The results of SMA9 are now in! With no clear Grand Prix winner, the judging panel, consisting of legendary manga creators Tetsuo Hara (Fist of the North Star; Fist of the Blue Sky), Tsukasa Hojo (City Hunter; Angel Heart), Ryuji Tsugihara (Yoroshiku Mechadoc; Restore Garage 251) and COAMIX CEO Nobuhiko Horie, agonized over the entries and settled on awarding the GP Runner Up Award to 4 amazingly crafted manga.

Fisherman Tales (by joao eddie from Brazil), Sleepy Rock Z (by Paco Puente from Ecuador), Together (by RIZA aL ASSAMI from Indonesia) and sorry mr. bear (by the Millennium from Malaysia) all took the top spot as GP Runner Up Award winners, earning each creator a cash prize of 300,000 JPY each!

With the themes “Fairness, Respect and Teamwork”, SMA9 sought out to channel the essence of the Olympics in anticipation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. So with 505 submissions from 59 countries, we feel the Silent Manga Community reflected this unifying spirit beautifully.

ABOUT SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Now in it’s 9th Round with an additional 3 Extra Rounds, the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® is an international manga competition that aims to discover, support and ultimately publish the work of manga creators from around the world. With a judging panel consisting of some Manga’s greatest names, the competition is the biggest of its kind with a firm mission to make manga GLOBAL!

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