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Do you dream of someday becoming a famous manga artist or anime director? Of creating the next Naruto, One-Punch Man or Sailor Moon?

For nearly 20 years, the Manga University Home Study Course has been teaching students of all ages the fundamentals of drawing manga, and offering them the rare opportunity have their artwork critiqued by professional Japanese manga artists.

Challenge yourself and take your art to the next level!

HOME STUDY COURSE
$99

one-time payment

The Home Study Course features six multi-page PDF lessons (21 total pages) on a USB stick. The lessons are designed to be simple, fun and straightforward, and can be viewed on any computer, tablet or smartphone.

  • Lesson #1: Introductory lesson, featuring a brief history of manga.
  • Lesson #2: Studying other artists work, and emulating them to learn how to draw your own original characters.
  • Lesson #3: Character design — creating your character's personality before drawing.
  • Lesson #4: Understanding body sizes and "head counts"
  • Lesson #5: Rough drafts and story design.
  • Lesson #6: An overview of the art critique, featuring a previous student's artwork and instructor's comments.

This precision art pen is made in Japan and a Manga University faculty favorite. Includes three ink refill cartridges.

Our official pro-grade sketchbook is designed to be both portable and durable, with 24 pages of heavy-duty, lightly textured acid-free paper.

Our staff will prepare a multi-page critique and report of the artwork you submit for your course project. Plus, one of our our professional manga artists will redraw your illustration.

The same T-shirt worn by our Tokyo students and faculty. Available in S, M, L and XL.

Carry your official ID card with pride! Entitles you to a 10 percent discount on future purchases from the Manga University store.

Show your school spirit with our 4x9-inch wool felt pennant featuring the Manga University Founder's Insignia.

Printed on parchment paper, this is a keepsake that you will want to frame and proudly display. (Mailed to you upon completion of the course.)

HOME STUDY COURSE 2
$99

one-time payment

The Home Study Course 2 features five multi-page PDF lessons (76 total pages) on a USB stick. The lessons are designed to be simple, fun and straightforward, and can be viewed on any computer, tablet or smartphone.

  • Lesson #1: Introduction Identifying, understanding and developing styles.
  • Lesson #2: Heads Up! Drawing well-poportioned heads and facial features.
  • Lesson #3: All About Bodies Understanding how age and gender affect the look of anatomy.
  • Lesson #4: Think Small ... Think Chibi! Step-by-step instructions for drawing these cute and comical characters.
  • Lesson #5: Custom Characters We turn our focus on the complexities of drawing winged characters, centaurs, mermaids and more.

This precision art pen is made in Japan and a Manga University faculty favorite. Includes three ink refill cartridges.

Our official pro-grade sketchbook is designed to be both portable and durable, with 24 pages of heavy-duty, lightly textured acid-free paper.

Our staff will prepare a critique and report of the artwork you submit for your various course assignments.

The same T-shirt worn by our Tokyo students and faculty. Available in S, M, L and XL.

Carry your official ID card with pride! Entitles you to a 10 percent discount on future purchases from the Manga University store.

Show your school spirit with our 4x9-inch wool felt pennant featuring the Manga University Founder's Insignia.

Printed on parchment paper, this is a keepsake that you will want to frame and proudly display. (Mailed to you upon completion of the course.)

DOWNLOAD EDITION
$59

one-time payment

The download version of the Home Study Course features six multi-page PDF lessons (21 pages total) delivered via instant download. The lessons are designed to be simple, fun and straightforward, and can be viewed on any computer, tablet or smartphone.

  • Lesson #1: Introductory lesson, featuring a brief history of manga.
  • Lesson #2: Studying other artists work, and emulating them to learn how to draw your own original characters.
  • Lesson #3: Character design — creating your character's personality before drawing.
  • Lesson #4: Understanding body sizes and "head counts"
  • Lesson #5: Rough drafts and story design.
  • Lesson #6: An overview of the art critique, featuring a previous student's artwork and instructor's comments.

Our staff will prepare a multi-page critique and report of the artwork your submit for your course project. Plus, one of our our professional manga artists will redraw your illustration.

A Manga University Diploma in high-resolution JPEG format suitable for printing and framing. (Sent via email to you upon completion of the course.)