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Are you comics artist dreaming of your picture making history of Manga? This day has come.

Back in May,  Japan has launched online contest “Social Kingdom” for mass drawing of manga based on the series of Hara Yasuhisa “Kingdom” (http://www.tenmanga.com/book/KINGDOM.html)  . The project is devoted to the future adaptation of the popular historical manga, consisting of 26 volumes. Anybody registered with Twitter or Facebook can take a part in the drawing. Winners will be awarded prizes.


All 1153 pages of manga are displayed at the project’s site. The available pages, for which no one had started drawing yet, have only text with no images on them. Anybody who wants to participate, can choose any empty page and reserve it for 24 hours, in which period the drawing has to be made and picture uploaded. Participants are free to choose whether to paint on paper or using graphics editors, in color or black and white.

This Manga is a story of two boys living in an era of 500 year of war. Despite the fact that both of them are slaves, they seek to fulfill their dream of becoming “World’s Greatest Generals”.( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_(manga) )

Famous Japanese mangaka artists such as Takehiki Inoue (Vagabond) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takehiko_Inoue) and Hirohiki Araki (JoJo’s Bizarree Adventure) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirohiko_Arakiare ) are among other well known artists, who also taking part in this project, making their own illustrations.

Participants and spectators of the contest can vote for their favorite pictures, Most popular authors of the works will receive a specially made prize – “Tankobon” (a book of manga).

The winner of the first price will receive a magnified image of his drawings in a frame with  the manga author Yasuhisa Hara’s signature, as well as a bag of rice from his home prefecture of Saga.

To vote for the participants, as well as to monitor possible rating on this page, access by selecting the middle button on the bottom row.

Take part in the competition on the official site – http://socialkingdom.jp/

Hurry up! The contest will only run until August 1st,  2012.

Comments on: "Manga is Not a Fruit. Enter ‘Social Kingdom’ Now! – Comics Sketches Competition" (113)

  1. Hi there, thanks so much for popping by my blog and following it. It really means a lot, as every follower means more awareness for the Pro-Life shelters and the fabulous work they do. So, from the bottom of our hearts – Thank you.

    I am also really glad that it had me then pop over here to your blog, which I will now follow with interest. I love meeting people from all over the world and learning a little about their lives, interests and experiences.

    • You are welcome, and thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and write a comment. Means a lot to me too!! Cheers from NY!

  2. Hi NYP,
    Thanks for the follow, much appreciated.
    be good to yourself

  3. Manga is very cool – it used to remind me of big eyed velvet paintings but I have grown to appreciate a bit more! k.

    • Big eyed velvet… I actually agree with you – there are some similarities:). Thank you for finding a moment to read the post!

  4. Those manga drawings look great.

  5. NYP – Besides having an intro to Manga, I went on to see your last blog as well. The seven points are always interesting. One blogger did the 7 points every Friday for a number of months (nothing to do with awards) and she had us in stitches. Good for you that you are not neglecting your artistic side. You can be creative in sales, but artistic in music.

  6. Thank you for the visit.
    What an interesting post!

  7. Thank you for visiting my blog and follow it. Every time I’m enjoying manga much more, so I follow your interesting blog from now 🙂

  8. Thanks for the follow! And great post, might I add…
    This might be a bit off topic, but I was watching one of my favorite Youtubers recently (Phil DeFranco) and I found out about the new Sailor Moon series (one of my favorites growing up) that will be out next year.
    I know it’s not manga, but it is certainly in the same style. Thought you might like to know…

  9. Love Manga! Had been to Japan for a big Manga show 2 years ago!!! lol the price sounds attractive! but …. I can’t really draw… lol

  10. Firstly I came to complain about this strange thing that happened – I thought I’d been following your blog since the post about Russia’s got talent, and then I only realised now that I haven’t seen your posts for a long time and came by to check. Why is the reader (or my mind) playing tricks on me!
    Ok to the point now. Did you submit for the competition too?
    I was also reading your previous post about yourself. I think we’re pretty similar – day job that’s pretty usual and a life that starts when night falls. And I don’t sleep much, 3-4am is about right (that’s why I’m always online) and I wish my days would start at 10.30 in the morning instead of 8.. Only, my music/artworks/videos don’t go anywhere but my drawers 😦

    • Hey there. I am glad you came back!! To answer your question, I won’t be participating in the competition as I am not skilled in comics sketching department. In fact, I am not a professional painter or anything like that. I only draw in the shower, so to speak…LOL… And, hey, welcome to owl’s club!!:-)

  11. Excellent drawings! 🙂

  12. I have learned something new. Fascinating. Thanks for the visit to my blog. Look forward to seeing more of yours.

  13. Is it too late to start learning how to draw Manga?

  14. Great post! I was into manga and anime when I was younger! I still like it but I hardly have time to watch 🙂

  15. I am a One Piece fan, are you ?

  16. I’m not an artist, but do enjoy some of the art in manga. I find some of the art is sooo much better than the storyline.

    • Yes, some characters are so nicely drawn, that I want to meet them in person! LOL I guess, storyline is not as important then.;)

  17. You have a great post.thank you for following my site.Best regards. Jalal Michael

  18. jakesprinter said:

    You are so talented my friend i love your work 🙂

  19. My sister got me into manga. Can’t wait to check out these submissions!

  20. Reblogged this on EMPOWERED RESULTS ~ Creating A Difference In Our Communities… and commented:
    Hey you Anime Peeps reading my blog! Look what I came across on NY Parrot’s blog!

  21. Thank you for the follow and this looks like it would be a lot of fun.

  22. I’ve just been looking through your blog – you’ve got some great content! Thanks also for following my blog!

  23. Manga is not a fruit. Mango is. Lol. What a funny and catchy title!
    (When I was a kid, I used to be a Japanese manga fan too 😉
    And thanks for following my blog!

