List of helpful how to draw manga books.

A Listmania! list by Charsya Paul "Manga publisher/manga writer/artist" (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
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The list author says: "Hello this is Charsya Paul. I am starting this listmania account so that I may help others with finding a good how to draw manga book. I hope my selections are helpful since I do own over 50 how to draw manga books! Anyway Hope these selections are beneficial in every way. Also, if some of these books don't have a comment on them, I probably ordered it and haven't got it yet, didn't get around to posting it yet, and/or it's probably one that I want, but didn't get it yet. So please be patient, i'll get them up soon."
How to Draw Manga: Costume Encyclopedia, Vol 1, Everyday Fashion
1.  How to Draw Manga: Costume Encyclopedia, Vol 1, Everyday Fashion by Kimiko Morimoto
The list author says:
  "This book is a great reference book for those having a little trouble with grasping the concepts of clothing. This book is stocked full of designs for female characters. This book covers ares from, skirts to blouses, fantasy wear to coats and gloves, and as well as boots."
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How To Draw Manga Volume 38: Ninja & Samurai Portrayal (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered))
2.  How To Draw Manga Volume 38: Ninja & Samurai Portrayal (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered)) by Naho Fukagai
The list author says:
  "If you are looking for a book that focuses on ninja's and samurai's, then this is the book for you! This book covers the basics of each fighter, as well as their clothing and their weapons. They also put an emphasis on the characters personality."
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How To Draw Manga Volume 29: Putting Things In Perspective (v. 29)
3.  How To Draw Manga Volume 29: Putting Things In Perspective (v. 29) by K's Art
The list author says:
  "If you are having trouble with perspective (Like me) then this is a definite buy. This book helps you with 1,2,&3 point perspective, and how to correctly put your characters in their background. I would definitely recommend this book."
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Manga Mania: Chibi and Furry Characters: How to Draw the Adorable Mini-characters and Cool Cat-girls of Japanese Comics
4.  Manga Mania: Chibi and Furry Characters: How to Draw the Adorable Mini-characters and Cool Cat-girls of Japanese Comics by Christopher Hart
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How To Draw Manga: Ultimate Manga Lessons Volume 2: The Basics Of Characters And Materials (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered)) (V. 2)
5.  How To Draw Manga: Ultimate Manga Lessons Volume 2: The Basics Of Characters And Materials (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered)) (V. 2) by Hikaru Hayashi
The list author says:
  "This is another book that I own. This book gives you some examples of characters heads in different angels, sample comic examples, and tone effects. This book is pretty helpful,I own all volumes to this series, and I am very pleased with them all."
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More How To Draw Manga Volume 1: The Basics Of Character Drawing
6.  More How To Draw Manga Volume 1: The Basics Of Character Drawing by Go Office
The list author says:
  "The run down, this book is packed full of hair styles, eyes,and mouths. It even has cute little chibi characters in there as well. This is a good book to start off practicing with, but I think it would be more helpful to those who know how to draw in the intermediate-advanced stages."
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Techniques for Drawing Female Manga Characters (v. 20)
7.  Techniques for Drawing Female Manga Characters (v. 20) by Hikaru Hayashi
The list author says:
  "This book does contain nudity, but not in a trashy way. It is beneficial because you need to know how a woman's body moves. This helps so you know how to put the folds on your female characters. It also have a small section on how to draw them putting on their school uniforms, and how to take them off."
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How to Draw Manga, Vol. 34: Costume Encyclopedia, Vol. 2 - Intimate Apparel
8.  How to Draw Manga, Vol. 34: Costume Encyclopedia, Vol. 2 - Intimate Apparel by Kimiko Morimoto
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Manga Mania Bishoujo
9.  Manga Mania Bishoujo by Christopher Hart
$15.34   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Draw Manga: How to Draw Manga In Your Own Unique Style
10.  Draw Manga: How to Draw Manga In Your Own Unique Style by Bruce Lewis
$14.08   Used & New from: $1.60
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

More How To Draw Manga Volume 2: Penning Characters
11.  More How To Draw Manga Volume 2: Penning Characters by Kazuaki Morita
The list author says:
  "This book shows you different kinds of pen nibs to use and the outcome of each pen nib you use. This whole book is basically on you penning,(like the book suggests). It also have some useful poses that can come in handy."
