Shueisha’s online manga magazine Shonen Jump + has launched “PROJECT COMUC,” a collaboration project with Avex Entertainment. This project was born from the idea that Shonen Jump + with its “stories and pictures” and Avex with its “music” could combine their respective strengths to create a new format of entertainment contents by connecting manga (COMIC) and music (MUSIC).
In the first phase of the project, an artist from Shonen Jump + drew an illustration, and six young artists supported by Avex created a song to accompany the illustration. The six participating music artists are Ezoshika Gourmet Club, Crab Kani Club, Shukatsu Club, Chevon, zonji, and Haku. The participating manga artist is Ondoru Nukui, who debuted with Exorcism Overnight Fever, which won the Grand Prize at the 2021 Shonen Jump+ Next Generation Manga Awards.
The illustration by Ondoru Nukui:
Six lyric videos have already been posted on the YouTube’s Jump Channel. The winner, who gets the highest number of hits between January 14 and 30, will receive a cash prize of 1,000,000 yen (about 8,754 USD) and a commemorative illustration by Nukui. Which is your favorite song?
Ezoshika Gourmet Club “Esper”:
Crab Kani Club “At The Dennou City”:
Shukatsu Club “Emergency Call”:
zonji “playful painful world”:
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