On Tuesday, Shueisha unveiled the “MANGA Plus Creators by SHUEISHA” app and website for users to contribute manga. In cooperation with the MediBang localization firm, the Shonen Jump+ editorial division manages the service.
Anywhere in the world, authors may submit their comics to an audience that includes Japanese readers. Both English and Spanish are supported by the service.
Manga Plus Creators by SHUEISHA also offers access to titles published through the MANGA Plus service.
Monthly manga awards will be presented by the service, with the Shonen Jump+ editorial staff serving as judges. Up to one million yen (about $7,200) in cash prizes will be given away by Shueisha, who will translate and post winning submissions on MANGA Plus and Shonen Jump+.
As a free digital newspaper featuring manga, the Shonen Jump+ app debuted in September 2014. Numerous manga, including Summer Time Rendering, Kaiju No. 8, Ghost Reaper Girl, and SPYFAMILY, are serialised on Shonen Jump+. Recently, Ayakashi Triangle relocated to Shonen Jump+. On July 13, the service also started serialising the second chapter of the manga Chainsaw Man.
The MANGA Plus service was introduced by Shueisha in January 2019 around the globe. This is Shueisha’s first international direct service venture. 6 million people use MANGA Plus on a regular basis. Internally, the Shonen Jump+ editorial division oversees MANGA Plus’s worldwide distribution.
The service debuted with 50 titles, including 13 finished programmes. Currently serialised manga from Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, Jump Square magazine, and the Shonen Jump+ service are updated by the service at the same time as they are made available in Japan. Manga that is presently being serialised also offers free access to the first and most recent chapters. The website’s advertisers pay the manga writers a part of their earnings.
The service’s regional limitations for all languages were eliminated in August of last year. Now, readers have the option of using the service in English, Spanish, Thai, Brazilian Portuguese, Indonesian, or Russian.
From 2023 on, every new manga series on the Shonen Jump+ app and website from Shueisha will debut concurrently in English on the MANGA Plus app, the editorial department stated in June.