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Celsys’ Illustration, comic, and animation SaaS “Clip Studio Paint” exceeds 300 million yen in subscription earnings in one month ARR exceeds 3.6 billion yen for a growth rate of 44% YoY

Clip Studio Paint, the illustration, comic, webtoon, and animation SaaS developed and distributed by Celsys, reaches its highest ever subscription earnings in a single month in May 2024, exceeding 300 million yen. ARR exceeds 3.6 billion yen (*1), with a year-on-year ARR growth rate of 44%, and sales growth is expected to continue.

The Clip Studio Paint subscription model SaaS service, launched with the iPad version in November 2017, is available for all devices, and users can access the Clip Studio Paint app by paying a fixed monthly or annual sum. The number of subscriptions exceeded 1 million as of June 2024 and is expected to continue to grow.

Learn more about Clip Studio Paint reaching 1 million subscriptions (Note: Only available in Japanese.):

Clip Studio Paint releases new features four times a year, and we continue to revise prices in line with the increased value of the service, improving profitability.

See here for details on Clip Studio Paint price revision

Changes in the growing Clip Studio Paint ARR are disclosed in the Monthly Progress Report on the IR section of the corporate site.

We will continue to provide a better creative environment through aggressive investment in new feature development and marketing activities to increase subscription earnings.

About Clip Studio Paint
Clip Studio Paint is used by over 40 million people(*2) for the creation of illustrations, comics, webtoons, and animations. The app is available on iPad, Android, Windows, macOS, Chromebook and iPhone, so creators can use it on whatever device they own. Known for its natural drawing feel and plentiful features, Clip Studio Paint is supported by illustrators, comic artists, and animators, and used by beginners and industry professionals alike.

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*1 ARR (an abbreviation for Annual Recurring Revenue, which is the revenue assumed to be earned in a year, assuming that all subscriptions are renewed at the time of subscription renewal) is a three-month moving average due to monthly fluctuations caused by the number of days per month (28 business days for regular months and 35 business days for special months) depending on the settlement method and the fact that the settlement is adjusted for each quarter-end month.

*2 Includes free trial users and downloads of the iPad, iPhone, Galaxy, Android, and Chromebook versions.

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


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