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!
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Mostly Positive (365 reviews) - 78% of the 365 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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Mostly Positive (365 reviews)
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soulchen_*****
( 5.6 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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southpawami
( 108.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
ComiPo is a 3D niche renderer that disguises itself as comic creation software

reader: no, you didn't
author: yea I did

Anyhow, whenever the current US version catches up to the present Japanese version it is my understanding that we'll have resizeable panels. Who knows, we might even have custom panel shapes via dragging points. (yes, yes, that was sarcasm)

The joys in ComiPo are found in creating your art using the 3D niche renderer and included assets. You can see this as you observe the happier ComiPo users. If in doing this, you work with a storyline, then you'll be happy with your comic. If you refuse to accept this, then at some point ComiPo will make you sad. If you accept this, then ComiPo will shine as brightly as software can shine for you.

DLC assets add to the asset library which is extensive on installation. Now that there are kid DLC assets, there are more scene options. And lets not compare this to drawing, like some do. Drawing completely relies on application of knowledge and is often without assets. ComiPo does not require such a great amount of knowledge or experience in application for excellent work. Still, a Jack Hamm Drawing Scenery book from Amazon would help immeasurably in creating good scenes.

And yes, with some practice you can bring in your own 3D modeling and other 3D art, like from FUSE on Steam for example.
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Lord Rutsah
( 178.6 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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Crisis
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
As much as I love to recomend this I simply cant.
the program shows great promise. but the lack of moddels and clothing options is simply to great.
you cant really make a comic until you buy more dlc.
so far in the base software there are no house or background options like making streets or homes.
atleast not that I found.
I also found the lack of tuturials anoying but not hard to figgure out if you are used to these kinds of programs.
if you really want to buy this.
I suggest you wait for 90% Discount as you will have to buy dlc aswell to make it worth your while.
hope this review helps.
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MechaKumi
( 108.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
A pretty solid program for those who can't draw and would like to make their own manga, those who want to do something quick for their blogs and such and... yes, even those who can draw a little but aren't good with paging, effects, inking and such (Like me). But I advise against getting it at full price without at least one or two expansions, for the program alone is only limited at school setting and clothing. At least the casual wear expansion is mandatory.
Aside for that, it's pretty easy to use, and once you learn a few tricks (Deviantart is chunk full of tutorials, extra resources and such), you can pretty much do whatever you want with it.
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Medicborn
( 16.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
So I got this game for 10 bucks, for that price its not bad. But for 50 its a joke. The game has few updates compared to rpg maker. right now all u can do is make a manga in a school , with bascily teenages all with one body shape and same skin compextion.
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Motoch
( 21.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
Yeah this is my first ever review....

The program is really easy to use but it is also
really limited, when you start up the program
you get this cool comic that teach you the basic of the progam
and you learn how to quickly put someting that looks like
a comic.

if you thinking about getting this program i recomend you waiting
for it to come on sale since i really belive it's not wort the full price.
even tho it's is limited and you create something really simple
funny and dumb thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA8ubQOPUbg

And that is just a bad example of what you can create using this program..

i would recommend this software
but the price is just to high so im giving this a negative score

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EllaLovesHetalia
( 169.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
This is a really good software when you get use it. If you need help learning there are a lot of tutorials on YouTube and deviantart. If you're not that good at drawing or are too lazy to draw I really recommend it. :)
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Otaku_PYTHORA
( 50.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
An Absolutely Amazing Software That's Surprisingly Easy To Use
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MektiKwiiger
( 167.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 10
While I've had a lot of fun, playing around with this software, I do regret spending all that money on it and the DLC. Since purchasing it, I've found a lot of other similair software that I would rather recommend.
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1,410 of 1,529 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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405 of 441 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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203 of 241 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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124 of 148 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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126 of 151 people (83%) 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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200 of 267 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 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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144 of 192 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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155 of 214 people (72%) found this review helpful
152 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Used it to make lewd anime comics. 10/10
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92 of 119 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
27.7 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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