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. 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. Graduates of the university have gone on to forge successful careers in the manga, anime, and media industries. 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.
- Kan Shimamoto (president)
- Naoya Hatakeyama (photography)
- Katsumi Asaba (art)
- Takayuki Suzuki (architecture)
- Kiyokazu Arai (architecture)
- Tsutomu Hayama (architecture)
- Atsuko Tanaka (architecture)
- Keiko Takemiya (manga)
- Motoka Murakami (manga)
- Noboru Rokuda (manga)
- Kentaro Takekuma (manga)
- Matt Thorn (manga)
- Gisaburō Sugii (animation)
- Hiroshi Ogawa (animation)
- Yoshiyuki Tomino (animation)
- Rintaro (animation)
- Yasumitsu Ikoma (oil painting)
- Genzo Kawamura (nihonga)
- Haruyuki Uchida (sculpture)
- "MAJORING IN MANGA: University Teaches Students How to Produce Comics". Japan Information Network. 2002-08-14. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
- "A Faculty of Manga". Cool Japan. 2009-02-04. NHK World, BS1, NHK BS-Hi Vision. http://www.nhk.or.jp/cooljapan/previous/index.html.
- Takemiya the teacher
- A Lifetime of Shojo Manga
- "KSU: Faculty of Manga - Dept. of Manga Production". Retrieved 2009-05-12.[dead link]
- "Matt Thorn Returns to Translation". Publishers Weekly. 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2009-05-12.[dead link]
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