2-Week Intensive Manga Program

Now accepting applications for the January 19 to February 1, 2020. and Special Summer 2020 Manga Programs.

This 2-week intensive Manga Program, curated by DEOW, provides students of all levels with the tools they need to begin creating Japanese Manga on their own. The course takes on a practical, coaching-style approach that emphasizes practise and skill-building in order to develop your abilities and confidence as a manga artist in the short time of 2 weeks.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUMMARY

  • One-of-a-kind Manga training program designed specifcally to meet the needs of non-Japanese students interested in Manga. Taught in English by professional Japanese Manga artists.
  • Covers all aspects of Manga, from planning to drawing, and trains according to your level and style; No experience required.
  • With a maximum of 4 students, this intensive course guarantees that you will have plenty of support so that you can learn as much as possible within just 2 weeks.

 

 

Introduction

 
Manga touches the lives of every person living in Japan and over the past few decades has spread in popularity to people all over the world, where it continues to grow and be enjoyed. As such, there has been an increasing number of non-Japanese people who have taken an interest in learning the craft. As its birthplace, Japan is the best place in the world to truly learn Manga.

The Japanese comic world is vast and highly developed, with various organizations specializing in the production as well as education of all of the aspects of Manga, forming an industry where thousands of professionals make their career. In many cases, educational institutions have ties to the production side, recommending students to publishers, editors and studios.

DEOW is proud to present this original course to provide efficient training in English in order to fulfill the dreams of non-Japanese people. This short-term manga camp aims to develop your passion and dreams of working in the Manga Industry in the near future.
 

 

Program Overview

 

STUDY IN JAPAN, FROM SUCCESSFUL MANGA ARTISTS

There is no better place in the world to learn Manga than in Japan, the home of otaku culture worldwide where nearly every person reads manga on a regular basis. As its birthplace, Japan has an extensive manga industry consisting of independent and represented manga artist, manga editors, story-writers, fan artists, and more. Feel inspired and live in the world of Manga!

BEGIN MAKING YOUR OWN MANGA


This program trains you on the essentials of Manga from developing your main character, planning your story, and honing your practical skills of illustration so that you can begin creating your very own Manga within the span of just 2 weeks.

ON-GOING SUPPORT WHEN YOU NEED IT

True learning happens by doing, and there is only so much you can do in 2 weeks. For this reason, our passionate manga artists offer you continued support & feedback on your work online after the program. Being able to get on-going feedback and helping you when you get stuck is a special support system we have for our students like no where else.

SEMI-PRIVATE CLASS


Learn in a class of only 2-4 students. This semi-private class size ensures that you are constantly engaged, actively supported, and effectively learning at all times. This is the ideal workshop-style learning environment where you are free to ask questions and receive support every time you need it.

MEET INDUSTRY IN JAPAN


As part of this program, we set up a roundtable meeting with a professional Manga Editor, who can give you insights into the Manga Industry in Japan, share the realities of what actually sells in the market, and provide feedback on any manga concepts or works that you can freely share.

FULL SUPPORT INCLUDING ACCOMMODATIONS & TRAVEL SIM

As a global student agency headquartered in Tokyo, we are here to support you on every step of your journey to participate in this program. This includes meeting you at the airport and taking you to the private room that we have set up for you, as well as providing visa consultation, 24-hour emergency support while in Japan, and other important information about Japan that will ensure a safe and comfortable experience for you from when you arrive.

 

Learn the skills you need to begin creating Manga in 2 weeks in Japan!

Already in Japan? Ask us about ourreduced price using the above inquiry form.

 

 

Key Lesson Topics

 

  • Vocabulary and features of Japanese Manga
  • Overview of Manga Production: from planning to printing
  • Length and styles of Japanese Manga
  • Structure & flow of plot, and the key structure of stories
  • The role and design of the main character
  • How to draw characters: proportions, perspectives, features, styles
  • Drawing for Manga: Perspective and Framing
  • How to plan your storyboard
  • Techniques for showcasing character, emotions, plot and mood through illustrations
  • The Manga Industry in Japan
  • The Role of the Manga Editor
  • The Role of the Manga Assistant
  • Popular and recommended Manga & Anime in Japan
  • How to become a professional Manga Artist

 

Practical Training Areas

 

  • Generating the key ideas of your story and
    character
  • How to use Japanese Manga pens and standard
    equipment
  • Techniques for drawing lines, tones, shading and texture
  • How to build your repertoire of drawable
    items
  • Drawing people and their features from multiple perspectives: body, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, eye brows, hair
  • Developing your keen eye: common mistakes when drawing people and perspectives
  • Polishing up and finishing your Manga
  • Determining the quantity and size of your frames, necessary frame content, and layout of your pages.

 

Program Dates

 

Sunday, October 13 to Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Registration full.
Sunday, November 24 to Saturday, December 7, 2019 – Registration full.
Sunday, January 19 to Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Spots available!

NOTE: Students should arrive in Japan by Sunday to check into their accommodations, and should check out of their accommodations Saturday morning.

