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An online, illustrated serialized novel in the tradition of the Japanese light novel, along with a fully voiced audio book.
An online, illustrated serialized novel in the tradition of the Japanese light novel, along with a fully voiced audio book.
101 backers pledged $7,849 to help bring this project to life.

Tokyo Demons: The Complete Series Kickstarter!

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We did indeed launch the Kickstarter for the complete Tokyo Demons series this month. Here you go. :D

Click here to check it out! Ends March 7th!
Click here to check it out! Ends March 7th!


$100 and up backers, thank you for responding to our email and letting us know what extra item you want! We're back from our recent Tokyo trip (we were scouting locations for Tokyo Ghosts) and will get those packages out lickety-split. :)

Thank you so much!

Tokyo Demons Book 2 Kickstarter: Completion at last?!

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Hello, everyone! VERY long time no talk! We're happy to say that we're here to finally close this Kickstarter?! :D It's been almost five years, and these characters have literally grown up alongside us...

Ayase and Jo, age 19, from the new Tokyo Ghosts story!
Ayase and Jo, age 19, from the new Tokyo Ghosts story!


We wanted to thank you for being so patient with us as we ran our first project (which we definitely overstretched on). Even now, there are a few pieces of the puzzle missing, but the key elements are in place and we want to bring this puppy home.

$100 and up pledges:

You should have received the FINAL Book 1 Dramatized Audio Book and all bonus material as a digital set in your email inbox this month (if not, email us at and we'll resend the link). We originally promised a hard copy of the audio book, but with the technology changes over the last 5 years, making a bunch of CDs seems silly when many of you might not even have a CD drive anymore. :) Instead, we'd like to send you a bonus treat to make up for the fact that the audio book ended up a digital-only release. You can choose from the following:

-The Book 2 paperback

-The Tokyo Demons: Know What You Want Cherry Bomb bonus stories paperback (released in 2016)

-The Book 2 poster (12x18) 

-The Sachi dakimakura print (11x17)

-A special digital pack of the Know What You Want ebook, the brand-new Tokyo Ghosts Cherry Bomb story X-Mas, and the Situation Drama CD Bad Chemistry, an original audio drama with Alex O'Shea (the voice of Jo Oda in Tokyo Demons Audio).

(We'll be emailing you guys later today with these options, so you can reply directly to the email to let us know what you want!)

Stretch Goal Status: 

$4,000, flashback short story of character chosen by poll [complete]: Press START To Continue (Adam)

$5,000, flash-forward short story from Tokyo Ghosts [finally complete!]: Tokyo Ghosts: Grow Up

$6,000, Tokyo Demons Talk/Character CD [complete]: Miki Date CD

$7,000, Tokyo Demons tactical card game [incomplete]: This is the one project that just keeps getting stalled, although we're still hoping to finish it one day. :( If we ever successfully get it out, we'll still announce it here and give you guys your promised discount on it! Sorry that this one got so tricky... You can always see the new Romy-chan art made especially for the game (and some sample cards/production updates) here.

$8,000, vote-dictated short story [complete]: Fukuhashi Fight Club

$9,000, video game: Although we didn't hit this Stretch Goal, through the help of Desiree K., we're still trying to do this. Again, it keeps getting stalled, but when we have info, we'll let you know!

Tokyo Demons: Book 3

Those of you who follow Sparkler probably know that Book 3 is now complete and free to read online. :D And now that the series is over and we're planning out the next series - Tokyo Ghosts - we'd like to turn Book 3 into a paperback, do a revised reprint of the Book 1 paperback to fix some errors, and manage a few other little things to close up this massive project (and the last 5+ years of our lives). As a result, we're planning to run another small Kickstarter for Tokyo Demons: The Complete Series, which is now four books long (Books 1-3 + Know What You Want). It might be very soon. We'll keep you posted. :)

Need to contact us about this stuff/anything else?

Message us through Kickstarter or write us directly at about anything.

Thank you so much for your support these past 5 years, everyone. <3

Tokyo Demons contests and Sparkler Monthly Kickstarter!

Hi again, guys! It's been a busy summer and I have stuff to report. :3

Click to see it now!
Click to see it now!

