MangaSchool Nakano for International School
Manga School Nakano
Manga School Nakano
10 minutes walk from Nakano Station,located just one stop from Shinjuku
Please apply from the "Contact“ in this web site.
If you have any questions, please send a e-mail to "nakano@nakanomangaschool".
I'm very sorry but we do not accept inquiries by phone.

Manga School Nakano International

マンガスクール 中野
Nao Yazawa (谷沢 直)
A Japanese manga artist. She is most well known for her manga seriesWedding Peach which was made into an anime series of the same name. Both manga and anime are translated into several launguages. Since 2008, she has had many manga workshops in Germany, Denmark, Austria, USA and Canada.(in English)
At Manga School Nakano
Nao Yazawa started teaching manga drawing lessons in English at Manga School Nakano in 2013.
Our school is currently the only educational institution that offers a trial lesson style where you can receive explanations directly from the instructor in English without using an interpreter, and these classes have also attracted attention from the media, resulting in television appearances and newspaper articles.
The Isolated Zone: Shinku Chitai
From Digital Manga Guild (USA) (in process), EMA (German) / KDP(self) and グランダム (Japan)

Itadaki! Panther
From Digital Manga Guild (USA) (in Process) グランダムGrandam (Japan)

Moon & Blood 1-4
From Digital Manga Publishing (USA, German, Italy, Tai)

Mother Teresa (biography manga)
From ぽぷら社popula-sya)Japan

NOZOMI from Plex International (USA)

Nao Yazawa Collection from Egmont Manga Anime (Germany)

Wedding Peach
From Syogakukan (Japan) and others (USA, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Italy, Spain, Germany)
The work made into anime

Invited & attended to some conventions
Comic Salon Erlangen and Animagic in German('02)

Coni-con (attended) / for promotion of "Nozomi" from PLEX/Fanboy(03)
Anime Reactor Chicago (03)

Frankfurt Book fair /Joined Co-manga project "East meets West" (06)
AniNite 2012 (Vienna)
MTAC 2013 (Nashville)

Manga drawing workshop(08)
Frankfurt film museum (At Anime! High Art and Pop Culture exihibition)
Embassy of Japan in Denmark
Louisiana museum (Manga Mania exhibition/Copenhagen)

AniNite (Vienna)

Manga Workshops, library booth and lectures at Toronto (Japan Foundation Toronto)
Teaching manga at Manga School Nakano
AniNite Interview(Internet Radio)
Animuc(Munich) Interview(SailorMoonGerman)
1 wekk Manga Lecture at Toulouse Manga(France)
Teaching manga at Technos College Tokyo Kogakuin vocational college
Banzai-con(South Carolina)
Colossalcon(Ohio) Interview
Ichibancon(North Carolina)
Colossalcon East(Pennsylvania)
EIMA(Ecde Internationale du Manga de I’Amimation)/Special Intensive course
EIMA(Ecde Internationale du Manga de I’Amimation)/Special Intensive course

Manga Drawing Deluxe (by Nao Yazawa, a teacher of Manga School Nakano) has been released.


This book guides you step by step through all phases of manga drawing, from developing characters to creating a storyline and story boards.
With this detailed guide, learn every aspect of how to draw manga, including poses, movement, perspective, and props. Starting with rough sketches, you'll learn to add ink, coloration, special effects, and finishing touches to create dynamic manga characters and stories. You'll also find tips on how to give your characters lively facial expressions and how to create backgrounds with simple perspective.

A preface by the author
My name is Nao Yazawa. l'm a Tokyo-based, self-taught mangaartist 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 storyline, so you can follow Anne and her brother Dan along their manga adventure, guided by two manga elves and me.
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 inthe 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!

You can buy some books from the author directly when you visit Manga School Nakano.
(The book might be run out, please note it. If you ask in advance we can keep the copy for you.)

Manga Drawing Deluxe 1800 yen (about 10%off)
Moon and Blood (B&W manga) 1000 yen
NOZOMI (Color manga) 600 yen