Unique Manga Workshop in Shibuya: A Memorable Experience


Last weekend, a unique manga workshop was held in Shibuya, offering participants an unforgettable experience.

This event, designed for manga enthusiasts, provided a rare opportunity to dive into the world of manga creation under the guidance of professional manga artist – Kazuo Maekawa.

Who will be the teacher?

Kazuo Maekawa

He is the teacher of this Manga school.
Manga artist for 25 years.
Currently working on 6 serialized manga and webtoons.

His representative works are “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney” and “Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth“.
These have been translated and sold all over the world.

Guided by Professional Manga Artists

One of the workshop’s highlights was the hands-on instruction from professional manga artists. Participants had the chance to learn directly from industry experts, gaining insights into the intricacies of manga creation. From mastering the art of drawing precise lines to designing compelling characters, attendees were equipped with valuable techniques that are essential in the manga-making process.

Knowledge to Use Back Home

The skills and knowledge acquired during this workshop are not confined to Japan. Participants left with a wealth of information that they can apply in their own countries. In the digital age, the ability to create manga is a valuable asset that transcends borders. Many attendees expressed excitement about using their new skills for future projects in their home countries.

Creating 4-Panel Comics

The workshop placed a special emphasis on creating 4-panel comics, or “yonkoma.” This format, which requires packing a complete story into just four panels, is an excellent way to practice concise storytelling. Participants enjoyed the challenge of distilling their ideas into this short form, learning the fundamentals of narrative construction along the way.

Designing Chibi Characters

Another popular segment of the workshop was the creation of chibi characters. Known for their adorable, exaggerated features, chibi characters are a staple in manga and anime. Under the guidance of professional artists, participants learned how to design their own charming chibi characters, adding another valuable skill to their repertoire.

This manga workshop in Shibuya was a resounding success, leaving participants inspired and eager to continue their manga-making journey. It was a perfect blend of learning and creativity, set in the vibrant heart of Shibuya.

How to book?

You can book Manga lessons from our contact form.
We will send back to you within 12 hours!

Where will the lesson be held?

Manga lesson will be held at a venue 7 minutes walk from Shibuya station.


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