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Manga Mania Fantasy Worlds: How to Draw the Amazing Worlds of Japanese Comics
12.  Manga Mania Fantasy Worlds: How to Draw the Amazing Worlds of Japanese Comics by Christopher Hart
The list author says:
  "This book is pretty good. It gives you some ideas on a fantasy world and characters that you can come up with on your own. This book is pretty much giving your mind a little nudge to creating your own ideal world and character."
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More How To Draw Manga Volume 4: Mastering Bishoujo Characters
13.  More How To Draw Manga Volume 4: Mastering Bishoujo Characters by Go Office
The list author says:
  "I loooove this book!!! This book has a variety of girls and their personalities. It has their different body languages and hair styles that particular girl would have. It has different poses, hair styles, expressions, and angles. This is the perfect book for those who have trouble with character design and hair styles."
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How To Draw Manga Volume 36: Animals (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered))
14.  How To Draw Manga Volume 36: Animals (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered)) by Hikaru Hayashi
The list author says:
  "This is a good book. I really liked this one as well. This book is very helpful with drawing animals. It shows you the steps to drawing an animal, but that's only in the first couple of pages. Other than that, I found it to be very helpful."
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How To Draw Manga: Illustrating Battles
15.  How To Draw Manga: Illustrating Battles by Hikaru Hayasi
The list author says:
  "Another awesome book by my favorite artist Hikaru Hayashi, this book is perfect. It shows you how to draw , well battles. It has alot of scenes of battles as well as slapping, throwing, kicking, and dodging. What more could you possibly ask for? This is a very good book, especially for those who want to draw a action manga (like I do.)"
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How To Draw Manga Volume 31: More About Pretty Gals (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Unnumbered)) (v. 31)
16.  How To Draw Manga Volume 31: More About Pretty Gals (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Unnumbered)) (v. 31) by Hikaru Hayashi
The list author says:
  "This book is more about the woman's curves,attention getting poses, seductive eyes, ears, and other little poses he added in there, like jumping over something, going up the stairs,and putting clothes and makeup on. I don't find anything wrong with this book. This was actually a gift from my friend who I call One chan,(japanese for big sister)I was really happy with this book."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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How to Draw Manga: Occult & Horror
17.  How to Draw Manga: Occult & Horror by Hikaru Hayashi
The list author says:
  "I was hoping for some cat girls in this book, since it was on the front cover, but they didn't have one freaking single cat girl!!! Oh boo, but this book is still pretty good. It is extremely helpful with different kinds of spirits, demons, and objects that could be possesed. So I actually ended up liking the book."
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How To Draw Manga Volume 15: Girls' Life Illustration File (v. 15)
18.  How To Draw Manga Volume 15: Girls' Life Illustration File (v. 15) by Kazuko Tadano
The list author says:
  "I looove this book! It is so kawaii(cute). This book just gives you the run down on the things girls do, their activities, their personna's, and the clothes that particular girl would wear. Great if you're looking into creating a manga on school girls and such."
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How To Draw Manga Volume 21: Bishoujo Pretty Gals (How to Draw Manga)
19.  How To Draw Manga Volume 21: Bishoujo Pretty Gals (How to Draw Manga) by Hikaru Hayashi
The list author says:
  "My friend actually owns this book. this book has examples of cat girls, dog girls, cow girls, and the like. This book is similar to "more about pretty gals." This just has anthromorphic girls in it. It's a good buy if you need a book on drawing those kinds of girls."
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How To Draw Manga Volume 22: Bishoujo Around The World (How to Draw Manga)
20.  How To Draw Manga Volume 22: Bishoujo Around The World (How to Draw Manga) by Hikaru Hayashi
The list author says:
  "This book is wonderful. My fav artist Hikaru has done it again. Here, he shows us a variety of girls from all over the world. I just love how he drew the black women. Anyway, this book is a must have so one can learn how to differeniate between ethinicities."
