Akiko the bounty huntress has set her sights on a new target, the richest man in the world, Baron Von Strix. But things take a weird turn as she somehow ends up as the new babysitter for his son.
Once Upon a Magpie
Yulei, an exorcist, has agreed to get rid of a corrupted dragon in return for the celestial maiden Junna’s hand in marriage. Despite years of failed attempts, Yulei is sure that this time he'll get the job done. That is until a falling star interrupts their fight. A xianxia retelling of “The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl”
There were no English language works that reached the standards for the Gold prize and Bronze prize this year, resulting in two Silver prize winners.
Congratulations to the winners! In addition to receiving cash prizes and certificates, a subsidiary company of KADOKAWA WORLD ENTERTAINMENT, Inc will be in touch with the authors to be in charge of editing for digital serialization.
Among works in English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, and Malay, a work to be translated into Japanese for distribution in Japan has been selected. This year, one work was selected to receive the Silver prize!
The temperature in L City, Country A, continues to rise. A construction accident awakens a suspicious bug that lied dormant underground. It takes over the city and begins to infect humans. When humans are controlled by their emotions, they turn into terrifying monsters. Xiao Jie, an ordinary businessman, was trying to escape L City with his mother to free themselves from the abuse plaguing their household. Little did he know that he would get caught in something equally as horrible. In order to save his mother, he must first save himself, pushing him to run and cling onto his life. Cheating death time and time again, he realizes that he is not "normal" enough to be able to control his "emotional switch". After wandering countless times between life and death and confronting his own past, he finally finds a partner he can trust and comes closer to the truth. But can he survive as a human being?
Comments from author
We are honored to receive such an award from KADOKAWA. Thank you very much. I would also like to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who has helped me. We have turned this award into a great driving force and confidence, and have become convinced that the only way forward is to continue our creative work. We will continue to do what we think is right and continue our creative work!
There are 6 additional works awarded "Honorable Mention". These awards are given to authors whose works have not yet reached a level to win a full prize of the "Translation and Publication Award," but who have submitted works that have special appeal, expectation for future improvement and future works, to show our support for the growth of the author.
- REVENANT SAGA（umeumebozu）
The authors of the above 6 works will receive cash prizes and certificates. This is not to promise digital serialization at this time, but we look forward to seeing improvements in their work, so please keep going!