Kyoto Seika University

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Coordinates: 35°04′23″N 135°46′15″E / 35.073058°N 135.770867°E / 35.073058; 135.770867

Kyoto Seika University

Kyoto Seika University (京都精華大学 Kyōto Seika Daigaku?) is a private university, located in Iwakura, Kyoto, Japan. The predecessor of the school was founded in 1968, and it was chartered as a university in 1979.

The school is noted for its faculties of manga and anime, and being involved in the teaching and training of future manga artists.[1][2][3][4] The dean of the manga faculty is Keiko Takemiya, and noted American anthropologist and translator Matt Thorn is also an associate professor at the school's faculty of manga.[5][6] Graduates of the university have gone on to forge successful careers in the manga, anime, and media industries.[2][6] In 2005, Kyoto Seika University established the Kyoto International Manga Museum. Located in a converted elementary school building in downtown Kyoto, it contains the world's largest manga collection.

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