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Posted Apr 10, 2017 16:02 (GMT +7)

Wedge Holdings: Notice of Asian's Largest Illustration Contest "Illustrator Contest Asia"

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wedge Holdings CO., LTD. (JASDAQ: 2388) will host an illustration contest called “Illustrator contest Asia” in Mongolia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.

The concept of contest is “The Gate to the World for Asian talents.” The main purpose of contest is to find talented creators in these countries. Our group companies and we will give full support of promotion and marketing for these talented creators worldwide.

We take advantage of accomplishments in contents filed over the years and expansion in Asian countries to find hidden talents such as illustrators in Asia.


Illustrator contest Asia First round

  • Application period: 6 April 2017 - 1 July 2017
  • Result announcement date: 31 July 2017
  • Panel of judges: Akira Itou (Japanese), Anan Thitakom (Thai), Nambaral Erdenebayar (Mongolian)
  • Result announcement: official website
  • Host: Wedge Holdings CO., LTD., Brain Navi (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Official website:
    * Please refer to official website for latest information

Profile of judges

logoAkira Itou (Japanese)
An original writer of “CARDFIGHT!! Vanguard” which is very popular in Asia and North America. His comic works became films and broadcasted all over the world.

Anan Thitakom (Thai)
Over 20 years of career in comic, he is filed and positioned as No.1 in Thailand and also entrusted with X-men works (Thai version) by Marvel Comic.

Nambaral Erdenebayar (Mongolian)
Received the highest award at 8th international Manga Award in 2015.


Illustrator contest Asia First round
Application period: 6 April 2017 - 1 July 2017
Result announcement date: End of July 2017

Illustrator contest Asia Second round
Application period: 1 August 2017 - 1 November 2017
Result announcement date: End of November 2017

Illustrator contest Asia Third round
Application period: 1 November 2017 - 31 December 2017
Result announcement date: End of January 2018

Illustrator contest Asia Championship
Vote start: 1 March 2018
Result announcement date: End of March 2018

The awards ceremony of “Illustrator contest Asia championship” will take place in Japan.

* The schedules are subject to change over time.
* Please refer to official website for latest information.

View this news release and multimedia online at:

Contact info for inquiries regarding Illustrator contest Asia:
Wedge Holdings CO., LTD.
Mr. Koji Matsumoto
Card game division
Brain Navi (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
MR. Tanatorn Suratinaitham
Contact for general inquiries:
Wedge Holdings CO., LTD.
Yasuhiro Kotake, +81-3-6225-2207
IR Representative

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