CLIP STUDIO PAINT: Software/app for Manga, Comics, Drawing and Painting
The Artist's Complete Tool for Drawing & Painting - World-class graphic software from Japan -

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World-class graphic software from Japan CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX & PRO

for Manga for Illustration for Animation $49.99 / $219
Windows & macOS

iPad app
6 months free
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World Renowned Digital Art Software

More than 3,000,000 artists worldwide use CLIP STUDIO PAINT

CLIP STUDIO PAINT is used by more than 3 million creators around the world.*1
This graphic software is used by illustrators and comic artists to create their work.

Clip Studio Paint is the latest version of Manga Studio (Comic Studio).

CLIP STUDIO PAINT, the successor to Manga Studio (Comic Studio), is an essential graphic software and app backed by creators of manga, comics and cartoons.
It offers even better specialized features for drawing comics and cartoons, and has improved features for coloring your works. You can create full color comics and cartoons using only this software or app.

Largest share of the graphics software market

Clip Studio Paint currently has the largest share of the graphics software market

Top seller for 3 years running in the same category as Adobe and Corel in Japan.*2

Most popular software among pixiv users

Most popular software*3 among users of the world's largest social media service which has over 30 million users.(pixiv)

Frequently used in professional fields

Full of useful features for creating illustrations, comics, cartoons, and animations

Close and fill
Simply circle the areas you want to fill to color the enclosed areas.

Extract line drawings from photos or 3D models!
You can convert photos or 3D models to lines and tones to easily increase the quality of your drawings or comics!

YouTube "CLIP STUDIO Channel"

All-in-One Digital Art Software

Learn about the detailed functions for creating illustrations, comics, cartoons, and animations.

for Illustration

for Manga

for Animation


$49.99 / $219
Windows & macOS

Turn your home into a studio and start creating your illustrations, comics, cartoons, and animations straight away.

Over 10,000 Free Downloadable Content and Brushes

Access more than 10,000 free materials using CLIP STUDIO ASSETS

Clip Studio Assets allows you to access a vast library of free Downloadable content such as brushes, tones, 3D models and more. With new content being added daily, there is always something new to experience.
You can now share your original materials with the world.
Perfect for your illustrations, comics, cartoons, and animations.


The CLIP STUDIO PAINT iPad app is also available.
Create full-scale manga and illustrations, as well as commercial level animation with the iPad alone.
Draw anywhere using the iPad app!

iPad app
6 months free

Artist Testimonials

Clip Studio Paint is the trusted software of professional digital artists the world over.

Santa Fung (Malaysia)

CSP is really remarkable for inking and coloring my works!

Monica Galentino (Italy)

CSP is a fantastic digital painting software with a powerful brush customization system and color palette management. It is so easy to create and personalize tools with lots of options for shading, blurring, smoothing and texturing, like the most famous programs of the same type, but with a so tiny price!

Melanie Schober (Austria)

I absolutely adore the natural feeling while coloring in CSP! Blending colors is so easy, just like real brushes on real paper. Also I got very quick in filling lineart with the bucket tool. Close gap is a VERY nice feature.

SloppyInk (Brazil)

CLP is the best in lineart and your tools are fun for coloring.

Muhammad (Shaka) Hamze 2013 (UAE)

CSP presents a comprehensive, deep, and artist-friendly tool set, while keeping the performance silky smooth!

Linus Remahl (Sweden)

I've stopped using all my other graphics software, CSP has every tool I need.

MissChroma (Italy)

Inking in CSP is simply fabulous and smooth, as much as coloring. You have a wide range of possibilities to create your brushes and customize instruments as you like.

Tommaso Renieri (Italy)

CSP is the perfect tool for the digital painting.


CS Paint brings incredible usability and function to digital illustrators who want to imitate the fluidity of natural media on their computers with speed & grace. I currently use CS Paint more than any other painting program.


Clip Studio Paint a very portable and user friendly software that enable you to create beautiful details from top to bottom. CLIP STUDIO PAINT gives an unparalleled digital painting experience.

Min-Zhi Chin (Malaysia)

Clip Studio Paint has crisp, sharp lines and extremely intuitive tools that make inking and painting an incredible experience.

Jamie-B: (UK)

CSP's omnipotent fill tool and brush engine give an unparalleled digital painting experience.

EchoBlossom123 (New Zealand)

I've never seen a program with so many useful features!

ReniAry (Russia)

CSP really shines when it comes to both inking and coloring!

EduardoGaray (Spain)

CSP interface is really comfortable to use, and the varied number of tools for drawing, inking and painting makes it an all in one kind of software.

Aprillia Nindy (Indonesia)

CSP is awesome to make a beautiful artwork, you can blend color easily and make custom brushes and more.

