Comic Studio For Nintendo 3DS Will Be Released In The West

By Ishaan . January 10, 2014 . 12:31pm

Comic Studio, the upcoming Nintendo 3DS app that will allow users to create their own manga or comics, will be released in the west, Siliconera can reveal.


Collavier, the Japanese developer behind the app, have confirmed to us that a western release is planned, but a release date for the app has not been decided yet.


We’ll have news of Comic Studio’s western release once Collavier have sorted out the details. Japan will see the app on January 15th for 800 yen.

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  • Greg

    My money is ready! :D

  • ZnTxn


  • Kevin

    Let’s just hope this doesn’t end up like the swapnote and flipnote fiasco.

  • Eefara

    Yeeeees. I will be getting this.

  • Christopher Nunes

    Grabbing this! I mean… so soon they confirmed a West release? I’m glad to hear it!

  • James Enk

    yeah!!! all the crying we did yesterday paid off:)

  • Shane Guidaboni

    Amazing!! Can’t wait to use this.

  • Anewme…Again

    Interesting, i hope they release a demo, so i can see how well we can draw with that, if i like it i will definitely buy it.

    • Satori Satya

      If you don’t own one already, better buy a 3DS XL.

      Bigger screens = more drawing space.

  • TheExile285


  • Well that was fast. AWESOME!

  • Another win for the Western Team.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I can’t wait!!
    Get ready for the siliconera Manga. Ishaan you are the MC.

    • Kaetsu

      That sounds awesome!

    • Ric Vazquez

      Ishaan is in danger of being material for yaoi by fujoshi girls LOL

  • persona_yuji

    Oh this is so awesome! :D

  • Just Tim

    To quote the nWo…

    “JUST 2 SWEE~T!!!”

  • :D

  • fireemblembeast

    (…New world record?)

  • Josué


  • Tg

    YEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!! An alternate way to make manga other than Photoshop. Thank you, Comic Studio!

    • Kaitsu

      Or manga studio.

  • AuraGuyChris

    Screw my mock-up manga translation, see if I care!

    But I’m glad the joke I said was wrong.

    • s07195

      Maybe they read your version. XD

  • Ethan_Twain

    Well THAT’s kinda cool. Is there any sort of comic sharing included in this software? I would definitely pick it up just to swap silly comics with the internet.

    • There’s no built-in sharing mechanism like with Colors! 3D, but you can export whatever you make to the SD card.

  • Cool! Now I must learn to draw lol

  • xAKUM3TSUx

    As a manga artist myself I will take this time to wish any who want this good luck. The only advice to give (since Im far from being teacher material) is: patience is key.

  • Beat

    So much yes

  • Impressionnant


  • Eder García

    in b4 H-Mangas everywhere… perverts (JK)

    • later we will get a report from japan kids are making h manga sing this app, you know what nintendo will do next lol

  • Serge

    Why don’t we have this on Vita! Bububu, i want all the games on Vita! Bububu.

    • Shota

      i don’t want to draw with fingers

    • Piqutchi

      You’re only making yourself look immature here.

  • benhofb

    This is awesome news! I mean, I probably won’t become a full fledged mangaka with my dinky little 3DS original, but having the app alone is just awesome! I am a sucker for art apps, and since Flipnote Studio is still MIA, this will do quite nicely!

  • MonoChrome

    I always draw on my 3DS’ game notes thingy, but the screen is too small that it isn’t comfortable. Doesn’t drawing on the 3DS screen get cramped for anyone else; or is it just me? I’m using the original 3DS btw. I’d love to get this app, but drawing on my 3DS isn’t comfortable..

    • Shota

      3ds its okay but needs more space for serious drawings -3ds xl makes drawing better- wii u gamepad is beast.

      • MonoChrome

        Yeah I agree; I’m still gonna grab this once it’s released ^^ still gonna be fun to mess around with, right?

        • Shota

          ofcourse ;)

    • Satori Satya

      You can draw on the 3DS. Look at the Miiverse pictures attached in my post. Those were done on a 3DS. And if you go to the Colors 3D gallery, you’ll see a ton of wonderful art done on a 3DS.

      However, I suggest you buy a 3DS XL if you don’t have one already. You’ll have bigger screens to draw in.

      • MonoChrome

        Thanks for the input. I have a regular 3DS, and I’m not sure if I should invest in an XL since I’m saving up for the Wacom Cintiq 13HD. If I really like comic studio I may just buy the XL. I did some research on various tablets on the market and the Cintiq 13HD seems to fit my needs best. If you have any input on tablets for drawing I’d appreciate it, thanks.

  • Jeffrey Thrash

    Hopefully this makes drawing my comics a little easier–I think the 3DS stylus feels more like a pen than any tablet stylus (any cheap one, anyway).

  • miju

    Well there’s this and Colors! to tide me over until whenever Flipnote 3D flips out of limbo. I wish we could export the stuff like this that we did in WarioWare DIY though.

  • well i’ll be…

  • Nirun Rangraengjit

    Suuuuuuuuuuuuure it will… just like Flipnote Studio 3D right?

  • Wow, I’m surprised. I’ll use this app extensively for sure.

  • Kornelious

    This looks awesome! Now if only I knew how to draw :(

  • makubexnas

    Well i know what kind of manga i’ll be making if you know what i mean.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      A Mr. Bean one?

    • Shota

      LOL XD

    • Ric Vazquez

      One with lots of plot “if you know what I mean” XD

  • Lakitu13


  • FreeLancers

    new world record for the fastest localization ever.

  • Namuro

    Nice one!

  • artemisthemp

    Looking forward to this app releases

  • deadMastershiro

    I can’t wait for this!

  • My art skillz are ready!

  • Shota

    i want to see what everyone makes when this comes out!

  • Mugiwara

    Cool, maybe I will do some Fanfics.(Even if I don’t drawn THIS well)

  • Frimelda

    I wish I could make manga style drawings, but my artistic skills are pretty bad. :( (my avatar was basically a manual trace on one of my favourite characters)

  • Sweet this will tie me over until Flipnote 3D finally shows up!

  • Ric Vazquez

    Getting ready to make some plot

  • Hyli

    Hey, cool! I’ll def be picking this one up!

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