Since Anime Manga characters are typically black and white, this genre adapts to coloring books easily. There are even lines of markers & colored pencils that specifically include the traditional colors used in this stylistic for of art. Anime refers to the animation style originated in Japan. It is characterized by distinctive characters and backgrounds (hand-drawn or computer-generated) that visually and thematically set it apart from other forms of animation. Storylines may include a variety of fictional or historical characters, events, and settings. Anime is aimed at a broad range of audiences and consequently, a given series may have aspects of a range of genres.
Manga is Japanese for “comics” or “whimsical images”. Manga developed from a mixture of ukiyo-e and Western styles of drawing and took its current form shortly after World War II. Manga, apart from covers, is usually published in black and white but it is common to find introductions to chapters to be in color and is read from top to bottom and then right to left, similar to the layout of a Japanese plain text.
Anime and manga share many characteristics, including large eyes and dramatically shaped speech bubbles, speed lines and onomatopoeic, exclamatory typography…”
Top Anime and Manga Coloring Books
This one-of-a-kind book offers you the opportunity to collaborate with d’Errico, adding your colors to her gorgeous black and white linework. Featuring everything from haunting and surreal character portraits to pages filled with patterns and designs all rendered in d’Errico’s inimitable style. Click to Order Amazon US
Chibi Coloring Books For Adults Teens & Tweens
Chibi means small and/or miniature in a good or cute way. This word, along with kawaii and several other Japanese words, have been taken by America’s “Wapanese” who have gone overboard in accentuating their English speech with Japanese words. “Chibi” was probably first introduced to the West through anime, and probably from the name of Sailor Chibimoon, in Sailor Moon. Urban Dictionary
Kawaii Coloring Books for Adults, Teens and Tweens
Kawaii: An adjective in Japanese meaning ” pretty; cute; lovely; charming; dear; darling; pet” It’s stem is two kanji meaning “can love”. It is commonly used by anime and manga fans
Kawaii Girl Fashion Coloring Book: Clothes, dresses, costumes and lots of cute kawaii fashions (Kawaii, Manga and Anime Coloring Books for Adults, Teens and Tweens
Pop Manga Anime Drawing and Coloring Supplies
Prismacolor has a couple of Anime options for you depending on which medium you prefer.
Prismacolor Premier Manga Colored Pencils set comes with 18 Soft Core: Cream, Lemon Yellow, Sunburst Yellow, Pale Vermillion, Poppy Red, Process Red, Hot Pink, Light Peach, Lavender, Parma Violet, Ultramarine, Electric Blue, Cloud Blue, Chartreuse, Spring Green, Light Umber, Black, and White.
5 Verithin: Indigo Blue, Tuscan Red, Dark Brown, Black and Cool Grey.
Prismacolor Double-Ended Art Markers in Manga Colors Fine & Chisel Tip
Prismacolor Premier Manga Illustration Markers to create your own art to color in
6 Black markers with 005, 05, 03 and 08 fine tips plus brush and chisel tips
2 Sepia markers with 005 fine and brush tips. Click to Order US Amazon.
These coloring books aren’t the heavily detailed style that most adults are used to but they are nicer quality than a children’s coloring book in terms of paper and content. They would also be enjoyable to those who like the genre and want to take a break from the more intense projects. If we have missed your favorite, please let us know on social media!