House of Manga Aspirations: Japan
Japan is the home of manga. With over 140 manga magazines, it's produced countless international hits. A Tokyo NPO runs several share houses for young artists who hope to make a mark as manga creators. Those aged 18-35 who are seriously pursuing the profession may live in these homes. Some offer direct guidance from professionals and over 120 artists in these share houses have since made their professional debut. Meet the young people chasing their dreams over their three-year residence.
Residents spend their days working on submissions for contests for aspiring manga artists
Professional editors visit the share house to scout for new talent
Over 80 artists live in share houses in and around Tokyo, working towards their professional debut
An award ceremony by the NPO behind the share house project highlights new professionals