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The Global Manga Initiative





We are very excited to announce the Global Manga Initiative X Ensoku Manga Cross-Animation Event! 

 The Global Manga Initiative (G.M.I.), the free network annually awarding $5000 to the best manga-style webcomics around as voted on by fans! 
Ensoku Manga, where manga-style webcomics are transformed into animated, fully-voiced motion comics!

 For the first time, two original manga networks will be working together in order to bring an exciting opportunity to creators! 

The top-ranking
featured comic on G.M.I. will have the chance to be transformed into a Motion Comic by Ensoku! What is a Motion Comic? Essentially, your work will be turned into an animated video, complete with music, Japanese voice-actors from the Say-U! app, and English subtitles. Somewhat similar to an anime! If you have ever had an interest in seeing your work animated, now is your chance! 


Here is an example of a finished Motion Comic:

“Chocolate Mansion” 

by Hidenori Takahashi, Kengo Kasai and Shohe Yamaguch

The voting will take place on this page, and will include all of the Featured Series currently on the G.M.I. Roster right now! The voting will last until June 1st, 2016, at which point the highest-voted comic will be put in-contact with Ensoku to have their work animated. The final video will be promoted on both the G.M.I. and Ensoku pages!! 

In order to keep the number of considered-works manageable, only the comics currently on the official G.M.I. Roster can participate. So if you don't see your work on the vote page, unfortunately, it cannot be considered for this event.  

But don't fret! The G.M.I. Roster is competitive, and changes every three months, and we are interested in running more collaborative animation events like these future in-order to reward hard-working creators! So there is always the chance of being considered in the future! 

So please vote for the comic you would like to see animated! And don't forget to check out the Global Manga Initiative and Ensoku-Manga!


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mangaotenba Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
can fan-manga become anime as well?
GMI-Manga Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
What do you mean?
AltairSky Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! Do you accept fan-manga or do you only accept completely original works?
GMI-Manga Featured By Owner May 10, 2016
Fan works are welcome on the site, but they can't be added to the G.M.I. Roster or Awards since those are for original works.
AltairSky Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ChaotixAlex320 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Hi, I commented this somewhere else but I think it will be heard here. I signed up for the GMI webpage, but it won't send the confirmation email to my inbox.

I already put in everything I needed, but it still won't send. Anything you can do to help? :)
GMI-Manga Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
Hey Alex,

Yeah we're currently changing our email bot over to another service and having some trouble with the change. Sorry for the inconvinience; things should be fixed in a few days. Regards!

-Sincerely, the G.M.I. Crew
Edowaado Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I've been trying to sign up on your webpage, but I can not click the register button. I've had this issue for quite a while now. 

I live in denmark, but it seems to require a US zip code. Anything you can do to help? : )
GMI-Manga Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Hey Edowaado,

The US Zip Code is not required to sign-up; the register button should become active once you enter a Username, password, valid email and check the "I'm not a robot" entry. If that doesn't work, please try the following:

-Empty your Cache; a common trick used to solve website-related issues. The specifics of how to do this depend on your browser, but most have the option in the same tab used to clear browser history.

-Enter any random assortment of numbers in the ZIP code section; we have heard a few users were able to get around the problem this way.

Sorry for the inconvenience; we're working on an update to improve the site all-around and the login will be one of the first things we tackle.

Let us know if you need additional aide with getting onto the site. Cheers!

-Sincerely, the G.M.I. Crew
ChaotixAlex320 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
I've been able to register, but it won't send the confirmation email to my inbox. Can you help?
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