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:
Recent:
Mixed (11 reviews) - 54% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Positive (373 reviews) - 77% of the 373 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Mar 7, 2014

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May 9

ComiPo! Kids DLC release

Today, kids join the fun with clothes for sporting events and other stories:
store.steampowered.com/app/403050

or in their best clothes for something a little more formal:
store.steampowered.com/app/403051

To celebrate, a week-long sale includes all older Comipo! products at 50% off!

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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.

Balloons
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!

Warning!
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

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 (32-bit/64-bit) / 8.1(64-bit) / 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: VRAM 128 MB or more, Pixel Shader 2.0 or higher.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: 1024 x 768 pixels or higher desktop resolution
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Recent:
Mixed (11 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (373 reviews)
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Kazuichi
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Almost everything is extremely limited.
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SonicGirlBRC
( 211.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
If you really like manga or not this is a awesome softwere it is easy and fun
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verum.marts
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
I don't really like this software. One likable thing about it is that the user doesn't have to create their own character from scratch, they could just pick a preset and edit it from there. Another likable thing about it is that it's simple and easy to use, even for people that are terrible at this stuff (like me). That's it, that is all the things that are likable about it. The main problem is that it is extremely limited with what one user can do, with both the useable settings, and the character creation. For example, what if I (or any other user) want to add a bathing setting? I can't, they don't have a bathroom setting, nor can I use the character creation program to get the character naked in order to take a bath. It is weird to see a bathing fully clothed. Can't even change the clothing to a towel. Now what I would like to see is a software that combines the programs from this software and from Manga Studios. In anycase, even though this software is only $10, it is a BIG waste of money.
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Faryd Gaviria
( 83.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
well i spend a lot time in this app b'cause i can kill some time with this. This software is actually made "making a manga" a lot easier. The tools in this app is just a basic tools. I'm not so understand about programming software but this software is really simple even i can do a lot. And believe me (just like the said) you can even finish your work using mouse only. You'll need a keyboard just for typing a dialogue tho'. So 8.5/10. Since there's a lot of "engine breakdown" and some DLC prices that uuh.... little bit expensive. So i recommend you to buy this software only if there's a sale. And yeah..... i like tis' software so much. f***in' love it
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waraitear
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
It can't edit and import models. And character post can't edit action too.
Maybe I printscreen favorite models from mikumiku dance software. Import 2d .jpeg to use main character my story.
It very very limits character. It low pologon can't HD modeling

Orz ,manga studio independent more than . Ah if this has demo maybe best than preview before buy.
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ShadowDhampire
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
If this product had a negative stars rating instead, I would give it 5 negative stars. I've waited a week after posting on their official site that I've been having problems with their product and I've yet to hear them. Trust me, I've tried everything that I could to solve the problem I had with missing panels. I've checked my virus protection to make an exception to this, I'm checked to see if I have the BG Images, I've verified the intergrity of this software via steam, I've gone to youtube to ask for help and I've posted my problem here in the Steam forums in hopes that someone would know a way for me to fix my software to work properly! NOTHING! Absoulutely, NOTHING worked as I could use this product properly.

Also, to voice what others may have already added to this review page, YOU CAN NOT CHANGE TO A DIFFERENT SKIN COLOR! You have to use an edit program like Photoshop or Gimp or what have you, in order to get another skin color! RPG MAKER MADE THIS A BASIC AND YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT THIS MANGA MAKER CAN'T?! What kind of nonsense is that?!

Case in point: DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT, EVEN IF IT'S ON SELL! THE ENGLISH BRAND OF THIS PRODUCT RARELY UPDATES AND THEY DON'T RESPONSE TO YOUR ISSUES THAT YOU'RE HAVING WITH THE SOFTWARE!
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TOGE
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
passable to do if you have a room refreshing fair amount of time, and this is easy!!!
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soulchen_*****
( 51.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
WOW !
For me - who can not draw anything except a smiley - this is the perfect tool.
I bought an Owl- cartoon figure on turbosquid for 10 Bucks, and within Minutes I was set up with my first Owl-Cartoon.

Heavily Recommended !

Best thing is: you can import any 3d model in .obj format, and use it in your comic.
No need to draw anything, just rotate it as you wish, add bubbles for speech, objects and so on.
And to the commenters who say "not ehough clothes":

You can simply add clothes als ANOTHER 3d Object.
I gave my Own an hat. Just within the comic.
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Lord Rutsah
( 192.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Judging by the other comments some people expected the program to magically create a manga for them without any effort on their part. That is simply impossible. That said there are are a few cons to this:
Cons:
-Not enough furniture items even with the DLCes.
-DLCes don't come out often.

But that's as far as the negatives go. Apart from that Manga Maker Comipo is EXACTLY what it promises to be, allowing you to create wonderful images in a matter of minutes. The only limitation is your imagination!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
If this product had a negative stars rating instead, I would give it 5 negative stars. I've waited a week after posting on their official site that I've been having problems with their product and I've yet to hear them. Trust me, I've tried everything that I could to solve the problem I had with missing panels. I've checked my virus protection to make an exception to this, I'm checked to see if I have the BG Images, I've verified the intergrity of this software via steam, I've gone to youtube to ask for help and I've posted my problem here in the Steam forums in hopes that someone would know a way for me to fix my software to work properly! NOTHING! Absoulutely, NOTHING worked as I could use this product properly.

