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Visual Arts Manga (100)

The main cast of these stories practice and create physical objects for visual perception using tools and established art forms. Characters will study established techniques and/or strive to create new pieces of art work for designated projects or to sell professionally. Visual Arts includes artistic methods such as drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy, etc. Popular contemporary art forms (e.g. manga, anime) are not included in Visual Arts.

Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san

Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro

Manga, 2017Publishing? vol, ? chp

High schooler Hayase Nagatoro loves to spend her free time doing one thing, and that is to bully her Senpai! After Nagatoro and her friends stumble upon the aspiring artist's drawings, they find enjoyment in mercilessly bullying the timid Senpai. Nagatoro resolves to continue her cruel game and visits him daily so that she can force Senpai into doing whatever interests her at the time, especially if it makes him uncomfortable. Slightly aroused by and somewhat fearful of Nagatoro, Senpai is constantly roped into her antics as his interests, hobbies, appearance, and even personality are used against him as she entertains herself at his expense. As time goes on, Senpai realizes that he doesn't dislike Nagatoro's presence, and the two of them develop an uneasy friendship as one patiently puts up with the antics of the other. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

7.63
170K
Manga, 2017Publishing? vol, ? chp

Second-year high school student Yatora Yaguchi is bored with his normal life. He studies well and plays around with his friends, but in truth, he does not enjoy either of those activities. Bound by norms, he secretly envies those who do things differently. That is until he discovers the joy of drawing. When he sees a painting made by a member of the Art Club, Yatora becomes fascinated with the colors used in it. Later, in an art exercise, he tries to convey his language without words but instead through painting. After that experience, Yatora finds himself so invested in art that he decides that it is what he wants to do for a living. But there stand multiple obstacles in his way: his parents who are hesitant over his unique choices, his more experienced peers, and the study of a subject much deeper than he initially expected. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SerializationAfternoon
DemographicSeinen
8.62
126K
Manga, 1999Finished5 vol, 48 chp

After two eccentrically dressed individuals ambush her, high school student Yukari Hayasaka promptly passes out due to shock. She soon awakens to find herself surrounded by even more strangely dressed people in the basement studio of Paradise Kiss—a fashion design club composed of four students from Yazawa School for the Arts. Although it seems like Yukari has been kidnapped, the older students explain that they only approached her to see if she would model their collection for an upcoming fashion show. Being a senior with a busy schedule, Yukari furiously rejects the group's offer. But when she drops her student passbook in her haste to leave, the ringleader of the group, George Koizumi, picks it up and uses it as a means to coerce Yukari into considering their request. After hearing about the other members' unbridled ambition, Yukari is inspired to reevaluate her own circumstances and eventually agrees to help them out. Now as Paradise Kiss' model, Yukari must learn to balance her new responsibilities with her hectic personal life. However, the more time she spends with George and the rest of the team, the harder it becomes for her to avoid getting swept up in the glitz and glamor of the fashion world. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

AuthorYazawa, Ai
SerializationZipper
DemographicJosei
8.29
53K

Kuragehime

Princess Jellyfish

Manga, 2008Finished17 vol, 93 chp

Tsukimi Kurashita has wanted to be a princess ever since her youth. However, at 18 years old, she finds herself far from that dream. Instead, she has become a plain and shy girl who spends most of her time and money on her biggest obsession: jellyfish. Tsukimi lives with her fellow niche hobbyists in the all-female Amamizukan apartment complex, where the two most important rules are to avoid stylish people and men. Tsukimi has always abided by these rules until one evening—while rescuing a spotted jellyfish—she encounters a classy, princess-like woman. After allowing the girl to stay the night, Tsukimi is shocked to discover that the person is not a woman at all. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SerializationKiss
DemographicJosei
8.25
42K
Manga, 2008Finished20 vol, 150 chp

Seishuu Handa is considered a prodigy in the calligraphy world. However, he is extremely narcissistic about his work, and when a senior curator dismisses his award-winning piece as conventional and bland, he loses his cool, leading to potentially career-ending repercussions. After seeing his son's immaturity, his father⁠—also a master calligrapher—sends Handa to a village in the Goto Islands as punishment. Deprived of city comforts, Handa moves into a house in the local village with the sole intention of spending his stay engrossed in calligraphy. However, the house he has moved into was previously the hideout for some rambunctious children, headed by Naru Kotoishi, who are unwilling to move out. Furthermore, the neighbors seem very interested in the calligrapher, who they see as an amusing oddity! Despite Handa having been uprooted from his comfortable lifestyle, his experiences with the village and its people will teach him things about himself, life, and calligraphy. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

8.43
42K

Kakukaku Shikajika

Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist's Journey

Manga, 2011Finished5 vol, 34 chp

Akiko Hayashi has soaring but strangely specific dreams: to make a successful manga debut while still in school, have her favorite actor star in its adaptation, and end up marrying him. However, she is far from having the motivation or skills to realize these hopes. When a friend introduces her to an unorthodox, backstreet art class taught by the strong-armed Kenzou Hidaka, called simply as "sensei," Akiko decides to enroll, expecting an easy ride and an automatic improvement in her art skills. To her chagrin, what she gets is something else entirely—a tough, demanding, and uncompromising teacher with absolutely no interest in manga. But when Akiko takes up Sensei's challenge of an intense schedule, she comes to recognize how much he cares about his students and forms a close bond with him. With Sensei's guidance, Akiko learns what is necessary to become a successful mangaka as well as what it means to be an adult. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

