Shonen Jump Reveals New Vertical Manga Awards

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The editorial department of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced the first Jump Tate Scroll Manga Shō (Jump Vertically Scrolling Manga Awards) on Thursday. The awards will honor manga intended for smartphones and other devices that scroll vertically.

The awards promise that at least three manga, chosen as the grand prize or runners-up, will be serialized in Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ app and website. In addition, the grand prize winner will receive 1 million yen (about US$9,100), and the runners-up will receive 200,000 yen (about US$1,800). Honorable mentions will receive 50,000 yen (about US$450), and finalists will receive 10,000 yen (about US$91).

Participants may submit works that have previously been posted online. The contest is open to works of any genre and for any audience.

The entry period opened on May 10, and it will close on July 20. The winners will be announced around September.

Production I.G's Tate Anime (Vertical Anime) app also launched last June. The app offers short (about three-minute) anime aimed at people who do not have time to watch television or do not own televisions.

Source: Comic Natalie

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