Kodansha Manga Scout Fes – Honorable Mention

3 Jun

The final results of the Kodansha Manga Scout Fes were recently announced: Aiwa’s one-shot manga Hatsukoi received an Honorable Mention!

Hatsukoi - cover

Hatsukoi_p4 Hatsukoi_p5

『初恋』by アイワ: read it here (you must have a pixiv account to read it)

Kodansha Manga Scout Fes was a contest held by pixiv and Kodansha’s 5 magazines to offer the chance to debut as a comic artist. According to pixiv, the winners were selected from over 1000 different entries! They selected one Grand Champion Winner, five Champions (one winner for each magazine) and 40 Honorable Mentions. You can view the full list of awarded comics here.

Aiwa’s awarded manga is called Hatsukoi, which means “first love” in English. It has a total of 16 pages + a cover, and has the peculiarity of being a comic without text.



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