FEATURE: National High School Manga Championship of Japan 2012: Day 2

Who is the top of 296 high school manga club in Japan?

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!!

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