Characters Taki (L) and Mitsuha from the 2016 anime film “Kimi No Na wa.” Image: Official “Kimi no Na wa” website

College degree in anime, manga to be offered by Japanese university

November 25th, 2020

A university in Japan will soon be offering a degree in anime and manga, which will include lessons from leading artists and animators in the industry.

Kaishi Professional University in the Niigata Prefecture will launch the program in April 2021 with a capacity of 80 students, as per Crunchyroll on Nov. 18.

The announcement comes after the country’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology approved the establishment of the institution’s anime and manga department earlier this month.

Kimi No Na Wa, anime

Characters Taki (L) and Mitsuha from the 2016 anime film “Kimi No Na wa.” Image: Official “Kimi no Na wa” website

Along with learning from industry leaders, students will also study the theories and practices needed to create professional manga and anime.

The private university will begin accepting applications for the program on Dec. 1, as per report. It will then hold the first entrance exam on Dec. 19. JB

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