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We’re down to the last 72 hours of our Wonder 3 campaign and we have quite a hurdle to reach if we want to see this great three-book series published in English (in hardcover!). If you haven’t already let your friends and family know about this great Tezuka title, now’s the time!
Remember, you can pledge as little as $70 to get ALL THREE hardcovers in the “Shinichi Hoshi” pledge tier. We also still have several limited tiers open for pledges.
- Black Jack at $151 (just THREE left!)
- Go on a picnic! at $174 (limited to ONE!)
- Leo/Kimba #2 at $218 (limited to TWO!)
We need 262 more backers at the $70 tier in the next three days to make this happen, and I know we can do it… That means that if you, our current backers, convinced just ONE person each to pledge for the “Shinichi Hoshi” tier, we’d make the goal with some $$ to spare. Let’s get a move on!
Thanks for sticking with us on this amazing journey. Ganbaru! -VED
GET ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE HOT.
Yesterday, we added 6 high-end tiers for discerning Tezuka fans, including one with the very, VERY rare “Goast Man” Japanese language hardcover (two now already gone). A couple include the ever popular Jungle Emperor Leo (or, you may know him as Kimba the White Lion!), and a couple more include the irrepressible characters from Black Jack.
Our indomitable production team is in the process of putting together images for you to peruse at your leisure, and I will upload those to the main page as soon as I have them, but for now I wanted to let you get a jump start on pledging for these great items. (I will send another update when I have the images up.) Plus, all the following tiers come with the Wonder 3 three-volume set in both digital AND hardcover formats.
Make sure to check out the tiers themselves before you pledge so that you know exactly what you’re pledging for!
Come to our annual Digital Manga Warehouse Summer Sizzler Sale, where we will have clearance of hundreds of titles from our popular imprints: DMP, DMP Platinum, June, 801 Media, and Project-H… as well as select import items!
This year, we are holding our summer clearance sale for 3 days!!! From Aug 6th – 8th , Thurs & Fri & Sat. We’ll have plenty of free promotions, raffles for high valued prizes, giveaways, and snacks…
This’ll be your chance to start your summer collection, stock up gifts, or complete your series at dirt cheap prices!! Prices start as low as $3 for many items! If you missed out on any of this season’s conventions, then come to this! Free parking, Free admission, Free swag!
Aug 6th Thurs: 11am-5pm
Aug 7th Fri: 11am-5pm
Aug 8th Sat: 10am-2pm
Digital Manga Office
1487 W.178th Street, 3rdFloor
Gardena, CA 90248
Enter into the gated parking lot of the tan business buildings… Digital Manga is the middle building on the top 3rd floor, suite 300…enter the lobby come up to the third floor via elevator. Follow the signs!
With successful Kickstarter campaigns like Captain Ken, Lugwig B, Alabaster, and the recent Clockwork Apple, Digital Manga isn’t slowing down their Kickstarter train to publish “God of Manga” Osamu Tezuka titles, and their next project is a shojo (girl’s) title called Storm Fairy. This manga is a collection of three short stories with the first being the longest at the length of half the book, and the other two make up the rest. Their new standard will have the book printed in high-quality off-set white paper, and is scheduled to be released in October, 2015. The Kickstarter campaign is planned to start June 16th, and will run for 30 days.
(GARDENA, CA) It’s a whole new year, and to start off 2015, Digital Manga Inc. (DMI) is excited to announce their next World Tezuka campaign with the much anticipated title, Alabaster. The series is darker than Tezuka’s usual fare, and with a total of 2 volumes, the series is set to release on September 2015.
James Block was once a famous athlete, but one day when he confesses his love to the actress he dated at the time, she insults him for his appearance, infuriating him. In a burst of rage, he lunges for her but is then arrested for assault.
Restocking the complete series of Finder Vol. 1 – 6 by Ayano Yamane; undeniably one of the best yaoi manga series in BL existence!
Launching for the first time a brand new Kickstarter campaign for Juné imprint series Finder by Ayano Yamane. The Kickstarter campaign aims to restock the complete Finder series Volumes 1 – 6. Finder is highly regarded as being one of the best yaoi manga series in boy’s love existence! The Finder Project Kickstarter campaign is 100% designed and dedicated to all boy’s love fans and aims to be a highly intensive fan-driven project.
