Shueisha Reveals Winners of Shonen Jump Manga Contest

posted on 2014-01-22 12:30 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yu Yan Shu's The Team Before Daybreak wins 3 of 4 prizes in 3-language manga competition

Shueisha revealed the results on Monday of its three-language manga competition to celebrate the magazine's 45th anniversary.

Yu Yan Shu's The Team Before Daybreak entry won three of the four prizes: the Grand Prize, the Most Popular in Japanese , and the Most Popular in Chinese. Shu's work will be published either in the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump, the extra edition of Weekly Shonen Jump, the first issue of China's OK! Comic or on its website, or in Taiwan's Formosa Youth magazine. Shueisha will also award Shu with 1,500,000 yen (about US$14,365).

Niu Zai's El Viento Del Norte entry won the Most Popular in English prize, and Viz Media will publish the work in its digital Weekly Shonen Jump in its January 27 issue. Shueisha is also awarding Zai 500,000 yen (US$4,788).

Yoshihisa Heishi (editor of Weekly Shonen Jump), Andy Nakatani (editor of Viz Media's Weekly Shonen Jump), Ju Qing Leung (editor of OK! Comic), and Jian Ping Sung (editor of Formosa Youth) all provided comments on the general contest, the two winners, and the works of the other four finalists.

The editors chose the six finalists in December from more than 1,400 entries. Readers were able to read the finalists' works in Japanese, English, or Chinese, and vote for the best entry. Shonen Jump originally accepted manga entries in English, Japanese, and Chinese via the contest's official website.

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