Once upon a time, there was a super popular app for iOS called Manga Camera (download it here). This app could turn ordinary pictures into ultra-realistic manga drawings, to the delight of iOS users around the world. But the Android users felt left out. How were they to turn their pictures into supercool manga art?
Well, weep no more, Android users, Manga Generator is here. It's free and it's awesome.
First, you need to take a picture. You can also use a picture stored on your phone. Fit your target in the frame on screen and tap the button.
Instantly your picture is transformed into the wonderful style of manga. Pictures that have a clear background and sharp contrasts between colors work best. If you're having trouble getting a good conversion, try using a black or white background in your picture.
Change the scene to alter the action lines and onomatopoeia, and you can also change how strong the manga-ization effect is.
The app is simple enough that smartphone newbies and even non-smartphone users can quickly and easily make their own manga pictures.
Now it's time to introduce the TABROID gang! I'm posting some of these pics without the subject's consent. Because they're manga-fied, it's OK! Probably!
Here's me. I don't know what the sound is supposed to be, but it looks pretty awesome, so that's what I went with.
Here's our wonderful 40 year old editor, Shin Osada. He reportedly goes to his parent's house every weekend to mend his broken heart.
Here's our pet turtle, Kame-chan. This manga shot makes him look like the beast he really is.
So it seems as though Manga Generator was inspired (?) by the success of Manga Camera. The quality may be lacking in comparison, but future releases should bring improvements.
Personally, I think it's a great free app. Thanks, developers!
- Transform Your Photos into Manga Panels with MANGAkit
- Kyofu No Shinkei Suijaku: A Game Of Concentration With Grotesque Illustrations
Device used: Xperia arc (SC-01C)
Publisher: SODA, Inc.
Last updated: 9/25/2012
Compatibility: Android 2.2 or higher
Translation by Jason Morgan