Tetsuya Chiba Manga Institute Established at a university in China Oct. 9 18:11

Established a research institute for learning manga and anime at a university in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, led by a cartoonist known for works such as “Ashita no Joe”. It is expected to connect.

This research institute is the “Chiba Tetsuya MANGA Innovation Research Institute”, which was founded by manga artist Tetsuya Chiba (80), and was established at Nankogakuin University of China Media University in Nanjing, China.

On the 9th, Chiba-san, the director of the institute, attended and a commemorative ceremony was held.

Chiba is the president of the University of the Arts in Utsunomiya City, and the establishment of a research institute was decided upon the exchange between this university and Nanjing University.

At the ceremony, Chiba-san taught how to express facial expressions while actually drawing, and about 200 students gathered listening to them with a serious look.

The laboratory plans to collaborate with young people from Japan and China to search for new expressions of manga and anime in the rapid development of IT technology. But if you can help the cultural development of a friendly Chinese through exchanges, "he said.