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I’d just like to say to both of you that Turnip Starfish has given so much to my children. Their art has improved enormously and in particular it’s made such a difference having a community of people who enjoy drawing.


Kate - e-mail - 17/03/2020




The Turnip Starfish team have been independently producing and directing animation for TV in Cardiff since 2009. The team have been working in the animation sector since 1999. See some of our latest animation here! Maybe we can help you?

Team Turnip Starfish run animation workshops, manga drawing workshops, cartoon drawing workshops, digital painting workshops and more in South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bristol and beyond. Give us a buzz and maybe we can come to you!


Lots of FREE drawing videos on YouTube

We've been busy making lots of drawing videos on our YouTube channel. Have you seen them?... MORE


Published: 2020-06-29

What manga to read

Stuck for something to do? Why not try reading a manga?! Reading manga takes a little bit of time to get used to. This is because ... MORE


Published: 2020-04-03

What to watch?

Here are my recommendations of anime to watch in your free time, whilst in lockdown... MORE


Published: 2020-03-27

New One 2 One classes!

This is a fantastic opportunity to have a personal interactive One 2 One drawing session with Lexy... MORE //

Published: 2020-03-27

Cancelled all workshops

First of all, we hope you are all safe and well.

Today we have removed all of the workshops from our website.



Published: 2020-03-25

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising

On the 26th of February 2020 I finally got to see the My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising film and it was incredible. It is the second film based on the manga My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi. The film was ... MORE //

Published: 2020-03-13

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure on Netflix

At the beginning of this month Netflix released it's second, and for me the most exciting, collection of Studio Ghibli films. However, hidden amongst the vast amount of high-profile anime appearing on Netflix a 'menacing' presence was also felt as well as a strong sense of excitement. This could mean only one thing; JoJo's Bizarre Adventure had arrived... MORE //

Published: 2020-03-09

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Lexemons anime and manga blog

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! almost slipped under my anime radar! I am so glad that I’ve been able to find and watch such an entertaining, funny and incredibly beautiful show which is definitely... MORE //

Published: 2020-02-07

My vote - Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2020

Lexemons anime and manga blog

So as promised I will share my votes with you and whether or not I think it will win. I am only going to go into... MORE


Published: 2020-01-31

Studio Ghibli on Netflix

Lexemons anime and manga blog

As of February 1st 2020, Netflix will be streaming Studio Ghibli’s outstanding back catalogue directly into your home! Studio Ghibli is probably the most ... MORE //

Published: 2020-01-24

Anime on All4

Lexemons anime and manga blog

Whilst browsing on Channel 4’s streaming/catch up service I recently discovered that there is now an anime selection. This is exciting news, especially if you’re... MORE //

Published: 2020-01-17

Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2020

Lexemons anime and manga blog

The Crunchyroll Anime Awards is a celebration of Japan’s anime. Now entering its fourth year, the Anime Awards is open to everyone to vote... MORE


Published: 2020-01-14

Neo Awards 2019

Lexemons anime and manga blog

It’s that time of year again guys! It’s Award time! First of all is the NEO Magazine Awards. For those who don’t know NEO Magazine is a monthly magazine published in the United Kingdom and Ireland by Uncooked Media since 2009. The magazine focuses on a variety of East Asian entertainment such as Japanese anime and manga; Hong Kong, Korean and Japanese films... MORE


Published: 2019-12-09

New Anime for early 2020

Lexemons anime and manga blog

There are some exciting new anime shows and films coming out in 2020, but you will have to wait a few months to see them. There are a lot of things to look forward to such as the final season of Attack on Titan and the Demon Slayer film, but this winter season seems a bit lacklustre. I have done my usual research and have decided that the following few anime should be worth a watch in early 2020... MORE


Published: 2019-11-22

Fire Force (Enn Enn no Shouboutai)

I have briefly written about Fire Force before in a previous blog, however I am now 15 episodes into it and feel that it needs its own, more in-depth blog... MORE


Published: 2019-11-15

Lexemons anime and manga blog - Yōkai

Yōkai are supernatural monsters, spirits, and demons in Japanese folklore. There are a wide range of yōkai, from evil to mischievous, protective and lucky. As well as the variety of intent, yōkai have a vast variety of... MORE


Published: 2019-10-25

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising

My Hero Academia (MHA) has only just returned to our screens and already fans have been given an extra treat, another movie! If that wasn't exciting enough the release date is... MORE


Published: 2019-10-23

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival

The festival features premieres of the best recent anime films plus a prize raffle, masterclass and workshop... MORE


Published: 2019-10-03

Mangaka Hiro Mashima

Hiro Mashima is well known in the world of manga and anime, most predominantly for the manga and anime Fairy Tail. Mashima is an extremely talented artist and writer, and has also created many other popular manga such as... MORE


Published: 2019-09-21

It's our Birthday!

We are so proud to share the news that Turnip Starfish is officially 10 years old!


Nick Price, director and founder of Turnip Starfish said "I am so proud of the whole team that have worked so hard over the last 10 years to deliver amazing workshops, we could not have done this without you and I know that the team are even more proud of the young people that have flourished and achieved so much with our guidance over the last few years!"

To celebrate you will see some of our workshops have a discount! See it as our birthday gift to you!

It keeps getting better... we have also moved all of our Saturday classes to our exciting NEW VENUE!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY turnips everywhere!

Published: 2019-08-14

Pay by VISA, MasterCard or PayPal !

Our shop will now except payments directly by VISA, MasterCard as well as through PayPal accounts. Just select the 'Pay with a debit or credit card' selection in the PayPal shop.

Published: 2014-01-13