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Manga Pandemic Web Exhibition

Manga Pandemic Web Exhibition Deadline: Jan. 31, 2024

Theme: Pandemic’, ‘peace’ and ‘pandemic + peace’ themed manga or illustrations

This online exhibition is the fourth installment of the well-received "Manga Pandemic Web Exhibition" series held every year since 2020.


The theme of this exhibition is how we humans are facing the Coronavirus as it continues to spread around the world. To harness the unrestricted power of expression and international expansion of manga for this project we have sought submissions and published the artwork online.


In the past three installments, we received a total of over 2459 artwork submissions from 601 groups, representing 123 countries and regions around the world.


Therefore, for a 4th time, we would once again like to invite submissions on the theme of ‘pandemic’ for a new installment of the exhibition.

In addition, like last year, we are also inviting works on the theme of ‘peace’ this year.


Submission guidelines:

‘Pandemic’, ‘peace’ and ‘pandemic + peace’ themed manga or illustrations.

Size, Shape:

Any size and shape are welcome.


File requirements:

Please submit in JPEG format with the file not exceeding 10MB. Resolution should be at least 2000 pixels on the longest side.



Japanese or English. We will attach a Japanese-English translation for the exhibition if necessary.



Either monochrome or color is acceptable.


Submission method:


Please send your submission by email. Please include:

(1) The theme of your work ‘pandemic’/‘peace’/’pandemic+peace’ (2) Your name (pen name is acceptable), including notation in the Roman alphabet if your name is written in another script. (3) Title of your work (Japanese and English) (4) Nationality (5) Date of production, and (6) Your contact information (email address and phone number). Details 1-5 will be open to the public.



Applications are open to both professionals and amateurs, living inside or outside of Japan.


 Submission deadline:

Saturday, 31 January 2024


Submissions and enquiries:

Kyoto Seika University International

Manga Research Center c/o Mr. Ito.


 E-mail address:




- We cannot offer any form of monetary reward or remuneration. This is a not-for-profit project.

- Copyright is retained by the creator, but images of the work may be used for publicity (including on SNS) or may be included in business reports. In addition, unless the executive committee determines it to be ‘exceptional commercial use’, the work may be used as an exhibit in another exhibition.

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