Results - Jump’s Universal Manga Contest - MediBang!

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Runner-up(¥300,000 and Publication in Jump Plus or in a special edition of Jump)

欧树坤、廖裕斌/丧丧罗

Summary

A container of life is something that only some humans have when they are born... Sousoumaru was living under constant oppression at the very bottom of a world that was transformed due to the power of the container of life. To change the cutthroat world and make people happy, Sousoumaru will aim for the sky...!

Masashi Kishimoto's Comments

The idea of an item called a “container of life” is interesting and this is a story that used that idea well. The characters and their incredible growth are drawn well and the dialogue at important turning points are done well too. It will get even better if they further improve their drawing skills.

Finalists(¥50,000)

  • Summary

    Taotao Chen is a young man that longs to be the hero of justice named Thumb Man. Then one day, the teacher shouts at Taotao as per usual calling him a good-for-nothing student and the mysterious transfer student, Liu, gives him a book. The book is called Mental Health and it seems like it’s made for kids...?!

    Masashi Kishimoto's Comments

    The story has a good hook and drama unfolds after it draws you in. The character is bright and likable, the drawings are well done and the character's expressions are richly drawn. However, the organization of the scenes and explanations of the characters are lacking which may make it feel a bit abrupt.

  • Summary

    In the 38th year of the Meiji period, a young girl named Haru is born without sight. To a young girl left in harsh conditions without long to live, it’s as though there was a “song” like a wolf’s howl.

    Masashi Kishimoto's Comments

    I think that there were things that they wanted to convey, but weren't expressed well. It would be even better if the character’s growth was shown in the manga, rather than being told as a narration at the beginning. The last part seems unfinished, so I want to see that the end is included in it.

  • Creator
    Darkness

    Summary

    Agent Vu Tuyet Mai lost the love of her life due to a freak accident. But, the man that was considered to be dead continued to live on, despite his body being separated into parts for use in the research of immortality...

    Masashi Kishimoto's Comments

    In regard to the drawings, the backgrounds were carefully drawn.They are realistic and likable, however the depictions of the characters are rigid. The ideas are well prepared, but there is no change to the depiction of the characters psychology which makes them weak.

  • Summary

    Hyojeong goes to an art school. She has problems with her family, but becomes close with an instructor at the school named Gyeongsu...?!

    Masashi Kishimoto's Comments

    The simple drawings and story are enjoyable. I won’t say too much, but the troubles that the character has are naturally well expressed. It’s not showy, but I’m interested in what happens next. The kids are cute. It’s a bit of an ordinary work.

  • Creator
    果果
    Title
    INKER

    Summary

    There are creatures in this world that transcend the five senses and can’t be perceived. Those creatures transmit things that bring terror to humans... Xuan Lan dreams of becoming a character designer and was living an ordinary life with no knowledge of those beings, but then one day he picks up a mysterious bottle of ink at the building where he has an interview?!

    Masashi Kishimoto's Comments

    The drawings are good, but it doesn’t feel like there’s movement which might be because the way that it’s drawn is close to tracing. I found it interesting that the character who came out of the drawing had a different design than the feel of the world. However, I feel like the main character is persuaded much too quickly. I wanted the main character’s tenacity and the end of the story to be linked together.

  • Creator
    waicomics
    Title
    隋唐札異

    Summary

    The story takes place in an ancient empire. Raojin Cheng aims to be a soldier and goes to a noble family. Then he goes to battle with rebels...?!

    Masashi Kishimoto's Comments

    The drawings were carefully done and the effort really shows. There is a light-heartedness to the characters, but they seem overly typical. It also makes the development of the story easy to predict. The ideas for weapons were well thought out. I’d like to see the movement drawn a little more smoothly.

General Opinion

There are many artists who drew works with a lot of energy and I enjoyed seeing the various styles. The artists have different visions of the world in their stories and there were distinct ways that their characters were presented, but there was no particular character that stood out to me. The artist's culture and background were reflected in the works and that made selecting them enjoyable.

Honorable Mentions

  • Summary

    In a town where a lot of machines live, a young boy named Gaku and his grandfather sell hand-made umbrellas. But, something strange is going on in this town...?!

    Editorial Department's Comments

    The action is good and flashy. The story proceeds with a lack of explanation as to the worldview and main character, so it becomes difficult to empathize with it.

  • Creator 特文
    Title FREE HAND

    Summary

    Palette Ink is a new technology that pushed Japan’s GDP to the number one spot in the world. The reason behind the frequent murders by dismemberment is...?!

    Editorial Department's Comments

    The work is very appealing, the depictions are realistic and the layout was carefully done. The idea is very interesting so I’d like to see it drawn until the end.

  • Creator 石井 亮祐
    Title サボ店長

    Summary

    Yoshiko Tateshima goes to an interview for a part-time job at a flower shop. There she meets the owner who is a cactus in human form...

    Editorial Department's Comments

    The tempo is good and the jokes that made use of the characteristics of the cactus were excellent and interesting. Please try to create characters that will be loved by more people next time.

  • Creator bigson
    Title JOONO

    Summary

    Joono is a beast man and a bounty hunter. In order to save his friend, Baqie, who is at the point of death, Joono will break into the den of the mafia for the “King’s Heart”, an item that can save his friend.

    Editorial Department's Comments

    The exceptionally cool action scenes are excellent. I also felt the cool appeal of the the rabbit man, Joono. It would have been an even better story if there was a bit more of a coherent ending.

  • Creator Tpiu

    Summary

    Christmas is on its way and Santa is very busy. In the midst of it, an elf named Ronce who was not selected to deliver presents secretly gets into the sleigh, but he ends up separated from everyone else. Next he meets a young man named Hugo who hates Christmas, but Hugo has a big problem?!

    Editorial Department's Comments

    The astounding drawing ability and direction made the ability to depict the fantasy world the best part. The story is well organized, but I wanted to see the scenes between Ronce and Hugo where they gradually open up to each other drawn a bit more carefully.

  • Summary

    In the era of the gold standard, a man named “The Gold” turns everything that he touches into gold. In the middle of a quest for strength, a hand maker of the Red Phosphorous group appears in search of a strong person! In a fierce battle, his arm is stolen by a poor young boy?!

    Editorial Department's Comments

    The great skill of the artist in making the story easy to read was well-communicated in the carefully done drawings, easy to read panel layouts, impressive fight scenes, and in the good tempo of the comedy. However, I wanted a bit more of a scheme to the main character’s terrifying ability and overwhelming strength.

  • Creator +Z

    Summary

    In the year 2018, several new planets have been discovered. Then strange creatures with white wings come to Earth...

    Editorial Department's Comments

    The people’s feelings towards the strange creatures were drawn in a realistic manner. The important scenes were narrowed down and it was easy to read. However, I think that it is unfinished as a one-shot so I wanted battles scenes to be shown as well.

  • Creator josenevado
    Title Wolfpack

    Summary

    One day, a female date robot found a baby and picked it up. The child she named Lucky has grown and now he’s going on a journey to save the machine mother that raised him.

    Editorial Department's Comments

    The design is cute, and the ideas for the weapons and world are fantastic. I think the use of effects such as tones would bring out more depth in the story.