Japan college offers PhD in comics
Lovers of Japanese comics can now get a doctorate in the art form.
June 7th, 2011
01:29 PM ET

Japan college offers PhD in comics

Fans of vintage Japanese comics can now get a high degree in the art form.

Kyoto Seika University, a private college in western Japan, is launching the nation's first doctoral program in manga, according to Australia's The Age.

The institution reportedly began an online degree program in manga and anime last year, the newspaper says.

The on-campus program should prove to be popular. Kyoto Seika has already gotten requests from people overseas to do their cartoon research there.

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  1. G

    Sweet, I'm gonna get a PHd to draw cartoon characters with enormous breasts and eyes that are way too big for their head!

    June 7, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Mad R@p3r

      Dont forget the fact that they're 12 yet rock double Ds, dress in schoolgirl outfits no matter the setting, and love demon tentacles, literally.

      June 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. rooney

    That's awesome! I've always been a fan of manga & anime.

    June 7, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 7, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Canadian Genius

    If they offer a PhD in video gaming, I'm there.

    June 7, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
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  6. the Laughing Prospector

    Nuclear mutant comics. Ha ha ha...burp...ha ha ha...burp... ha ha ha...burp...

    June 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tofu.Ninja

    That's sooo cool I hope I can go there one day drawing and wroting is everything to me I'd love to pursue a job doing that becoming famous for my mangas *sighs*

    June 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    Hope you can make your dream happen.

    June 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
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  14. Tofu.Ninja

    Thanks!!!! 🙂

    June 9, 2011 at 3:32 am | Report abuse |
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