8.53
27K

Hachimitsu to Clover

Honey and Clover

Manga, 2000Finished10 vol, 71 chp

Takemoto lives in a run down student apartment, where his greatest worry is when he'll next be able to afford to eat meat and whether he'll get to class on time. Although he's away from home and living on his own, Takemoto is far from finished growing up. Along with his crazy cast of friends, Morita, Mayama, Yamada, and Hagumi, Takemoto sets out to discover life and his true self. (Source: VIZ Media) Included one-shots: Volume 10: Sora no Kotori, Hoshi no Opera

SerializationYoung You
DemographicJosei
8.26
24K

Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!

This Art Club Has a Problem!

Manga, 2012Publishing? vol, ? chp

Mizuki Usami is a member of Tsukumori Middle School's art club. Despite putting a lot of effort into the club, Usami soon realizes one thing—all of the other members are not taking the club seriously at all! The president, who has never been motivated to draw anything, spends his time snoozing on the clubroom couch. Collette Colletour, a mischievous and energetic girl, likes to play pranks on her fellow members. Subaru Uchimaki, a skilled artist capable of winning prizes, instead uses his talent to create the perfect 2D bride. Usami's middle school youth may not be as peaceful as she wishes, but there is never a dull moment during her time in the art club. And maybe—just maybe—they will find some time for art as well. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

7.71
23K

Runway de Waratte

Smile Down the Runway

Manga, 2017Finished22 vol, 194 chp

Chiyuki Fujito is an aspiring model whose dream is to take part in Paris Fashion Week; however, she lacks the proper height to even be considered for the simplest of modeling gigs. Similarly, Ikuto Tsumura is a poor high school student who wants to design clothes, but he has instead decided to skip college and head straight into the workforce to support his family. When the two cross paths, they come to the conclusion that no matter how difficult it may seem, they will do what they can to achieve their goals and prove that one's circumstances do not determine their course in life. And so begin both of their journeys, destined to meet again on the runway. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

8.08
17K
Light Novel, 2010Finished13 vol, 56 chp

Sorata Kanda, an amicable student enrolled at Suimei High School, is evicted out of the student dorms for adopting a stray cat. Having his kindness backfire on him, he ends up at the notorious "Sakura Hall," where he meets its residents—a cast of eccentric, artistic prodigies. Stuck with an increasing number of stray cats in addition to being average amongst geniuses, Sorata is determined to find new owners for these cats and leave Sakura Hall for good. Shortly after moving in, his life is further thrown into disarray as he is tasked with taking care of Mashiro Shiina, a new transfer student and aspiring manga author. Despite being a world-renowned artist, she lacks common sense and is utterly incapable of looking out for herself. With the support of their fellow Sakura Hall residents, Sorata and Mashiro grow ever closer as they weave through the webs of expectations and determine their self-worth, striving to discover their true calling in life. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

7.96
17K

Kotonoha no Niwa

The Garden of Words

Manga, 2013Finished1 vol, 7 chp

On rainy mornings, high school student Takao Akizuki skips class and travels to an enchanting garden nestled in the bustle of Tokyo. Aspiring to become a shoemaker, he spends his time sketching and studying designs. During one visit amid the verdant scenery, Akizuki encounters Yakari Yukino—a mystifying woman whose melancholic appearance captures the young boy's eye. Despite not introducing themselves, the two continue to meet at the same spot, gradually finding comfort in each other's presence. However, with the end of the rainy season approaching, Akizuki and Yukino must confront the uncertainties in their hearts as they find the courage to walk their own paths. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SerializationAfternoon
DemographicSeinen
7.61
13K
Manga, 2013Publishing? vol, ? chp

It is early 16th-century Italy, and the city of Florence blossoms amid wondrous depictions of the newly-birthed Renaissance. Men are opening their art workshops, displaying their craft, and taking on aspiring artists as apprentices. Meanwhile, women are expected to serve their husbands and raise their children. Arte, a young girl from a noble family, is deeply passionate about painting. Following her supportive father's death, her mother resolves to mold Arte into a proper virtuous lady, considering their moderate dowry. But Arte is spirited and daring, determined to relinquish gender norms and become a full-fledged artist. Arte tirelessly seeks an artisan to take her in, but all doors close before a foolish woman. However, one small workshop owner, Leo, gives her a chance. When Arte proves her perseverance and devotion to art, Leo decides to house her as his only apprentice. Truly free for the first time, Arte is set on securing her place in the male-dominated art world. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

SerializationComic Zenon
DemographicSeinen
7.90
13K

Gokinjo Monogatari

Neighborhood Story

Manga, 1995Finished7 vol, 33 chp

Welcome to Happy Berry! No, this isn't a fruit stand, but the label dreamed up by aspiring fashion designer Mikako Kouda. In her quest to make a name for herself in the fashion world, Mikako enters Yazawa Arts Academy, a prestigious art school, alongside her strictly platonic childhood friend Tsutomu. But there's one problem—Tsutomu's uncanny resemblance to a rock star skyrockets him to popularity and leads him to date the prettiest girl in school. Now Mikako can't help but wonder if what she feels is jealousy. (Source: VIZ Media)

