Manga Jiman 2012 Competition Results

First prize winners, Sara Ferreira and Gisela Martins
First prize winners, Sara Ferreira and Gisela Martins. Photo: Embassy of Japan

The results of the Manga Jiman 2012 Competition were announced at a reception held at London’s Embassy of Japan on 8th February. The major manga-writing competition, now in its sixth year, continues to grow in popularity and unearth young, upcoming manga artists in the UK.

The first prize was awarded to Portuguese-born collaborators Sara Ferreira and Gisela Martins for their entry ‘I Love You’.

Moving House’, another collaboration but from husband and wife duo Susan and Steve Cook, received the runners-up prize while ‘Invidia’ by Katja Hammond was placed third.

Dounia Chanchorle won the prize for the most impressive Manga by an entrant aged between fourteen and sixteen for ‘The Lady In White’.

Manga Jiman 2012 Competition Results

I Love You Sara Ferreira and Gisela Martins
Moving House Susan and Steven Cook
Invidia Katja Hammond
Ganbare, My Son Wei Tran
The Boy Who Flew Kieran Blue Walton
Saying and Doing Dean McKnight and Jade Sarson
Sky Riders Rhiannon Tate
A Comic Book Joshua Green
Kumakop Zuhaib Dalvi
Bon Appetit Tammy Taylor
Special Prize for most
impressive Manga by
entrant aged 14-16
The Lady In White Dounia Chanchorle
Manga Jiman 2012 Exhibition: 11 February – 29 March 2013

Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in our special exhibition, Manga Jiman 2012: The Winners, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

Open weekdays 09:30 – 17:30, closed weekends
Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy.

The Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT

• For more updates on the competition please see


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