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TOKYOPOP? Announces Newest Rising Stars of Manga Competition Winners! :: :: Where Anime News and Reviews Matters

TOKYOPOP has announced the winners of their fifth Rising Stars of Manga competition. In addition to monetary prizes and publication in TOKYOPOP's upcoming Rising Stars of Manga Vol. 5 graphic novel anthology, all winners will be invited 'to pitch and score their own future book deals with TOKYOPOP'.

Grand Prize winner, Mail Order Ninja, a hilarious tale about a boy and his pet ninja, was created by the dynamic team of writer Joshua Elder (age 24) from Chicago and artist Erich Owen (age 26), an illustrator from Knoxville, TN. Elder and Owen will split $2,500 and fight over the Grand Prize trophy in mortal combat. When alerted to the news, Joshua was heard to remark: "This is about the coolest thing that has ever happened to me... Especially considering that I totaled my car this morning!"

The ultra-cerebral story of people and their personal demons, Baggage, created by student Roald Mu?oz (age 20) of Naperville, IL, took the Second Place nod: $1,500 in booty and a commemorative trophy.

Third Place, Can I Sit Here? takes readers inside the head of an angst-riddled teen grappling with indecision. Created by George Alexopoulos (age 19) a video store clerk from Tenafly, N.J., this entry earned a $1,000 prize and a trophy to boot...

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