The results of the Manga Jiman 2016 Competition were announced at a reception held at the Embassy of Japan on Friday 10 February 2017. Now in its tenth year, Manga Jiman continues to grow in popularity as a comic-writing competition which unearths the brightest, most talented artists in the UK. Entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme of ‘Sights of Japan’. 

The first prize was awarded to Ami Clark for her entry ‘Views of Japan’.


‘God’s Island’, by Shangomola Edunjobi, received the runners-up prize while ‘Views of Sakura’ by Pamela Lokhun was placed third.


The full list of winners is as follows:

Position Title of Manga Entrant
1st Views of Japan Ami Clark
2nd God’s Island Shangomola Edunjobi
3rd Views of Sakura Pamela Lokhun
4th Click Aamir Zaheer
5th Foodventure Dalila Trovoada
6th Silk Elizabeth Reed
7th Coming to Life Huy Hoang
8th Scroll Ira Tang
9th Speed and Flight Keith Jenkins
10th Ordinary Life Limits Ewan Gallagher
Youth Prize Dreams of the Past,
Hope for the Future
Adeline Kwok
Yonkoma Manga
The Travels of Sushi Katharine Marshall
Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in our special exhibition, Manga Jiman 2016: The Winners, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

Exhibition at the Embassy of Japan

Manga Jiman Exhibition: Open until 31 March 2017

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 further information and updates on the competition, please see and

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