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    Runner-up Madeleine Rosca's "Hollow Fields". (click for full size)

    July 11, 2007 - The International Manga Prize. A Japanese minister and manga fan has instituted a prize competition for manga drawn outside Japan, and the first awards ceremony has just concluded. In this news report, two of the winners are shown. A short tour of an anime studio and a manga publishing house are included. One of the winners, Tasmanian artist Madeleine Rosca, is interviewed in depth. I hope airfare to and from Japan was included for the finalists! Madeleine's blog:
    Two examples of Shanghai-made Chinese animation, the first from an adventure story by a state-run animation studio; the second a children's comedy. Note the lack of proportion or perspective in the second.
    Anime cannot penetrate Chinese market. China has instituted blocks to the showing of Japanese anime on Chinese TV, making it difficult for anime to be marketed to China. This news segment shows two examples of Chinese animation. One is obviously a good quality animation, the second might be included as an example of how poor some of the Chinese domestic animation can be. During the feature, it is mentioned that China produced over 1300 hours of animation in 2006, and that this figure is close to the number of hours of anime produced in Japan in 2005. This statistic is one I have been trying to find for a long time. Put another way, it means that at least 3.5 hours of anime is produced every day, 7 days a week, in Japan. That means that there is enough new anime to totally fill up daily prime time TV, every day, forever, with new animation. The feature goes on to describe the Chinese restrictions and shows a Chinese animation studio, and short interviews.

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    From MR, location Australia or New Zealand, date Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 05:24:20
    Hi Barbara, thanks for posting this online! I didn't look as bad as I thought I would, but I looked as nervous as I expected...:p People always spell my name wrong...But I'm glad you're interested in the manga, and put this clip up.
    And yes, the airfare was included, which is good, because it's very expensive from Australia. Thanks again!
    From Bob Trueman, location Central USA, date Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 18:04:15
    Wonderful! There's so much content out there I tend to ignore it all. My wife reads the newspapers and picks out things I might find of interest. Now you're doing the same thing for the net. Please keep it up. Please feel my comments are shareable if you feel the need.

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