East Asian Studies


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East Asia Class Project

Student Observations:

I enjoyed writing the script and getting other opinions on the story plot. I also learned manga and how at times the task can be difficult, but overall it was a positive experience 

I worked along and learned many things about making manga. I learned how to incorporate anime drawings with word boxes and how to put them into traditional manga setting. I also learned how tedious the manga making process is, as well as how fun it is. 

I learned to draw characters in different angles and I also learned to draw different facial expressions for the reactions of each event that took place. I enjoyed being creative with the storyline and consistently changing it up to make it more exciting. 

This process was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be, but it was fun at the same time. 

I love drawing manga in my free time, but when it comes to a deadline it’s not that fun to draw and I lose interest. I love drawing the hair of the characters. Also, we decided to make this manga a to-be-continued type. 

I learned the major differences between manga drawings and the type of illustrations/cartoons I normally see. I learned to be more patient and cooperative when working with the other people in my group. I enjoyed coloring in the characters and scenes. 

I feel like there was an issue of brevity in terms of creating one chapter of a manga. I know for several manga, it takes a week to finish their manga.  

I learned during this process how to draw decent looking anime characters; it was really fun. We even learned some Japanese along the way. 

 I definitely learned how to draw manga, especially the eyes. What I thoroughly enjoyed doing was coming up with the plot and thinking about how the story will play out and how it’ll go from there. 

Contact Information

Ms. Sharon Cohen
East Asian Studies, Social Studies Teacher
Springbrook High School
201 Valleybrook Drive
Silver Spring, MD. 20904
Office: 301-989-6093