In July 2014, CELSYS teamed up with DWANGO Co., Ltd. and niwango Inc., the operators and developers of niconico, to provide 40 million members (the number of members at the time) with the opportunity to use CLIP STUDIO PAINT for free. The offer lasted for one month from July 24, 2014.
niconico provides various services including niconico Douga, a service allowing users to post comments to videos they view on the website; niconico Namahousou, a service allowing users to comment on live broadcasts in real time; and niconico Seiga, where users can post illustrations and manga as well as commenting on ebooks.
By allowing two-way communication with these comment functions, niconico provides a unique interactive content viewing experience where users feel connected to the creators and other users.
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CLIP STUDIO PAINT DEBUT is a staple among high-performance painting tools and can be used for any kind of illustrating.
With a natural, smooth drawing quality and powerful performance that outpaces the many other illustration programs on the market, DEBUT is used by a wide range of artists, from seasoned professionals to those trying digital painting for the first time.
It has more features than some illustration programs that sell for around ¥5,000 (around US$50), and contains many handy features for illustrators that are not even available in expensive professional-level photo editing software, setting CLIP STUDIO PAINT DEBUT far apart from other free software.
Once you've familiarized yourself with DEBUT, you can upgrade to our more advanced versions, PRO and EX, where you can use the same functions plus extra features for experts.
With a comfortable feel during drawing, plenty of features and continuity with more advanced software, this program has everything you need to enjoy illustrating.