AuthorYazawa, Ai
SerializationRibon Magazine
DemographicShoujo
8.03
12K

Kannagi

Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens

Manga, 2005Finished12 vol, 84 chp

For his art project Mikuriya Jin carved a statue from the recently chopped local sacred tree. As he is about to bring it to school, the goddess of the tree, Nagi, descends upon the statue, having slept until now, not knowing of her demise. Since the sacred tree can no longer protect the surrounding area from impurities, Nagi has to do it herself now, dragging poor Jin with her. Included one-shots: Volume 2: Kaiketsu Yousei Puniata (The Amazing Fairy Puniata) Volume 4: Hildegard no Shiro Volume 5: Molly Volume 6: Croquis

SerializationComic REX
DemographicShounen
7.37
9.0K

Hidamari Sketch

Sunshine Sketch

Manga, 2004Publishing? vol, ? chp

Accepted to a high school specializing in the arts, Yuno moves into a nearby apartment complex to make her commute easier. Just a few days into her new routine, she quickly discovers that creativity doesn't end with the art school bell! Her neighbors—Sae, Hiro, and Miya—are all fellow students, and each has her own hilarious quirks. And eccentricity clearly rules this school; Yuno's homeroom teach is a cosplay otaku and the principal is just...weird. Will the quiet Yuno be able to handle this creatively kooky cast of characters? (Source: Yen Press)

8.02
7.0K
Manga, 2001Finished12 vol, 62 chp

Shiratori Ryushi wants to become a picture book writer, and he moves to an apartment, Narutaki-So, in order to go to an art school in Tokyo. Narutaki-so is an old Japanese style one-story house which doesn’t fit in urban scenery. It is owned by the cousin of his mother, and the manager of the apartment is Aoba Kozue. She is his second cousin, and they met with each other when they were children although he doesn’t remember her much. She is in the second grader of a high school attached to Aoba Junior Collage. There are five people living in Narutaki-So. First, Chanohata Kotomi is living in the room #1. She is a best friend of Kozue. Then, the resident of the room #3 is Momono Megumi. She is a kind of person who goes her own way. In the room #5, Kurosaki Sayoko and her daughter Asami are living. Asami is in the first grade of a junior high. Finally, in the room #6, Haibara Yukio is living with his puppet, “Johnny”. They are all characteristic and eccentric persons. However, in fact, the most eccentric person is Kozue. She has a secret; when she is shocked at something, she changes her personality. Not knowing this, Shiratori moves to Narutaki-So to realize his dream. What kind of a new life will be waiting for him? (Source: MU)

7.91
6.5K

Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi

Josee, the Tiger and the Fish

Manga, 2020Finished2 vol, 11 chp

A youth romantic drama with themes of growing up, the story focuses on college student Tsuneo and dreamer Josee, who lives her life stuck in a wheelchair. Josee—named after the heroine in Françoise Sagan's Wonderful Clouds—spends most of her days reading and painting until by chance she encounters Tsuneo, and decides it's time to face the real world. (Source: MAL News)

SerializationDa Vinci
8.01
6.0K

Cossette no Shouzou

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette

Manga, 2004Finished2 vol, 9 chp

Eiri Kurahashi is an art school student, with a job at a local antique store. It's there that he develops a strange obsession. He finds himself entranced by a portrait of a Victorian-era girl named Cossette. It's a portrait with a strange history--everyone who has owned it has been murdered in a bizarre fashion. But the story runs much deeper than that. Cossette was savagely murdered by her lover, who also happens to be the artist who painted the portrait. When the new owner of the portrait nearly kills himself, Eiri decides to get involved. And that's when Cossette begins speaking to him... (Source: Tokyopop)

6.94
5.2K
Manga, 2002Finished14 vol, 219 chp

Sora is a quiet girl who finds her niche in the high school art club. When she isn't out capturing images of the neighbourhood in her trusty sketchbook, she can almost certainly be found befriending the local cats.

7.59
3.8K
Manga, 2022Publishing? vol, ? chp

At a young age, Aia Utagawa was scouted as a model, but his real ambition is to become a makeup artist. But, even as the end of high school approaches, it's a dream he hides inside, afraid of stepping outside his prescribed role as a pretty face. Then, one day, he meets Jun, a quiet classmate who hunches because she's ashamed of her face, covered in freckles. He convinces her to enter a school runway fashion contest together–with him doing her makeup. They make an incredible team, with Jun discovering a confidence she never knew she could show and Aia finally learning that, while it may be tough to open yourself up to failing at the one thing you care about, the difficulties can be worth facing. (Source: Kodansha USA)

SerializationShounen Sirius
DemographicShounen
7.33
3.0K
Manga, 2006Finished1 vol, 4 chp

Falling in love leads to death. On the day of university entrance ceremony, Makoto met Shizuru, who was then a child-like girl with very big eyes. While secretly in love with his classmate Miyuki, Makoto develops a close relationship with Shizuru. (Source: Amazon)

