ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Learn to Draw with Japan's Manga University

Tokyo, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Ryo

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English and Japanese
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Up to 8 people
Private groups available for up to 100.

What you'll do

Join us for this Manga University online class and we will show you how to draw manga characters from head to toe.

You will see a full screen of our digital canvas as we teach you the techniques we use when creating manga for SHONEN SUNDAY magazine in Japan and our world-famous HOW TO DRAW MANGA series of books.

Heads First: Our class will begin at the top, as we show you how to draw heads and faces. After all, heads are the first thing most people notice, in both art and out in the real world. You want to make sure your characters make a vivid first impression. We'll explain the basics of drawing eyes, noses, mouths, ears, and hair.

All About bodies: Once we've covered faces, we'll move on to teaching you how to draw bodies. We'll go over the differences between male and female body proportions, count heads to determine the heights of our characters, and learn how to draw hands, arms, feet, and legs.

Clothes Make the Character: After we've sketched our characters from top to bottom, we'll show you how fun it is to draw clothes that look natural and three-dimensional. You won't want to miss these fashion drawing tips.

During the class, you'll be able to ask questions and show us your own artwork.

This Experience is great for team-building. Book a private
experience for your group. Is your group larger than my listed max group size for private groups? Send us a message!
Other things to note
Because I want you to be able to see my drawing clearly, I recommended experiencing this class on a computer or tablet. A smartphone might be too small to see all the details.
Join us for this Manga University online class and we will show you how to draw manga characters from head to toe.

You will see a full screen of our digital canvas as we teach you the techniques we use when creating manga for SHONEN SUNDAY magazine in Japan and our world-famous HOW TO DRAW MANGA series of books.

Heads First: Our class will begin at the top, as we show you how to draw heads and faces. After all, heads are the…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Ryo can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $176.

What to bring

  • Be sure to have some pencil and paper on hand, because this class is all about drawing together!
  • Please note that the experience scheduled for June 24, 2020, will be co-hosted by manga artist Hiroyuki Sengoku and Manga University publisher Glenn Kardy.
  • Please note that the experience scheduled for June 27, 2020, will be co-hosted by manga artist Yukio Onishi and Manga University publisher Glenn Kardy.

Meet your Host, Ryo

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Manga University, established in 1998, is one of the world's leading publishers of English-language instructional manga, including the acclaimed HOW TO DRAW MANGA series, the award-winning MANGA COOKBOOK collection, and the KANJI DE MANGA language-learning series.

And now, you can take drawing classes online with us as we work from our home studios here in Japan!

This experience is alternately hosted by professional manga artists Ryo Katagiri and Hiroyuki Sengoku, whose work has appeared in leading Japanese manga magazines, including SHONEN SUNDAY and YOUNG JUMP, and illustrator Yukio Onishi.

ARTIST SCHEDULE:

Our artist for October 16, 2020 class is Ryo Katagiri, who speaks English and Japanese. Manga University publisher Glenn Kardy will provide additional English-language translation and commentary.
Manga University, established in 1998, is one of the world's leading publishers of English-language instructional manga, including the acclaimed HOW TO DRAW MANGA series, the award-winning MANGA COOKBOOK collection, and the KANJI DE MANGA language-learning series.

And now, you can take drawing classes online with us as we work from our home studios here in Japan!

This experience is alternately hosted by professional manga artists Ryo Katagiri and Hiroyuki Sengoku, whose wor…
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Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 94 reviews.

Chin Ee
September 2021
I asked Ryo to conduct a private class for a group of ten year olds on manga drawing and it was lots of fun. Together with Glenn, Ryo shared some historical background and took the girls step by step through drawing a character from Haikyuu. Ryo also showed the different variations that could be done for a character. They were attentive to the girls’ requests throughout the session and even coordinated a birthday song at the end of this online party. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Low
June 2021
子供達は漫画が大好きなので、プロの漫画家と交流ができたのは貴重な体験です。外出を控えっている中、これを見つけて良かったです。ありがとうございました。
Momo
April 2021
10歳と15歳の絵が好きな姉妹で参加しました。他の国の方と一緒だったので日本語と英語で対応して頂き、英語の勉強にもなりました。イラストの教え方もとても上手で分かりやすかったです。二人とも90分間集中する事が出来る内容で楽しかったようです。ありがとうございました!
Marc
April 2021
I purchased this for my 16 year old daughter who has been wanting to learn how to draw Manga characters, and absolutely loved it. The course content was spot on and the time allotted was perfect. Highly recommend
Sam
April 2021
Wasn't too sure how this would be but was very greatly surprised how easily Sensei Ryu and Glen made the course. It was well organised with easy to follow instructions, a lot of patience, great skills shown and empathy for us who participated. Well done team for an excellent demonstration.
Marlene
March 2021
I took this class on my own at first because I am an manga and anime fan. After the class, I felt this would be a great experience for my students! My students had so much fun with Ryo sensei and Glenn! My students and I highly recommend!

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    Guest requirements

    Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 100 guests total.
    You’ll need to stream audio and video to participate.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.