MILLION TAG: Netflix secures planned Shonen anime

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VoD provider Netflix announced that it has secured the exclusive worldwide license to the “eventual” anime adaptation of the winning manga of the reality show “MILLION TAG”. As there is no winner yet, neither title nor content is currently known.

Shonen Jump+’s Manga Reality Show MILLION TAG


“MILLION TAG” is a “battle audition” show to find the “next star manga creator.” In addition to the anime on Netflix, the winner of the show will also get the opportunity to publish their manga on the “Shonen Jump+” magazine website. In addition, prize money of 5 million yen (about 37,855 euros) is promised.

The new reality show, which is to consist of a total of eight episodes, will launch today at 6:00 p.m. Japan time on the official YouTube channel of Shueisha’s “Weekly Shonen Jump” magazine.

Kohei Obara, anime producer of Netflix, will be a guest judge in the eighth episode. Writer and cartoonist Tatsuki Fujimoto, known for his shonen series “Chainsaw Man,” and “Hell’s Paradise” creator Yuuji Kaku will also be featured as guests in the finale.

“MILLION TAG” follows six teams, each consisting of an aspiring mangaka as well as an editor from Shueisha. They will have to compete against each other in four tasks. The show will be hosted by comedy trio YONSENTOSHIN and Ayane Sakura.


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