10 Million Yen Prize Money for the 1st National Manga Grand Prix Winner

The winning manga will be serialized in Comic Earth Star

Tsutaya, one of the largest CD/DVD rental and bookstore chain in Japan, is now holding the 1st National Manga Grand Prix, a prize contest for a new manga and story, in cooperation with Earth Star Entertainment which publishes a monthly manga magazine Comic Earth Star. The first-prize winner of the manga category will receive 10 million yen prize money (about US$100,000). The winning manga is guaranteed to be serialized in Comic Earth Star, to release manga tankobons by Earth Star Comic, and to get a TV anime adaptation by Earth Star Entertainment. All of the Tsutaya stores across Japan will also promote the manga heavily then. The first-prize winner of the story category will receive 5 million yen prize money (about US$50,000).

 

These are the highest prize money for manga contests held in Japan. The second highest is 5 million yen for Shogakukan's New Face Comic Grand Prix and Shueisha's Gold Tiara Award. The reception of

the application has already stated since April 1 and the deadline is September 30. The winners will be

announced on the contest's official site in the end of October.

 


 

The application details


Manga Category

 You must send:

 - the final draft consisting of the first three episodes (per 16 to 100 pages, B4-size: 270mm x 180mm)

 - the synopsis for the tankobon first volume (about 250 pages)

 - the plot from the second volume to the end

 - the characters' image illustrations (pen-and-ink or pencil sketches)

 

Story Category

 You must send:

 - the final storyboards consisting of the first three episodes (per 16 to 100 pages)

 - the synopsis for the tankobon first volume (about 250 pages)

 - the plot from the second volume to the end

 - the characters' image illustrations

 

 

The Prize Money


 Manga Category

 The 1st winner - 10 million yen

 The 2nd winner- 3 million yen

 Special prize - 300,000 yen

 Encouragement prize - 100,000 yen

 

 Story Category

 The 1st winner - 5 million yen

 The 2nd winner- 1.5 million yen

 Special prize - 150,000 yen

 Encouragement prize - 50,000 yen

 

 

The Destination Address:


"National Manga Grand Prix"

 The editorial department of Comic

 Earth Star Entertainment Co., Ltd

 Shibuya Garden Tower 11F

 16-17 Nanpeidai-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

 150-0036 JAPAN

 

The email address for inquiries:

 kokuminmanga@earthstar.jp

 


 

CM

 

Comic Earth Star March & April 2014 issues

 

via: ITmedia

 

© Earth Star Entertainment


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