7.63
2.9K

Sen wa, Boku wo Egaku

The Lines that Define Me

Manga, 2019Finished4 vol, 32 chp

Sousuke Aoyama is a college student who suffers painfully from the loss of his parents in a traffic accident. He meets Kozan Shinoda, a suibokuga (India-ink painting) artist, at an exhibition. Kozan becomes interested in Sousuke and surprisingly accepts him as his disciple. However, Kozan's niece is dismissive of Sousuke and declares to compete with Sousuke for the "Kozan Award." Although Sousuke seemed uninterested in painting at first, he gradually becomes drawn to it by each stroke he draws... (Source: Kodansha, translated)

7.61
2.8K
Manga, 2005Finished25 vol, 273 chp

It was the Sengoku-era, when the warlords usurped each other. There was a man whose soul was overtaken by the ways of tea and material greed, as he worked his way up toward greater power and status. His name was Sasuke Furuta, a subordinate warrior of Nobunaga Oda. With his world broadened by Nobunaga the Genius, and his spiritual insight learned from Senno Soueki the Master of Tea, Sasuke drove the road to hyouge. To live or not to live. For the power of the art. That is the question! (Source: Kodansha)

7.83
2.7K

Alabaster no Kisetsu

Season of Alabaster

Manga, 2022Finished3 vol, 18 chp

Gin Maeda is a student who enjoys drawing graffitis at an abandoned apartment complex building near his school, with his friends and acolytes, Teppei and Kon-chan. One night, while they're at work on one of their masterpieces, they're interrupted by a mysterious ghastly pale-skinned woman who scares them. In the process of fleeing, Gin loses his sketchbook to her and then from this point onwards, his life will change in a major way! Some nude painting with his beautiful and attractive art teacher? Welcome to Season of Alabaster. (Source: MU)

SerializationYoung King OURs GH
DemographicSeinen
6.71
2.0K
Manga, 2004Finished7 vol, 98 chp

It's Kisaragi's first year in G.A.: the specialized art and design department at her high school. The timid Kisaragi has a lot to learn, but with the help of a very unique group of friends, even the most difficult lesson becomes loads of fun—if not downright silly! With the aid of full-color pages throughout, you too can learn the basics of color theory and become a great artist yourself! (Source: Yen Press)

7.60
1.9K
Manga, 2022Finished4 vol, 35 chp

High-schooler Tsukumo Fukakusa is obsessed with an anime about human characters based on flowers. He secretly enjoys looking at the flower arrangements displayed in front of the back entrance of his school. Then, one day, his knowledge of flowers is noticed by the ikebana club, who suddenly recruit him! This otaku, guided by his favorite idol character, enters the world of flower arranging! Thus begins this ikebana youth drama! (Source: MANGA Plus)

SerializationShounen Jump+
DemographicShounen
6.28
1.7K
Manga, 2023Publishing? vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationGrand Jump
7.24
1.6K

Bishounen Series

Pretty Boy Detective Club

Novel, 2015Finished12 vol, ? chp

Mayumi Doujima, a second-year student at the exclusive Yubiwa Academy middle school, has lost something—a star she glimpsed just once, ten long years ago. But help is on the way, in the form of the unofficial, secretive, and thoroughly mysterious Pretty Boy Detective Club! Rumored to solve problems within the school (most of which they themselves might as well created) for reasons aesthetic rather than financial, these five gorgeous boys sweep Mayumi into their world of excitement, danger, and overwhelming beauty. (Source: Vertical, edited)

7.35
1.5K

Bishounen Tanteidan

Pretty Boy Detective Club

Manga, 2016Publishing? vol, ? chp

A mysterious group known as the Pretty Boy Detective Club is rumored to solve (and perhaps cause) most of the trouble at Yubiwa Academy—in a strictly unofficial, undercover, uncommercial capacity, of course. In order to find a star she glimpsed ten years ago, second-year Mayumi Dojima enlists the Pretty Boy's aid, and gets much more than she bargained for! When they run up against a shadowy organization called the Twenties, stargazing is suddenly the least of their worries. Mayumi's entire future is in jeopardy, and the Pretty Boy Detective Club must race to solve the Mystery of the Dark Star before time runs out! (Source: Kodansha USA)

SerializationARIA
DemographicShoujo
6.65
1.4K

Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku

Mikagura School Suite: The Manga Companion

Manga, 2013Finished6 vol, 31 chp

A story based on the super popular song series from NND. Eruna Ichinomiya, a freshman who dreamed of a school life filled with cuteness, entered a boarding school—Mikagura Private School. In this school, each of the cultural club representatives have to battle each other, with unique powers...!! What will happen to Eruna, who somehow ended up becoming the representative of a certain club?! (Source: Batoto)

SerializationComic Gene
DemographicJosei
6.91
1.4K
Manga, 2020Finished2 vol, 13 chp

"Can you help me paint after school?" asks my classmate Naomi. Our feet carry us to the art storage room that no one goes to. I quietly become her assistant in producing artworks. Naomi suddenly arrived at an Osaka art high school. The pride of the gifted, hardworking Renji gets torn to shreds by her ominous talent. Renji bluffs "I can come up with something like that too." But, he gradually finds himself enthralled by her talent. He writhes between his self-consciousness and inferiority complex. Is she his rival or is she...?! (Source: Futabasha, translated)

