Shonen Jump+ is putting on a reality show called MILLION TAG (available on YouTube) to find mangaka talent, and it premieres today. The winner gets some great prizes: not only will they be given 5 million yen (a bit over $45,000), but they’ll get their manga in Shonen Jump+, get it published as a book, and get an anime adaptation.
And it was just revealed that Netflix will be streaming the anime adaptation. And it won’t just be streaming in one country or a few, but everywhere Netflix is available.
Tatsuki Fujimoto of Chainsaw Man and Yuji Kaku of Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku were previously announced to be judges for the reality show’s final round, and it was announced that Netflix anime producer Kohei Obara will be joining them as a judge then.
Six different teams will be competing.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.