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Anime illustration online workshop: Drawing beautiful hairstyles of Japanese animation


Over the past decade, there has been a significant change in the representation of hair in animation and game illustrations. In this free online workshop, we will study the latest examples of anime and put those techniques into practice. The seminar will be held live online from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday Feb 21 (Japan Standard Time).

When & Where

  • Host: GaijinPot
  • Date: February 21, Wednesday
  • Time: 5 p.m. (JST)
  • Location: This seminar will be held online and virtually hosted in Tokyo
  • Admission: FREE
  • Seats: 50


  • Introduction and benefits of prestigious schools
  • Employment in the anime and game industry
  • Analysis of anime character hairstyles
  • Learning how to draw anime character hair
  • Mini practice
  • Announcement of Q&A and advice session. For more details, please contact the organizer.

Equipment You’ll Need

  • Blank papers (white paper recommended)
  • Pencils and colored pencils

*We kindly request you refrain from filming the seminar.


Takuya Kurita / Japan Animation Association (JAA)

Born in Tokyo in 1967. During enrollment at Waseda University, won the newcomer award at Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine. Made a commercial debut at the age of 21. Since then, has published works in Kodansha’s series of boys’ manga. Representative works include ‘FURLONG!’ and ‘Kai’. Conducted manga drawing workshops in four countries in Central and South America at the request of the Japan Foundation. Currently oversees the character design department at the Anime Artist Academy.


Kenta Yooku / GPlusMedia Advertising Sales/Client Service

Kenta is engaged in Advertising Sales/Client Service in GPlusMedia.

He consults with a variety of clients such as Japanese schools/companies/local governments/Advertising agencies about article production, banner promotion, video production, SNS promotion etc. in order to meet their needs.

How to Register

  • To register for this seminar, click here.
  • You will be taken to the registration form on GoToWebinar, our seminar platform partner site.
  • After you complete online registration, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar.
  • Click on the link in the registration email to join the seminar on the date and time of the event.
  • If it is the first time you will be joining us on GoToWebinar, you will be asked to install the GoToWebinar software on your device. Installation takes about five minutes.
  • Please note that the number of attendees is limited to 50 people. Once the registration limit has been reached, we aren’t able to add attendees to the list. We thank you for your understanding on this.
  • The date and time shown in the confirmation email are the correct date and time for your time zone, as calculated using your computer’s IP address. There is no need to convert the time shown to your location.
  • Our working days and hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m .(Japan Standard Time), excluding Japanese national holidays. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to immediately respond to inquiries received outside of these hours.
  • We aren’t able to provide a recording of the webinar. In case you’re unable to attend, please register for a following session. We usually hold webinars on the same topic at least once a month.
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