‘The Essence of Being a Muse’ Now Available in English

With its myriad of themes and genres, the manga landscape is constantly refreshed with new stories.One such header is The Essence of Being a Muse, now available in English thanks to the efforts of Yen Press. as. . and be known”Heart of the Muse” In Japanese, this manga takes readers on an artistic journey of self-discovery and self-expression.

Our protagonist Miyu Shino


The Essence of Being a Muse It tells the story of 23-year-old Miyuu Seno who finds himself at a crossroads in his life. Rejected from art school, Mei You’s life seems to be dominated by the stable path her mother carefully planned for her. From her office job, to her clothing choices, and even the relationships she forms, Miyuu feels her identity slipping away under her mother’s influence. As she grows more and more disillusioned with the mundane and false life she leads, Miyu makes a bold decision. She left home with nothing but a blank canvas, convinced that through painting she could rediscover herself and break out of ruts.

The Essence of Being a Muse Volume 1 Cover
The Essence of Being a Muse Volume 1 Cover

details of the comic

The Essence of Being a Muse is a continuous manga series first published on September 10, 2021. It is of the theater genre, with visual arts as its theme. Comics are aimed at a younger demographic, often including adult male readers, although the themes may appeal to a wider audience. The series is serialized on Comic Beam. The manga creator responsible for the story and art is Aya Fumino.

The Essence of Being a Muse Volume 2 Cover
Tentative English cover of Volume 2


The Essence of Being a Muse is a manga that focuses on the protagonist’s quest for self-discovery through the visual arts. It depicts the struggle of balancing personal aspirations with external expectations. As an ongoing series, the manga is expected to continue developing the story and characters.

Aya Fumino’s narration and illustrations contribute to the manga’s storytelling, which revolves around central character Miyuu Seno and her journey.

For individuals interested in telling stories of personal growth, artistic passion, and the complexities of family relationships, “The Essence of the Muse” is now available in English through Yen Press.


Personally, I’m glad to see protagonists who are a little older! A lot of times we have the main character peak at 16-18, which really isn’t enough for a person to figure out what they want to do.

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