Attention, mina-san! Now enrolling digital manga students!

In development now is — a top quality source for learning manga techniques. Beginners and professionals alike will find something useful in the articles, tutorials, and other resources we offer. Whether you like action adventure science fiction stories or shoujo high school romance, you will find helpful tips and techniques.

Do you want to learn how to draw manga?

One of the best ways to learn is to study the masters, so we will enjoy a sort of mentorship from a wide range of great mangaka like:

  • Tite Kubo (Bleach)
  • Natsuki Takaya (Fruits Basket…)
  • Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto)
  • Kiyohiko Azuma (Yotsuba&!, Azumanga Daioh…)
  • Kouta Hirano (Hellsing…)
  • Hayao Miyazaki (Nausicca, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away…)

  • Rumiko Takahashi (Inu Yasha, Ranma, Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku…)
  • And more…!

What is “manga”?

If you are here, you probably already know what manga is and why it’s so popular. However, if you aren’t sure, let us enlighten you! “Manga” is the Japanese word for comics. In Japan, the comic book and graphic novel form is not just for kids. Many adults enjoy these visual stories, too!

Manga and many forms of comics are becoming more popular in the United States, too. On the Internet you can even find a lot of “digital manga” or web comics — of varying levels of skill. Some are so good they’ve gone from web comic to published paper comic (e.g., Megatokyo). Some are just beginners learning how to draw manga and putting their projects on a website to share with friends and family.

Comics are a very special way of telling a story. The power of visual art (”a picture is worth a thousand words”) is combined with sequential storytelling to create drama, action, and comedy. The nature of the medium engages the reading audience in intimate ways that builds a symbiotic relationship between the two.

We invite you to join us in our exploration of this wonderful medium!

Don’t miss the very first episode–err, I mean tutorial!

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Sincerely yours,
Tanaka Keiko
Fellow student and lover of manga