7.05
1.3K
Manga, 2015Finished3 vol, 21 chp

Souichi is an art student, and one day he saw an amazing painting at his university that made him want to study under the artist. When he went to learn from the master, though, the man did not accept him. Shortly afterward, he met the man's granddaughter, a blonde-haired, blue-eyed child called René. She was a very energetic kid who drew Souichi into playing with her in the surrounding countryside. Soon, Souichi learned the truth: the painting he had been so impressed with at his university was not the grandfather's work, but René's. She is the artist from whom he needs to learn! (Source: MangaHelpers)

SerializationYoung Animal
DemographicSeinen
6.85
1.3K

Muse no Shinzui

The Essence of Being a Muse

Manga, 2021Finished3 vol, 17 chp

Twenty-three-year-old art school reject Miyuu Seno has a blue print for the future, but it's not her own. Instead, she's stuck on the "secure"path her mom has laid out for her—from her office job, to her clothes, to the guys she meets—and it's making Miyuu more miserable by the day. When things come to a head between them, Miyuu leaves home with a blank canvas in tow, holding on to the hope that painting can somehow undo the phony she's become... (Source: Yen Press)

SerializationComic Beam
DemographicSeinen
6.76
1.1K
Manga, 2018Finished10 vol, 50 chp

Aoko is a ceramic painter at Hasami Wares Pottery, when suddenly an unfriendly and unapproachable man named Tatsuki arrives from overseas. Rejecting her way of life by telling her he isn't interested in painted ceramics, Aoko feels dejected, but can't help but be drawn to Tatsuki's ceramics... This is a mature love story of a man and woman, both fascinated by ceramics. (Source: Shogakukan, translated)

SerializationFlowers (Monthly)
DemographicJosei
7.17
1.0K
Manhwa, 2019Finished3 vol, 60 chp

It's 1935 in Gyeongseong, and struggling artist Iho Yun has been commissioned by the reclusive, elderly Madam Jeonghwa Song to paint a portrait. Madam Jeonghwa Song allows Iho to set eyes upon her—an unprecedented event—and standing before him is a young woman. But why does she ask him to paint an elderly version of her? "Don't finish the portrait." Tucked between the previous artist's paint tubes is an ominous letter. Iho learns that no artist has left Madam Song's abode alive or of sound mind. Just what is she hiding and what will happen if Iho finishes the portrait? (Source: Webtoon Entertainment)

7.67
1.0K
Manga, 2021Finished1 vol, 14 chp

An anthology comic of Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san by various mangaka.

6.74
727

Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku

Mikagura School Suite

Light Novel, 2013Finished8 vol, 44 chp

The story revolves around high school girl Eruna Ichinomiya, who enters the Mikagura Academy dreaming of a boarding school life filled with beauty. However, Eruna finds out that in the culture clubs, there is a rule that battles that are fought with special powers decide a club representative's treatment. Through various circumstances, Eruna becomes a representative of a club, and is thrown into the fray. (Source: ANN)

N/A
693
Manga, 1992Publishing? vol, ? chp

On a wharf on Tokyo Bay is a small gallery named Gallery Fake. The owner of the gallery, Fujita Reiji, was once a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He was a learned curator with remarkable memory, keen aesthetic sense, great skill in restoration of paintings, and knowledge of many languages, so he was called "the Professor." However, because of trouble in the workplace, Fujita was forced to quit the museum. Now he is an art dealer who sells paintings, authentic and fake alike, at extraordinary prices. His motto is, "One without aesthetic sense can't help being cheated out of his money. And, by being deceived, one may learn to distinguish the real one from the counterfeit." However, Fujita is not a villain. He truly appreciates art and the artists who spent their lives to create it. He is not someone who just earns money by selling fake paintings. Sometimes he takes paintings from a wicked politician who considers art only as a means of exchanging bribes. Sometimes he tries to restore destroyed paintings. Readers get to like him for his passion and true love for art. He often touches the lives of those he encounters, and people are attracted to him in spite of himself. (Source: MU)

SerializationBig Comic Spirits
DemographicSeinen
N/A
616
Manga, 2005Finished4 vol, 25 chp

Hiroki was going to be an artist after high school, but has stopped drawing for an unknown reason. He became a teacher at Nadesico Academy, where his cousin, Elis, attends. Then, his childhood friend, Kiri, became a PE teacher at Nadesico who seems to be part of the reason why he stopped drawing... (Source: MU)

SerializationShounen Ace
7.07
596
Manga, 2022Publishing? vol, ? chp

"I want to be the best erotic artist in the world...!" A girl with big ambitions will follow her curiosity and begin to sincerely explore how to draw attractive female bodies, such as breasts, buttocks, and thighs. A story dedicated to all painters and those who love painting. (Source: Houbunsha, translated)

N/A
576
Manga, 2002Finished1 vol, 13 chp

A collection of extra chapters released seperately from the other volumes.

7.29
525
Manga, 1983Finished3 vol, ? chp

Sarusuberi recounts short episodes in the later life of Hokusai, the genius ukiyoe artist, and of his daughter, Oei.

