This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – Manga Jiman 2015: The Winners – opens at the Embassy of Japan on 21st March 2016.
Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organized by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the ninth edition of the competition, entrants aged 14 or over created a short story based on the theme of ‘bright young things’.
Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry received this year will also be on display.
The judging panel has selected manga by a number of creators as the winning entries for this year’s Manga Jiman and Yonkoma Manga competitions. The following entries are listed in alphabetical order by title:
‘#1′ by Alex Brennan-Dent; ‘A Bright Future Ahead of You’ by Dalila Trovoada; ‘A Drop of Light in Your Photograph’ by Ho Ki Leung; ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ by Ami Clark; ‘Cyber Summer’ by Jennifer Epton; ‘Maleficium’ by Lauren Murphy; ‘Once Upon A Lunchtime’ by Katja Hammond; ‘Shadow of a Doubt’ by Pamela Lokhun; ‘Sonnegarten’ by Luca Fruzza; ‘Star Fish’ by Tammy Taylor; and ‘Too Bright’ by Rachel Rissa; and ‘Uphill’ by Megan Le.
• The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Web: www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp