Anime&Manga, the Japanese inspired animation and comicbook genres, are styles unique to Asian comics, cartoons, films and video games and are enjoyed by millions around the world.

Artists and creators such as Shirow Masamune, the creator of Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell, and Hayao Miyazaki, the genius behind Spirited Away, together with many others, have successfully developed the Anime and Manga genres into worldwide phenomenon with their culturally unique story-telling and artistry.

Now Gamania, one of Asia’s leading online MMO videogame publishers, wants UK and European fans of Anime to get their creative juices flowing for their next competition for Lucent Heart, the Anime&Manga inspired zodiac MMO!

Creatively driven fans should visit the Lucent Heart Facebook page www.facebook.com/lucentheartuk, download the full page Manga comicstrip taken from the game and write in their own adventure.

The winners will be chosen for their fun ideas and snappy captions, and will be awarded actual concept artwork developed for Lucent Heart signed by the game’s developers. In addition, the winning comicstrips will be showcased on Lucent Heart’s Facebook page and on its new website which will be launched in early May, for all to see and enjoy!

Lucent Heart was created by Playcoo, one of Gamania’s prime studios, and the game has won many awards since its launch in Japan, including‘Best Rookie’ and‘Best Game’ awards from the Japanese gaming press.

To celebrate the Beta, the‘Hero’ trailer has been released. You can watch it at the official Lucent Heart Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/LucentHeartUK

Niall Callaghan, Product Manager of Gamania UK said;“Anime&Manga are enjoyed by many people in Europe. We felt that as Lucent Heart is inspired by these unique genres and has a real social connection with its players, with its match-making features and even marriages in-game, having a fun and easy Manga comicstrip competition, coupled with our Sneak Peek Beta test, would bring players closer to both the game and its story. With Lucent Heart’s daily horoscope influencing players destinies in-game, we also wanted to see how players would approach their adventure and give them a way of showing us their ideas. We’re looking forward to seeing some really original strips!”

To join the Lucent Heart Manga Comicstrip competition, simply go to the Lucent Heart Facebook page www.facebook.com/lucentheartuk,‘like’ Lucent Heart and download the comicstrip template. To join the Sneak Peek Beta, visit www.incgamers.com, www.gamerzines.com, www.UK-Anime.net, www.mmosite.com, www.9lives.be, www.4gamers.be, www.campzone.nl, www.gamevillage.nl 

and www.gameon.co.uk to request your Beta keys. Competition winners will be announced on Tuesday 26 th April, so get creating your own adventure!

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Gamania Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

Gamania is a major online game and digital entertainment corporation with its headquarters located in Taipei, Taiwan. It is the very first Taiwanese online game brand to expand globally, now with overseas branch offices publishing and developing digital entertainment content in Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, the United States and Europe.

With its core-business being online gaming, Gamania aims to become the leading digital entertainment brand on a global level and is dedicated to provide diversified digital entertainment product to players across the world.

Mr. Kristien Wendt

Character Communications Ltd.

Tel (Main): +44(0) 1376 322621

Tel (Mobile): +44(0)7876 252811

Email: kristien@charactercomms.com


Rick van Beem

PR&Marketing Manager Europe

Gamania Digital Entertainment

Tel (Main): +31 (0) 20 545 3313

Tel (Mobile): +31 (0) 6 4125 8107


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