Captain Tsubasa's Youichi Takahashi to Open Manga Academy in December

posted on by Eric Stimson
Classes to be taught by fellow soccer manga artist

Youichi Takahashi, the artist behind the most prominent soccer manga, Captain Tsubasa, will open a manga school called "Manga Academy Tsubasa Juku" on December 18 in the Football Plaza building of Tokyo's Hatchoubori neighborhood. (A juku is a cram school, or additional classes held after regular school.)

Takahashi plans for it to be small-scale. There will be four different levels: "Basics Course," "Select Course," "Professional Course" and "Super Practice Course." They will be taught by Kunikazu Toda, who adapted the famous soccer novel series Ryuuji by Hisashi Nozawa into manga form. Details are scarce at the moment, but more will be announced when it's closer to opening time.

Takahashi is on the left and Toda is on the right.

In related news, Takahashi will hold a seminar in Shosen Book Tower, an Akihabara bookstore, on November 20. He will explain three key points to understand when drawing manga, explain more about his juku, then examine and evaluate the audience's manga. Those interested in participating must sign up by November 17. Participation is first-come, first-served.

[Via Comic Natalie]

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