Manga School Nakano
Manga School Nakano
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10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Why don't you learn manga from a professional Japanese manga artist, in English? The teacher can adjust the lesson based on the student's degree, so where you are a beginner or experienced, you can learn something and enjoy the lesson. We have manga tools, such as mangapaper, manga pen & ink, screentone...just bring yourself! Our visitors from various countries have learnt manga at this school, from just one-time lesson to a course that take weeks, or months...from just character drawing to producing a one-shot manga. You can choose any subject you are interested in!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Mark
Tokyo, Japan1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I learned a lot of things about drawing manga. It was helpful to learn the basics and an educational experience for me. I believe I’ll be able to take what I learned and use it in my future artwork. Thank you Rena-san for the great one-on-one class!
Written 26 December 2023
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Raissa P
California4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this experience for my husband and 10-year old daughter who likes manga and drawing. It was a unique experience and getting a private session with the teacher/artist was a treat. My husband says she explained things very well and he learned a lot. My daughter improved her technique. I'm lucky I found this experience in Tripadvisor!!!
Written 20 November 2023
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DayTrip231658
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Very detailed instruction, teaching us how placement of facial details determined ages and gender of characters.
Written 17 October 2023
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Aisha
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
Sachi was so patient with us and taught us a lot in only 2 hours! It was really eextensive. We loved getting tailored help to our preferences in character.
Written 6 July 2023
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Marc
World1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our kids Manga teacher was very kind and patient. This was our kids first professional drawing lesson and they did great! Their teacher was able to fit a lot of instruction into 2 hours. We (parents) were able to stay and watch the lesson. Great experience!
Written 12 June 2023
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Thanks for nice review!
Written 13 June 2023
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LHM
Newcastle, Australia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Great experience producing our own ink manga drawing. Expert and easy to understand tuition. Thank you 🙏
Written 11 January 2023
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Schayb
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Nice learning experience; it was good to have a quiet activity after days walking around Tokyo.
The explanations were good and technics learned valuable.
Written 31 December 2019
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Jacinta H
San Francisco, CA40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Nao is an amazing teacher and speaks perfect English. She is a professional manga artist and has published quite a few mangas such as Moon and Blood. She was very patient with me and answered all of my questions. I do not have any experience drawing manga or even know all that much about it. She gave me examples and worked alongside me. She also walked me through the different tools and materials. I finished the class with a close up profile of a face and a full silhouette. The class is located in Nakano and is very easy to find. She emailed me picture descriptions on how to exactly get to the building. I decided to walk to class from Shinjuku because the weather was perfect. After the class, I have walked away knowing the basics and am continuing to experiment. I hope to return to Tokyo in the near future so I can take another class with Nao. This is definitely not an experience that you can obtain from watching YouTube. Highly recommend this 2 hour class with Manga School Nakano.
Written 2 November 2019
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Interiorwinter
Beijing, China5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
My children are both keen anime fans so the chance to learn some manga drawing tips on our visit to Tokyo was too good to miss. The class was a lovely way to spend a morning and we all left the studio (even me) with something to be proud of. Our instructor was so helpful and my 12 year old son said it was the best thing we did on our holiday. Manga School Nakano is absolutely worth the visit and the detailed directions you get when booking made this easy to find from the Tokyo Metro.
Written 1 May 2019
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Mamonuka
Lilburn, GA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
At the end of his workshop, my husband said, "Wow, the amount of work that goes into manga is MIND-BOGGLING!"

Our instructor was Nao-sensei, a manga artist most well know for her work on Wedding Peach, a shoujo manga that was made into anime in the 90s. Nao-sensei went over our alloted time in order to ensure we could get a full range of experience with manga tools: from learning the proportions for faces and bodies for women and men, boys and girls, to inking our sketches, "coloring in" parts with a modern ink brush, to applying screen tones.

My husband and I had some exposure to manga. I went through a time in high school where I obsessively copied from manga such as Sailor Moon and Slam Dunk, while my husband has a good eye and hand for copying what is provided to him.

If you're close to the west side of Tokyo and looking for a good way to spend 3 hours in Nakano (accessible via the JR Chuo line), this is a great workshop to sign up for. Either before or after your workshop, you could also while some time away in Nakano Broadway, a must stop for anyone who likes manga, doujinshi, anime, figures, trading cards and video games (both current and retro).
Written 31 March 2019
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