Kyoto Seika University

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

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

Kyoto Seika University

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 Rachel Matt Thorn is also an associate professor at the school's faculty of manga.[5][6] Graduates of the university have forged successful careers in the manga, anime, and media industries.[2][6] In 2006, Kyoto Seika University and the city of Kyoto established the Kyoto International Manga Museum.[7] Located in a converted elementary school building in downtown Kyoto, it has the world's largest manga collection.


Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "MAJORING IN MANGA: University Teaches Students How to Produce Comics". Japan Information Network. 2002-08-14. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
  2. ^ a b "A Faculty of Manga". Cool Japan. 2009-02-04. NHK World, BS1, NHK BS-Hi Vision. Archived from the original on 2012-10-24.
  3. ^ Takemiya the teacher
  4. ^ A Lifetime of Shojo Manga
  5. ^ "KSU: Faculty of Manga - Dept. of Manga Production". Archived from the original on April 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-12.
  6. ^ a b "Matt Thorn Returns to Translation". Publishers Weekly. 2009-02-17. Archived from the original on April 26, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-12.
  7. ^ "Project History". Kyoto International Manga Museum. Archived from the original on 2016-02-07. Retrieved 2016-02-07.

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