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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Manga Jiman 2012 Competition Results

First prize winners, Sara Ferreira and Gisela Martins
First prize winners, Sara Ferreira and Gisela Martins. Photo: Embassy of Japan

The results of the Manga Jiman 2012 Competition were announced at a reception held at London's Embassy of Japan on 8th February. The major manga-writing competition, now in its sixth year, continues to grow in popularity and unearth young, upcoming manga artists in the UK.

The first prize was awarded to Portuguese-born collaborators Sara Ferreira and Gisela Martins for their entry ‘I Love You’.

Moving House’, another collaboration but from husband and wife duo Susan and Steve Cook, received the runners-up prize while ‘Invidia’ by Katja Hammond was placed third.

Dounia Chanchorle won the prize for the most impressive Manga by an entrant aged between fourteen and sixteen for ‘The Lady In White’.

Manga Jiman 2012 Competition Results

I Love YouSara Ferreira and Gisela Martins
Moving HouseSusan and Steven Cook
InvidiaKatja Hammond
Ganbare, My SonWei Tran
The Boy Who FlewKieran Blue Walton
Saying and DoingDean McKnight and Jade Sarson
Sky RidersRhiannon Tate
A Comic BookJoshua Green
KumakopZuhaib Dalvi
Bon AppetitTammy Taylor
Special Prize for most
impressive Manga by
entrant aged 14-16
The Lady In WhiteDounia Chanchorle

Manga Jiman 2012 Exhibition: 11 February – 29 March 2013

Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in our special exhibition, Manga Jiman 2012: The Winners, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

Open weekdays 09:30 - 17:30, closed weekends
Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy.

The Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT

• For more updates on the competition please see


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