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Books. Culture. Community.

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What We Do

Book Publishing

Japanime is the world's leading publisher of English-language educational manga. Learn more about our books at our Manga University publishing portal.

Cooking classes

Put on an apron and grab a pair of chopsticks: Manga Cookbook contributor Yoko Ishihara conducts cooking workshops for aspiring chefs of all ages.

Drawing workshops

Learn how to draw manga with one of our professional artists. Lessons are tailored to what you want to learn. We provide the paper and pencils — you provide the imagination!

Homestay program

Make Tokyo your next travel destination. Our friendly, certified travel staff is eager to arrange accommodations for you in traditional tatami rooms on our campus.

Language study

Interested in learning Japanese? Manga University's comic-style books are perfect for manga-lovers and beginners who want to have fun studying the language.

Video production

Let Manga University create a manga-themed promotional video for your company or organization like those we've produced for Wacom and Clip Studio Paint Pro.

Award-Winning Books

Manga University, the publishing imprint of Japanime, boasts a lineup of nearly three-dozen critically acclaimed volumes, including The Manga Cookbook, Samurai Confidential, Edo Cats and the Kanji de Manga series. Our books have been translated into several languages, including French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Italian, and are sold worldwide.

Manga University:
Educating With Art

Our company motto reflects our commitment to creating products that are wholesome, informative and fun. We love manga, and believe it can — and should — be used for more than just great entertainment. Illustrations simplify things that might be otherwise very difficult to understand.

More importantly, manga makes learning more fun! No one understands this better than a manga fan, and that's why we want to make books that teach you about the things you want to learn!

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Open Campus:
Welcoming the World

Our offices are in Kawaguchi City, which is just north of Tokyo, in a sleek building that once served as a traditional Japanese restaurant. While the pots and pans have been replaced by desks and computers, we have preserved the private tatami dining rooms.

Today, those rooms host workshops and provide overnight accommodations for visiting scholars and overseas guests.

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Japanese Culture

The Japanime building in Kawaguchi City combines modern architecture with classic washitsu tradition. Visitors often remark on the warm, almost nostalgic feeling they experience when seeing our campus for the first time.

International Teamwork

At Japanime, we bring scholars and students from all corners of the world together.

International Teamwork:
Building Relationships

We get e-mails every day asking about enrollment in Manga University, but we simply call ourselves a university to emphasize the educational nature of our products and services.

We do, however, regularly hold drawing workshops, language lessons, cooking demonstrations and other group activities. And our homestay program offers an excellent opportunity to experience Japan firsthand.

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Our History

Contact Us

Japanime Yugengaisha

3-31-18 Nishi-Kawaguchi, Japanime Bldg 2F
Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama 332-0021 Japan

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