As the photos I have taken show, the majority of members of Japanese manga club who compete in the 21st National High School Manga Championship of Japan, aka Manga Koshien, are girls. There was no boys in last year's top 3 teams. I think that boys prefer to work alone than with others in a school club? So it was surprising for all that the captain of this year's champion team was a second year male student. Following the first day's report, these are the second day's photos and the winners of 2012!!
*all of the photos were taken by Mikikazu Komatsu with the organizer's permission
The second day's opening ceremony
The second day's theme is "Manga Prefecture"
Closing and prize-giving ceremony
Judging Committee including the governor of Kochi Prefecture, Masanao Ozaki (second from right)
3rd place winner: Fukuoka Jonan High School
2nd place winner: Tochigi Girl's Senior High School
1st place winner: Kyushu Sangyo University's Kyushu High School
See you next year!!