Rinine (Spain)

CSP really shines when it comes to both inking and coloring!

RukiFox (Germany)

The program is very good for making linearts, but I especially like blending the colors for the soft-coloration.

Neaveria (Australia)

CSP has an incredibly intuitive interface and a wide array of really helpful tools for painting and inking!

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Used in Top Universities, Art Schools and Professional Studios

Clip Studio Paint (formerly known as Manga Studio) is taught as the industry standard digital painting tool by educators the world over.

Osaka University of Arts
Professor Machiko Satonaka
Chairperson, Character Creation Department

"CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX can be used for everything from manga and illustrations to animation" More

Kyoto Seika University
Associate Professor Kohei Nishino
Character Design Course Department of Manga, School of Manga

"CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX is the only program designed from the perspective of the artists involved in a key part of Japanese culture." More


Aichi Zokei Design College/Bunkyo University/Kyoto Seika University/Nagoya University/Nagoya Zokei University/Okayama Shoka University/Osaka University of Arts Character Creative Arts Department/Seian University of Arts and Design/Takaraduka University/Tokyo Polytechnic University/Your Institute of Community Education

Art Schools

Aichi Modeling Design College High School/Anabuki Design & Beauty College/Aso Business Computer College/Collage of Digital Arts Tokyo (Digital Arts Tokyo School)/Hokkaido College of Art & Design/Human Academy/Human Academy Yokohama Campus/International Animation College/International Design Academy/Kyoto Computer Gakuin/Kyoto University of Art and Design / Kyoto Institute of Design /Kyushu Adachi Gakuen (Kyushu Designer Gakuen)/Kyushu Designer Gakuin/Manga Geijutsu Gakuin/Nihon Business College (Nihon-Chuo Institution)/Nihon Engineering College of Hachioji Campus/Nihon Engineering College of Hokkaido/Nihon Engineering College of Kamata Campus/Niigata Sogo Gakuin Japan Animation & Manga College/Nippon Design college/Nippon Designer Geijutsu Gakuin/Nippon Designers school/O-hara Gakuen/Osaka Communication Arts College/Osaka Designers' College /Sapporo Manga Anime Gakuin College/Sapporo Manga Anime Gakuin College/School of Utsunomiya Art & Sports/Sendai Communication Arts College/Toho Gakuen Film Techniques Training College/Tokyo Design Technology Center/Tokyo Designer Gakuin College/Tokyo school of Anime/Ueda Gakuen (Osaka Sogo College of Design)/Vantan Game Academy /Yokohama System Engineering College/Yoyogi Animation Gakuin

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CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX Volume License (Windows / macOS)

Volume licenses are available to companies and educational institutions, allowing the use of one serial number for multiple terminals, that may be used by different users. The application starts with a minimum of 10 licenses.
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Customer Support

CLIP STUDIO PAINT support is available 365 days a year.

Our support center is open everyday to assist with any technical difficulties you may be having with the software.

Ask questions about digital creation on our Q&A Community CLIP STUDIO ASK

CLIP STUDIO ASK is a useful service that allows the users to consult with each other as well as answer each other's questions.
Discuss all aspects of digital creation and drawing in addition to tips and advice on using the software or app.
Don't hesitate to post your questions here.

CLIP STUDIO TIPS -Share useful tips and know - how for creation-

Talk to creators from around the world about the software and app and share tips and knowhow for creating illustrations and comics. You can use this as a place to share all kinds of information with other creators, not only related to CELSYS products.

For Digital Drawing & Painting

For Comic, Manga & Animation

The professional edition equipped with all the features needed for digital drawing and painting.

The flagship edition has all the features required for manga, comic and professional animation production.

An illustration or comic & manga of a single page

An illustration or comic & manga of multiple pages

Moving illustrations and short animation
*Up to 24 frames long

Moving illustrations and professional animation

Customizable pens and brushes that feel natural

Drawing in vector format

Access over 10,000 Free Downloadable Content and Brushes

Utilizing 3D model and 3D drawing figures

Easily works with Photoshop and other softwares

RGB and CMYK compatible

For macOS and Windows


Printing and exporting a book of multiple pages


Convert 3D model and 2D image data into very manga-like expressions with outline and posterization of tone

Free Technical Support

Turn your home into a studio and start creating your illustrations, comics, cartoons, and animations straight away.

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*1 Survey by CELSYS

*2 BCN ranking calculated from sales numbers through Amazon and retailers

*3 Calculated by CELSYS from figures announced on pixiv (2017/1-2017/12)

*4 (C)Saki Nakagawa, Hazime Isayama, Kodansha / ”Attack on titan : junior high school ” Production Committee