Many have dreamed of becoming a mangaka but have no talent for drawing. However, Japanese developers may have finally reached a solution to that problem.
ComiPRO! is a powerful software made by "Web Technology Com Corporation" that allows the creation of manga pages without drawing skills. This is through the use of models of characters in 3D, plus pre-designed templates with expressions, titles and more.
In the end the users only need the idea and the script to create their stories as a whole mangaka.
The mangaka Keiichi Tanaka stated that because you work in 3D, you can "draw" the characters to be seen from different angles. Details like the shape of the hair, the kind of eyes and body of the characters are some of the many things that can be customized with this program to give pages a unique look.
Kentaro Takekuma, one of the authors of the book "Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga" served as a consultant in the development of the program.
The ComiPRO! presents the character Miho "COMIP-chan" Koishikawa, voiced by Sayaka Nakaaya (Usaru-san) from the girl group AKB48, gives advice to users. Today, the company that created the software is working on translating the program into several languages, including English and also a Flash-based version. The software developer has decided to bring it to North America in an English version this 2011. Unfortunately the software is only compatible with Windows which will not make Mac and Linux users very happy.
But for now, you can watch the developer's video demonstration on how the program will let anyone draw manga without knowing how to draw.