Digital Manga Creation Suite Comipo! To Get English Release In Spring 2011

By Ishaan . December 18, 2010 . 2:00pm


Tokyo-based Web Technology Com Corp first shared details of their digital manga creation suite, Comipo!, in October. The suite revolves around the simple idea of making it possible for anyone with a PC to create manga by themselves, or for professionals to use it as a storyboarding tool.


The software comes with a set of default 3D models that the user can use, but you can also create your own custom character models. Take a look at the video above for an idea of how this works.


This past week, Web Technology Com Corp officially debuted Comipo! at the price of 9,700 yen (6,700 for the download version), alongside an announcement that that they are presently developing an English version of the software, with plans to release Comipo! in English by Spring 2011.


Web Technology Com Corp also plan to support Comipo! continually through downloadable assets such as new character models and backgrounds in the future.

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  • As an artist wannabe im so tempted to check this out, but i know it will just be a temporal shortcut if i DO wanna learn to draw better to a point where i can make a manga.

    So i dunno, most probably i wont check it out… but im curious

  • DeisticBrace

    I look forward to the flood of hilariously terrible webcomics made with this program.

  • Hm… I’ve got a few artist friends that might be interested in this. I’ll have them check it out.

  • As I was watching the trailer, I went back and forth between “this could be quite useful” and “yeah, I better stick with manga studio.” The effects looked great and the models weren’t too bad, but the feeling of action you get when reading manga wasn’t there. It was pretty static aside from the more subtle scenes they showed. I’ll have to research it when I have the time. If they allow for more dynamic posing and fully customizable characters [not just palette swapping], then I may give it a shot.

    • doomspeller10

      Why not using both? There has to be some degree of compatibility, even if it is exporting to an common picture format.
      I’m really excited about this program, good to know about the localization.

  • PrinceHeir

    it’s good for those who want to get into the anime/manga industry.

    not a artsit myself so i’ll just pass.

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