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 form of art. Anime refers to the animation style that 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”. It was 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
New this year, artist & author Koyoharu Gotouge continued the series of Demon Slayer coloring books.
The all-new Demon Slayer coloring book is the latest celebration of the art of Koyoharu Gotouge, the creator of the hit manga, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. This new volume, with flexible binding for easy use, features over 70 detailed line illustrations based on images found in the manga. So, not only is this a coloring book, it also features a story within.
Koyoharu Gotouge‘s first manga coloring book.
An Adult Coloring Book with Cute Kawaii Girls, Fun Japanese Cartoons, and Relaxing Manga Scenes
Manga Artist Camilla d’Errico Coloring Books
From the depths of her wickedly fun imagination, Camilla d’Errico brings to life a host of remarkable creatures, adding her signature, manga-inspired twist to several from myth, folklore, and legend.
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. It features 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
These books are one-sided with nice weight paper to handle water-based markers, alcohol markers will bleed so be sure to place paper behind your projects.
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
An Adult Coloring Book with Japanese Manga Drawings, Magical Fairies, and Cute Fantasy Animals Click here to Order Amazon US, UK or Canada.
Adorable Anime Characters, Fun Manga Animals, and Delightful Fantasy Scenes for Relaxation. Click here to Order Amazon US, UK or Canada
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
Clothes, dresses, costumes and lots of cute kawaii fashions (Kawaii, Manga and Anime Coloring Books for Adults, Teens and Tweens Click here to Or
Offers 22 original designs bursting with Miss Wah’s signature characters – From bears in paper hats, sushi and cats, hearts, skulls, pandas and sweet treats on one-sided paper.
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. Those who like the genre and want to take a break from the more intense projects will find them enjoyable. If we have missed your favorite, please let us know on social media!
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.
How to Draw Anime & Manga Characters
There are several books on this popular topic so please be sure to read the reviews of each to see which might be best for you.
How to Draw Original Characters from Simple Templates (Volume 1) from Christopher Hart. Click here to Order Amazon US, UK or Canada
The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: Amazing Girls: How to Draw Essential Character Types from Simple Templates (Volume 2)
The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: Tips & Tricks: Over 100 Essential Techniques to Sharpen Your Skills (Volume 3)
Easy-to-Follow Lessons for Creating Your Own Characters in a spiral-bound workbook. Click here to Order
30 drawing lessons from the creator of Akiko. Click here to Order Amazon US, UK or Canada
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