 

Program Price

 

Program Tuition: ¥300,000 +tax
Early Entry Offer: ¥250,000 +tax
(If you apply and pay by December 9th, 2019)

 

This all-inclusive Program Price includes:

  • Accommodations, which are provided from Sunday, November 24th until Saturday, December 7th, 2019 (Check-out)
  • Manga kit (Manga pen, pen tips of varying sizes, black ink, white ink, paper)
  • Manga textbook and original template manga for practise
  • Activity expenses during the city tour, which includes lunch
  • Access to Manga Artist Studio
  • Special Q&A Session with Professional Japanese Manga Editor
  • Online support from Manga Instructor who can provide feedback and guidance as you continue to develop your original Manga after you return home.
  • Escort from the airport to your accommodations by a local, friendly Japanese member of staff.
  • Travel SIM Card with data plan for the duration of course
  • 24-hour DEOW Agency Support & Guidance

NOTE: Students will need to cover the costs of food, travel to and from Japan, daily commute and travel within Japan, and any other personal expenses. We will also ask that all students obtain Emergency Medical Insurance before or by the time they land in Japan.

 
 

Experience this complete & intensive Manga Program designed specifically for non-Japanese aspiring manga artists!

Already in Japan? Ask us about ourreduced price using the above inquiry form.

 

Accommodations

 
Students will be provided accommodations for the duration of the program.

Each student will be given a private room in a modern student dormitory in a peaceful neighbourhood in Saitama, located directly north of central Tokyo and directly accessible to the school in Shibuya.

 

Program Schedule

 

 

The Head Instructor

 

Tanaka Yukihisa

Author & International Instructor

Coordinator and Teacher of the Manga Animation Course at Sakura International Gakuin since 2009.
Teacher at the Tokyo Game Designer Gakuin since 2003.
Taught Manga courses and workshops abroad.
Adviser of Kadokawa Contents Academy in Taiwan since 2018.
Professor of Doga Gakuin University in China.

 

Tokyo & The City Tour

 
On the Saturday between week 1 and week 2, we will have our City Tour! In the morning, we will head to the traditional district of Asakusa, checking out the iconic market and visiting the temple and shrine, followed by lunch, which is provided to you. After lunch, we will cut across the city to the otaku hub of Akihabara and will have the entire afternoon to explore specialty manga shops and any other unique shops that you want to check out before entering into the world of a maid café!

Because we are a small group, we are able to adapt the city tour contents to your requests so that we can all get to see and do what most interests us.

 

Tokyo & Shibuya

Tokyo, known previously as Edo, has been one of Japan’s major cities since the Tokugawa Shogunate era. Its famous attractions include Asakusa, Ueno, Shinjuku, Odaiba, Ginza, and Shibuya.

Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ikebukuro are among the top business districts and are major hubs for the city. They are significant hubs for fashion, entertainment and recreation. In these areas, people will find Japan’s major department stores, large shopping malls, restaurants and entertainment centres, and specifically in Shibuya, there is the iconic statue of Hachiko, one of most popular meet-up points for friends, and the world famous Shibuya Crossing where every change of the lights signals one of the largest crossings of people in Japan if not the world, sending people in all directions to their desired destinations in the city.

Asakusa

Asakusa remains reminiscent of old Tokyo, highlighted by the ancient Sensoji Temple and the traditional craft shops and food stalls, as well as the Nakamise shopping district. In addition, the area contains the Hanayashiki, Japan’s oldest amusement park complete with rides, eateries and cafes, and Sumida Park, a leisure riverside escape with beautiful views of Tokyo Skytree and a popular venue for big annual firework displays and cherry blossom events.

As for the famous Asakusa Kannon Temple, it is the oldest temple in Tokyo, one of the most popular and lively, and is a symbol not only for the area but Tokyo itself, making it a must-see destination for every traveller to Japan and Tokyo, including local Japanese people. Entering the temple is through the iconic Kaminarimon, or Thunder Gate, into the traditional market lined with food and craft stalls, to the end of the stretch with the famous Temple itself. Every day in this part of Asakusa feels like a matsuri or festival, and is a perfect place to enjoy delicious food in traditional restaurants and casual izakaya, take a ride on a rickshaw, and dress up in a kimono, yukata or happi and host your own personal photoshoot, an everlasting memory of your time in Tokyo.

Akihabara

For any fan of anime, manga, cosplay, idol culture, gaming and electronics, Akihabara is the hub of them all, located in the northeast corner of Tokyo’s most densely populated core outlined roughly by the popular circuit route train line known as the JR Yamanote Line operated by Japan Rail. The district contains everything from small one-off shops to large and popular electronic and department stores such as Yodabashi Camera and Bic Camera, the Tokyo Animation Center as well as a radio hall with its 10 floors of toys, trading cards, and collectibles. The area is the living hub of Japanese subculture, powered every moment by the passion of the geeks within.

 

Build your practical manga drawing skills

 

If you are interested in this program, fill out this short form and a counsellor we will get in touch with you to confirm your manga-related background and answer any questions that you may have.

Already in Japan?
Using the above form, ask us about ourreduced price for those who are already in Japan and do not require Accommodations or Agency Support.