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Niconico Holds Naruto Fanart Contest

In commemoration of the release of two new Naruto light novels, video streaming site niconico has teamed up with Pixiv to run a fan art contest.

The contest is broken up into two sections: in the first, contestants are asked to illustrate a character or scene that appears in the light novel series Hiden and Shinden. In the second section, entitled “free illustration,” contestants can simply draw a favorite character.

Winners of the contest, which ends November 23, will have their works displayed at Shonen Jump Festa, which takes place December 19 and 20. Three winners of the free illustration section will win a signed illustration from Naruto author Masashi Kishimoto, and eight winners from the Hiden and Shinden section will win a Kishimoto-signed copy of the new light novels.

As long as you can work your way through the Japanese menus, it appears anyone with a niconico account can upload art, so get cracking!

Source: Anime Anime


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Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.