Also, to voice what others may have already added to this review page, YOU CAN NOT CHANGE TO A DIFFERENT SKIN COLOR! You have to use an edit program like Photoshop or Gimp or what have you, in order to get another skin color! RPG MAKER MADE THIS A BASIC AND YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT THIS MANGA MAKER CAN'T?! What kind of nonsense is that?!

Case in point: DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT, EVEN IF IT'S ON SELL! THE ENGLISH BRAND OF THIS PRODUCT RARELY UPDATES AND THEY DON'T RESPONSE TO YOUR ISSUES THAT YOU'RE HAVING WITH THE SOFTWARE!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
It can't edit and import models. And character post can't edit action too.
Maybe I printscreen favorite models from mikumiku dance software. Import 2d .jpeg to use main character my story.
It very very limits character. It low pologon can't HD modeling

Orz ,manga studio independent more than . Ah if this has demo maybe best than preview before buy.
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1,417 of 1,536 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 7, 2014
I wish I had read the forum for this program first, teaches me. This guy summarize what I would like to say so I just quote it here instead of adding curses every second phrase.

Edit: Extensive downloadable content is at time being.... not existing. There is a few downloadable crap items on their webpage... but as a steam subscriber, you dont have access to them, so, their not available atall.

Quote from forum (Poster: Not a bear)
Do NOT buy this program! Massive ripoff and extremely limited!
Let me be straight with you, I bought this program from the official site shortly after it came out years ago for $50. It was a gigantic waste of money.

Here's the deal. First off, the program is insanely limited. You are given virtually no freedom whatsoever to design or pose your characters. By default the ONLY outfits are school uniforms in only a couple colors and identical styles. There's maybe less than 10 different hair styles per gender and only a handful of hair and eye colors. The poses for your characters are fixed and you cannot freely move them at all, and there's only a few dozen poses to work with.

There's also a problem with layering. For example, if you wanted two characters to hug each other... well, you can't, because every character is on it's own layer. You cannot pose two characters "together" and have them wrap their arms around each other or something. There's also no real guideline for perspective either so it's really hard to measure characters' positions if they're not at roughly the same distance in the background.

The backgrounds, comic effects and the like are all acceptable. Very little to complain about there. Aside from the fact that there's quite a few backgrounds that simply do not match with the character designs as they're basically just photos that have been run through photoshop filters to look more animated.

But there's more problems. For example the text input has no option to center your text, so all of your text must be manually centered. The program is also extremely slow and takes a long time to load pages and export things even if you have no custom assets on the page. Speaking of custom assets, there's a 3D model importing feature, but it only allows models done in a very specific format and in my experience, half the time they don't import properly and either come out incomplete or outright invisible.

But possibly the worst part of the entire program is the DLC and lack of updates. Here's an interesting fact - the Japanese version came out well over a year before the English version did, and when the English version did come out, it launched with LESS CONTENT than the day 1 Japanese version did. Their excuse was that the English version was cheaper, so they didn't want the Japanese people to just download the English version. They felt it was more appropriate to give the foreigners an outdated product. It was SEVERAL MONTHS with absolutely NO updates to the program before we even got what was available AT LAUNCH for the Japanese version. Of course, by then, the Japanese version was more than a year and a half ahead of the English version in updates and features. I would not doubt that this has continued to be the case.

But it gets worse. The Japanese version had several extra packs of free props to insert into your scenes released prior to the English launch. Several of these did make it into the English release for free, however they actually had the nerve to charge foreigners extra for some of them. When they first launched this pack, it was $15, which again, cost nothing to the Japanese users.

Then there's all the other DLC. If you want to make ANYTHING besides a generic school life series in precisely one single outfit, then they expect you to shell out extra money for crap that should have been in the program from the beginning for free. Well, then again, you can't make anything beyond generic school life series. You've got packs of more school uniforms, some casual clothes, some swimsuits, and stuff like that. And they expect you to pay extra for all of it. It's a ripoff, plain and simple, and even worse is that you get very little for the outrageous prices of the packs. A couple new outfits and a couple colors per pack. I don't know how much they run for these days, but they were about $15-$20 when they came out. For each one. And there was like 5 or 6 of them. On top of the $50 program.

In summary, DO NOT BUY THIS PROGRAM. It's too limited to be of any use, you will be mocked for using it and no one will take any of your comics seriously, and it's just plain a complete ripoff and not worth the money at all. Avoid at all costs.
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410 of 447 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 21, 2014
Do NOT buy this program! Massive ripoff and extremely limited!

Let me be straight with you, I bought this program from the official site shortly after it came out years ago for $50. It was a gigantic waste of money.

