Introducing the little-known, and surprising circumstances behind Akira Toriyama’s debut and career! When you think of world-famous manga artists, Akira Toriyama has to be one of the first to come to mind.
Animal ears are often seen in anime, and are known as “kemono mimi” or “kemomimi” in Japanese – they make for really cute and fun characters! Kemomimi are a fantasy trope, but
The eyes are one of the parts of character illustration that we want to take most care with, because as people say, the eyes are the windows to the soul! Not only
Becoming a popular manga-ka in Shounen Jump or Shounen Magazine is a dream for many young illustrators. But aspiring manga-ka should know that writing and drafting up 20 whole pages of manga
Becoming a professional illustrator and living and working in Japan is a dream held by many international anime and manga fans. “But where should I start!?” Yes, it’s intimidating to start out
Introducing the best drawing software, as recommended by Japanese professionals! At Anime Art Academy, our students often ask for advice on what software to use for the best results in their digital