HomeArticlesWhy Anime Is BANNED In Art Schools (And Why That Makes Sense) Why Anime Is BANNED In Art Schools (And Why That Makes Sense) By Frank Lundy September 22, 2019 Articles, Blog 100 Comments Tags:and, Anime, art, commentary, discussions, epic, fail, funny, Japan, Japanese, lets, live, manga, moments, music, Play, playthrough, reaction, reviews, The Anime Man, theanimeman, walkthrough Related Posts The Science of Sleep (and the Art of Productivity) | Dr. Matthew Carter | TEDxNorthAdams How to Make Unique Handmade Arts & Crafts : How to Decorate a Bulletin Board PANCAKE ART CHALLENGE!!! About Author admin 100 Comments The Anime Man June 29, 2017 IMPORTANT: The fanart piece of me (@3:54) was originally credited to the wrong artist, so I made a quick edit in video to fix that issue! The original artist goes by the name of Talart and the link to the original fanart is in the description, so please go and check it out and support an amazing artist!Once again, I apologize for crediting the wrong individual; I completely understand the annoyance and I fully admit my mistakes here. Hopefully it won't happen again!In any case, I'm glad a lot of people enjoyed this video and it's awesome to see so many of you going into deep discussion about the topic. It's great to see a community being active yet understanding about a very lopsided topic like this.Thanks again everyone, see you in the next video <3 Reply SleepyGhostIsMe August 28, 2019 Joeys hair defies physics. Reply Drew Stoltz August 28, 2019 Why am I here Reply Denise Lois August 28, 2019 I don't want my anime drawings to be in a museum. I want them to friggin move; cry, laugh, run. I want them alive!Not really related but yeah… Reply 77 kryptic August 28, 2019 My teacher is a weeb so he doesn't care Reply 77 kryptic August 28, 2019 My teacher is showing us how to draw anime characters Reply unicornlover 123 August 28, 2019 I think its bcs in Art school they want to learn you how to draw realistic Reply Alluka Zoldyck August 28, 2019 my art teacher put my anime art on the holy wall (thats basically the wall where are the best arts yo) Reply Zappy August 28, 2019 Supriseingly (spelt wrong) my art teacher loves my art of anime and incuredges me Reply hunter embry August 29, 2019 I think Anime styles should be accepted, but artists should be encouraged to branch out as well, learn from other styles to make their own. I'd imagine its the same as playing music, where even if you play genre X you can learn and get better by studying genre Y. There's a lot of rock and metal musicians who have literally ripped off of classical music, and made it sound like unique awesome rock, I'm sure this concept applies to art as well, so I'd say not only have anime artists branch out and learn other styles, why not also have other artists at least take at least a small amount of time to study anime art. Reply Alexander von Parseval August 30, 2019 I don't even know these both animes. Bleach andd…the other one Reply Sunia D August 30, 2019 When I was doing Art for GCSE (UK exams done at age 16, start at age 13/14), we were having a chill day, show casing our favourite techniques. I drew some manga, as I was proud of my personal progress and it was what sparked my interest in Art. My art teacher took one look at my work and said " that's not art, that's a cartoon, do something else". This was so disheartening, and also baffling seeing as the first time I had tried to draw manga was when one of my art teachers colleagues had done a class on it a year earlier! Pretty much summed up that teachers reaction to everything I did (that was the one and only time I drew manga in her class…she just hated me, and therefore everything I did). Ruined my experience of Art. Reply Erick Piccirillo August 31, 2019 So.. My art teacher at school made my class draw an abstract robot, whatever that means… She said we are free to draw any eyes we want. I drew anime eyes. She said to redo my entire drawing, and she didn't give a crap that it took me longer than a month to design. I quit art class :/ Reply Artistic Puppy August 31, 2019 Boi my English Language Arts teachers even started wandering around seeing who’s a weeb UwU Reply flipnotefan fan [Trคƿƿ૯ძ ᔕ૦υl] September 1, 2019 My teacher must be the 1% cause she actually likes my anime art…lmao. Reply OtakuHappy September 1, 2019 Art Schools Allow Cartoon Stylesfacepalms Reply Mrkef Mrkfička September 1, 2019 I have a friend who draws anime a lot. We were going to same art class together. And when it cam eto drawing face she had a problem with anathomy. She drew too much big eyes and things like this, so the persons that she was drawing wasnt looking like they really look Reply Creamy Drxgon September 2, 2019 In my school we do art, people can sign up for free to learn to draw. Anyways, I love anime and I do have a good few friends who I talk to about it. They don't really watch it but ya know? 