    • LOL… I am still discovering Manga… Thank you for your great comment. I am looking forward for more interaction, and inter-reading between us:).

  24. Thank you for visiting my blog and follow it, so I follow your blog. Look forward to seeing more of yours.

  25. Thank you for enlightening me about this contest in Japan!Even though we have never met formally I can sense that you are caring and sensitive person.I shall return to read more.Take Care!

    • That is a very kind and sensitive thing for you to say… I can sense that you are very thoughtful and giving person:). I am truly happy to make a new friend… Please come back, and I’ll do the same.

  26. Hi! I nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award. http://thebumblefiles.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/a-few-awards/ Best wishes!!

  27. It is so nice to have you visiting and following my blog. I really appreciate it. I hope you will enjoy each of your visits in my blog. 🙂
    Thank you again, and have a lovely day, my friend! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  28. It is my honor to share the One Lovely Blog Award with you! Stop by and pick it up if you like 🙂 http://wp.me/p2wxQT-9B

    • No away!!:-) You are a second person who had nominated my blog this last week. I am so honored and excited to be among the chosen ones!! Thank you SO VERY MUCH. I am so happy!:-) Congratulations on been awarded to you too! – I will have to find the time to accept the Awards appropriately. Please forgive me, it may take a little while, but I will absolutely do it! Big Hug!!

  29. I just dropped by saying thank you to comment in my article about my dog. To think of this article of yours is really impressive. I’m also an artist although I have to admit that I am projecting my artwork as well.

  30. Wanted to thkyu for visiting my blog and I’m so glad you did. Your Manga story is of real interest to my son and I have told him about it. I will come back later and read more of your past blogs. Again thankyou for both. Leanne

    • You are very welcome:-). I am so happy there’s an interest out there for this competition! Good luck to your son if he decides to participate!

  31. I love anime & mangas they tell interesting and more complex stories than their American counterparts. It’s a shame I don’t draw well or I’d throw (ok, maybe I would just draw it) my hat into the ring! If they get it done I’m sure it’ll will be great to watch!

  32. I am honored to nominate you for The Sisterhood of the World Award! Please pick-up your award at http://www.grandmothermusings.com . Copy and Paste the Award to your blog and follow the rules of acceptance. I wish you many blessings. Congratulations!! 🙂

    • Thank you SO very much, BigSmile! You put a huge smile on my face!!:-) I appreciate the award, the thought, and your friendship. I will have to find time to appropriately accept this honor, but I absolutely WILL!! Thank you again. God Bless you and everyone you love!

  33. Thanx for stopping by and signing up to follow my blog. It looks like you’ve found several others to follow recently. I’m the president of the Late Owl Club. I’m not into Manga, but I see your earlier posts are varied and interesting. I hope you continue to find mine interesting and entertaining as well.

  34. Very cool. Manga is quite complex

  35. Cool contest! Though I’d never be able to draw manga. My son has just gotten into it though. He is reading the Oshimbo series which is all about food and cooking. lol

  36. The artwork posted here is excellent. I’ve drawn some manga (for my own amazement, not for anything else) … and have displayed the manga that some of my students have drawn.

    • Are you, guys, participating in this competition? You should! Maybe you could sketch something collectively!? Thank you for commenting!

      • My drawings are in pencil, and colored in pencil. One manga artwork I’ve posted is from a student I had about 5 years ago. She is exceptional and I would be surprised if she were not engaged in this professionally by now.
        But thank you for the suggestion. I must update my art skills.

      • Hey, I am glad you enjoyed the post. Maybe one of your students will go for it and win it?!:)

  37. The manga pics are so cool. I draw, but not really at that level, in that style. Interesting though. k.

  38. So where is the link for your entries? 🙂

    • I don’t know how to draw Manga. I am just a messenger.:) I can sketch a little bit, but I am more into writing songs. Thank you for stopping by. I am glad to found a moment to look around here. Cheers!

  39. Thanks for following. I know people who are obsessed with Manga,Naruto and so on. Cool.

  40. Always an interesting post to be found on here– I don’t know if you get into the awards on wordpress or not, but I nominated your blog for an award– More info can be found here: http://mysteriesofthewasteland.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/one-lovely-blog-award-nomination/
    Enjoy the day & keep up the great work!

    • Thank you so very much:-). I’ve been nominated again!! I can’t believe it. WOW! THANK YOU!! I am straggling with my schedule at this time, but planning on accepting all the Awards properly in the near future. I will be back to your blog for more reading! Have a fantastic day!:-)

  41. Hello.
    I enjoy your blog and nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.
    You can go to my blog and check out the “rules.”
    I was happy to tell others about your blog!
    Go to Versatile Blogger Award.

    • Thanks a Million, I am very humbled to receive yet anther Award Nomination. I will accept properly when time allows. Thank you SO much! I greatly appreciate you nominating me. God Bless!

  42. Just stopped in to say hello? New posts coming soon?

    • Hey there, pleasure to see you on our side:-). I’ll be back for more of your writings. And yes, I am working on more posts – life can be so hectic;). Thank you for encouraging me!

  43. I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award. It is here – http://filmphotographyisnotdead.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/2nd-blog-award/


    • Thank you, Ricardo. I feel very honored to be included into the group of bloggers you’ve nominated. I will get to the acceptance post as son as my schedule allows. I wish I could just do it right away:). My warm thanks to you for your thoughtfulness! Aloha!

  44. A very good source of Manga & Anime is on DailyMotion.com. They are the #2 Video Sharing Site in The World.

  45. Thanks for a great post (with lots of wonderful links!) Made for a great read 🙂

  46. Wow, the skill of some of the artists that took part is absolutely amazing!

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