GeekSmash is partnering with The Otaku Box, an anime themed subscription crate with personalization, to announce a contest for manga creators. This contest gives a rare chance for independent artists to be featured in The Otaku Box’s monthly crate with physical or digital copies of their titles. In addition, The Otaku Box will feature the creators’ works in their bi-weekly email, numbering in the tens of thousands.


Here are details of the contest:

  • Manga needs to be in English
  • Submissions can be in black-and-white or color
  • Single issues or compilations/anthologies are both welcome
  • Four winners will be selected

Joe Delbridge, CEO of GeekSmash says of the collaboration;

“Helping independent creators is at the core of the Otaku Box’s values, which is why this contest is so important to them. Not only will the inclusion of manga add value for their subscribers, it gives a rare opportunity for deserving creators to have their works read by a large audience. Through sharing the creators’ work with The Otaku Box subscribers, they’re introducing fun, new content that they may not have found otherwise and we’re all very excited about this project!”

With an eye toward growth, but also toward increasing the value of their service, The Otaku Box is looking to the future with this initiative. Offering manga content by independent creators gives The Otaku Box a unique edge in the current subscription crate marketplace, as they are the only service offering this unique blend of Japanese themed products for otakus worldwide.


The Otaku Box began as a dream to bring anime themed goodies to otakus around the world. Recognizing that there was a demand for these hard-to-come-by products that was not yet being met, The Otaku Box was born, utilizing the booming subscription crate model. By including personalization options, The Otaku Box has become a truly unique service. Always on the lookout for something new and fun to bring value to the brand and to subscribers, The Otaku Box is confident that their manga creator contest is a step in the right direction!

To enter the contest, submit your information via the Google Form at this address:

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