Tuesday, December 31, 2199


The Directions

New program has started New

Voices from students 

Programs/Online class

How to participate in an online lesson

Standard Lesson

Standard Lesson General Information

Programs/Standard Class

Tools which are available at Manga School Nakano

How to apply .

Bookings may be made up to 6 months in advance.

1) Fill the application form: Online Lesson Standard Lesson
*You can check the availability of the class on our calendar (below). 

2) Manga School Nakano emails you your schedule and payment request for deposit (1000 yen) You can pay with paypal or credit card. (Standard lesson) We'd like to ask you pay the rest of tuition on the lesson day, in cash.

Manga School Nakano emails you your schedule and payment request for tuition. You can pay with paypal or credit card. (Online lesson) 

3) when your payment has been completed, the school sends you a confirmation e-mail.

This calendar shows status of booking. But we have 3 teachers now (Rena Saiya, Sachi and Nao Yazawa) so if the dare in your mind is "busy",  one of us might be able to give the lesson. Feel free to contact us.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Drawing and Painting Anime and Manga Faces


Drawing and Painting Anime and Manga Faces: Step-by-Step Techniques for Creating Authentic Characters and Expressions


Learn to draw faces in anime and manga style and expressions from Nao Yazawa, a teacher of Msnga School Nakano.

This book picks up 25 manga style characters such as a Bisyonen (beautiful boy), magical girl, samurai, warrior etc. and shows step-by-step instructions of drawing faces. Each character has both normal and chibi type, so that you can learn how to make chibis from normal characters. And more, many expression examples with manga effects which are very useful make your character drawings convincing.

It also has  basic step by step instructions of character drawings (face and body)  and coloring (alcohol marker and watercolor) tips. Why don’t you try adding cool shadows to your coloring!

Monday, September 20, 2021

Inform of the price increase

Due to the current economic situation, Manga School Nakano decided to change the online lesson fee from 1st December.

At the moment, we offer a single lesson /6,000 yen and 4 lessons /20,000 yen (5000 yen each lesson). 12 lessons is the same, 5,000 yen each lesson.
From 1st December, we cease this multiple price and unify the system for 6,000 yen each. That means "4 lessons fee" is 24,000 yen.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter and for continuing to be with Manga School Nakano.

Tuition (1 hour/lesson) 6,000 yen / per lesson
(Trial class is 4,000 yen)

24,000 yen /4 lessons
48,000 yen /8 lessons
72,000 yen /12 lessons

Online session screen shot

Inking video clip

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Students' works

Students' drawings are displayed on Manga School Nakano Instagram

Books you can buy at Manga School Nakano

There are some books (in English) you can buy from the author directly, at Manga School Nakano. With author's sign, of course. 

Manga Drawing Deluxe 1800 yen 
Renowned Japanese manga artist, international instructor, and illustrator of the Wedding Peach series Nao Yazawa guides you step by step through all phases of manga drawing, from developing characters to creating a story line and story boards. Read more

Drawing and Painting Anime & Manga Faces 2000Yen
Nao Yazawa’s second How to Draw Manga book. About drawing various characters (25 examples) and expressions + basic drawing and coloring tips. Read more

Manga Drawing Deluxe and Dawning and Painting Anime & Manga Faces 3500 yen

Moon and Blood (special edition) 284 pages 1000yen
When high schooler Sayaka awoke one morning, she found an unexpected guest at the family kitchen table -- Kai, a cool, handsome, aloof, and so-called family friend of Sayaka's father. His temporary stay in her household and attendance to Sayaka's school is more than she's bargained for. But what secrets does Kai hold? What are his true intentions for his sudden appearance into Sayaka's life? Where does he disappear to every night? And what's up with that black cat? 

Nozomi (full color comic), 58 pages 600 yen
A shy young girl whose life changes the day she wishes on a falling star. Her wish is unexpectedly granted but not in the way she expected. A playful demon comes to Earth to teach her about love… the hard way. Full color, 59pages

Thursday, July 16, 2020

New Program has started

Lesson with Manga Drawing Deluxe 
6 months + graduate work

"Manga Drawing Deluxe" is this school's teacher, Nao Yazawa's How to draw manga book. It covered all process of manga drawing, making story to background.

The students study with this book, start from drawing character, background, effect and story&storyboard. The teacher (Nao Yazawa) checks the result and give some advice and new homework every week.
And as the graduate work, he/her supposed to draw a short one shot story manga. (16-24 pages)

(For online lesson, it sets 12 months program)

Manga Drawing Deluxe course (6 months / once a week)

You can take one / some subjects you like separately.In each section, the student draws 1 or 2 inking illustration.
  • Face  Basic 4 times  Advanced 4 times 
  • Body Basic 8 times Advanced 8 times
  • Background Basic 8 times Advanced 8 times 
  • Composition 8 times
+ graduate work One shot manga around 16 pages (under 24)
  • Plot 4 times
  • Storyboard 4-8 times
  • Character sketch 2 times
  • Inking   2 times
  • Background 4 times
  • Inking background 2 times
  • Tone-work 1-2 times

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Manga Drawing Deluxe

My first How to Draw Manga book "Manga Drawing Deluxe" (in English) has been released, you can buy it online/ a bookstore now.. I have drawn many instruction drawings for Chris Hart's how to draw manga books, acceding to his request, but I did everything this time. It was not easy, hard work but it was worth it. 
German edition is on the line, it will be released in September. 

”Introduction” of Manga Drawing Deluxe.

My name is Nao Yazawa. l'm a Tokyo-based, self-taught manga artist and teacher. Throughout the years, I've searched for good how-to books for drawing manga to use in my class- especially ones that discuss composition and story/panel flow. I finally decided to make one myself.

Manga Drawing Deluxe isn't your ordinary how-to book. I wrote it with a story-line, so you can follow Anne and her brother Dan along their manga adventure, guided by two manga elves and me (with a little help from my cat, Kuro).

I've included as many topics about drawing manga as possible. From drawing characters to composition, you can learn the entire manga-making process here. My hope is that you can use this book for many years, so I included some advanced techniques in the background and construction sections.

Once you embark on your (and Anne's and Dan's) manga journey to get an idea of the manga drawing process, you can go through this book in order or jump to whichever part you'd like to focus on -- face, body, background, or composition. Learning how to compose a graphic novel will give you a new perspective on manga and will help you enjoy reading them even more.

lf you don't draw manga, this book is a good resource to learn how Japanese artists create their work.

I hope you enjoy this book and learn a lot about how to draw manga!