The 17th Manga Jiman Competition Results

img1 1st Place: Edward Taylor
img2 2nd Place: Louis Hey
img3 3rd Place: Rachael Yelding
On Friday 22 March 2024, the Embassy hosted a reception to announce the results of the 17th Manga Jiman and Yonkoma Competitions. In the competitions, entrants were tasked with crafting short stories revolving around the theme ‘Forward’. This is the 17th year that the Manga Jiman Competition continues to gain traction as a premier comic-writing competition spotlighting the finest artistic talents across the UK. The upcoming exhibition at the Embassy will show the winning entries of the 17th competition from Thursday 29 March to the end of April.

Watch the Awards Ceremony here.

Full List of Winners

Position Title of Manga Entrant
1st St. Jerome 2.0 Edward Taylor
2nd My Mom Louis Hey
3rd Stay Forward Rachel Yelding
4th Forward I go to a peaceful new world Emmanuel Ojo and Camex Udeh
5th & Youth Prize Healed Wounds Riyad Meddour
6th CHICHI!!! Emmanuel Nnanna
7th Free Time Hayley Jennings
8th Rivers of Time Aya Burbanks
9th All Systems Go Luis Emmanuel De Vera
10th THE WEIGHT OF A PURPOSE Damian Eugenio Trigo Guillen


Yonkoma Youth The Forward Strike Cornelius Brandreth
Yonkoma 14+ Summer Holiday Tami Richards

Manga Jiman: The Winners' Exhibition

Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in our special exhibition, Manga Jiman 2023.

Thursday 28 March – Wednesday 22 May 2024 (Extended!)
Open weekdays 10:00 - 17:30, closed weekends
The Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT

Advance tickets: book a timeslot here.
Admission free. Walk-ins are welcome but a form of photographic ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy.

Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all participants of the competition, as well as our esteemed sponsors, whose support we deeply appreciate. For the latest updates on future competitions, be sure to follow us on social media or visit the Manga Jiman official website.