Make your own manga with ComiPo! The next gen manga software! ComiPo! is a revolutionary new software application that allows anyone to make high quality comics and manga. Users can easily create their own unique stories and situations simply by choosing and posing one of the 3D characters included with ComiPo!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (221 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 7, 2014

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"Now even you can make the next "quality" webcomic with this easy-to-use software! Joking aside, it's actually robust, for storyboarding or just for fun."

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December 15, 2014

Volume 12 Bonus 3D Maru Maru characters released!

Hey Everyone,

Looking for a way to add some humour to your stories? Or maybe there’s one character you’d like to look a little different. Well the solution is here! We are excited to announce the addition of the comical Maru Maru characters! The volume 12 bonus 3D items will include 9 different characters as well as some additional school props to go along with them. The Maru Maru characters are with the rest of the character choices, and the additional items are in the 3D item section.

Comipo! Staff

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October 16, 2014

Comipo V2 is here!!

Hey Everyone,
We are excited to share the recent release of Comipo V2.

Here is an overview of the most exciting features:
-Additional content (3D Items, BG Pictures, Expression Comic Marks, and Item images)
-5 New Poses
-Enhanced User Interface
-Head Size Modification (under “change pose” function)
-Enhanced 3D Import Feature (ability to import more and bigger 3D models)
-Twitter posts enabled

The full changelog can be viewed here.

We hope you enjoy these new features and content. We will continue to make improvements, so be on the look out for future updates.


The Comipo Team

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About This Software

Make your own manga with ComiPo!
The next gen manga software!

ComiPo! is a revolutionary new software application that allows anyone to make high quality comics and manga. Users can easily create their own unique stories and situations simply by choosing and posing one of the 3D characters included with ComiPo! The program also offers over 100 unique body poses and facial expressions to choose from, along with many background images, items, sound effects, word balloons... Everything needed to make a visually impressive and professional looking comic come to life.

Posing 3D Characters
Drag and drop a character from the "3D character" menu! Select a pose and face from the templates. There are over 100 poses and faces to choose from! They are categorized by the character's emotions, so it's simple to choose the right expression for any situation!

Changing Camera Angles
The character model is 3D data, so you can pose the character from any angle just by dragging the red circle.

Background Images
You can import data, such as a picture you took with a camera, and then use it as a background image.

You can choose from many different kinds of word balloons and thought balloons.

Comic Marks & Sound Effects
Additionally, you can use icons called Comic Marks. You can show the character's feelings by adding Comic Marks and Sound Effects. There are many Sound Effects in the assets menu. Various Japanese Sound Effects are available too!

Effect Lines
Drag & drop an Effect Line from the assets menu. You can make a dynamic panel instantly! Effect Lines can be used as balloons to make it look like a monologue is taking place.

Character Customization
You can create your own original character easily by selecting items such as hairstyle, clothing, eye color and accessories. Customize your own unique characters and add them to your manga!

Manga Maker ComiPo! on Steam is a Steam exclusive version.
It is not compatible with the Collections available for ComiPO! english
or Manga Maker ComiPO! (non Steam).

The collections will be made available as DLC on Steam shortly.
Those DLC will not be compatible with ComiPO! english or Manga Maker
ComiPO! (non Steam).

The Japanese and Korean version of Collections for ComiPO! are not
compatible with any version of ComiPO! english, Steam or non Steam.

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: VRAM 128 MB or more, Pixel Shader 2.0 or higher.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: 1024 x 768 pixels or higher desktop resolution
Helpful customer reviews
81 of 107 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
Must read review from a die-hard anime/manga fan: Save the money, folks.... unless it goes on sale again.

[Edit]: I did find at least one redeeming feature for this program... I do like that you can make simple things using this. So lets say you want a game ID, PC wallpaper or want to design a T-shirt with simple anime characters, but can't draw (like me), this program can actually come in handy for that. Or like some other reviews said, as references if you CAN draw. Otherwise, my review still stands.... This has so much potential that wasn't really realized, so I'm still disappointed. But at least I can make a few banners with this thing, so I guess the money wasn't totally wasted...?

