List of comics in WarioWare: D.I.Y.
This is a list of all the Diamond Publishing comics that appear in WarioWare: D.I.Y. They are not created by the employees of Diamond Software, but by their respective favorite creators. They are organized by creators.
"This section has comics by Mona's favorite artist, Kotobuki Shiriagari!"
|DS Dad #1||"Sometimes parents don't get it."||A conversation between a dad and his son about the Nintendo DS. The dad thinks that "DS" is slang for "Dads are Splendid."|
|New Game! #1||"How video games DON'T get made."||An employee suggests a cooking game for the DS where you can taste the food in real life using your stylus. His boss states that he "hates cooking" and asks for a new idea.|
|Aura Reading||"Some deep-tissue spirituality!"||An aura-reading woman talks with a boy regarding his spirit. It's weak, but it's good at back rubs.|
|Arrested #1||"You can't outwit the detective!"||A detective accuses Mr. Jones-Smith of committing a crime. Mr. Jones-Smith explains that he has an alibi, but the detective responds by thinking he's a "twin-double-doppelganger-clone." He asks, "They let you be a detective?!"|
|...Dog? #1||"Pets often look like their owners."||A child begs his parents for a dog. Larry, the child's father, complies by wearing a dog costume.|
|Demands||"Careful what you don't wish for."||A man walks by demanding justice, and then a cream-cheese danish.|
|New Game! #2||"A new way of playing games!"||An employee suggests an ear-cleaning game; the employee's ears are apparently boring, making them "level 1".|
|Product Test||"Not just the CEO for Dolly Hair..."||A doll with real, growing hair becomes famous. An employee uses it to create a hair-growth tonic. Unfortunately, the user will only get the hairstyle of the doll.|
|DS Dad #2||"Sometimes parents try too hard..."||A sequel to "DS Dad #1." This time, the dad thinks that "DS" is slang for "Dandy and Swell," and that it could take off. The son responds, "Decidedly So."|
|Rise and...||"The early bird gets...something!"||A person wakes up early happily, only to fall asleep shortly afterwards.|
|Arrested #2||"Our detective is still trying..."||The detective accuses Mr. Smith-Jones for a crime. Mr. Smith-Jones explain that he has no motive, which the detective thinks is very suspicious. He asks, "Seriously, how did you get this job?!"|
|...Dog? #2||"Pets are full of surprises!"||The continuation of "...Dog? #1": the child thinks that his "dog" Larry is strange, as he appears to have human habits, and even nearly took his "head" off. When the child scolds Larry by calling him a dog, he cries.|
|Easy Money||"There's no such thing..."||A guy finds a button with a note that reads, "Want to be rich?" The guy presses the button, only to find a note reading, "This button won't help."|
|Arrested #3||"Our detective and his soft side..."||The detective accuses Ms. Smith-Jones-Smith for a crime, who asks what she did. The detective answers that she stole his heart.|
|Polter-guys||"The brave men of the D.O.T."||At the Department of Transportation, an employee alerts his boss about the confirmed existence of a ghost in the Bick Tunnel. The boss puts a "BEWARE OF GHOSTS" sign at the entrance as a solution.|
|...Dog? #3||"Larry's adjusting, but..."||The continuation of "...Dog? #1" and "...Dog? #2": the child mentions that Larry is adjusting well. He still doesn't walk on all fours, but he has learned to sleep like a dog. The child only wonders why his mother is so concerned.|
|DS Dad #3||"Parents get lonely sometimes..."||The sequel to "DS Dad #1" and "DS Dad #2." The dad now thinks that "DS" stands for "David Stanley," and offers to tell the "long story" to his son. His son responds "Please don't."|
|New Game! #3||"The ultimate game idea!"||An employee suggests a game where the main character has no goal, can't tell allies from enemies, gets everything wrong, and there is no reset button. The employee sadly calls the game "My Life."|
"This section has comics by Jimmy T.'s favorite artist, Isami Nakagawa!"
"This section has comics by Ashley's favorite artist, Sekaiichi Asakura!"
"This section has comics by Orbulon's favorite artist, Masakazu Amahisa!" The Our Hero series consists of an ongoing narrative, unlike the other comics in WarioWare: D.I.Y. The story involves a boy who goes on an adventure similar to a role-playing game, but with various strange twists: he uses a Popsicle stick and a table tennis paddle as a sword and shield, wears a tissue box, and is accompanied by a wad of flavorless gum.
This section has comics by 9-Volt's favorite artist, Rei Betsuyaku!
|Cacti Style||"Beauty is only spine deep."||Cacti pursue health and beauty treatment by removing their spines, alienating their human friends.|
|ゆうれいくん (Mr. Ghost)||あるてんこうせいのかなしいものがたり。 (The sad story of a transfer student.)||A transfer student spirit claims that he is happy when introducing himself, then gets annoyed when people ask him too many questions.|
|Ta-da!||"Detective Magician is on the case!"||Detective Magician fires his gun at a kidnapper, and flowers come out of the barrel. Everyone claps.|
|Half Back||"A half-baked story."||Tennis Pro Sleuth investigates a case and finds the criminal. The victim has only paid half of the fee, which turns out to be his skin.|
In the Japanese version (titled はんぶんクラブ Hanbun Kurabu, Half Club), a man with half-open eyes and wearing a visor, short sleeves (半ソデ hansode) and shorts (半ズドン hanzudon) presents himself as the head of the "Half Club", and other members: an inexperienced worker (半人前 hanninmae), a half-exposed anatomical model and a boy who only knows half the multiplication table. Finally, a criminal is denied entry to the club since his はん han (in 犯人 hannin, "criminal") is not the はん han with the sense of half (半).
