Shonen Jump+, Animax Offer Anime Scenario Writing Award
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Japanese publisher Shueisha and Animax Broadcast Japan are holding a contest to find the next generation of anime writing talent. The Shonen Jump+ x Animax Anime Scenario Award began accepting entries on Monday.
The entries will undergo two preliminary judging rounds, and the final round next August will select the grand prize winner. The judges include Medaka Box artist Akira Akatsuki and the editor-in-chief of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The top winner will receive 2 million yen (about US$17,000). Plus, the winning proposal will also be adapted into a manga in Shonen Jump+, the digital manga service run by the Weekly Shonen Jump editors. Animax also plans to televise an anime adaptation.
The theme of the contest is "your original scenario in the image of Shonen Jump." The contest is accepting unpublished entries that could be made into an anime 30 to 40 minutes in estimated length.