[Now my old review:]

And I purchased it because it was on sale, figured at less than 1/2 the price, maybe it'd be worth a shot? Figured I could use it for character creation, not manga creation....

Even then.... As other reviews have stated it is very, very limited. The DLC's show many 'new options', but in reality they add about 1 new article of clothing to the characters.... Not anything significant at this point. I would be satisfied if the DLC was free, and they promised to release more/better DLC packs.... But no dice. Might record some 'gameplay' of this, so people can see what they'd be getting into before they actually do.

The game came directly from Japan, so at the very least I suppose I helped with the economy a slight bit? I love Japan, but I'd rather have something I can really work with. Even if I didn't write any manga or anything, I'd really love to be able to create entirely custom characters as references for tabletop games, instruction manuals, etc.

Even at a discount.... I'm really kinda regretting purchasing this now. And a DLC pack (had to see if it changed anything...)

Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll update someday with more (& better) software.... But I doubt it, sadly.
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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
First of all, Comipo is a great software where you can develop your story-making skills with certain constrains. The User interface is very user-friendly and easy to use. If you're the type that can't come up with character ideas, this software is a big help to you.

Don't get confused by the sofware name, Comipo is more like a story maker with built-in characters rather than a manga maker. Most of the users say that it's not worth it because the biggest reason is that they were expecting more like the Manga Studio. Comipo is drag and drop story maker presented in manga/comics form.

For me, Comipo is worth the money and worth the time.

1. It's the first software with this kind of story making system.
2. If you're bad with drawing, the built-in characters can cover that up.
3. The limitations can exercise your mind in coming up with story ideas.
4. A lot of character poses and facial expressions are available.
5. Tests your efficiency in using limited backgrounds and characters.

1. Costly because of the DLC packs.
2. Limited character modifications.

If you plan to buy this, I reccomend that you buy at least 3 DLC packs depending on what story you want to make. I planned to make a shoujo school life manga series out of this so I bought Swimwear, Summer & Sports, and Casual wear.
If you plan to make a manga series, this software is very worth it. If not, then practice your drawing skills and try Manga Studio.

It cost me quite a lot but this is like my hobby now. I already made 15 chapters of my manga series using this sofware. If you keep on whining and ranting about this software then go on. In some way, you're just not just flexible enough in making stories.

And one more thing regarding DLC, buy only what you NEED and not what you want. I save up some money for DLC that can help my manga series become more and more interesting.

For good story writers out there who want a visualization of their ideas, this is the software for you. Be a good story writer, Be a Comipo user! :D
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36 of 54 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Used it to make lewd anime comics. 10/10
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
241.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
This program is amazing, however I didn't care for the price. ( I personally think it is overpriced. ) So I waited till it went on sale and only paid $13. [ 75% off ] Anyways, it does help if you have editing software to go with it. I use Photoshop CS5.5 . But SAI, Gimp and Paint ( if you have the time and the eyes. ) would add to your spectrum of powers. ( Also editing programs are really good for changing skin tones since that option is not avaible -- yet.

Also, ( Updates ideas: More "ragdoll" like if possible aka, most poses don't look right if character is turned / angled view. Maybe also a "Fancy" DLC? and a "Seasons" or "Holiday" one would be awesome. Not just summer... )
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
108.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
Fun to use, easy to learn, and works well in tandem with PhotoShop: it's a great starting point for manga-themed storytelling!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
It's a fine program with many limitations, but may not be useful for everyone, here's an extended review for the potential costumer and hopefully feedback for the devs.

ComiPo by it's own grounds is very limited, you can't edit the character's height, proportions, width, etc. so you'll never see old people looking old, nor a younger character looking younger from the rest, so you've got all cookie cutter models, you can't even adjust parameters such as eye size and such (I wanted to adjust the chin and cheek width so badly but I can't).

There's not many customization options, there's some very limited set of accsesories and hair styles, so the combinations end up very limited, you can't customize the colors of items or clothing either (altough there's some very nice filters for the final images), so far it seems like there's no in-game option to change the character's skin colours.

