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Smith Micro and Partner CELSYS Expand Manga Studio Offering

Apr 24, 2014
Industry-Leading Comic and Manga Software, CLIP STUDIO PAINT, Now Available Worldwide

ALISO VIEJO, CA – April 24, 2014 – Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group and partner CELSYS, a total solution provider for graphic content, today announced the expanded availability of its Manga Studio software to illustrators and graphic art enthusiasts around the world. Encompassing Manga Studio’s popular features and tools in a digital offering, CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO and CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX provide artists and graphic designers with the most efficient and advanced solution for drawing, laying out, illustrating and publishing manga comics.

“We are pleased to work with Smith Micro to strengthen the global distribution of CLIP STUDIO PAINT,” said Shinya Nozaki, president at CELSYS. “The Manga Studio and CLIP STUDIO PAINT software line is both powerful and user-friendly, resulting in a perfect solution for novice and professional artists alike.”

CLIP STUDIO PAINT software extends the sought-after features of Manga Studio in an exclusive digital form. Tools such as an intuitive user interface, top-of-the-line paint brushes and cutting-edge coloring tools enable users of all skill levels to create quality comic and manga-style art from start to finish. For professional artists seeking enhanced control over their creation process, CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX includes advanced tools such as multiple-page story layouts, advanced text settings and even backwards file compatibility.

“It’s our goal to deliver the highest quality software tools to artists of all skill levels,” said Fahim Niaz, senior product manager for Smith Micro. “Manga Studio has become a global leader in digital comic and graphic art software and we are fortunate to have the opportunity to add its digital version, CLIP STUDIO PAINT, to our Manga Studio product line.”

Learn more about Manga Studio and CLIP STUDIO PAINT software here or view projects created with the program here.


  • Intuitive graphics software interface offers simplified illustration and comic creation
  • 64-bit architecture and multi-core CPU for added power and flexibility over design process
  • Various drawing, coloring and special effects tools for creating one-of-a-kind projects
  • Multiple-page story layouts provides a streamlined art experience in one interface
  • Advanced text settings for improved control over spacing, font mixing and more
  • Backwards file compatibility allows easy importing of projects previously drawn in the Debut and EX versions of Manga Studio EX 4

Pricing and Availability:

Manga Studio 5 and CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO are available for immediate purchase for $47.99. Manga Studio 5 EX and CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX are available for $209.99. For more detailed product, pricing and upgrade information, please visit the Manga Studio website.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc. - Productivity and Graphics Group:

Based in Santa Cruz, Calif., the Smith Micro Software Productivity and Graphics Group produces award-winning software that inspires consumer creativity and enables efficiency. The group’s creative suite of programs provides artists of all skill levels – from novice to professional – with the tools to illustrate, animate and create 2D and 3D art. Some of the Productivity and Graphics Group’s award-winning creative and utilities products include Poser, Anime Studio, Manga Studio, Clip Studio Paint and StuffIt. For more information, please visit:


CELSYS, Inc. was founded in May, 1991. We are offering a variety of creation tools including "ILLUST STUDIO" for illustration, "COMIC STUDIO" for manga, and "RETAS STUDIO" for anime. The latest software “CLIP STUDIO PAINT” is the standard painting tool for various types of graphical content.  For the global offering, “Manga Studio 4,” the English version of “COMIC STUDIO,” has been offered in the English language regions.  We are also managing the creator support business, which operates "CLIP" service to provide total support for creator's activities, and the e-book support business, which provides solutions for digital book distribution to various platforms including mobile phones. Our goal is to become the total solution provider who can support creation and browse of graphical content such as manga and anime, digital content distribution, and communication through content through innovative technologies. For more information, please visit:

In China, CLIP STUDIO PAINT is distributed through CELSYS’ partner, UNICORN.

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