Intensive course for overseas students

Manga School Nihon-Manga-Juku

Intensive and short courses for overseas students

In response to the voices of overseas people who want to take classes at Nihon Mangajuku, we have established new intensive and short courses with English interpretation.

You can study Japanese manga and illustration techniques in the comfort of your own home with professional manga artists.

Overview

You can select from 3, 4, or 5-day courses. Through those intensive courses, you will learn the basic techniques of Japanese MANGA.

On the each day, first half of the lesson is taught by professional instructors, while the second half of the time is spent drawing illustration that is intended for the cover of an original manga.

In this course, a professional manga artist together with a bilingual coordinator will assist you according to your level, and whether you are someone who likes reading manga but is a complete beginner in drawing, or for those who are experts at drawing but would like to broaden their expertise, You don’t need to have manga drawing experiences. Age, gender or professional skills are not necessary to identified.

We have already produced more than 600 student graduates from 37 different countries. At the end of this course, you will receive Certificate of Completion (5-day course only).

Why not try to directly experience the manga culture that has taken over the world?

Schedule and Details

course Season Term Days Class hours for each day
Manga Short term intensive Course Summer 2021 3 days 7/12 ~ 14 2021 18:00~20:00 (Local time)
4 days 7/12 ~ 15 2021
5 days 7/12 ~ 16 2021
Autumn 2021 3 days 9/13 ~ 15 2021
4 days 9/13 ~ 16 2021
5 days 9/13 ~ 17 2021

Course outline

Number
Date Day 1st Day 2nd Day 3rd Day 4th Day 5th
18:00~19:00 1st period LECTURE
(Face & Body)
LECTURE
(Character angle, Motion)
LECTURE
(Background)
LECTURE
(Manga effect technique)
LECTURE
(Professional drawing, Performance)
19:00~20:00 2nd period CREATING FRONT COVER
(Character design)
CREATING FRONT COVER
(Layout)
CREATING FRONT COVER
(Background, Title design)
CREATING FRONT COVER
(Hatching, Color)
CREATING FRONT COVER
(Finishing)
3-day course
This is a casual course which you take the first three days of classes out of the entire course.
You will take the contents from Day 1 to Day 3 (curriculum number ①②③).
4-day course
This is a course that you take the fourth day of classes out of the entire course. You will take the contents from Day 1 to Day 4 (curriculum number ①②③④).
5-day course
This is a course that you take the entire schedule (curriculum number ①②③④⑤).
After attending all the lectures, you will receive a certificate of completion. Also, if you send us the finished front cover, we will return it with corrective comments from the teacher. 

Curriculum

① Day 1st

Day 1st

1st period: LECTURE

(How to draw eyes, outline of the face, Male’s body and Female’s one, Full body proportion)

2nd period: CREATING FRONT COVER

(Character design)

② Day 2nd

② Day 2nd

1st period: LECTURE

(How to draw the full body, action, and various angles, Low angle shot, high angle shot)

2nd period: CREATING FRONT COVER

(Layout)

③ Day 3rd

③ Day 3rd

1st period: LECTURE

(How to draw the background, one-point perspective, two-point perspective)

2nd period: CREATING FRONT COVER

(Background, Title design)

④ Day 4th

④ Day 4th

1st period: LECTURE

(Handwriting effect technique, speed line and focus line, sounds effect, Cross hatching)

2nd period: CREATING FRONT COVER

(Hatching, Color)

⑤ Day 5th

⑤ Day 5th

1st period: LECTURE

(Professional drawing Performance)

2nd period: CREATING FRONT COVER

(Finishing)

Tuition

course Term Classes to be taken Fee
3 days ①②③ 60,000 YEN
4 days ①②③④ 72,000 YEN
5 days ①②③④⑤ 80,000 YEN

Cancellation Policy

  • Class cancellations must be received via e-mail (info@mangajuku.co.jp)
  • Cancellation UP TO 7 DAYS PRIOR THE FIRST DAY – 100% Refund
  • Cancellation BETWEEN 6 DAYS to 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY – 50 % of the fee will be refunded.
  • Cancellation AFTER 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY – No Refund

Refund policy

If you are absent on the day of the lesson due to illness or communication device problems on your part, the lesson fee for that day is non-refundable.

How to participate in the online lesson

Please join from the attached URL in the email from Nihon Mangajuku on the day of class!

The [Online Intensive Course] will be conducted using the free conference application "ZOOM".

When the day of the intensive course arrives, please join from the URL in the email you receive from Mangajuku.

If you have any questions, you can always contact Mangajuku.

Q&A

Not understanding Japanese at all, am I still eligible to the course?
Yes, you will have no problem at all. In this intensive course, we have an English translator.
Not having experienced drawing Manga at all in my life, am I still eligible to the course?
Yes, you will have no problem at all. You can learn Manga from scratch.
Can I participate in the course from the middle of the program?
No, you cannot. The program is designed to progress gradually to accomplish the graduation project at the end by starting from scratch therefore, no participation is allowed part of the way through the program.
Do you send out reminders before a class I’m signed up for?
Unfortunately that would be impossible for us to do – please mark your calendar accordingly!
What is the minimum age to enter the course?
The minimum age is 10 years old.

Nihon Mangajuku(日本マンガ塾)

In the year of 2019, the Nihon Mangajuku celebrated its 20th anniversary.

The school has produced 33 serial artists, including Akane Shimizu of "Cells at Work! ," Tomo Takeuchi of "Welcome to the Ballroom," and Hikaru Araki of "Boku tachi ga Yarimashita," 53 debutants, and more than 100 winners of manga awards from various publishers.

As a school specializing in manga, "Nihon Mangajuku" will support your talent.

Works of Graduates

©Akane Shimizu『Working cell』Koudansya
©Akane Shimizu『Cells at Work!』Koudansya
©Keisuke Ide『The Attitude of Oxalis』Syueisya
©Keisuke Ide『The Attitude of Oxalis』Syueisya

Instructor in charge

Instructor in charge

Masahiro Iwasawa

Full-time instructor・Manga artist

Masahiro Iwasawa

Subject in charge:
Creation / Direction / Character

Born in Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi, Entered as a second-year manga school student. While attending school, he was supported by a manga editor and made his debut with his graduation work "Let's play baseball!"(「野球しようよ! 」) His other manga works “"Let's play baseball!” (「野球しようぜ!」)"Let's play more baseball!” (「もっと野球しようぜ!」) are serialized at Akita Shoten Monthly Champion, the well-known manga magazine, (25 volumes in total). Currently teaching manga as an instructor while creating manga.

Instructor in charge

Yasuo Matsumoto

Full-time instructor・Manga artist

Yasuo Matsumoto

Subject in charge:
“Shiage,” Finishing process・skills in Manga/Background creation

Born in Miyazaki Miyakonojo-shi.
Debuted as a manga artist after working as an assistant to a professional manga artist, Yasuyuki Kunitomo, in 1986. After his debut, he worked as an assistant for many manga artists such as Hideo Yamamoto and Tetsuya Koshiba, and he is an instructor of manga creation/direction and teaching in Mangajuku.

Instructor in charge

Yukari Uehara

Full-time instructor・Manga artist・Illustrator

Yukari Uehara

Subject in charge:
“Shiage,” Finishing process・skills in Manga/Illustrations

Born in Nagasaki Chino-shi, Entered as a third-year manga school student.
Started an assistant of professional manga artist, Yoko Nihonbashi, in 2007 and is still continuing. Since 2012, as a freelance illustrator, she has continued to create mainly illustrations and manga for web contents and corporate promotion, and she is currently a manga director and an instructor in Mangajuku.

Inquiry form

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