About US

Anime Art Academy & Anime Art Magazine is an e-learning academy based in Tokyo’s anime culture district Akihabara.

Let our professional manga-ka and illustrator guide you from the basics, right through to the skills you will need to become a pro yourself. With our in-depth video lessons and the option for personal critique and guidance, your dream of becoming a professional manga artist is closer than you think!

And of course, once you have completed the advanced levels of our course and gained all the skills you need, Anime Art Academy is here for you! We will evaluate your work and find our most excellent students. If we think your work is the right level to make it as a professional illustrator in Japan, we will support you on your path to becoming a popular artist in Japan!

About our Teacher

Name: Ebiblue
Role: Lesson Editorial Supervisor


A professional Japanese illustrator who landed a manga publishing deal after establishing himself as a best-selling artist at the famous “Comiket” convention in Tokyo. His booth at Comiket is in a highly sought after area, with constant queues of dedicated fans lining up to get hold of his popular comics!

Ebi Blue’s trademark art style, “gesu-gao” is famous among Japanese and international anime fans alike, reaching full-blown meme status after being featured in Youtube video “U Got That” (With over 75 million views to date!)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ebiblue

“U Got That”

Message to students:

When it comes to study, love is power!

If you want to get better at drawing, take an anime, manga or game that you love, and draw your favourite characters or scenes as much as you can. The passion you have for those characters will surely show in your work, and it will give you the motivation and energy to continue working hard.

Here at Anime Art Academy, we want to help you learn the technical aspects of illustration, so that you can create work that you love!

Our team are dedicated to designing courses that give you the tools and methods you need to improve efficiently.

Thanks for being a part of the Academy! I’m looking forward to seeing all of your work!

Name: Satoru Tanaka
Role: Lesson Producer/Director


Former professional freelance animator, Satoru has worked on huge hit anime such as Naruto Shippuden and Heroman. His work has gained significant popularity online too; becoming the top ranked fan artist in his category on Japanese illustration site Pixiv, and taking the number one spot on Nico Nico Douga with his Hatsune Miku PV.

Message to students:

“I just want to get better at drawing!”

I believe that anyone who comes to the Academy with that strong feeling in their heart, has what it takes to improve.

Hey everyone, I’m Satoru Tanaka.

Want to self-study, but not sure where to start? Trying your best at self-study, but not improving as much as you hoped? Been drawing for a while and want to reach professional level?

Anime Art Academy is here for you! We will teach you the methods you need to start learning, or to take your drawing skills to the next level.

At the Academy, we will provide you with the knowledge, tools and advice you need to fuel your studies, and show you all kinds of tips to make your work more time-efficient. Not only will it give you peace of mind to know that our content is made up of tried-and-tested techniques coming from professional Japanese illustrators, but you will also be able to speed up your learning considerably.

However! There is one thing I would like to get clear before we start. Anime Art Academy is no magical fix. You can’t just binge one of our courses in a day and become a genius overnight! Becoming good at something, whatever that thing is, takes a lot of personal hard work and practice.

Let us join you on that journey, supporting you with effective and efficient study advice!

Above all, art is about feeling. If you have a passion for anime and manga, and want more than anything to get better at drawing the art you love, you will certainly make progress here at Anime Art Academy.

Looking forward to working with you all!

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Name: Mana Koh
Role: Lesson Producer/Director


Working as an illustrator since her teens, Mana has had experience working on the production of many popular games. Her work has been included in Square Enix’s magazine, and she has received a prize from Mag Garden.

Message to students:

“I hope that you’ll be able to improve and update your creations. Have fun!”

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Name: Toshina (1047)


Toshina is an illustrator working in Tokyo. As a teenager, Toshina received an official manga award from Shounen Jump, and since then has been working as a professional manga-ka and illustrator, gathering a huge following on the Japanese illustrator site Pixiv, and drawing crowds of fans to his exhibitions.

Message to students:

Hi everyone, I’m Toshina, a lecturer here at Anime Art Academy.

At the Academy, I want to help everyone from total beginners to casual artists fulfil their dreams of becoming professional manga and anime illustrators. I will show you how to recreate the awesome scenes you see in your favourite manga, anime and games, whilst giving you the skills you need to develop your own original style. In my lectures, I show you the exact processes I go through when creating my art, complete with commentary, guidance and professional tips.

Above all, I want my students to enjoy their lessons with me, and have fun drawing the art they love.

See you at the Academy!

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Name: Lumie
Role: Translator

Message to students:

Hi, I’m Lumie, the translator and ‘voice’ of Anime Art Academy!
I am native British, but graduated with a Japanese language major and have been living in Japan ever since! I’m really excited to be able to take part in this project, and have been lucky enough to learn a lot about anime art whilst translating and creating these voiceovers.
Hope you all enjoy our lessons!

Name: Takaya Tanoura
Role: Founder

Name: Naohiro Muta
Role: Founder

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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