The DLCs barely add anything to the mix, I bought a bundle, I think it contained 2 or 3 DLCs and when I used the program it felt as if I didn't had any DLCs, as they are pretty missleading telling you they offer a two digit amount of clothing each, but in the end it's just 1-2 clothes palette swapped, if they allowed you to recolor the clothing it would be very helpful and add many possibilities, but as it is, the DLC is good to have but not a must buy.

Now, with all this said, you may be wondering why I recommend this program.

To me it's helpful, I like to draw to relax, I use CSP, but the dummies included (on CSP) are extremely hard to pose (altough more versatile), but it consumes A LOT of time to get the desired pose and angle to me at least, so I prefer to use this, make a vanilla character, pose it as I need, convert to png and use as reference on CSP, on the downside, even when there are a lot of poses here, camera angles and such (which btw is very fast compared to CSP's), they arn't very flexible, you can rotate the head and such, but (may be a newb mistake here, so I apologize if I'm mistaken, I'll make sure to edit if I find out later on) it seems like you can't rotate hands or other body parts.

With that said, I think the devs can have a very nice and versatile program if they work on it, specially the customization options, Steam workshop for this would be awesome to allow people to upload their models and such.

To the costumer: if you want a quirky program to have a giggle and such, this may be for you, if you need some quick reference dummies like me, this works as well, but if you're looking for something serious to do comics and such, you may not find what you're looking in here (mainly the customization, it's so limited, otherwise the filters are awesome).

To the devs: I think the hardest part is done (the core software), just add more customization options (body proportions and clothing), more interactions betwen models, more hair, and accesories and such and you'll have a solid program backed by a clean and intuitive interface, just stop with the DLCs please as they barely add anything, they're quite expensive and may be overwhelming to the new users, unless you plan to add more to the current DLCs so they're more worthy of buying and owning, as it is, it's just not worth it.

Also some glitches need to be fixed, it's kind of silly that firefox and ComiPo can't co-exist without comipo crashing.

I hope this review helps potential costumers with their purchase and the devs on improving the experience so we can get a better product.

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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
107.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Jumping in to Manga Maker Comipo i had no idea i would enjoy it like i do now. At first i saw this when i open steam store and thought maybe so.... so i put it on my wish list and forgot about it. But after one week i saw my email say that it went a 50% off sale and so i bought it thinking i got a good deal even if i would never even play it. After a half a week or so, i was listening to some music i desided to play it and see what i could make, and before i knew it i sent over 10 hours!

Manga Maker Comipo for me is an enjoyable game to make a manga, because for me i'm not a artist and can't draw... but i am good at making stories and thats where this game helps me.

But even though i love this game i am not blind on what the cons are, or thing that can be changed/added

- the game has a limit on the characters to what you can make them look like and what kind of poses you can make them do
- they could added it for mac (i know it can be a job to do but i think it would good idea)
- this game can be too basic for what you want to do
- needs a maker to add poses and 3D obect icon

- easy to jump into
- lots of things to add to make your manga look alive
- simple to add your own images or 3D obects

For me i'm tring to make a big manga story and i am having fun doing it and as a gamer, having fun is a key for games.
i recommand this to people that want to start a manga thats easy and simple for anyone make a short/long story, or maybe just curious (like i was)
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Okay so I have had some time to play with the program and this review is just based on the time I've had with it.

This is a fun program for any and all anime fans that want to make barebones manga or images (things for forums, backgrounds, or avatars) and is easy to use. The interface is easy to pick up. If you want something to bring your idea of the next big manga to life, this isn't it. So I say get it when it is on SALE. But if you enjoy playing with preset tools and have to money to get the DLC, then this is right up your alley.

In reality this is a drag and drop program with preset expressions, backgrounds, and models. While i have limited time with this, take it all with a grain of salt. It seems that i can not play with the pre-rendered models. But this isn't something that should turn you away as there is quite a few to chose from. The only thing i would advise you to do is look at you talents. If you are a skilled artist then don't get this, but if you can't stand at the level of an anime artist then this is for you.