N/A
417

Doku no Okurimono

Gift of Poison

Manga, 2024Publishing? vol, ? chp

Gift Hisono is a gifted painter cursed with financial woes. On the brink of finishing his latest work, his trusty palette knife suddenly snaps! In a desperate attempt to afford a replacement, he steals paint from his close friend and fellow art club member, Taima. This act of theft witnessed by another club member, Kadomi, marks the beginning of his poisonous downfall... (Source: MANGA Plus)

AuthorDodotan
SerializationShounen Jump+
DemographicShounen
N/A
416
Manga, 2010Finished10 vol, 139 chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationComic REX
DemographicShounen
N/A
414
Light Novel, 2014Publishing? vol, ? chp

The daughter of a glass artisan family, Fukami Touko, spends relaxed days at a cafe called "Kazemichi" at a friend's house. On the summer vacation of her third year in high school. In front of them appeared a transfer student boy: Okikura Kakeru. He told Touko that he can hear the voices of the future. If someone knew in advance what their future would look like, what would they wish for? While feeling never-before-felt tremors in herself, Touko realises that she has started getting a feeling in her heart which she can't leave alone... (Source: Official website)

N/A
411
Manhwa, 2023Publishing? vol, ? chp

He was the hand of God, the painter of the century. My husband became the best artist in the empire, and I was his shadow. Even when my work became famous under my husband's name, even when people spoke ill of me behind my back, it was still okay—because I loved my husband. However, on our wedding anniversary. "You are the only person I truly love." I witnessed my husband whispering his love to my best friend. At the very moment when my husband saw me discovering his infidelity, his face contorted viciously, and he pushed me away. "Why are you raising your voice to your husband?!" At that moment, I realized it. I realized that this man had never loved me. Thus, I decided to become the evil wife they spoke of. (Source: Tiramisu, translated)

N/A
360
Manga, 2021Finished1 vol, 7 chp

Kii Saiki is enrolled in the graphics course at an art university and he's been feeling anxious because he's not been doing too well with his assignments. That's when Souta Amano, a senior from the sculpture course, suddenly called out to him telling him, "Hey, you're cute." Ever since then, Amano started to appear more often in front of him and though Saiki was initially dumbfounded by this, he eventually...? This is an omnibus of youthful love stories all set in an art university. (Source: Home-sha, translated)

Serialization.Bloom
7.44
336

Koisuru Meiga

The Masterpiece I Love

Manga, 2019Finished2 vol, 18 chp

The mangaka's imaginary take on the yuri stories behind famous paintings.

AuthorMimoto
SerializationComic Flapper
DemographicSeinen
N/A
327
Manga, 2007Publishing? vol, ? chp

An anthology comic of Hidamari Sketch by various mangaka.

N/A
287

Niko-iro no Canvas

A Nico-Colored Canvas

Manga, 2018Finished2 vol, 10 chp

Nico Sorano is in the dictionary under "free-spirited"...which makes her an instant celebrity at her art university. But one professor, the career making-or-breaking Kageiwa-sensei, has only a limited tolerance for her aggressively good-natured optimism. Unsurprisingly, Nico isn't fazed...it just means she's going to have to make her own way to stardom, with the help of her friend Mitsuki and the inscrutable, notorious Soichiro Togo. No matter what, it'll be an interesting college debut! (Source: Kodansha USA)

SerializationBe-Love
DemographicJosei
N/A
283
Manga, 2022Finished1 vol, ? chp

Channeling the attitude of the Lola bag, Yamaguchi's one-off tale continues to be shaped by the values of the Blue Period series and depicts an emotional journey in which Yatora and Ryuuji meet with and become inspired by a new character, Lola. (Source: row.burberry.com)

N/A
259
Manga, 2017Finished1 vol, 6 chp

Daiki is an illustrator and has a preference for male bodies. Actually, the role distribution is clear: the model poses and Daiki draws. But his latest model Yuusuke has a completely different view; he has his own wishes and thus messes up the purely professional relationship between these two! (Source: MU)

N/A
242
Manga, 2014Publishing? vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationPonimaga
N/A
223
Manga, 2022Publishing? vol, ? chp

Aoba Hagoromo is a mangaka best known for her series revolving around delicious meals. Nichiro Inaba is assigned to be her assistant, but discovers a shocking secret: Hagaromo-sensei is a massive canned food nut! (Source: Kodansha, translated)

SerializationEvening
DemographicSeinen
N/A
210
Manga, 2010Finished11 vol, 114 chp

The story is set during the middle of Japan's historic Edo period. It centers around Toriyama Sekiei, an eccentric but brilliant artist who only draws supernatural creatures—because he actually draws the creatures he encounters in his life.

SerializationYoung Jump
DemographicSeinen
N/A
205
One-shot, 2021Finished? vol, 1 chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationShounen Jump+
DemographicShounen
N/A
178

Modigliani ni Onegai

Ask for Modigliani

Manga, 2014Publishing? vol, ? chp

Chiba, Motoyoshi and Fujimoto are three students from an art school located in the mountains in the northeast of Japan where everyone can sign up, even dummies! These inseparable friends will have to face troubles linked to artistic creation, uncertainties as to their future, and the cold of winter, but will enjoy the pleasure of a life in a school composed mainly of young girls. (Source: naBan Editions, translated)

SerializationBig Comic Zoukan
DemographicSeinen
N/A
169
Manga, 2019Finished2 vol, 21 chp

After a fire in her Tokyo apartment, photographer Aki's life is turned upside down. How is she supposed to go on now? Only her camera remained intact, and so she decides to use the misfortune as a new beginning; she moves to Germany, the country of origin of her camera lens. Strawberry stands, doner kebabs, the Pfand system, summer vacations with bouldering, or the flea market on Boxhagener Platz—her new home Berlin shows itself from its best side. The change of perspective helps color-blind Aki see her life in a new light and ultimately even (maybe?) find herself. (Source: Crunchyroll, translated)