The Finder series is a yaoi manga revolving around photographer Akihito Takaba and Japan’s notorious crime lord Ryuichi Asami. While out on assignment trying to document the illegal activities of the Japanese underworld, photographer Akihito crosses paths with the dark and mysterious leader Asami. Asami takes Akihito captive, in an attempt to subjugate and possess him. After a turn of events, both Akihito and Asami come to hold deep affection for one another, though never coming to realize or wanting to admit/succumb to the impending love. Despite circumstances beyond their control, they always find themselves drawn to one another. Will their feelings of love, lust, and desire ever become mutual? The Finder series is a high-pace yaoi with a dark theme and an addictive and captivating storyline that showcases hidden desires as Akihito ventures into the brooding darkness that lurks behind the Japanese underworld and the new found love captured in the viewfinder.
The campaign has a goal of $45,000 to restock this six volume series with a stretch goal at $50,000 and another stretch goal at $52,000. A majority of the tier packages feature fan-based rewards as well as many book-only based tiers, and some even include badges to YaoiCon 2015. (For more about YaoiCon, visithttp://www.yaoicon.com.) The planned restocking date for this series is set for April 2015 or possibly earlier. Digital Manga attempts to adopt a new way of restocking beloved out of stock yaoi titles from the Juné, 801 Media, and DokiDoki imprint labels while utilizing fan-driven demand for restocking projects. With the success of the Finder Project, Digital Manga plans to move forward with even more yaoi restocking campaigns designed to meet the growing yaoi fanbase for older titles. DMI hopes to be able to restock a large majority of the out of stock yaoi titles in future with the help of the yaoi fanbase community.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Digital Manga Inc. Launches in Lighting Speed— Smaller, Quicker, and Affordable—The Tezuka Requiem Kickstarter Campaign
Gardena, CA (November 26, 2014)
Digital Manga Inc. (DMI), a long-time publisher of manga, launches a new Kickstarter campaign for their new Osamu Tezuka title, Ludwig B. With other successful Tezuka Kickstarter campaigns such as Barbara, Captain Ken, and Unico, DMI looks to crowd funding once again to help release a manga classic into English. The 2 volume series release date is set for July 2015.
Ludwig B is a bio-manga about music prodigy, Ludwig van Beethoven. With a focus on Ludwig’s younger years, Tezuka depicts what life was like for a young, struggling artist in a time when those in a higher social class used and abused those of lower class. Born in an era of great composers, Johann (Ludwig’s alcoholic father) forces the young Ludwig to take piano lessons and often acts the dictator. Miserable from his father’s constant abuse, Ludwig hated music, but then he is taken under the tutelage of Christian Gottlob Neefe who nurtured Ludwig’s natural talents. One day, Franz Creutzstein (an aristocrat who hates anyone with the name Ludwig) canes Ludwig Beethoven in the ear which causes internal bleeding. This in turn causes Ludwig to slowly lose his hearing. From abuse by people he trusted, to the death of his parents, to the loss of his hearing, Ludwig continues to compose music because it is the only way for him to connect to people and the world.
Crowd Funding for Tezuka Backlist Starting with Six Titles/31 Volumes!
Gardena, CA (October 21, 2014) Long time manga publisher, Digital Manga Inc. (DMI), is excited to announce today the launch of their new Kickstarter campaign, Tezuka’s World Release. Digital Manga Inc.’s campaign begins now for 30 days, from 10/21/2014 to 11/20/2014, with plans to publish to English, some of the most highly requested titles from Tezuka Production’s library of manga titles—The Three-Eyed One, Rainbow Parakeet, Wonder 3, Alabaster, The Vampires, and Birdman Anthology in their continued effort to expose the Western audience to more classic Tezuka titles. With previously successful Tezuka Kickstarter campaigns such as Captain Ken, Unico, Barbara, andAtomcat, DMI, with the support and partnership of Japanese production house, Tezuka Productions, once again seeks fans for their help to bring these widely requested titles to American shores.
