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Digital download versions of Manga Studio 5 and 5 EX are back!

Whether you want to simply enhance and perfect your pen-and-paper illustrations or you want to experience a completely digital creative process, Manga Studio is the ultimate software tool for comic and manga creation.

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Manga Studio is one of the most powerful illustration products on the market at an incredibly affordable price.

Anime Studio offers an end-to-end tool that makes it possible for a single person or small animation teams to produce work on par with a full animation house"I love the responsiveness of the program - it's easily the BEST drawing tool I've ever used! The interface is clean and streamlined - a welcome change from MS4. The inking engine is FABULOUS. I literally yelled "WOW!!!" when I started using it. (I have never done that before with *any* software I've used.) You have a winner here!"

~ Krishna M. Sadasivam

Amazing New Effects and Tools

Amazing updates to Manga Studio make it comparable to other popular graphics applications such as Photoshop and Painter. Manga Studio 5 and 5 EX provides several advancements over Manga Studio 4 to help you create a much more professional and polished look. These new advancements include new layer effects such as screen, overlay and multiply. Even brushes can now have effects of their own. User controlled anti-aliasing allows for a wider range of painting styles. New support for 3D objects and figures allows for reference and background materials.

Pencil and Ink Options

Manga Studio offers more versatility and flexibility than any other application when creating manga and comics. Create original sketches using your mouse or draw naturally with a Pen Tablet. Use scans of your existing paper artwork or import images or photos for use in your manga and comic creations. Draw using a suite of familiar tools including pens, pencils, brushes and selection tools. With vector mapping technology and smart pen pressure sensing, Manga Studio gives you incredible sensation of drawing on paper. Manga Studio allows you to work on vector layers to create resolution independent images.

Color your Artwork

Manga Studio is your all in one manga and comic creation solution. Save time and money by no longer having to use other applications to professionally color your artwork. Choose from an abundance of preset colors or create your own colors and custom color sets. The possibilities are endless! Quickly switch back and forth between colors. Blend colors naturally as if you were mixing them with your own fingers using the color blend options.

Anime Studio's Smart Bone Rigging system is a phenomenal advantage and really helps to accelerate my workflow.For newcomers, an excellent Beginner's Assistant groups together commonly used tools...It's an effective way of getting to grips with the core tools, and quickly offers the confidence to start experimenting in the sketching and colouring process.

~ MacFormat

Create Panels in a Snap

Easily add and customize panels for your pages, saving you the hassle of having to redraw artwork if a panel is not quite right the first time. You can also create panels of all shapes and sizes using Bezier curves.

Multiple-Page Story Layout

Manga Studio 5 EX now enables artists to create multi-page stories and projects. Manga Studio 5 EX’s Story layout option is ideal for manga and comic artists to streamline their creative process and easily access their story files in one convenient area. The Story option will allow you to specify the number of pages you want to work on, add and delete pages, change the order of pages, create a 2 page spread from a single file, organize your story through the story management window and finally save your story in a convenient project file.

Import Your Manga Studio 4 Files

Manga Studio 5 EX allows you to import all of your Manga Studio 4 EX and 4 Debut files including your .CPG page files and your .CST story (project) files. The Manga Studio 5 update will also allow you to import Manga Studio 4 .CPG page files but not .CST story files.

Advanced Text Settings

Manga Studio 5 and 5 EX’s text tools have been updated to include adjustments to letter and word spacing, mixing of fonts, anti-aliasing, italics and underline options, line spacing and many other requested features.

64-Bit Architecture & Multi-Core CPU Support

Manga Studio is now a 64 bit application! Improvements in speed and memory will be noticed by everyone who uses 64 bit machines. Manga Studio has always been powerful, but now with 64-bit OS and multi-core CPU support, it has the capability to handle high definition and multiple layer art projects even more smoothly.

Manga Studio Is Perfect for Comic Illustration

Adobe Photoshop has become the standard drawing and illustration tool, used in many industries, but it will not only cost you more, it's primarily a photo editing tool. Photoshop just doesn't have the tools and features that are ideal for comic illustration, Manga Studio does.

10 Advantages Manga Studio has over Photoshop:

  1. Preset pen sizes that behave like real Japanese manga pens. (In Photoshop you have to set the sizes yourself and they are not specifically designed for inking and coloring.)
  2. Support for pen tablets, ie Wacom, and high-quality pressure sensitivity that really mimics drawing on paper.
  3. Huge variety of screen tone patterns from basic dot tones to fancy backgrounds and effects. (In Photoshop, you'd have to make/draw tones yourself.)
  4. A panel tool designed specifically for comic creation. You can also make a panel extend past the bleed point as well as set the panel border thickness for emphasis to certain scenes.
  5. Perspective rulers - you don't have to draw your own perspective lines like in Photoshop.
  6. Premade word balloons in all kinds of styles and fully customizable.
  7. Tons of included content that will speed up your comic creation process.
  8. Import a variety of 3D formats. Manga Studio also includes 3D characters that can be manipulated for the ideal pose.
  9. Supports both raster and vector layers, and includes specific vector tools giving you amazing control.
  10. Manga Studio's tools are based on real world comic and illustration tools such as inking pens, and rulers. There are many different pen tip types to choose from, unlike Photoshop whose primary design is for painting and digital editing.

Perspective Lines

Comic Panel tool and word balloons

Import 3d objects and adjust cameras in 3d space

See Manga Studio In Action

Thousands of comic and manga artists use Manga Studio and other design tools to create incredible illustrations, comic, manga and other graphic novels. Spend some time in our gallery of featured artists who are at the top of their game to get some inspiration.

Comics & Graphic Novels

Comics & Graphic Novels
Color Illustrations

Color Illustrations
B&W Illustrations

B&W Illustrations

Get Manga Studio Right Away!

Manga Studio is the ideal solution for aspiring manga and comic artists. This affordable and powerful tool allows artists to imagine, draw and publish manga comic art from start to finish. Manga Studio is also designed for professional artists wanting an all-in-one solution for creating magna and comic art, Manga Studio focuses strongly on productivity and interoperability.

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The digital download versions of Manga Studio will now include CLIP STUDIO PAINT branding. Please note that Manga Studio and CLIP STUDIO PAINT are the exact same applications. CLIP STUDIO PAINT is simply the digital download version of Manga Studio.

Smith Micro will be providing customer support to all English versions of CLIP STUDIO PAINT and Manga Studio.

Check out the overview comparison chart, and compare Manga Studio 5 EX,
Manga Studio 5 with Manga Studio 4 EX and Manga Studio 4 Debut.

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