Runners up for Kodansha Manga Contest Announced

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Malaysian, British artists claim two runner-up awards in international competition

Japanese publishing giant Kodansha formally announced the winners of the Grand Prize and two runner-up awards in their "Morning International Manga Contest." The contest was formally launched by Kodansha earlier this year in recognition of the 25th anniversary of their popular weekly manga magazine Morning. (Full Story) The competition received applications from artists in 11 countries.

The first runner-up or "second prize" award went to Nigiri Supahero, a sushi-themed superhero action tale by Liou Ming Law of the United Kingdom. The second award went to the fantasy manga Vefurrin by Hwei-Lin Lim of Malaysia. The winner of the Grand Prize, which was awarded to Rem and Bikkuri from the United States, was previously disclosed to the public through flyers distributed by Kodansha at San Diego Comic-Con. The Grand Prize winner will be featured in the sixth issue of the manga magazine Morning Two and will also receive $5000 US Dollars. The two second place winners will receive $2000 US Dollars each.

Kodansha has set up a webpage here that includes the list of winners, details about their work and a statement by the Eijiro Shimada, the Chief Judge of the contest.

Source: AnimeAnime!

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