NTT Solmare, which runs operating e-book website Comic CMOA and releases the romance game series Shall we date?, held a manga Grand Prix and asked its users ‘Which manga is likely to become a hit in 2018?’ for Minna ga Erabu!! Denshi Comic Taishou 2018.
Minna ga Erabu!! Denshi Comic Taishou 2018 has been established in order to revitalize and develop the electronic manga market. It is a unique effort where the publisher, readers, and three electronic bookstores participated. The publisher recommended ‘manga that might become a hit in 2018’ to the readers, who could choose one to read for free. After reading, they voted for their favorite one. This is the first time that this system has been used.
In the first place came Kawaii Hito (lit. Cute Person). Kawaii Hito is a work by Ken Saito and is being published by Hakusensha. The winners of the ‘Women’s Category’ are Towa Shimei Onegaishimasu! (lit. Permanent designation please!) by Kanae Sato (published by Solmare Editorial Department) and Watashi wa Tensai wo Katteiru. by Mio Nanano (published by Shogakukan). Winners in the ‘Men’s Category’ were Kotaro wa Hitorigurashi by Mami Tsumura (published by Shogakukan) and La La La by Renjuro Kindaichi (published by Square Enix).
These 5 chosen winners can be purchased for half the price by using a coupon during the period from 23 January to 28 February 2018. Please check here for more information.
If you are interested in trying new games, here are some games in English, which NTT Solmare releases:
Games for girls: Shall we date? series http://shallwedate.jp/en/
Game for boys: Moe Ninja Girls