If you’re one of the many unfortunate people out there incapable of even drawing a convincing stick figure and have always wanted to appear in your very own comic, you’re in luck. Researchers at the Shirai Lab in Japan’s Kanagawa Institute of Technology are currently working on a system simply named “Manga Generator” that is able to create a page of comic book goodness complete with dialogue bubbles and backgrounds with you (yes you) as the main character. Just strike a pose, have your picture taken, and the Manga Generator fills in the rest depending on the pose you choose. Check the system out while in action in the video below

Granted, the real-time “manga shader” still needs a little tweaking here and there, but the end result of this fun development is sure to be huge success once the image quality is improved. Once perfected, the Manga Generator is thought to introduce a new advertising medium by including ads on the back of the created page.

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