Shueisha, operator of the manga magazine app “Shonen Jump +”, and Netflix, the world’s largest video distribution service, will be distributing an audition program for the new manga award “MILLION TAG” from July 2nd.
“MILLION TAG” is a new manga award that Shueisha is holding to discover the next generation of star manga artists. The winner will receive a cash prize of 5 million yen, a guaranteed serialization in Shonen Jump+, a comic book release, and anime production.
With the recent announcement, the rewards will now include “the production and distribution of an anime to the world per Netflix”, making the Manga Award even larger in scale.
Today, July 2, from 6:00 p.m., the “MILLION TAG” manga artist discovery battle audition program will be broadcast on the “JUMP CHANNEL” YouTube channel, following six groups of manga artists and editors as they compete in the final round of this manga award, aiming to win.
The first episode of the eight-part series starts with the announcement of the combination of new manga artists and editors who will be teaming up, and the real interactions between the manga artists and editors that unfold after the announcement of the first task will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of creating a manga.
YouTube Channel (in Japanese): https://youtu.be/5nJJfxvsHLM