Mayamada is a fantasy TV Network: Featuring The Samurai Chef, Restaurant Heists, Ambitious Hares and Mysterious Manhunts!
Our aim is to create a grassroots manga/comic based on a collection of stories from our brand mayamada. The funds raised will be used to pay artists fees and manufacture + distribute an initial print run of the book this autumn/fall.
With your backing, we will make it a reality and in return you'll get some cool goodies too! (Have a look at the side ---->)
[Note: You will only be charged for backing us when the funding target is reached]
So, who are you?
We're mayamada: A fantasy anime TV network set in an alternate animal universe, think Japanese TV meets Looney Tunes.
We bring together clothing with designs from our world of fantasy TV.
What's this project about?
We've teamed up with four experienced and published artists to create artwork for the first mayamada manga/comic which will be called “Mayamada Prime Time”. We have enough story-lines for more books if this one is successful.
Prime Time will be a 150+ page collection of the current 4 shows and presented as if you are actually watching the mayamada TV network.
The artists are responsible for works such as Manga Shakespeare, sci-fi webcomic Alter, E-Depth Angel webcomic and animation project, and the London Underground's Go Go Metro project.
Can you tell me more about the mayamada network shows?
The Samurai Chef - A cooking competition show where the chef judges the contestants' creations with his trusty samurai sword! It's perhaps the craziest show you will see in manga form on mayamada or anywhere else for that matter.
Hot Lunch - This follows the format of a Heist show. Taishi, an exiled chef turned master thief who has sworn to take down a shadowy cabal of elite chefs known as The Circle of Flavour.
11th Hour - What started a a normal day quickly turns into the biggest race against time shown on the mayamada network! An action show following four unsuspecting heroes - Shun (Husky) , Lily (Mute Swan), Dan (Panda) and Norio (Raccoon Dog) - who have until midnight to survive a mysterious manhunt.
Serious - Inspired by our own journey creating mayamada. The show follows a hare by the name of Blake Serious as he gathers a band of hustlers and budding entrepreneurs to build a business in an industry filled real threats and unexpected twists. Think One Piece meets The Apprentice (with the cast growing instead of shrinking).
Where is my money going?
We aim to create something different with the format of our book, and to make this all happen we’ve teamed up with four experienced and published artists responsible for work that includes Manga Shakespeare, sci-fi webcomic Alter, E-Depth Angel webcomic, and London Underground's Go Go Metro project.
Pinali will be working on the Samurai Chef story.
Working on the 11th Hour story.
Working on the Hot Lunch story.
Working on the Serious story.
Now naturally, we can't have these guys go hungry during this project, and with your contributions we'll be able to keep them well fed while they're creating amazing artwork for the book :-)
And of course once the artwork is done this book needs to be put together and shipped to everyone.
Remember that Kickstarter's policy is all or nothing. If we don't meet our full goal you don't pay a penny.
How long will it take?
As soon as we reach our funding goal we will begin work with our artists to put together the pages for the book.
This process will take 7 weeks after which we will take that artwork and put together the book for manufacture.
We estimate this will take 4 weeks and we plan to have copies of the book ready to showcase in October.
What do I get for supporting you?
Many things! Too many to list here in fact. Look up and to the right to see all the rewards.
What happens if you raise more than $15,000?
$15,000 is the minimum we need to afford to pay each of the artists to produce the artwork needed for the book as well as cover costs for a small print run after Kickstarter/Amazon fees, taxes, and shipping costs are deducted.
If we manage to pass our funding goal, here's what we'll do with any additional money.
First off we set aside 5% of the extra funds to support other great projects here on Kickstarter using a site called KickingItForward. We know how tough it is to get funding for the lesser known projects so we want to give back! :)
+$200 - Colouring Pages: Select pages from the book specially formatted and made available to download by all. Perfect for budding artists young and old.
+$500 - Blooper Reel: A separate collection of out-takes available for everyone featuring characters screwing up lines and playing around.
+$1500 - Hardback cover: First 100 books become hardback.
+$3000 - Mayazuki Yamada Back Story + Hoodie: Separate story featuring the creator of the mayamada network Mayazuki Yamada. We'll also produce a hoodie to go along with it for the first 100 backers.
+$10,000 - Comic Conventions: We'll bring the book to you! Tell us which of the major conventions you would like to see mayamada at in 2013 and we'll be there.
+$15,000 - EPIC mayamada Trailer: A 90 second, fully animated showcase of the mayamada network in all its glory! We've been wanting to produce animation since the beginning and with your help we may be able to provide you with a taster of things to come.
And that's everything. Now you know as much as we do :-)
Thank you for taking the time to check out our project . You can follow our updates here as well as on our Facebook page and blog.
Music: The Kid, by Fisayo Karunwi
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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