Japanese confectionery company Ezaki Glico announced the winners of the design contest for Papico Whitesawa, the package character for its popular tube ice cream Papico's white sour taste. The contest was held at online artist community Pixiv between January 21 and February 24. Check the winners' cute illustrations after the jump!
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. The first-prize winner will receive 10 million yen prize money (about US$100,000), and the winning manga will get a TV anime adaptation by Earth Star Entertainment. Hit the jump for more information.
"OSAKA-POP" is a new tourism campaign featuring Japanese pop culture such as manga, anime, and cosplay, which is conducted by Osaka Government Tourism Bureau. They are now holding a character design contest for its official characters "Mio & Tsukushi" simultaneously worldwide. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the two successful contests featuring snap peas, eggplant, tomato and cucumber, the organizer has announced the third moe vegetable girl illustration contest. The vegetables selected as the themes are Chinese cabbage and lettuce. Hit the jump for more information.
Megmilk Snow Brand Company held an illustration contest for a new moe mascot character "Yukicotan" for its best-selling coffee milk brand "Yukijirushi Coffee" in cooperation with pixiv in this April. Finally, the 6 finalists are announced today. Check the cute coffee milk girls after the jump!
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) announced the winners of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission's Anime Challenge on July 2. The two selected characters in the contest will be featured in comic series to teach and promote the mission to the public. Check the winners after the jump!
The Blue Exorcist movie had a promotion last year with a slight word play in the title called "Blue Cyclist". The movie's official Twitter account just posted photos of the prize, A custom "Blue Cyclist Jersey" that was worn by Yukio's voice actor, Fukuyama Jun. See the photos after the jump!
Tinami.com, a Japanese website dedicated to networking anime and manga creators, is now holding an official illustration contest for the characters and tanks from popular TV anime series Girls und Panzer. The winning entries will be exhibited at a Girls und Panzer festival on March 24th and the Tinami website later. Hit the jump for more details.
Aspiring manga authors, here's a talent contest for you. Manga publishing titan Kodansha has teamed up with Japanese art community Pixiv for a scouting competition that could see your work printed in one of five magazines (Nakayoshi, Aria, Sirius, Desert, Itan). It's explicitly open to artists worldwide, so grab the details after the jump.
Victoria announces the winners of the Madoka Magica: "Create your OWN Magical Girl or Boy" Contest. With over 50 amazing entries, Crunchyroll's very own Magical Girl makes the hardest decision of her life and grants the First Place winner an amazing Mahou Prize Pack ~ ! See who won after the jump!
Flying Dog, record company Victor Entertainment's anime-related branch, has a quiz for you, and it won't be easy. They've compiled 17 voice actor/music artist's original interpretations of the barking and panting noises used as the brand's tagline in TV commercials, but there are no hints as to who is who. See if you can guess them all after the jump!
The Dead or Alive fighting game series is home to some of the most brilliant displays of fast-paced acrobatic combat. Now, you too can be a part of that, as Tecmo Koei is sponsoring a contest drawing on the creativity of its fans. Past the jump, find out more about how you can add to Dead or Alive's legacy of aerial suplexes and triple pirouette roundhouse kicks.
Who doesn't like having their creations printed in an official publication, especially when said publication is Viz's Shonen Jump? Well, here's your chance, as SJ's latest contest is asking for your photos, art, stories and more. Hit the jump to find out how you can get in.