|Fish Tale||"I've heard this story...I think."||The story of "Little Red Snapper Hood", a girl who wears a red snapper on her head. Her parents are proud of her generosity, but not the smell of their home.|
|Pedigreed||"Breedful things."||A girl leaves her Stretch Dog outside, and the dog gets stretched into a mess, causing her to not recognize him.|
|The War||"The history of the future of history."||An intergalactic war starts because a man steps on an alien's tentacle.|
|かぐやひめ (Princess Kaguya)||べつやくどうわシリーズだい２だん！ (Betsuyaku's fairytale series step No. 2.)||A man finds a glowing bamboo culm but decides to wait until the next day to cut it. That night, an anthropomorphic bamboo culm (a would-be Princess Kaguya) visits his home and stays there, becoming a nuisance and wearing the man down with stress so much he publishes a book warning people of that risk if one does not cut bamboo.|
|Our Visitor||"Expanding your horizons is fun!"||An exchange student from Biloleek jokes that he is from outer space, and gets sent home in a rocket, to his dismay.|
|Smelltone #1||"Custom ringtones are SO last year."||"What could be better than a custom ringtone? How about a smelltone? Just select your scent of choice and the smell alerts you to incoming calls. Caution: Detecting calls during dinner may be difficult."|
|しつもんほうほう (Question method)||しつもんほうほうっていろいろありますよねー。 (Questions have various methods!)||Narration reads that there are many means to convey questions. The question "Are bananas a snack?" and the answer "They're not." are performed by a student and a teacher in a classroom, on a messageboard, through smoke signal and through telepathy.|
|Smelltone #2||"Getting the most out of your phone."||"Here's a handy tip to get more from your smelltone phone! When you're on a date and accidentally make a 'smelltone' of your own... Just take out your phone and pretend to take a call! Let smelltone save your reputation with the ladies!"|
|バナナ (Banana)||バナナはおやつにはいるのだろうか？ (I wonder when a banana is the snack?)||Preparing for a school trip, a boy asks his teacher if bananas are a snack, to which the teacher answers they are not. The boy's friends later discuss the topic, and decide to make banana shioyaki, as that would make it qualify as a snack. On the day of the field trip, the bad taste of their dish makes them sick.|
|R-E Man #1||"Rock-Eating Man, hero of a new age!"||Rock-Eating Man fights evil the only way he can: eating rocks.|
|R-E Man #2||"Our hero reveals his secrets!"||After a child asks, Rock-Eating Man reveals that sand comes out the "other end," and claims that the Sahara Desert only exists because of him. A caption reads, "Rock-Eating Man, defender of justice, is not above messing with a child's head."|
|World Class||"The best athletes in the world!"||The comic lists three champions of the Adhesive Body World Championships.|
|Gran's Tale||"Folktales get better with age."||A child asks her grandma to tell a story. "One day, an ugly duckling fed a poison apple to a wolf, putting it to sleep. Up walked a boot-wearing cat who carelessly laid down next to the wolf and accidentally kissed her. They lived... ever after."|
|とりにんげん (Birdman)||とりにんげんコンクールのみらいをうらなう！ (Read the future of the birdman competition!)||A professor and a boy visit the "Birdman Competition" where competitors show off their bird attributes of the future. Taking part of the contest, there are: a near-future hang glider pilot, deemed underwhelming by the boy; a man with wings and a beak acquired with far-future technological progress; and a man with an island for a head, who the professor notes misread the name of the competition, confusing the characters 「鳥」 (bird) and 「島」 (island).|
|Similarities||"A useful field guide."||French bread is compared to Mr. Jones' hair, a sleeping bag, and a caterpillar.|
|Pocket Cat||"Some mysteries are best unsolved."||A mysterious cat with a pocket on its torso appears. The pocket contains cat food.|
|Uncle Ted||"Good old Uncle Ted..."||"My uncle Ted was a great bookmark. Of course, other bookmarks don't read ahead and spoil it for you..."|
|Teacher Tale||"You can learn a lot from pasta."||Mr. Johnson, a teacher made of noodles, makes sure that the class is learning and tells funny stories. However, he doesn't tell anyone why he is made of noodles.|
|Gentleman||"Being a gentleman is challenging."||"One day, my dad suddenly became a gentleman. When angered, he throws a white glove. Instead of a shopping bag, he uses a silk hat. And he eats with the tip of his cane. One of us is very confused about what it is to be a gentleman."|
- Cacti Style, The War, the Smelltone comics and Gran's Tale are exclusive to English versions of the game.
- The page order of the comic "Half Back" in the English and Japanese versions are different.
|Main characters||Wario • Dr. Crygor • Penny • Mona • Jimmy T. • Ashley • Red • Orbulon • 9-Volt|
|Minor characters||Abby • Young Cricket • Master Mantis|
|Microgames||Mona • Jimmy T. • Ashley • Orbulon • 9-Volt • Job Center • D.I.Y. 101|
|Locations||D.I.Y. Shop • D.I.Y. Studio • WarioWare, Inc. • Assembly Dojo • Distribution Center • Options Garage|
|Other||Super MakerMatic 21 • D.I.Y. Forum • Record (list) • Comics • Medals • Bomb|
|Further information||Gallery • Staff • Contests|