Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are currently considering applications for 2021. If the situation clears in the near future, there is a possibility we will still be able to offer this program in November 2020 (this year).
This 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 span of 2 weeks.
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.
The Japan Study Abroad Network 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 Session||Program Dates
(Sunday check-in to Saturday check-out)
|Application Final Deadline|
|February 2021||January 31st ~ February 13th, 2021||
January 1st, 2021
|May 2021||May 2 ~ May 15th, 2021||
April 4th, 2021
|August 2021||August 1st ~ August 14th, 2021||
July 5th, 2021
|November 2021||October 31st ~ November 13th, 2021||
October 4th, 2021
Approx. 28 days prior to start
Regular classes are held from Monday to Friday, from 9:00AM to 12:00PM at our school in Shibuya.
All programs are available without accommodations. Please ask us for further details.
Private programs can also be arranged for 1 week. Please ask us for further details.
The Program Tuition includes:
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.
As part of the program, we will set you up in your own a private room in a shared dormitory in a peaceful neighbourhood in Saitama, located directly north of central Tokyo and directly accessible to the school in Shibuya by train.
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.
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 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.
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.
Fill out this short inquiry form and a member of our team will connect with you to answer your questions about the program and learn more about your goals and background in Manga.