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May 14, 2015


The 9th International MANGA Award


To Spread MANGA culture overseas and promote international cultural exchange through MANGA.



(1) The Gold Award of the Ninth International MANGA Award will be conferred upon the best MANGA work and the Silver Award will be granted to the next three excellent works.

(2) The Gold Award and the Silver Award winners will be invited to Japan on the occasion of the award ceremony for around 10 days as complementary prize.


Conditions of Entry

(1) The MANGA works (24 or more pages) must have been produced outside Japan. The works which have received the past International Manga Awards are excluded.

(2) Both published and unpublished works are eligible, but the MANGA works should have been produced within three years preceding the date of application(2012-2015).

(3) The works must be submitted in printed form (In certain instances, submission of data may be required later on.).

(4) Publishing companies overseas can also apply for the Ninth International MANGA Award only after confirmation that their MANGA artists agree to their works being submitted.

(5) Each applicant can submit only one work under one title (or series). In case your submission is a collection of short stories, you can submit only one story. Duplicate application will be invalid.

To Apply

(1) Applications must be sent to either i) or ii) below:

 i) Embassy of Japan in Riyadh
  Culture Section, Embassy of Japan in Saudi Arabia
  A-11 Diplomatic Quarter, P.O. Box 4095, Riyadh 11491

  Entries must arrive by Sunday, May 31, 2015

 ii) P. O. Box in Japan
  The Ninth International MANGA Award Executive Committee  
  1F MOF Kandaiwamoto-cho Bbldg.
  3-8-16 Iwamoto-cho Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, JAPAN, 101-0032

  Entries must arrive by Friday, June 12, 2015

(2) The number of copies
Two copies of your work must be submitted.
(Additional copies may be requested for works being considered for an award.)

(3) Others
Please ensure the entry form, filled in either English or Japanese, is attached to your work.Write in Block Letter
Please ensure that the page number is indicated on every page.
If your work is not in the form of a booklet please indicate clearly if there are any specific two-page spreads in your work.


Return of Works

The submitted works will not be returned to applicants.
Therefore, if your work has not yet been published, make sure that a copy is submitted and the original is retained by you. We might donate submitted works, or exhibit them.



The Ninth International MANGA Award Evaluation Committee is in charge of the selection process.


Award Ceremony

The award ceremony will be held in Tokyo in January, 2016.


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(c) Embassy of Japan in Saudi Arabia