MANGA Award 2021

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs founded the nternational MANGA Award in 2007 for the purpose of expanding international exchange and mutual understanding through the MANGA culture which is widely accepted around the world.


To spread MANGA culture overseas and promote international cultural exchanges through MANGA.

Theme :
There is no specific theme.

Requirements :

_ You may submit only one MANGA containing more than 16 pages.
_ Both published and unpublished works are eligible.
_ Your MANGA should be produced within the past three years (2018-2021).
_ Only one work may be accepted per comic artist.

Deadline : 8 July 2021

Who may enter ?
The competition is open to non-Japanese manga artists.

There is no entry fee to participate!

The competition is free to enter

The Gold Award of the Japan International MANGA Award will be given to the best MANGA work, the Silver Award to three excellent works, and the Bronze Award to other eleven works.

During their stay in Japan (approximately 10 days trip), they will also have the opportunity to exchange ideas with Japanese MANGA creators, visit publishing companies and make an excursion to local sites.

The award ceremony is planned to be held in Tokyo in February 2022.

For further information visit the official website

Competition website

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