The things you have the potential to create are nice, but it is up to you to truly make it our own. This is cookies cutter, but you have the ability to upload your own images and models. So to someone who is skilled, this could be fun to use as a storyboard. To others like myself, this is just mindless fun to make wacky anime images just for the lulz.

All in all on sale, you can't go wrong as this program it has enough features to make it worth it. But like I said, if you want something that will make your visions come to life this may not be for you. This is what it looks like and promises nothing more. If you want a program that does more or you feel you could do the illustrations yourself then this, again, isn't for you. But for all of those that just want something to play with to make some solid anime pics, or to possible use it to the limits, then this is great. You will have fun with it no matter what as long as you have some imagination and vision. But if you have ADD and want it to do all the work....i say just draw it or just watch more anime.

Anyway I give it 8/10 would render again

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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
Read the most helpful reviews before buying this software! It will help save you moolah and prevent spending 50 whole bucks!!

Managed to buy this at a decent discount of 50%. All the people's reviews saying there are limited options are right, even if I haven't checked them for myself. This would be an extreme downer to those who bought this for the full price. The sample tutorial seems to have some spelling mistakes, but I managed to see what it was meant to say before making your first comic on this software. I may suggest buying it, but ONLY if you can catch this very product at a hefty discount! Discounts are always good for this very sort of thing!
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
627.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
Great software.
I can now turn my ideas into a manga !

Check and download all the free resources provided online!

※10/25/2014 Update. I get a commision for using this software to create propaganda!
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
This software serves only two purposes, primarily as a method for those with limited drawing skill to tell a simple story. The resources to do this, as noted elsewhere, are very limited and specialised. With add on packs of 2 simple clothing options priced around $18, it is an incredibly expensive, if easy to use, comic creator. You must realise when purchasing it that you will have very limited options for customising the characters you use and no control over the posing of the character unless a pose already exists.

Secondly, it is an adequate resource for reference purposes thanks to the useful camera and 3D rotation features. This should not be mistaken for altering a pose, it is simply a way to reorient your model for the 2D panels. The limitation here is as above, the inability to alter the model in any significant way means all characters have the same cookie cutter look.

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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
I recommend this software because it is a basic and easy too understand application. I had a good experience with it, I practicly make manga everyday by drawing, but now that this program has come out, it is worth it! Forget all the haters out there, any actual sane person would know this is the most superior manga maker of all time [despite the fact that it's over priced, I just bought mine for 60% off 'cause of christmas sales.]!
Overall this software is 8/10!
What could make it better
- It could use some more poses
- Cheaper DLC [some of the DLC cost more than the software itself... makes no sense -_-]
- Skin color changer [you can only select white people--- RACIST]
- People Interactions [Kissing,Hugging,Pushing, etc.]
That is all this program needs and these things is why I made it 8/10 instead of 10/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
124.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
This software is EXTREMELY limited, and the DLC packs are almost mandatory if you want any kind of variety. You also need to surf the forums and do some web searches to find a library of user-made objects to have enough props. This is more of a Clip Art toy, and certainly NOT a program with much depth by any means. However, if you're used to working with limited resources, or even derive some fun from the challenge, and just want to make some comics as a distraction, give it a try. Just keep in mind a ComiPo manga looks like it was made with ComiPo, much like a RPG Maker game looks like it was made with RPG Maker. If you're fine with that, then you might find some fun with this.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Manga Maker Comipo is very close to what I think is the most ideal lazy and or untalented artist software you can find. I must admit that without the downloadable content for the Manga Maker it is a bit flat. Once you have the DLC all kinds of creative possibilities open up. In my opinion out of all the DLC available, I believe the two most important would be the Office Wear and Business Person collections. Also one of the most surprising and over looked features of Manga Maker are the build in filters that you can not only apply to the preloaded 3D models, but also to your own imported models, it is quite nice. After applying these filters the models begin to look really nice, and it truly does in some cases give the image a realistic hand drawn look. My personal view on where Manga Maker falls short is in its lack of diversity of skin tone. Yes even with the software coming from Japan I find this inexcusable, especially considering the wide range of popular Manga characters that are not single color pale-ish. Look carefully at popular manga such as One Piece for example, or even the Dragon Ball series. I mean some of the characters in the Dragon Ball series have blue skin for gosh sakes! The characters in One Piece all have different skin tones also some of the more classic stuff like Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, Mihoshi: Tenchi Muyo!, Kaolla Su: Love Hina and of course Momo Adachi: Peach Girl. I do hope that a selection of skin tone will be added in soon coming update.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
112.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
The software is good, its easy to learn so simple infact that you can master this software in roughly ten minutes. However the default skins are limited to only four skins, Teacher, School Girl (Asian), Male Teacher, School boy (Asian)
So unless you want your first comic to be.

