MANBEN

Synopsis
Manga artists on the cusp of creation

Manga is one of Japan's most distinctive art forms in popular culture, with hardcore fans across the world.
In the Manga industry, there is no predefined artistic technique. Each Manga artist has his/her own unique style. Manga artists rarely openly disclosed the techniques they used to bring their stories to life on each page.
This program gets an up-close look at their studios, using the latest equipment and multiple cameras to delicately capture the birth of a Manga.
The show's navigator and one of Japan's top Manga artists Naoki Urasawa unravels the secrets of the creativity and techniques behind each Manga artist, from the viewpoint of a fellow artist.
MANBEN offers the whole world a fascinating journey into the realm of Japanese Manga, literally following where the artists' pens take us.

Episode list

Akiko HIGASHIMURA
Kazuhiro FUJITA