😂Anyways, she came on the bus with a drawing! So I asked her "what's that paper?" She replied with "I learned to draw anime!" So basically, I was happy for her. My school is lit. Reply LshowKnows September 2, 2019 Well my teachers from college never stopped anyone from doing an anime style drawing, loads of art students only know how to draw in that style. What my teachers actually did was make us do more realistic works to learn anatomy, shapes, volumes etc. Why? Cause you can´t have a "style" without knowing the basics. Picasso before doing cubism was drawing in a more realistic style, and he was amazing at it. The problem with must art students now a days is that they use the "it´s my style" excuse to run away from drawing things that they can´t draw. Every one in my class whose style is "anime like" ends up drawing the same, it´s the exact same style, same eyes, hair styles, proportions etc. Sorry but that´s not having a style, it´s just drawing the typical "anime style". Berserk and Vagabond are great examples of artists that know how to draw realism and mix it with a more manga approach Reply Error no#10 September 3, 2019 The art department at my school is the boom, not only have they incurred me to draw anime but have actually given me recommendations like Jo Jo and chobits Reply KoolCats Jess September 3, 2019 I draw and watch anime like 24/7 and everything you say is so right òwó👍 Reply KoolCats Jess September 3, 2019 It’s so unfair my school never lets us draw anime but they do appreciate the drawings Reply Ali Abdullah September 3, 2019 4:00 not looking alike at all ! Reply Keisha Gacha September 5, 2019 Uhhhh…. I'm in 3rd grade and my friend Fatimah is very good at anime and MY art teacher is good at manga so she showed everyone how to draw manga and I draw good now. My teacher corrected my work and she really appreciate my art drawings now so, not all schools is banning anime art! Reply Moana Rane Perera September 6, 2019 My friend got disqualified from a school competition because her art was similar to anime art style and we don’t even go to an art school Reply independentyouth September 6, 2019 anime is seen as illustration not fine art Reply Eye Pad September 7, 2019 🤐🤜🏽 zip your mouth now Reply Eien Ryūchō September 7, 2019 mhmm… Reply BroBanKata September 7, 2019 I drew anime in my art school and my teacher was all in for it and was super supportive Reply kill me September 7, 2019 I came back to this video after finishing my first year of art and realized that I had a weird teacher who literally recommended anime and encouraged anime art Reply Idun Burgtorf Olsson September 7, 2019 I draw anime,mine has a lot of meaning because it's a form of therapy for me Reply Bubbo September 8, 2019 My art teacher can't stop me because i dont have one >:) Reply angel sifuentes September 8, 2019 There is anime art that actual use a lot of the rules of art. Even tho cartoonish it uses a lot of anatomy and perspective Reply Peter Chen September 8, 2019 When Jojo isn't in the video.Me: Naniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! Reply Pikolipo September 9, 2019 I show my anime art…And He love it😆 Reply Itachi Uchiha September 9, 2019 My art teacher even drew us anime art (he drew kaneki) Reply Flashpicky September 9, 2019 Im no good Artist but i dont really care much about what i learned in art but the most important thing must be the meaning of the art i guess.. Reply lopp alo September 9, 2019 Its so strange that with gay hair and a tons of pokemon crap, it admit that anime is crap Reply O LG September 9, 2019 min 3:29 Zunisha??? (One Piece Fans will understand) Reply Luka Petrovic September 9, 2019 Oh thank you for Serbian tittle 🙏 Reply Tobey maguire September 10, 2019 My art teacher didn’t mind at all, because “The anime art style, is very nice to look at” Reply Jay Wolfy September 10, 2019 As a art student, i completely agree <3 Reply CharlesNIC - Vlogs and Gaming September 10, 2019 Am I the only one who’s art teacher accepts anime? ;-; Reply Cooɘiʞ September 10, 2019 We are currently learning how to draw Manga iat school Reply Beejay McSperitt September 10, 2019 My art teacher has anime posters and drawings he's drawn all over his room. He still has some of my bad art ! 😂 Reply Rem12356 September 11, 2019 I go to art school and no one ever complained about my anime art style, maybe my professor is just really nice…? Reply Some random ghost 19 September 11, 2019 I bet I can get away with manga, heheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheThey don’t know the difference Reply Lilacwolfî è September 11, 2019 I was going to go to a school but FREAK DAt DEN Reply Toastboi Plays September 11, 2019 I feel bad for those that do get discouraged by their art teacher by drawing anime… I thought anything could be art and art teachers SUPPORT their student's art. I have supporting art teachers and i shall have a petition for: free will to draw anything… except for lewd stuff in school, that's just weird. Reply Begone THOT5 September 12, 2019 He moves his eyebrows alot Reply GamerQueen Deluxe September 12, 2019 My art teacher fricking