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The dream course of Japanese language and Manga is now here through the collaboration of Kudan and Mangajuku!(Professional Manga School) You can learn both Japanese and Manga during your short stay of 3 months in Japan.
This course is completely original and is a special course made for those interested in Japanese manga, but is only for students of Kudan Institute of Japanese Language and Culture.
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 can be assured that students of any level can take the course.
We have already produced more than 100 student graduates from 37 different countries. While studying Japanese language, you learn how to draw manga characters, and you would be able to create an original character of your own. At the end of this course, along with the Certificate of Completion, you will also receive your works and a manga sketching textbook.
Why not try to directly experience the manga culture that has taken over the world?
July 03～ 2023
|1 month||For Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced|
October 02～ 2023
| 3 months
||For Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced|
|3 months||392,,000YEN||+Bankcharge 4000YEN|
Registration Fee,Text Book,
Japanese+Manga course tuition
breakfast & dinner for weekdays,
3meals for weekends
|Guest House 65,000 YEN(Single room)～ / Month|
|Airport Pick Up||Arrival on Saturday||15,000YEN|
Mangajuku is a private Manga school with 17 years of history and was established for the purpose of bringing professional Manga writers up in the Japanese Manga business. The comprehensive Manga curriculum of Mangajuku, from story to background and from analog to digital, is taught by professional instructors, who themselves are leading professional Manga writers. Mangajuku is located in Jimbocho, the central Tokyo, Japan, and is conveniently just five minutes walking distance from Kudan Institute of Japanese Language and Culture. There are many prestigious publishers and bookshops dealing with Manga near Mangajuku. Mangajuku is proud of its excellent performance record of students' professional debut numbers and keeping the top position of about 100 Manga schools in Japan. There are many professional Manga writers who have graduated from Mangajuku and Mangajuku is now contemplating on developing its business throughout the world.
In the course, you will learn how to draw a face and whole body in Manga and above all, you will learn how to draw characters in different genres of Japanese Manga such as Ninja, Teen Drama, Adventure, etc. Using the same dip pen used by professional writers, the curriculum progresses through practical exercises and detailed instructions easy to understand for beginners.
The collaboration course consists of 16 lessons in 3 months, including digital coloring exercises using computer programs, and aims to accomplish an illustration of each participant's original character by the end of the course. As an out of classroom exercise, a sightseeing tour of Akihabara, the Mecca of Manga and animation, is scheduled. The course consists of such an attractive curriculum!
Self-introduction of the participants and orientation to the course; Exercises; Drawing with a dip pen, filling in procedure, whitening out with liquid and screentones.
How to draw the face. Deformation theory and expressive techniques to show human feeling such as joy, anger, sorrow and pleasure.
Positioning technique of the whole character. Head and body and their proportions. Deformation and attractive poses.
Methodology of characterization through fashion, body shape and hair style.
Drawing the character in different themes of Japanese Manga.
Practice in drawing running characters. Practice in creating the side composition, or composing from a previous composition.
Actual hands-on experience with a professional manga artist. Lecture about the typical work of a professional manga artist.
The basic methodology of background art （clouds and skies、trees and leaves, seas and waves）.Shaving technique using screentone
Basic description of the panel layout. Trial production of 1 page scene allotment based on an exsit story.
Drawing Manga using "CLIP STUDIO PAINT", a piece of computer software.
Making a cover page of the manga in your debut as a professional manga artist. Drafting with a pencil.
Making a cover page of the manga in your debut as a professional manga artist. Pen lining, putting in title (in case of handwritten)
Coloring of the project work by a computer. Coloring of the cover page
Completion of the digitally colored graduation project.
Observation trip regarding manga history and viewing of videos for drawing manga.
Review and comment on each graduation project. Presentation of the completion certificate for the course.
©Akane Shimizu『Working cell』
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