SerializationElegance Eve
DemographicJosei
N/A
150

Kunigei: Ookuni Daigaku Geijutsu Gakubu Eiga Gakka

Kunigei: Okuni University Art Department Film Program

Manga, 2024Publishing? vol, ? chp

Having won a film award in high school, Daisuke Kagami began his studies in the film program at a university of the arts. Filled with dreams of a bright future, he is suddenly taken aback by the sheer talent of his classmate, Kado Osawa...?! (Source: MANGA Plus)

SerializationShounen Jump+
DemographicShounen
N/A
148
Manga, 2023Publishing? vol, ? chp

A youth romance about a boy who practices the Japanese art of flower arrangement.

SerializationBetsucomi
DemographicShoujo
N/A
142
Manga, 2023Publishing? vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationSho-Comi
DemographicShoujo
N/A
138
Manhwa, 2022Finished? vol, 70 chp

Gang-An's dream of designing the best sneaker in the world is snuffed out when her sneaker customization team, Tria, loses the Custom Kicks Championship. She tells herself that she has given up on her dream for good and tries to carry on with her life when she comes across a shocking truth. OnGrey, the second-largest sneaker brand in the world, has stolen her design from the Championship! Will Gang-An be able to return to designing despite her fears and succeed in her fight against OnGrey to reclaim what is rightfully hers? (Source: Webtoon Entertainment)

AuthorYoonYe
SerializationNaver Webtoon
N/A
136

Katayoku no Michelangelo

One-Winged Michelangelo

Manga, 2021Finished5 vol, 19 chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationJump SQ.
DemographicShounen
N/A
131

An anthology of manga by various artists based on Hidamari Sketch.

N/A
123
Novel, 2021Publishing? vol, ? chp

Yatora is the perfect high school student, with good grades and lots of friends. It's an effortless performance, and, ultimately...a dull one. But he wanders into the art room one day, and a lone painting captures his eye, awakening him to a kind of beauty he never knew. Compelled and consumed, he dives in headfirst—and he's about to learn how savage and unforgiving art can be! (Source: Kodansha USA)

DemographicKids
N/A
117
Manga, 2021Publishing? vol, ? chp

The story follows Souichirou Niimi, a third-year art college student, who is dedicated to creating sculptures of beautiful breasts and seeking the ultimate beauty. One night, he is attacked by a youkai and meets Kagehime, a Shadow Princess who fights youkai. In order for Kagehime to operate in the human world, she needs a physical body, and Souichirou agrees to create one for her. (Source: Shounen Gahousha, translated)

SerializationYoung King OURs
DemographicSeinen
N/A
109
Manga, 2023Publishing? vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

AuthorTomisaa
SerializationMystery Bonita
DemographicShoujo
N/A
103

Tegaki no Eden

Hand Painted Eden

Manga, 2021Finished2 vol, 10 chp

After graduating from high school, Minori decides to attend art school against the protests of her mother. While throwing herself into her work, she happens to meet two fellow male students: Fujioka Takashi and Kagami Touma. Kagami uplifts people with his confidence and kindness; Fujioka's confidence inspires. Thanks to these two boys, Minori is able to overcome the struggles she's been facing her entire life. But what happens when one of them wants something more...? (Source: Shueisha, translated)

SerializationThe Margaret
DemographicShoujo

Vouivre Yousaiten: Kinuyo to Harriet

Dress of Illusional Monster

Manga, 2018Finished4 vol, 16 chp

Kinuyo Shigaraki has been working as a couturiere at her family's fashion shop ever since she was little. With a little help from her talking pet hedgehog, Harriet, they sew custom-tailored outfits made for the many different mythical creatures that inhabit the world of Royal Warrant. To obtain the material to create such outfits, she and Harriet must go on daring adventures together, atop her flying broomstick. (Source: MU)

SerializationGekkan! Spirits
DemographicSeinen
Light Novel, 2007Finished1 vol, ? chp

Original side stories involving the residents of the Hidamari apartment complex.

Manga, 2023Publishing? vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

Light Novel, 2007Finished1 vol, ? chp

Original side stories involving the residents of the Hidamari apartment complex.

Manhwa, 2021Finished2 vol, 38 chp

Life is so unpredictable. Myeong-hwa had everything: the pretty face, the artistic talent, and even a wonderful boyfriend, while Sun-hee had nothing. Ten years later, the roles have reversed and Myeong-hwa is still a poor and unknown artist while Sun-hee is a major figure in the art world. What Myeong-hwa doesn't know is that Sun-hee has secretly been pulling strings to make sure she fails... (Source: Webtoon Entertainment)

Manga, 2022Publishing? vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationHarta
DemographicSeinen
Manga, 2020Finished2 vol, 16 chp

All over Japan, throughout the land, innumerable pieces of traditional pottery have been popping up. And the ones who have given a unique flair to every piece are known as the Yakimon! In place of his absent father, the university student Clay Endou must take charge of the "Homura Pottery House." There, he comes across four unique people who are collectively known as the Yakimon: Imari, Bizen, Kutani, and Mino. One tiresome piece, a second tiresome piece, the Yakimon seem to be fooling with him. Even so, Clay is committed to reviving the once-glorious art of pottery. Naturally, the road to this is riddled with challenges! (Source: Kodansha, translated)

