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[Feature Manga] "The 5th Kitakyushu International Manga Competition"

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1,259 entries from 26 countries/regions around the world!

The international 4-koma (4-frame) manga contest "Kitakyushu International Manga Competition" marks its 5th this year, and has gathered as many as 1,259 entries from 26 countries/regions around the world, which is said to have exceeded the total number in the previous contest! The contest is divided into 2 categories ― the "General Division" (no specific theme) and the "Junior Division" (with "running" as the theme). The award-winning creations was announced on Friday 4th December, after the strict screening carried out by Matsumoto Leiji, other Kitakyushu-related manga artists and judges. Although there will not be an award ceremony this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all 15 award-winning creations will be announced on the official website of the "Kitakyushu International Manga Competition". Besides, a selection of excellent works that have remained until the final screening are scheduled to be posted after Saturday 19th December, so please check them out!

Awarded works

"The 5th Kitakyushu International Manga Competition"

- Application period: Monday 1st June 2020 - Wednesday 2nd September 2020
- 1,259 applications: [General Division] Japan: 688, Overseas: 284 [Junior Division] Japan: 284, Overseas: 3
- Theme
General Division : Free
Junior Division : Run
- Genre: Four-panel manga
[Chief Judge] Matsumoto Leiji (Manga artist/Honorary Director of the Kitakyushu Manga Museum)
Ueyama Tochi (Manga artist)
Hagiiwa Mutsumi (Manga artist)
Tabuchi Koji (Editorial Department at Kodansha's Morning)

* Award Winning Works / artists
[General Division]
Grand Prize: "Room-Proud" by Tulip / "自慢の部屋" ちゅーりっぷ (Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan)
Overseas Participant Award: "DIY" by Phaitoon Thien-Ngern (Thailand)
Manga Museum Award: "Yoo-hoo" by Soudamiku / "おーい" ソウダミク (Kyoto Prefecture, Japan)
asianbeat FUKUOKA, JAPAN Award: "A Wish" / "願い事" by new sarawut (Thailand)
TOKIWA Creator Award: "Spreading" by Yoyo / "広がって" ヨヨ (Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan)
Chief Judge Special Award: "Memories of Summer 2020" / "夏の想い出~2020~" by Kanos (Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan)
Ueyama Tochi Special Award: "Covid-19 Test" by Yuki Renji / "コロナ検査" 結城れんじ (Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan)
Hagiiwa Mutsumi Special Award: "A Parcel from Auntie" by Kintoto / "叔母から荷物" きんとと (Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan)
Kodansha Special Award: "Dango-3 Uncle" / "だんご3おじさん" by makiko (Osaka Prefecture, Japan)

[Junior Division]
- Junior Award -
"Onigiri Marathon" by Yurin / "オニギリマラソン" ユウリン (Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan)
"Mr. Mayonnaise" by Ranri / "マヨネーズくん" ランリ (Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan)
"A Rivalling Pair?" by Ouchi Café / "2人はライバル?" おうちカフェ (Tokyo, Japan)
"Cinderella" by Ikumi❤︎ / "シンデレラ" いくみ❤︎ (Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan)
"Run Again Today" by Ishikawa Hikaru / "今日も走る" 石川晃 (Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan)
"My Race" by Fwang Eun-hyo / "私のかけっこ" 환은효 [ファンウンヒョ] (South Korea)

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