TEZUKA KICKSTARTER LIVE:
With an ambitious end goal of $589,000 to publish all six titles, total 31 volumes, Digital Manga’s campaign to fund the localization and production of the books, will start out with a $380,000 goal to get the first two titles published, The Three Eyed One & Rainbow Parakeet, then following a $475,000 stretch goal to get Wonder 3 and Alabaster into production, and finally The Vampires and Birdman Anthology for its final goal. Each of the title series will also include a forward from long time manga scholar and author Fred Schodt. The campaign will also include many reward tiers to backers who support this project. Rare and highly sought after Tezuka related prizes include: the original Astro Boy Poster Schematic that is 31″x43″ on heavy bond paper stock that glows in the dark to reveal Astro Boy’s inner working parts in color, Digital Manga’s one-of-a-kind customized 4’ foot long Astro Boy exhibit statue, Astro Boy plush, retro Astro Boy Tin windup toys, Tezuka figurines. Planned release date for a majority of the series are set at summer 2015.
Digital Manga’s ambitious endeavor is to deliver all volumes of publications to the supporters in one big printing for 2015 instead of sporadic releases throughout the year. Not only will the successful campaign help bring in these titles, it will also help Digital Manga to achieve their goal of localizing more Tezuka titles for the future. DMI’s mission is to share the love of Tezuka not to just English and Japanese speakers, but to all audiences as well.
The Three-Eyed One
Sharaku Hosuke is a 3-Eyed One descended from an unknown ancient race, and seems an innocent child at times, but when the bandages are removed from his forehead and reveals his third eye, he becomes a dark, merciless boy who will do anything to find his people’s history and a place to belong.
Pages: v1:210pgs; v2:232pgs; v3:232pgs; v4:208pgs; v5:252pgs; v6:232pgs; v7:232pgs; v8:254pgs; v9:232pgs; v10:232pgs; v11:200pgs; v12:200pgs; v13:208pgs
Kickstarter Release date: Vol.1-13: 7/2015
Rainbow Parakeet is an actor of wide renown as a master of mimicry and disguise who fills in difficult roles for a small fee: the employers must turn a blind eye to his thieving, but young and spunky detective Senri Mariko relentlessly pursues him, always a few steps behind.
Pages: v1:220pgs; v2:208pgs; v3:208pgs; v4:232pgs; v5:224pgs; v6:216pgs; v7:248pgs
Kickstarter Release date: Vol.1-7: 7/2015
In the series, Wonder 3, it is the year 196X, and in a world beset with constant war can humanity redeem itself in one year before the galactic space federation decides to end Earth once and for all?
Pages: v1:200pgs; v2:256pgs; v3:232pgs
Kickstarter Release date: Vol.1-3: 7/2015
Alabaster is about James Block, a once famous athlete, now infamous villain Alabaster, who seeks revenge on those who’ve betrayed him and revolts on anything he considers beautiful. He adopts a girl Ami who he regards as the perfect invisible woman, but will her hope of young love for another man be Alabaster’s undoing?
Pages: v1:272pgs; v2:224pgs
Kickstarter Release date: Vol.1-2: 7/2015
The Vampires has young werewolf boy, Toppei, move to Tokyo in search of his missing father, but when he is witnessed killing a man in his transformed state he is embroiled in Rokuro Makube’s devious machinations for money and power. Will Toppei ever be able to free himself in order to find his father?
Pages: v1:200pgs; v2:192pgs; v3:224pgs; v4:264pgs
Kickstarter Release date: Vol.1-4: 7/2015
In Birdman Anthology, it was decided through galactic intervention that humans were unfit to run society, so special seeds were scattered throughout Earth that evolves birds into the dominant sentient race. They believed they were better than the humans that lived on Earth, however it seems that history always has a way of repeating itself…
Pages: v1:182pgs; v2:258pgs
Kickstarter Release date: Vol.1-2: 7/2015
Digital Manga Inc. has over 20 years of experience publishing manga, and president and founder, Hikaru Sasahara, personally knew Tezuka and his dreams of world unity. Hikaru had created Digital Manga, Inc. in order to bring about his concept of “East meets West,” and has published many manga including other Tezuka titles like Barbara, Unico, Triton of the Sea, and the upcoming Captain Ken.
“Producing a complete Tezuka manga library in English has always been my dream, and I am thrilled to make it happen, but only with the support from all the Tezuka fans…” - Hikaru Sasahara – Digital Manga Inc. – President
Tezuka Productions has brought to the anime and manga industry controversial books that always pushed the boundaries of what it means to be human. Tezuka does not shy away from showing all the facets of humanity, whether it be sorrow, joy, humor, tragedy, these things encompass what it means to live no matter what type of skin, color, shape, or gender others have. Some famous books Tezuka and his production company have published are Astro Boy, Blackjack, Unico, and Buddha.
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