Mangaka contest

The only European contest that awards contestants with the chance to study manga in Japan!

The first prize is a three-week study trip to Tokyo oganised by the European Manga Academy, in cooperation with the Tokyo Designer Gakuin and with professional manga artists, assistants, editors, and animators.

Draw your way to Japan!

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14 pages to win…

1st place: a three-week study-trip to Japan organised by the European Manga Academy

Depending on the edition, the following prizes may also be awarded: Kasa Obake manga series by Shockdom, Manga Technique manuals by Euromanga® Edizioni, licences for Clip Studio Paint, Pébéo art sets, exclusive boxes of I-C and .Too Marker professional materials.

2nd place: professional art materials by Pentel

3rd place: Manga Summer School® weekly manga course in Tuscany


European Manga Academy

Art Academy dedicated to manga technique and traditional animation.

The school is based in Italy and France and organises both introductory classes and a three-year degree course in manga and animation.

Euromanga Publishing

Publisher specialising in technical manuals for Japanese manga, established to promote European manga authors alongside Japanese professionals.

Tokyo Designer Gakuin

Tokyo Art Academy dedicated to graphic arts, manga, animation, cinema and voice acting.

Pentel Italia

Italian subsidiary of the Japanese company Pentel, manufacturer of materials and tools for art and calligraphy.


Japanese company that developed the renowned Clip Studio Paint software.


Leading Italian publisher in innovation and comics.
A reference point for Italian manga authors, both in Italy and abroad.


Historic French producer of colours and fine art tools.

Too Marker Products Inc.

Manufacturer of Copic, the world’s most famous professional markers.

I-C Inc.

Leading manufacturer of screentones and tools for manga professionals.

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