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Manga Lesson with a Professional Japanese Manga Artist

Nakano City, Japan
Manga Lesson with a Professional Japanese Manga Artist

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Learn to draw manga from a professional manga artist in Nakano. During this class, use the manga tools provided to you, such as screen tone, manga pens and ink and manga paper. Whether you're just starting out or a practicing manga artist who would like to hone your skills, the instructor will tailor their teaching to your skills. Take home your completed piece of art as a souvenir.
  • Manga drawing class in Tokyo led by a professional manga artist
  • Get familiar with the tools and materials such as screen tones
  • Produce a piece of art to take home as a souvenir
  • All skill levels welcome
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Departure Point

165-0026, Japan

Departure Point: Manga School Nakano Address: Nangoku Building 2F 2 Chome-7-13 Arai Nakano-ku, Tōkyō-to 164-0001 Japan Directions: Nangoku Building 2nd floor. 2−7−13 Arai Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo Dates: Daily, except Sundays Return point: Concludes at Manga School Nakano

Departure Time

Group (5-8 people)
8/6/2021 - 3/10/2022
Monday - Friday:08:30 AM - 08:30 PM
Single person
8/5/2021 - 3/10/2022
Monday - Friday:09:30 AM - 08:30 PM
Group (2-4 people)
8/5/2021 - 3/10/2022
Monday:09:30 AM - 08:30 PM
Tuesday:09:30 AM - 09:30 PM
Wednesday:09:30 AM - 08:30 PM
Thursday:09:30 AM - 08:30 PM
Friday:09:30 AM - 08:30 PM

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Arrive at the Manga School Nakano for your approximately 3-hour manga lesson. Meet your instructor and fellow students, then listen to a brief lecture on techniques and the history of manga. Students of all skill levels are welcome; the instructor will adjust their lessons to you, whether you're a complete beginner or honing your craft. 

Try out some manga production tools such as screen tones, inks and three different types of specialized pen nibs. Begin working on your own manga-type character in a step-by-step way, listening to instructions or demonstrations with each step. Beginners can choose from various manga references to copy with the instructor's help. Manga drawing has several processes; pencil drawing (draft), inking (erasing all pencil lines), painting black parts, correcting mistakes and adding highlights with white ink. The last step is pasting screen tones (grey parts, textures, effects).

At the conclusion of your class, you'll walk away with your finished manga drawing as a souvenir.
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Manga School Nakano
About 2-hours manga drawing class which is run by a professional manga artists. In a step-by-step manner while the teacher reviews and corrects the participants' drawing and helps them to draw. You can receive a precise guidance in English without interpreters and spend a fulfilling time that is efficient and stress free. Many references, authentic manga original art from published manga. Get familiar with the special manga tools and materials such as screen tones, dip pens and ink Produce a piece of art to take home as a souvenir. All skill levels are welcome
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children (under 10 years of age) must be accompanied by an adult
  • Group lesson is not to public, if you are single traveler, please choose Single person tuition. In like wise, if you are group traveler 2-4 people, you can choose 2-4 group tuition.
  • Infants and accompanying adults not participating are free of charge
  • Please advise your preferred departure time in the "Special Requirements" box upon check out. If the slot has been booked, your local supplier will inform you of alternative options
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Manga School Nakano
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Manga Lesson Review
, Mar. 2020
Excellent and friendly instructor! It was a good learning experience for me and boys aged 11 and 9. We got to learn about how to draw faces and body structures, chibi appearance of characters and adding cool effects via cut-outs.
Fantastic experience
, Jan. 2020
Fantastic experience - would highly recommend. Well suited to both adults and our 11 year old daughter.
Found a little gem
, Jan. 2020
The manga drawing lessons blew our expectations. Its an unique experience and totally worth the price. Yazawa-sensei is very experienced and will help you improve your drawing and help you fix little details. The 3 hour session is a very short time, so it is recommended to prepare your specific questions before hand. I totally recommend this lesson
It was great
, Jan. 2020
Acutally It's been a long to me to drawing with real tool (such as pen etc) Sensei was really kind and paitence. I can heared a deep story about manga world. For me its a really good experience to me. Thank you
Wonderful Experience
, Dec. 2019
I took a private session with Nao and learned so much in our few hours together. We worked on drawing a full scale figure-beginning with understanding proportions and then working on moving the character into a 3/4 action position. I got the chance to try out many Manga artist’s tools—beginning with markup pencil then lead, ink and eventually shading overlays and highlights. Really enjoyed the lesson. Nao is extremely talented yet approachable and friendly.
Absolutely awesome
, Jul. 2019
An absolute amazing opportunity to learn how to draw manga. I have been drawing my whole life but i haven't done manga in years so it was really awesome to get to do it again and with help from an amazing artist. Thank you so much.
Great lesson
, Jan. 2019
I'm so glad I had this lesson with Nao. She was able to adapt the instruction to my level and interests. The only downside was that the time went too fast and I have so much to learn. If I lived in Japan I would enrol and go weekly if I could!! Thanks Nao.
Would recommend
, Jan. 2019
Was a great course with a polite and friendly instructor. She was very skilful and did sketches at amazing speeds. I'd recommend the course to any skill levels
I took my 13 year old granddaughter...
Mia S
, Sep. 2017
I took my 13 year old granddaughter because she is a very talented little artist. Her mango lessons were amazing and she learned so much. This is one of the best things she took away from Japan. I highly recommend for any anime artist the instructor was also very good and spoke great English .
It's a nice experience where it's...
Jason S
, Aug. 2017
It's a nice experience where it's one on one because there was no one else was booked on the experience. But the mangaka was attentive and definitely helped me improved my own drawings

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