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How To Draw Manga Costume Encyclopedia Volume 4: Kimono And Gowns (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered))
21.  How To Draw Manga Costume Encyclopedia Volume 4: Kimono And Gowns (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered)) by Kimiko Morimoto
The list author says:
  "Awesome book on gowns and kimono's! This book teaches you the mannerisms while wearing the kimono, how one should wear it and how to behave in it. The other section is on gowns. This section is helpful as well, it has some scenes of characters dancing together as well as etiquette. A great book to buy."
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How To Draw Manga: Ultimate Manga Lessons Volume 3 (v. 3)
22.  How To Draw Manga: Ultimate Manga Lessons Volume 3 (v. 3) by Hikaru Hayashi
$12.15   Used & New from: $6.56
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

How To Draw Manga: Ultimate Manga Lessons Volume 6: Striking The Right Note
23.  How To Draw Manga: Ultimate Manga Lessons Volume 6: Striking The Right Note by Hikaru Hayashi
The list author says:
  "This book is great for beginners. It shows you how to flesh out your characters to give them more omph! (lol)It gives you examples of hair,lighting, movement of clothes, and angles. I absolutely love this book, and I definitely recommend you buying it."
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How To Draw Manga Volume 35: Costume Encyclopedia Volume 3: Sexy Sports Wear (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered))
24.  How To Draw Manga Volume 35: Costume Encyclopedia Volume 3: Sexy Sports Wear (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered)) by Kimiko Morimoto
The list author says:
  "This book is great for those who have a little trouble with designing certain outfits. Of course it's mainly sporty wear, but it also has fantasy wear; as well as skirts and dresses. This book is a perfect add on to your how to draw collection."
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How To Draw Manga: Ultimate Manga Lessons Volume 5: A Touch of Dynamism (v. 5)
25.  How To Draw Manga: Ultimate Manga Lessons Volume 5: A Touch of Dynamism (v. 5) by Hikaru Hayashi
The list author says:
  "Oh, I would have to say that this book is one of my favs! It truly lives up to its name for dynamism. It has sample images of action moves as well as some areas for ninjitsu! I love ninja's so I was very excited when I bought this book. You should definitely get this book."
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How To Draw Manga Volume 6 (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered))
26.  How To Draw Manga Volume 6 (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered)) by Hikaru Hayashi
The list author says:
  "This book is not so fabulous when it comes to its art, but it is extremely helpful when it comes down to fighting. This book is a must have for your how to draw arsenal, it shows you the gear each fighting style uses as well as its techniques."
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How To Draw Manga Volume 17: Guns & Military Volume 2
27.  How To Draw Manga Volume 17: Guns & Military Volume 2 by Ichiro Kamiya
The list author says:
  "This volume is an extended version of it's 1st volume. In this volume, it focuses on plane, motorcycles, ships, and all other military arsenals. Great book to own if you're interested in making a manga based on those guidelines."
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How To Draw Manga: Guns & Military (Volume 1) (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered))
28.  How To Draw Manga: Guns & Military (Volume 1) (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered)) by Ichiro Kamiya
The list author says:
  "This book is all about weapons of course. I got this book since I was interested in drawing a manga dealing with guns and what not. I would recommensd this book for those on the intermediate level."
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More How To Draw Manga Volume 3: Enhancing A Character's Sense Of Presence
29.  More How To Draw Manga Volume 3: Enhancing A Character's Sense Of Presence by Go Office
The list author says:
  "This book also lives up to it's name. It gives you examples of how to bring out that characters presence by their eyes, hair, face, and lighting. A good book for those who want to give their characters more life."
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How to Draw Manga Compiling Application and Practice, Vol. 3
30.  How to Draw Manga Compiling Application and Practice, Vol. 3 by Society for the Study of Manga Technique
The list author says:
  "This is a really cute book! It has a little manga format story in the beginning to help guide you along through your guest to drawing. It has small examples of scenery, animals,backgrounds, and story telling.This book is a must have!"
