April 15 to July 8, 2022.

Candidates ought to be a non-Japanese nationwide and might be both be the artist or the author of the entry. They need to submit a manga that’s greater than 16 pages lengthy and created over the past three years. Artists and publications can submit each revealed and unpublished works to the competitors, except for those who have beforehand gained a Japan Worldwide Manga Award.

The official web site of the Japan Worldwide Manga Award describes the aim of the award as an effort “to unfold MANGA tradition abroad and promote worldwide cultural exchanges by way of MANGA.”

The most effective work will obtain the gold prize, whereas three different distinctive works will obtain silver awards. The awardees can be invited to Japan by the Japan Basis roughly for 10 days to attend the award ceremony if the COVID-19 state of affairs permits. They may also have the chance to fulfill with Japanese MANGA creators and tour publishing homes throughout their journey to Japan.

The award ceremony for the sixteenth iteration will happen in Tokyo in February 2023.

Dutch artist Aimée de Jongh gained the gold award for Days of sand, whereas At all times by no means by Jordi Lafebre (Spain) and CliniClowns: final goodbye by Cory Ko (Taiwan) gained the silver award with Moonchosen for the fifteenth Japan Worldwide Manga Award, which passed off on the Tokyo Conference Corridor on March 4.

Worldwide Manga Award is an annual award established to encourage non-Japanese manga artists in 2007. This award was created by Japanese International Minister Tarō Asō, who proposed this award in a coverage speech he gave in Tokyo’s Akihabara district in 2006.

The choice is managed by the Ministry of International Affairs of Japan. Yearly, award honorees are beneficial by the advisers together with Machiko Satonaka and lots of different manga artists.

Supply: Japan Worldwide Manga Award’s web site, MOFA