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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.
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.
We also offer a private manga program that you can check here.
|Class Size:||Maximum 4|
|Japanese Level Requirement:||None|
|School Staff Support Languages:||English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Japanese|
|Minimum Course Duration:||2 weeks|
The lessons take place in Shinjuku, Tokyo, but students will have the opportunity to visit all sorts of tourist spots and manga-related places during the program.
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. Throughout the program, we will head to the traditional district of Asakusa, checking out the vast market and visiting the temple and shrine; We will head down to the iconic Shibuya crossing and make our way up to Harajuku for a day of fashion and modern culture; And we will cut across the city to the otaku hub of Akihabara to explore specialty manga and other unique shops 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 most.
Shibuya & Harajuku Shibuya and Harajuku are among the most well-known places in all of Japan. Many who haven’t even visited these places before may still know a thing or two about them. These areas are said to tbe the hub of young & modern Japanese culture. For starter, Shibuya is where you can find the iconic statue of the infamous dog Hachiko, one of most popular meet-up points for friends, as well as 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 district. Shibuya is also home to several major department stores, the legendary Shibuya 109 fashion store, and nearly all global brands that one can think of. Up the street from Shibuya and within walking distance, is the much hyped Harajuku District, which rightfully conjures images of street fashion, crepe stands, cute and chiq cafes, instragram-famous desserts, one-off fashion shops, art and more!
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 of the area but of 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 where lies 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.
|Program Session||Program Dates
(Sunday check-in to Saturday check-out)
|Application Final Deadline|
|July 2023||July 16th ~ July 29th, 2023||
June 19th, 2023 (PROGRAM FULL)
|August 2023||August 13th ~ August 26th, 2023||
July 17th, 2023 (2 SPOTS LEFT!)
|October 2023||October 16th ~ October 27th, 2023||
September 15th, 2023
|November 2023||November 13th ~ November 24th, 2023||
October 13th, 2023
Approx. 28 days prior to start
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 artists, 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.
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 nowhere else.
Learn in a class of only 2-4 students. Our semi-private class size ensures that you are constantly engaged, actively supported, and effectively learning at all times.
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
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 during your time here.
|Tuition||¥361,966 (Tax Included)|
|Private Intensive Manga Program in Shinjuku||¥386,600 (Tax Included)|
|Online Private Intensive Manga Program||¥243,100 (Tax Included)|
The above prices for Private Programs are based on 3 hours a day for 2 weeks. Note that the hours and content of Private Programs are customizable, so prices will vary.
For more information on our Private Programs, please visit our page here.
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.
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