loves anime and went to studio Jibly Reply Al Shot September 13, 2019 dont forget, other countries exist XD, here in portugal, i dont even know if there is even a JUST art school Reply Moira Menzelli September 13, 2019 Waifuism is a legit art style :v Reply 『 cloudiie 』 September 13, 2019 "—and then gave up almost immidiately because I have the hand-eye coordination of a snake.Snakes don't have hands." -Joey/The Anime Man 2019 Reply Creeper_Girl DIYer September 13, 2019 "The hairstyles that seem to defy gravity in every possible way".Look in the mirror. It will prove that statement wrong. Reply Kawaii Poop21 September 13, 2019 I have not watched the video fully yet so this is slightly unrelated but in my old school I showed my art teacher my art and she said it was good but she told me to try more realism but once she’d seen that I could do realism this kid who was in the older year started an Anime Drawing club section in the art club at lunch and the teacher encouraged it as long as it isn’t all you do and I was ok with that 🙂 Reply King_ Cody September 13, 2019 My art teacher likes my anime art, She even has anime art that she made herself XD My art teacher draws chibi characters sometimes. She used manga and anime characters getring beat up to teach us how to cross- hatch XD We have alot of Otaku's at our school Reply cute fox September 13, 2019 in my country drawing anime in art class is acceptable Reply MikuPinky September 14, 2019 Yusei Fudo ? Reply Mato Kuroi September 14, 2019 I'm shit at drawing realistic things but pretty decent at drawing anime-related stuff, so I strongly disagree with you saying that you have to learn traditional drawing first. I went to an art school and I hated every second of it. If you learn in a certain style and you stick to it you don't need any other "general rules". I like your videos, but this one felt like a video that only appeals to the younger people in your audience, because they're easily influenced. Reply Madison Denny September 14, 2019 As an aspiring artist and weeb, I like to think that deliberately trying to replicate an anime art style is not a very effective way to form your style. You should instead take ideas and aspects from the art and make it your own. That's what I did and , not to toot my own horn (I sound like a boomer), but I love my style now, and you can see small aspects of anime and real life anatomy and tactics in it. Long story short, if you want to take inspiration from anime then you should reference it as well as other art styles and real life of photographs Reply Queen_oreo September 14, 2019 dang it. i wanted to go to art college, but this just proves id fail faster then sonic runs.cuz I MYSELF draw in a anime art style. Reply SsAmu ShenSs September 14, 2019 Haha… When I had art class (in Highschool it was manditory) I never really draw (ever… I loved anime but never tried to draw "Anime" style.) We all had a project in drawing Animal/Nature. My drawing is like chicken scribbles… That teacher told me that I drew my panda too anime, she only accepted "american cartoon or real life art." To be honest that class was 98% Asian. We all were offended. She never once showed us how to "draw" she just critizied our art.. she tells us what to do but never drew anything (not even a circle, she use her old student's works as examples.) Reply Daniel Cherng September 14, 2019 My teachers don’t have an issue with anime if you’re really good, they encourage exploration and trying new styles, shapes and different interesting designs. They have a problem when they see a student isn’t improving and is doing anime style only. Reply murkywater adminssions September 14, 2019 Got a questionis drawing tanks/panzers count….?if it doesn't count as art I will send a heavy tank battalion to that school Reply David Vitale September 14, 2019 I showed my highschool art class teacher my anime drawing, she just said:"cool anime" Reply Inspektical September 14, 2019 I feel like teachers would love it if someone managed to replicate/be inspired by Araki's art style with JoJo's. They're (as of now) anatomically correct with nice proportions, it doesn't even look like anime Reply Namjoon's Tittie Committee September 14, 2019 One of our topics we are doing in art is anime/manga,,,, tbh we weren't allowed but we got new art teacher and she picks topics Reply Fariz pratama September 14, 2019 Well… Araki's Jojo get in Louvre…. Reply Take Down September 15, 2019 What other poeple started with bleach What I started watching:love chinibuoy and other dillusoins Reply foufoufun0 September 15, 2019 If you want to be an artist, you can do what the fuck you want. If you want to make money out of it, well… it's a different story. Reply Politically correct speech isn't my thing, fk off September 15, 2019 ok so better avoid art schools, Art is something personal, nobody should restrict art, that's why it's art Reply L Challenge September 15, 2019 I’ve never really liked drawing because I was never introduced to anime, my friend showed