"Monthly Shōnen Sunday" Holds Contest to Create Manga Spin-Off

Winner of the "Takagi-san Cup" will be recruited to create a side-story manga for "Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san"

Shogakukan's Monthly Shōnen Sunday manga magazine is currently running a contest entitled the "Takagi-san Cup", and the winner of the contest will be recruited to create a four-panel comic spin-off manga for Souichirou Yamamoto's popular series, Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san ("Takagi-san is Good at Pranks").


 

The "Takagi-san Cup" is being implemented as part of Monthly Shōnen Sunday's "Newcomer Award" program. Artists both professional and amateur are encouraged to apply, and the applications are open until April 12, 2017. The goal of the contest is to create a spin-off manga set in the world of Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san, but focusing on the everday lives of Takagi and Nishikata's classmates.

 

 

In Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san, Takagi-san enjoys playing tricks on Nishikata, a boy who sits next to her in class. Nishikata tries to return the favor for all of the jokes played on him, but Takagi-san is simply too good at pulling pranks to fall for his attempts at pranking.

 

 

Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san began life as a web comic published on the Pixiv Comic website, and the series is now published in Shogakukan's Monthly Shōnen Sunday magazine.

 

Sources:

Comic Natalie via Otakomu

Official "Takagi-san Cup" contest page

 

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