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How To Draw Manga: Ultimate Manga Lessons Volume 4 (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered)) (v. 4)
31.  How To Draw Manga: Ultimate Manga Lessons Volume 4 (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered)) (v. 4) by Graphic-Sha Publishing
The list author says:
  "Another great book by hikaru. He shows you different angles of the character walking, sitting, and so fourth. His main goal is to show you how the character moves; which gives it life. I think he has done very well, and you should definitely get this book. It is extremely helpful."
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How To Draw Manga Volume 4: Dressing Your Characters in Casual Wear (How to Draw Manga)
32.  How To Draw Manga Volume 4: Dressing Your Characters in Casual Wear (How to Draw Manga) by The Society for the Study of Manga Techniques
The list author says:
  "This book is very helpful. It shows you different angles of how the clothes form creases while doing a certain action. This book is mainly full of girls, so you will be disapointed if you get this book thinking it has boys in it. Other than that. Good for showing you how to effectively draw the folds in clothes."
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How To Draw Manga Getting Started Kit (How to Draw Manga S.)
33.  How To Draw Manga Getting Started Kit (How to Draw Manga S.) by Various
The list author says:
  "This book is a beginners book, and it was my very first book that I bought. In the book, K shows you the steps you need to take in your quest for drawing manga. She also gives you samples of toned images, as well as do's and dont's. You should buy this book. A must buy!"
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How to Draw Manga Volume 7 (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered))
34.  How to Draw Manga Volume 7 (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered)) by Mikio Kawanishi
The list author says:
  "This book shows you the right and wrong way to prepare your panels, the correct speech balloons, sound effects, and how to draw a dynamic panel layout. This book is a must have. It's also funny to read along with the characters that's showing you the basics."
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How To Draw Manga Volume 14: Colorful Costumes (v. 14)
35.  How To Draw Manga Volume 14: Colorful Costumes (v. 14) by Tadashi Ozawa
The list author says:
  "Great for giving you ideas about certain costumes for your characters. I really enjoyed this book. You should definitely get this book if you need to know what kind of outfit to put on your characters for a certain role he/she will have."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

How To Draw Manga: Pen & Tone Techniques
36.  How To Draw Manga: Pen & Tone Techniques by Ryo Toudo
The list author says:
  "This book is exactly about what the cover suggests, penning techniques. It shows you different strokes that each pen nib creates. This book is alright, It can start to be really irritating when you look at it too long though, (that's my opinion) This book leaves alot to be desired."
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How to Draw Manga Volume 5
37.  How to Draw Manga Volume 5 by Society for the Study of Manga Techniques
The list author says:
  "This is a great book. It gives you examples of how you should go about drawing shoujo characters, as well as how to correctly write a story. It just doesn't go very deep into story telling, but still a great book for beginners."
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How To Draw Manga Supersize Volume 4 (How to Draw Manga (Antarctic Press))
38.  How To Draw Manga Supersize Volume 4 (How to Draw Manga (Antarctic Press)) by Joseph Wight
The list author says:
  "This book is ok, but it's not really a how to draw manga book. It's style looks more like justice league to me. Not a book that's a high need when it comes to learning how to draw manga."
$17.30   Used & New from: $0.93
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

How To Draw Manga: Sketching Manga-Style Volume 1: Sketching As Composition Planning (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered))
39.  How To Draw Manga: Sketching Manga-Style Volume 1: Sketching As Composition Planning (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered)) by Hikaru Hayashi
The list author says:
  "Just got this book in a couple of days ago. I absolutely love it! It is packed full of sketches that is pretty much a guide to drawing manga characters. This book gives you both realistic and manga renditions and explains the body form and poses in great detail. Definitely a must buy!"
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Let's Draw Manga: Shoujo Characters
40.  Let's Draw Manga: Shoujo Characters by Akaro
The list author says:
  "This book is so kawaii! (japanese for cute.) If you're into shoujo style characters, then this book is so for you. It gives you examples on how to draw the face, their clothing, hair styles, eyes, and expressions. This book is perfect for shoujo style fans."
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