Smith Micro Acquires Manga Studio, Anime Studio, Poser
posted on by Egan Loo
Smith Micro Software has announced today that it will acquire the Manga Studio, Anime Studio, and Poser software from e frontier for US$6 million in cash. Celsys developed Manga Studio under the name ComicStudio in Japan, where it remains a popular tool for manga artists. A pared-down version is bundled in Wacom's Bamboo Comic tablet package for manga artists in Japan. Tokyopop had partnered with e frontier to promote Manga Studio, but has since licensed its brand to Planetwide Media's Tokyopop Manga Creator software. Anime Studio is a 2D animation program, while Poser is used by professional and amateurs worldwide to model the human form in 3D.