Here's the deal. First off, the program is insanely limited. You are given virtually no freedom whatsoever to design or pose your characters. By default the ONLY outfits are school uniforms in only a couple colors and identical styles. There's maybe less than 10 different hair styles per gender and only a handful of hair and eye colors. The poses for your characters are fixed and you cannot freely move them at all, and there's only a few dozen poses to work with.

There's also a problem with layering. For example, if you wanted two characters to hug each other... well, you can't, because every character is on it's own layer. You cannot pose two characters "together" and have them wrap their arms around each other or something. There's also no real guideline for perspective either so it's really hard to measure characters' positions if they're not at roughly the same distance in the background.

The backgrounds, comic effects and the like are all acceptable. Very little to complain about there. Aside from the fact that there's quite a few backgrounds that simply do not match with the character designs as they're basically just photos that have been run through photoshop filters to look more animated.

But there's more problems. For example the text input has no option to center your text, so all of your text must be manually centered. The program is also extremely slow and takes a long time to load pages and export things even if you have no custom assets on the page. Speaking of custom assets, there's a 3D model importing feature, but it only allows models done in a very specific format and in my experience, half the time they don't import properly and either come out incomplete or outright invisible.

But possibly the worst part of the entire program is the DLC and lack of updates. Here's an interesting fact - the Japanese version came out well over a year before the English version did, and when the English version did come out, it launched with LESS CONTENT than the day 1 Japanese version did. Their excuse was that the English version was cheaper, so they didn't want the Japanese people to just download the English version. They felt it was more appropriate to give the foreigners an outdated product. It was SEVERAL MONTHS with absolutely NO updates to the program before we even got what was available AT LAUNCH for the Japanese version. Of course, by then, the Japanese version was more than a year and a half ahead of the English version in updates and features. I would not doubt that this has continued to be the case.

But it gets worse. The Japanese version had several extra packs of free props to insert into your scenes released prior to the English launch. Several of these did make it into the English release for free, however they actually had the nerve to charge foreigners extra for some of them. When they first launched this pack, it was $15, which again, cost nothing to the Japanese users.

Then there's all the other DLC. If you want to make ANYTHING besides a generic school life series in precisely one single outfit, then they expect you to shell out extra money for crap that should have been in the program from the beginning for free. Well, then again, you can't make anything beyond generic school life series. You've got packs of more school uniforms, some casual clothes, some swimsuits, and stuff like that. And they expect you to pay extra for all of it. It's a ripoff, plain and simple, and even worse is that you get very little for the outrageous prices of the packs. A couple new outfits and a couple colors per pack. I don't know how much they run for these days, but they were about $15-$20 when they came out. For each one. And there was like 5 or 6 of them. On top of the $50 program.

In summary, DO NOT BUY THIS PROGRAM. It's too limited to be of any use, you will be mocked for using it and no one will take any of your comics seriously, and it's just plain a complete ripoff and not worth the money at all. Avoid at all costs.
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204 of 242 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 8, 2014
There's very limited options in this software, I just got it hopping for good refrence poses, but apperently they're not customizeable and they're preset. Which really dissapointed me, Though the only thing I find use for it for is poses and refrences to brush up your manga / anime art skills or for trying to set up mock enviroments, but yeah its not really recommended considering there's very little customizing.
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100 of 106 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015
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.

Cheers!
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125 of 149 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 9, 2014
I should have read the reviews before buying this. It is so limited in choices that its basically unusable unless youre trying to do some school yard short story, because literally all of the clothing choices are school uniforms. You have to pay for the rest of the DLC, which is free to japanese users, but not anyone else, and even with the DLC, the options are still insanely limited. And with no return policy, i am now stuck with completely useless software. DO NOT BUY THIS! It is not worth the money.
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127 of 152 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 9, 2014
Only 4 character models, only 4 changes of cloths, very limited on what type of models can be imported, and no community workshop or DLC.

In conclusion, do not get this program. There are others cheaper programs that do more out there.
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201 of 268 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 7, 2014
Seems good at first but I am not liking this at all... Maybe if this had some DLC but right now... I would say do not buy this.
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145 of 193 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
Let me start by saying this:
ALL THE REVIEWS ARE CORRECT, the software itself is VERY limited and if you're looking to make a professional-looking manga/comic then it's going to be a bad purchase for you!

When I was gifted this, I knew exactly what I wanted it for: References!
I'm not trying to make a manga with this, but it helps in drawing poses and details like hands (since you can change the angles of the 3D models, it is an ok software for that).

So, to make this short:
- Is it good enough to make a decent-looking manga? Not really, unless it's just as a quick joke for your blog/website.
- Is it good enough to HELP me draw an actual manga? It's not the best, but it's a nice tool to have! But there are other 3D modeling/posing softwares that have a lot more options.
- Is it worth the price? If it's 75% off or a gift, sure!

I recommend this software but only considering what I just wrote on this review.
But please, if you're considering buying it, read the most reviews as possible and maybe even watch some tutorials on youtube so you can see the software in action!
Make an informed purchase!

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