Let your talent bloom!
The goal of the MCPO AWARD
For a world where content changes at a dizzying speed.
The goal of the MCPO (Manga Contents Promote Organization) is to actively research,
domestically and internationally, new manga which has the potential for success, and promote it worldwide.
A contest for artists aiming at going professional, artists who want to test their own potential,
artists hoping to confirm the direction of current trends, artists looking for a challenge, or anyone looking to work in earnest.
Both professionals and amateurs are welcome to apply. (Teams are also welcome).
Winners will recieve critiques and advice from pros (Manga authors, illustrators, editors, designers, etc.)
Show us your potential. We're here to support your earnest efforts.
What is the Manga CPO?
Manga CPO is the official name of the Manga Contents Promote Organization.
It is a nonprofit organization that pursues new possibilities for manga and
aims to connect the world by creating new content. There are a variety of people
involved with the Manga CPO such as manga creators, manga researchers, illustrators,
and writers. They participate in events and international exchanges that are held by or
with Manga CPO to discover and develop the talent of the next generation.
What is the MCPO AWARD?
We think that the outstanding manga and illustrations that we have
are like “content seeds” that will grow in connection with animation, games,
and a variety of other media. The MCPO AWARD was created to find the
next generation of creators and produce new “content seeds”.
Our hope is that this contest will be the start of a content business
that goes beyond all borders. We look forward to your submissions.
The last thing that we’d like to say is a sincere thank you to MediBang
and all of the people who helped to make this collaboration possible.
Thank you very much.
Open theme! Looking for the next exciting manga!
¥200,000+award certificate+invitation to participate in awards ceremony+award
¥150,000+award certificate+complimentary ticket to awards ceremony
¥100,000+award certificate+complimentary ticket to awards ceremony
★Judging committee special award：Award certificate+souvenir (a signed color board, books, etc)
★Effort Award：award certificate
●Original and complete story in one issue (Commercial magazine/ web publication work is prohibited).
●Maximum of 32 pages (including cover).
●Must be a complete manuscript. (No Scenarios or Names)
●Both left-opening or right-opening manuscripts will be accepted.
※In the case of vertical orientation, each page must be segmented properly before submission.
●Works which have been awarded in previous contests, other than Medibang, will not be accepted.
These are the special judges for the Manga Section of the MCPO AWARD.
Tochi Ueyama is the creator of Cooking Papa, a manga that was serialized for 30 years before it won the Special Award in the 39th Kodansha Manga Awards of 2015. The 139th volume was published on November 22, 2016 just after KochiKame and Golgo 13 were issued. Cooking Papa currently holds the record as the longest running cooking manga in the world. A weekly recipe is published in the manga such as Onigirazu, which is a dish that consists of rice and filling held together by seaweed that is wrapped around the outside.
・Cooking Papa: 143 volumes published in Morning KC by Kodansha
・Ōaza Aza Basarachū Zaisho: 4 volumes published in Morning KC by Kodansha
・Guts Benkei: 3 volumes published in Shonen Champion Comics by Akita Shoten
・Buttobi Hiromi-kun: 2 volumes published in Morning KC by Kodansha
Kōshi Rikudō made his debut in 1993 with works such as Municipal Force Daitenzin and Death Less. His 27-volume masterpiece, Excel Saga, has sold over 3.5 million copies. The manga was then adapted into an anime series in 1999. He also worked with Shirō Masamune and created the popular manga series Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn which aired on TV as an anime in 2016.
・Excel Saga: 27 volumes published in Young King Comics by Shōnen Gahōsha
・Holy Brownie: 6 volumes published in Young King Comics by Shōnen Gahōsha
・Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn: 11 volumes published in Kadokawa NicoNico Ace (anime aired in 2016)
・Super Cartesian Theater published by Shōnen Gahōsha
Starting in 1996, his series "Oyama! Kikunosuke" was published as a regular series in Weekly Shōnen Champion. This becomes his representative work. These days, "Young Animal" (Hakusensha Inc.) and "Young Champion" (Akita Publishing Co.) are currently in production.
・Manga, "Oyama! Kikunosuke"
Current serial publications：
・"Wining and Dining with Manga Artists"
・"Oyama! Mr. Kikunosuke"
Information regarding awards ceremony, etc.
Details of the event and venue will be announced on this page as soon as they have been confirmed.
Enter in 3 easy steps
1Draw a manga!
2Add a tag!
3Submit to MediBang!
Users outside of Japan can use MediBang translation
*Limited to English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional).
- Entry Period
- Feb. 22th 2019 - 5:00 p.m. (JST) on May. 7th 2019
- Entry Format
- Must be in MDP, JPG or PNG format (Max. File Size: 30 MB)
・Original and complete story in one issue (Commercial magazine/ web publication work is prohibited).
・Maximum of 32 pages (including cover).
・Must be a complete manuscript (No Scenarios or Names).
・Both left-opening or right-opening manuscripts will be accepted.
※In the case of vertical orientation, each page must be segmented properly before submission).
・Works which have been awarded in previous contests, other than Medibang, will not be accepted.
- How to Enter
1. Register as a user on MediBang.
2. Click on Creators Submit here at the top of the MediBang website.
3. Click Submit on the MediBang Creators page.
4. Click on the Comics tab and then upload your file as a MDP, JPG or PNG.
5. Give your work a title, and add the tag「3rdMCPOmanga」 before publishing your work.
6. Click on Submit & Publish.
- Entries that are not in Japanese
- Entries that are in English, Korean, or Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) can be submitted as is. The MediBang translation team will handle them.
・Gold Prize: ¥200,000+award certificate+invitation to participate in awards ceremony+award (up to 1 work)
・Silver Prize: ¥150,000+award certificate+complimentary ticket to awards ceremony (Up to 1 work)
・Bronze Prize: ¥100,000+award certificate+complimentary ticket to awards ceremony (Up to 1 work)
・Judging committee special award (multiple): Award certificate+souvenir (a signed color board, books, etc)
・Effort Award (multiple): award certificate
※Delivery of invitations and complimentary tickets to awards ceremony will be arranged by Medibang! In the case of absence, please note that travel expenses cannot be redeemed as a cash prize.
- How to Claim the Prize
- The prize money will be sent to the entrant's MediBang account using their PayPal, or wired to their bank account (the winner will accept the responsibility of any associated wiring fees).
- By entering in this contest, you are agreeing to all the terms and conditions detailed in the Contest Rules, so please read them thoroughly before you enter.