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Congrats to our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries. Click the thumbnails to view the full size mangas.

First Place: John Jennings
John Jennings's Manga Contest winning entry - click for full size

2nd Place: Ricardo M. Ferreira
Ricardo Ferreira's Manga Contest entry - click for full size

3rd Place: Marc McKenzie
Marc McKenzie's Manga Contest entry - click for full size

Manga Drawing Contest

In 2009 J-Pop World held a Manga Drawing Contest from September 3-20 to illustrate an incident described in our Ray-Law Interview. Here was the scene:

"One day when I was on the stage during a performance the Japanese Yakuza (Mafia) came to the club and made a fuss and got into a scuffle. As soon as my male rap partner and the Yakuza man started to fight, I jumped on the Yakuza man. I got punched as he said "Stay away! Ugly monkey girl!" Then it became a sloppy big melee. At the end I was furious and I said "You are the worst for beating on a woman! I'll never forgive you!" I was so mischievous and feared nothing."

Congrats to John Jennings for his winning entry and we hope you enjoy your prize of $100 in free music downloads from JapanFiles.com. Note: mangas are read from right to left.

John Jennings's Manga Contest winning entry - click for full size

Special thanks also to Ricardo M. Ferreira and Marc McKenzie for their excellent entries. Great job!

You can find all the original info about the contest below.


Got some skill at drawing manga or just want to give it a shot? Here's your chance to have your creation appear at J-Pop World and win $100 in free music downloads from JapanFiles.com.

The Scenerio

You will be drawing a recreation of an incident the female rapper Ray-Law describes in her upcoming interview at J-Pop World. Here goes:

"One day when I was on the stage during a performance the Japanese Yakuza (Mafia) came to the club and made a fuss and got into a scuffle. As soon as my male rap partner and the Yakuza man started to fight, I jumped on the Yakuza man. I got punched as he said "Stay away! Ugly monkey girl!" Then it became a sloppy big melee. At the end I was furious and I said "You are the worst for beating on a woman! I'll never forgive you!" I was so mischievous and feared nothing."

The Specs

Your manga should be a single picture around 1000 px by 1000 px. It should look like its two pages in a manga publication. Remember, mangas are drawn so the reader reads from right to left, so the action starts in the upper right corner and moves to the left!

Here are some pics of Ray-Law to base her character on. The rest is up to you.

Ray-Law pics for Manga Contest

The Pay Off

The winning entry will appear in Ray-Law's interview at J-Pop World, along with your credit, and that lucky winner will receive $100 in free music downloads from JapanFiles.com. All other entries deemed worthy will be posted in the contest page.

The Deadline

All entries must be in by midnight, September 20, 2009 (Sunday night). You can send them to either comments@j-popworld.com or to our MySpace page. Please put "manga contest" in the subject line along with the name you want in your credit plus any link you want to include.

Got it? Then ready... set... manga!!!!


You can leave your comments about our contest at the following link: Manga Contest Comments.