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Plott Makes '1-Shot' Anime for Its 1st New Generation YouTube Manga Award Winner

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Keita Uehara's "Anti-Hero Generations" submission gets YouTube anime

YouTube anime production and distribution company Plott announced on Wednesday that Keita Uehara's "Anti-Hero Generations" manga submission won the company's first "New Generation YouTube Manga Award," and will receive a "one-shot" anime adaptation that will debut on YouTube. Uehara will also receive a cash prize of 1 million yen (about US$9,500) and Plott goods.

The manga is set in a Japan where attacks from giant kaiju are a normal fact of everyday life. The Mikage Manufacturing company employs heroes who protect Japan from attacks. The story's protagonist is Kaneko, who is a die-hard hero fan seeking employment in Mikage. However, she finds out that Mikage has been artificially making kaiju and sending them out against heroes in a rigged system.

Plott accepted submissions for its first New Generation YouTube Manga Award from August 26 to November 15 last year, and it accepted not just manga and storyboards, but also scripts and videos. It will accept entries for its second New Generation YouTube Manga Award this year.

Plott is known for producing web anime shorts such as Teikō Penguin. Digital animator Ryo-timo became creative adviser of Plott in April 2020.

Sources: YouTube Manga Award website, PR Times via Nijimen

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