"Notice me Senpai."

You may want to invest the extra arm and leg into the other skin packs or learn how to draw and import your own images. Despite this one intial flaw its still pretty amazing software.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
Perfect application for people who start making manga and want to use easy tool
The little problem is that you need dlc to got more character design choice :/
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
its like gmod but with anime
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
This isn't software isn't too bad, but as others have said it does have limitations without buying DLC, epsecially if you want more modern looks. I bought this on sale, not sure if I would have payed for it at full Price.

As othrers have also said in the forums it is much better to draw your own things as then you are not limited to anything, the DLC seems quite pricey even when in the sale for what you get, obviously it takes practice to be able to draw good mangaor just draw in general, I myself am not that good at drawing yet... but I know pratice will help me improve.

I find this useful for storyboarding or using the character model for posing so that you can have a guide on how to draw characters in those poses etc since one of my weak points is drawing hands and arms in different poses. The software does allow you to import you own images though so I guess your coluld draw your own art then import it into the software and then just use the software as a template for the manga/comic itself and use the speech bubbles to add text so that your not having to cut bits out when drawing your charcters by hand or creating them in other software such as Photoshop etc.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
Comipo is a program you're either going to get a lot of use out or nothing at all, depending on what you think you're going to get out of it. Since the reviews for this program are all over the place, I thought I'd honestly write about what you can and can't do with it so you can realistically decide if it's any use to you or not.

At its very core, Comipo is a very simplified drag and drop comic creator, letting you place 3D models of characters into various situations. The interface is actually very easy to learn, and every object is loaded into a separate layer in each panel like Photoshop or something. If you've ever used the Mac application Comic Life, it's a very similar experience, as you can pretty quickly make a simple comic using only your mouse (save for a keyboard for writing in text balloons).

The main problems most people have with the program are mostly focused on the limited resources Comipo offers. By default, Comipo only has 4 characters you can use in the comics (1 male and 1 female character in two different outfits each). While you can change a fair amount of features on each character (changing the outfit design, hair, coloring, etc) and save them for later, you're definitely going to have a hard time differentiating from everybody if you plan on using multiple characters in a comic, mostly because everybody is based on the same character builds. Comipo does have the ability to import 2D images and 3d models, and while most images import without any issue, I never managed to make 3d models import correctly, as they used a very specific filetype and usually come out incomplete anyways.

The limitations also spread to what the characters themselves can do as well, as while most characters have a pretty good selection of poses (with the ability to tweak the hands and head slightly with each one), odds are pretty good you'll have to make compromises in your comics. A lot of the poses are really focused on a school and general conversation settings with only a few "action" poses, so the chance of you making any sort of fight scene is near-impossible.

So what is Comipo actually good for with its limitations? Well, if you just want to make a silly comic where some characters talk or argue and maybe publish it for fun on your blog or twitter, this is honestly a fun and simple program to use and you really can't go wrong with it (you can also export at absurdly high resolutions, eg bigger than 5k per panel). If you want to make any sort of serious comic, you really shouldn't bother, because the whole comic will feel artificial with the built-in assets and the limitations in the program will probably frustrate you.

If you're still not sure about Comipo, they placed a demo on their website you can try for yourself. It's not listed on Steam, and I can't link it here because Steam gets mad at you for putting links in reviews, so just google "comipo demo"
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