me anime then I started drawing pictures and now it’s been about a month and I’m thinking of taking art class for the first time but nvm now Reply Gemini Apocalypse September 15, 2019 Snake dont have hands Reply Shrek-the-ogre-lord September 15, 2019 The British museum of modern art recently had and exhibition of manga and it was epic It was open for like a month and was the most popular exhibition ever of recent years in that museum This was in London and I think anime is becoming a less niche medium Also I did draw anime for my gcse art as a separate piece not as my main but my teacher didn’t give a fuck cox he game up on me ages ago lmao 👍😂 Reply someone yt September 15, 2019 Bruh i went to visit an art school and they had a whole department for anime art and also animation Reply Kishi-Chan September 15, 2019 My art teacher is perfectly fine with me drawing anime Reply Viktória Megyesi September 15, 2019 I go to a art school cuz there is a slub i go to(art club)and there my art teacher/leader says anime art is okay and he lets me draw anime yay! but i can actually draw serious , and i can paint!so our art teacher at the club he says it doesn't matter if i draw anime cuz i can draw serius like i can draw an apple too so he supports me in drawing anime so i'm lucky Reply pascalsch14 September 15, 2019 In my opinion "Art" is to technical. I hated art in school not only because iam shit at drawing but because we had to learn about some idiots who splashed paint on paper. And we had to guess what the artists wanted to tell us and after that we had to copy its work. My thoughts where something like wtf why do we have to do this. Reply Dead Gamer101 September 16, 2019 my hand has been up for 2 years now, I came back to ask if I could put my hand down yet Reply kaylee cat September 16, 2019 I've been drawing anime since I was three I do it for hours and hours every singal day😊😊😊😊and I have never been in art school I just learnt by my self☺☺☺☺ Reply INVALID syntax September 16, 2019 I just clicked on this video becouse It was anime related I don't even have art in school but now that I've seen this video I think anime art style should be treated as a superior art style Reply By6gamerpanda September 16, 2019 you should quit youtube and become an art teacher Reply AdityaVanko September 17, 2019 Thank god my lecturer watches anime lol Reply Jocelyn c September 17, 2019 When I'm older I'm going to be an art teacher and letting them draw what they want Reply Poypoy Germinal September 17, 2019 But I did draw Son Goku when I was in high school and our teacher ask it from me to be used as an example in the other class. I'm proud afterwards Reply Itz Cookie September 17, 2019 Hah my art teacher is a big weeb and I usually draw any one piece character for him Reply gizmo8671 starlord September 17, 2019 High school art teachers in America are like the worst of them all. I started out loving art but by my senior year I hated it so much that I cringe and get super stressed out just trying to write my own name on a check at 22yo Reply Me Flea September 17, 2019 Japanese art schools are pretty similar tho, American students are stupid for assuming anime artists didn't learn the basics before tuning their anatomy knowledge to make anime Reply Llamll 64 September 17, 2019 I've always been told "once you know he rules break them" by my art teacher Reply Llamll 64 September 17, 2019 I think that you shouldn't be told "DONT DRAW ANIME " but instead "one you know the basics and graduate this school" then you can draw anime" (or something like that) Reply Biku U September 18, 2019 In a art lesson my art teacher told everybody to draw anime charekters Reply Minty’s credentials September 19, 2019 There was a girl in my art class who got super mad about not being allowed to draw anime. It was a realistic art class. Reply Miker286 September 19, 2019 Anime is not banned in my school unless if you make them having you know what I mean Reply Chimoshi_Otaku September 19, 2019 U know what’s better? My art teacher watches a lot of anime and plays video games Reply The friendly Metroid September 19, 2019 My art teacher says and I wouldn’t say encourages but she gives us the idea to draw in anime style but… I’m getting a new art teacher Reply TheCoolRage._. YT September 19, 2019 Whenever I draw I think like wut i am going to draw and yes…I never went to art school,art teacher… just learned how to draw lines that's it and I am drawing…till now.But..i do all types of drawing but….I don't like Modern art..that's it and I think..is making manga ok? Reply gamer savannah - anime and more September 19, 2019 I say! ANIME ART SCHOOLS! l Reply fay saleh September 20, 2019 My art teacher actually asked for some anime art and actually encourages me to draw more anime because my past art teachers were always like “aNimE aRt Is nOt REaL ARt ?!?¿!!!” But I think it’s kinda sick idk lol Reply fox b5 September 22, 2019 It should just be called a manga style Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.