SerializationMorning Two
DemographicSeinen
Manga, 2023Publishing? vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationHarta Alternative
DemographicSeinen
Manga, 2021Finished2 vol, 21 chp

Former Tokyoite Himeno Toyokawa is a sweet, playful high schooler who's recently moved to Tajimi City with her grandmother and widower (and bankrupt) father, who owns a cafe. Naturally, she's eager to find a place to fit in at her new high school. So when she discovers the Pottery Club, she decides to give it a shot, even though she has some very personal history with pottery... (Source: ANN)

One-shot, 2016Finished? vol, 1 chp

They showed up out of nowhere. Graffiti that moved as if they were alive. People started calling them the "living pictures" and they started getting praised and sold for high prices. The origins are unknown and no one knows who said it first, but people say they are being created by someone named "Kilroy." Enter Suzume, a young artist who aspires to create great art just like Kilroy but has been struggling to do so. One night, her everyday life takes a sudden turn as she comes across none other than Kilroy himself. (Source: MU)

SerializationMiracle Jump
DemographicSeinen
One-shot, 2022Finished? vol, 1 chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationShounen Jump+
DemographicShounen
Manga, 2022Publishing? vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

AuthorParari
SerializationMystery Bonita
DemographicShoujo
Manga, 2022Publishing? vol, ? chp

Hana, who loves horror movies from the bottom of her heart, joins the film club where the director is all alone? (Shueisha, translation)

SerializationShounen Jump+
DemographicShounen
One-shot, 2017Finished? vol, 1 chp

An introverted young woman focused on her art makes a connection at a laundromat. (Source: Lovely Strange Dark)

SerializationZoukan flowers
DemographicJosei
Manga, 2022Publishing? vol, ? chp

Sara, an American, enrolls at a girls' school in Japan and dreams of joining the calligraphy club, which she discovers is on the verge of shutting down.

Manga, 2022Publishing? vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationCocohana
DemographicJosei

Jinsei Saidai no Uso Tsuita

The Biggest Lie of My Life.

Manga, 2023Publishing? vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

AuthorUme, Sato
SerializationGekkan! Spirits
DemographicSeinen

Hana Ikeru: Kawakita Koukou Kadou-bu

"Hanaikeru": Kawakita High School "Kadou" Flower Art Club

Manga, 2023Publishing? vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationBig Comic Spirits
DemographicSeinen
One-shot, 2020Finished? vol, 1 chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationShounen Jump+
DemographicShounen

Soredemo Otoko wa Shinjimasen

Still I Don't Believe in Male.

Manga, 2019Finished5 vol, 21 chp

Ran Kouda, who runs a ceramics class, has a secret: she has a phobia of men. However, she is troubled when men of various ages keep coming into her classroom, which she manages while creating works of art as an artist. As she interacts with and understands the five men in the class, Ran begins to change. This work depicts a variety of human situations. (Source: Futabasha, translated)

DemographicJosei
Manga, 2021Publishing? vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

Manga, 2023Publishing? vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationYoung Ace
One-shot, 2024Finished? vol, 1 chp

She had decided that she would never show her paintings to others, but by chance, she is given the task of painting the background for the class play. (Source: Kadokawa, translated)

Kikai Ude no Onna Gaka to Chiisana Joshu

A Mechnical Arm Female Painter and Her Little Assistant

One-shot, 2023Finished? vol, 1 chp

"I think I should just quit drawing," that idea drilled into Al's head. Al, a boy who grew up in an orphanage, was troubled. It was then when an artist with mechanical parts named Viola appeared with the intention of taking care of him... (Source: Shinchosha, translated)

SerializationKurage Bunch
Manga, 2023Publishing? vol, ? chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationComic tant
Manga, 2020Finished1 vol, 9 chp

In early 19th century France, Napoleon's First Empire collapsed and the Bourbon monarchy was restored. The renowned genius painter Théodore Géricault exhibited the painting "The Raft of the Medusa" at that time. A realistic depiction of the tragic accident in which the French sailing frigate, "Méduse," ran aground on a sandbank off Mauritania. A work that generated a real stir among the public. With a composition based on historical records and dynamic drawings, this work dramatically portrays the life of the "pioneer of modern art" in search of the essence of art.

Bijutsushitsu no Monsters

Monsters in the Art Room

Manga, 2020Finished3 vol, 17 chp

Blake is a high school girl who isn't very good at talking to others. At school, she tends to end up at one spot, "an art room where no one else comes." Yet one day, a monster girl suddenly appears in the room, and it seems as if she's after the artwork in the room... A story where a girl and a monster communicate to each other through "art" begins. (Source: Shogakukan, translated)

SerializationGessan
DemographicShounen

Sharaku Shinjuu: Shoujo no Shunga wa Edo ni Saku

Syaraku Shinjyu: Her Shunga Blooms in Edo

Manga, 2019Finished4 vol, 18 chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationMystery Bonita
DemographicShoujo
Manga, 2023Finished? vol, 2 chp

(No synopsis yet.)

SerializationComic Beam
DemographicSeinen