The International Manga Award, established to encourage non-Japanese manga artists in 2007 by reputed Rozen Maiden fan and then Foreign Minister Taro Aso, is gearing up for its seventh competition. Applications will be accepted April 15th to May 31st, with Gold Award and three Silver Award winners to receive recognition and a trip to Tokyo for the January 2014 award ceremony. More after the jump.
Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has begun taking submissions for its sixth International Manga Awards, which will award one Golden Prize and three Silver Prizes to comic/manga artists from around the globe. Those recognized will receive a trip to Japan, where they will meet with Japanese manga artists and visit publishing companies. More after the jump.