Anime, Manga (Comics) Technical College (Manga/Anime Department)



Manga/Anime (Comic/Animated Cartoon) Department

[4 Years]

Study all about the manga and anime business!

Manga (Comics) Course

Manga (Comics) Course

Comic Artist Major
Digital Comics Major

Professional comic artists will help you improve your skills dramatically with practical lessons. Instruction in digital drawing skills for the Internet and e-publishing is also available.

Anime Course

Anime Course

Animator (Key Picture/Animation Picture) Major
Director/Rending Major
Filming/Compositing Major
Background Art Major
Production Scheduling Major

You will learn skills of total production of anime works, such as designing and drawing pictures, animating, creating background art, painting, shooting and editing.

Character Designing Course

Character Designing Course

Character Designing Major
Comic Illustrating Major

You will develop your ability to make rough sketches and to design characters by training in creating works in joint programs with businesses.

Computer Graphics (CG)/Anime Laboratory

Computer Graphics (CG)/Anime Laboratory

You will learn skills of drawing pictures, designing characters, illustrating and making up scenery to create 3DCG which is used in video games, animated cartoons and films.

Computer Graphics (CG)/Anime Laboratory

Anime CG Course

Anime CG Course

You will learn basic skills for creating CG, and acquire advanced techniques to produce anime works using 3DCG software.

Anime CG Course

Manga (Comics) Course

Manga Work

You will learn the basic elements of manga such as pen usage techniques and tone work. You will also acquire know-how of drawing characters' small parts and silhouettes.

Visual Designing

You will learn chromatics and design to create anime works, illustrations, and digital comics.

Entrepreneur

You will acquire the knowledge necessary to give a well-designed presentation of comics. You will also learn basic elements of business management such as finance and marketing.

Rights Management

You will learn about intellectual property rights and other rights, including copyrights, in the entertainment industry.

Career Design

Career planning and design through in-depth examination of the industry and of the self.



Anime Course

Animation Work

You will mainly learn how to create pictures and skills of animation software. You will also learn basic elements of creation of key pictures, animation pictures, background pictures, painting, shooting and film editing.

Visual Designing

You will learn chromatics and design to create anime works, illustrations, and digital comics.

Entrepreneur

You will acquire the knowledge necessary to give a well-designed presentation of comic arts. You will also learn basic elements of business management such as finance and marketing.

Rights Management

You will learn about intellectual property rights and other rights, including copyrights, in the entertainment industry.

Business Skills

The student learns self-examination techniques, how to write an effective resume, and how to succeed in an interview as well as learning about the industry and related companies.



Character Designing Course

Character Designing Work

You will learn the software necessary to portray characters and scenes, and acquire skills for creating original characters, illustrations, and graphic art.

Visual Designing

You will learn chromatics and design to create anime products, illustrations, and digital comics.

Entrepreneur

You will acquire the knowledge necessary to give a well-designed presentation of works. You will also learn basic elements of business management such as finance and marketing.

Rights Management

You will learn about intellectual property rights and other rights, including copyrights, in the entertainment industry.

Business Skills

The student learns self-examination techniques, how to write an effective resume, and how to succeed in an interview as well as learning about the industry and related companies.

1st Year

The first-year curriculum includes classes of basic skills.

2nd Year

The second-year curriculum includes classes for improving your techniques, illustrating and other special skills.

Cartoonist (manga creator), cartoonist assistant, scenario/story writer, light novel writer, manga editor, manga scenario writer, animator, anime technical director, anime director, background scene artist, art director, filming director, filming/compositing, film editor, finishing, color designing, anime producer, production scheduling director, character designer, illustrator, game graphic designer, flash animator, DTP operator, and more.

We have facilities equipped with high-spec machines with Photoshop, RETAS! PRO, After Effects and the other latest software installed. We offer a stimulating training environment where you can study illustration, designing, game graphics, and web site designing.
You will acquire skills from the basic to the highest.
You will be able to join extracurricular activities, such as outside events and overseas training.
You can be admitted into Creative Laboratory (4-year course) while you are enrolled in this department if you aim for the qualification of "Kodo Senmonshi" (High-skilled specialist).

CG Design Factory(Kamata Campus)

StudioCAL(Kamata Campus)

Digital Work Room(Hachioji Campus)

Mr. Mitsuro Fujimoto

Manga creator

In 1989 awarded for a work of distinction in the "Amazing Comics" Manga Awards. He also designs characters.

From Teacher

Being young, you all pursue a higher level in creating works, but lack experience. Working hard, you make up for inadequate experience, and you don’t give up when difficulties arise. You address everything in a positive way.

"Anime -no- kyokasho," an anime textbook which is used as a teaching material in class, was compiled by Nihon Kogakuin and other educational institutions in corporation with the anime business world. This textbook is essential to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to produce anime works.

In Anime Course you can produce real anime works in collaboration with students of other departments. For example, students of Voice Actor/Actress Department dub and students of Recording Creator Department are in charge of recording and adding sound effects.