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ComicFesta Contest Looking for Next Adult Manga Hit, Promises Anime Adaptation

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Over the last few years ComicFesta's Anime Zone has streamed adult anime based on Suiseisha's Clair TL Comics imprint. Censored versions air on television while the full versions are available online. The line-up has included Sweet Punishment, Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita, Papa Datte, Shitai, Shūdengo, Capsule Hotel de, Jōshi ni Binetsu Tsutawaru Yoru., Omiai Aite wa Oshiego, Tsuyoki na, Mondaiji., Onna no Ko ga Ochita saki wa, Ore no Musuko no Sakippo Deshita and Araiya-san! Ore to Aitsu ga Onnayu de!?

Perhaps the most popular is the adaptation of Reon Maomi's Sōryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni... manga about a woman named Mio who re-encounters Takahide at a class reunion. Takahide is now the head priest of his family's temple and despite her preconceived ideas of what a priest should and should not do, the two start a passionate affair.

The Sōryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni... anime was cut into three different versions that aired on TV Tokyo, AT-X, and online. The series garnered enough of a following to an add interactive screening where fans could get noisy without getting into trouble. Staff even allowed attendees to bring mokugyo into the theater. Mokugyo are percussion instruments used in Buddhist monasteries to keep the beat during chanting. Attendees practiced their drumming skills to get in rhythm before watching the show.

Producers are hoping to find the next big, sexy hit, something to match the popularity of Sōryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni.... Staff opened the "Anime-ka Kakuyaku! Sōryo-waku Sōdatsu Manga Taishō" contest for both amateur and pro manga creators. Hopefuls can submit 16-page or higher original works in the "teens love," "boys-love," and danseimuke (aimed at male readers) genres. At least four pages of the submitted work must be completed but the rest can be in drafting stages.

The winner of the contest will have their work turned into an anime. The top three winners will receive prize money and the chance to have their manga serialized. Entries will be accepted until August 28 and the winner will be announced on November 1.

Source: ComicFesta contest site via Nijimen

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