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Celsys’ e-book viewer “Clip Studio Reader” now supports dynamic effects in vertical scrolling comics called “Komatoon”

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TOKYO, October 6, 2022 — Celsys’ e-book viewer “Clip Studio Reader” now supports more than 100 display effects, including vibrations, when viewing vertical scrolling comics as Komatoons, as of the newest update released on September 29. This update opens up possibilities for comic publishers to use a range of expressions in webcomics.

Sample Komatoon with effects

Celsys’ Komatoon involves dividing traditional page-by-page comics into individual panels for online viewing in a vertical format. As well as image processing, layout changes, and coloring, more than 100 effects including transitions and vibrations can be added. Using this method to reuse already available comic panel data can help comic publishers reduce costs compared to creating webtoons from scratch.

For inquiries about Clip Studio Reader and the Komatoon format:

About Clip Studio Reader
Clip Studio Reader is an e-book viewer for browsers and apps used by major comics providers. The viewer distributes comics, EPUBs, webtoons, and so on in a variety of file and display formats, and through use of the viewer engine, users can customize the UI and add functions to match the scale and cost of their service. 

Celsys will continue to improve the viewer functionality and offer more solutions, including viewers that support new display mode with high customizability and ease of maintenance, as well as content production tools that utilize AI and other technologies.

About CELSYS, Inc.
Celsys, with a mission of “Creating a more passionate world,” provides solutions for creative activities through the “Clip Studio Paint” app for illustration, manga, webtoon, and animation production, the “Clip Studio” web service, and the “Clip Studio Reader” e-book solution. Celsys supports people all over the world to better enjoy creating and all the experiences that come with it.


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