Enjoy the little image of Miki x Mitsuko, heh. :) We've been running another Kickstarter to help Sparkler Monthly run for another year, and we're still a little under the goal with four days left. You probably know this, but Sparkler is the digital magazine we started after Tokyo Demons: Book 1, because we wanted to be able to pay for, polish, and publish other great stories that might otherwise vanish in tiny corners of the Internet. We're extremely proud of the rest of the titles (illustrated prose, comics, and audio dramas) that run in there, all of which were carefully chosen by our picky editors, and most of the content is free to read, so we highly recommend it if you like our book! And of course, throw a few bucks at that Kickstarter, if you're so inclined. :)

In Tokyo Demons news, this has been the summer of contests! Sparkler is sponsoring a Tokyo Demons dakimakura ( body pillow) drawn by Rem, and we've been running a bunch of polls to determine the handsome dude on that pillow. We're down to Kiyoshi vs Sachi, and poll ends tomorrow night, so cast your vote now!

In addition, we're running a Tokyo Demons Ship Contest, where a little ramble (or picture, story, etc.) about your favorite relationship in Tokyo Demons can win you a cool Tokyo Demons pouch filled with merch! We're taking entries until the end of August, so join in!

Click to see rules and enter!
Click to see rules and enter!

VERY overdue update, and Book 2 is now in paperback!

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Hello, everyone! Please forgive the EXTREMELY late follow-up to our last update... Things got hectic last summer, and then we totally forgot to post updates here. -_-; Just for reference, the most updated Tokyo Demons info can be found on the Sparkler Monthly Tokyo Demons Page.

First of all, in addition to the ebook, I'm happy to say that at Christmas, Book 2 finally came out in paperback:

After the incredibly rocky time we had finalizing this book, I'm so proud of the final product, and it absolutely would not have happened without the support of all of you. So again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you--each and every one of you. <3

Second of all, we want to properly close this Kickstarter in the near future (can you believe it's been 4 years?!), but there are some of you who never claimed your tiers. If that includes you, you're still entitled to what you paid for, so just let me know and we'll get you your stuff! You can message me through Kickstarter or (preferably) email me directly at

However, this leads to my next point...

Third of all, there are actually a few rewards of this Kickstarter still pending (which I'm SUPER embarrassed about). We clearly overstretched ourselves, and some of these have been really difficult to finish, even if the lion's share of the work is done.

$100 and up pledges: The Book 1 Dramatized Audio Book was finished ages ago, but we've been stuck in lengthy post-production trying to remaster some of those tracks and record the last bit of bonus content. All of you will get an email about this shortly, because at the very least, I can send you an updated digital version while we work on finishing up the Complete CD set.

Stretch Goal Status: 

$4,000, flashback short story of character chosen by poll [complete]: Press START To Continue (Adam)

$5,000, flashforward short story from Tokyo Ghosts [incomplete]: This will be released closer to the end of the series, since we started worrying about spoilers. :)

$6,000, Tokyo Demons Talk/Character CD [complete]: Miki Date CD

$7,000, Tokyo Demons tactical card game [incomplete]: This will also be released closer to the end of the series (production updates can be seen here)

$8,000, vote-dictated short story [complete]: Fukuhashi Fight Club

$9,000, video game: Although we didn't hit this Stretch Goal, through the help of Desiree K., this is actually still happening! It's just been restructured heavily, and will now take place (and be released) after Tokyo Demons: Book 3 to bridge the time period between Tokyo Demons: Book 3 and Tokyo Ghosts: Book 1.

Speaking of Tokyo Demons: Book 3--we're about halfway done with that by now! Read online here. :D

Thank you so much for your patience, sorry again for the sporadic updates, and we'll talk again soon. Don't be afraid to message me here or through email ( if you have any questions, concerns, or want to close your pledge here in some other way...for example, if you want to swap out a pending reward with the paperback of Book 2 or an ebook subscription to Book 3 or something. Whatever makes you happy!

Thanks so much,


Book 2 finished, Audio Book 1 finished, Sparkler, Gauntlet

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I can't believe it's been more than two years since we ran this Kickstarter. O.O What a ride it's been!

Those of you on the $50+ tiers have been receiving regular updates on Book 2, but for the rest of you: serialization of Book 2 is finally complete. It took twice as long to serialize than Book 1 did, mostly because Book 2 is longer, Book 1 started with a backlog, and because we started a digital fiction magazine in the middle of serialization. :) For those who didn't know, we launched Sparkler Monthly last summer, a place for us to publish the comics, illustrated prose, and audio dramas of other great creators (and pay advances, to boot!). Tokyo Demons moved into it, but thanks to your generous support, back chapters aren't subject to the paywall that most of the other serials have. You subsidized it, and we can't thank you enough for that. <3

We're putting together the final materials for the revised ebook version of Book 2 (which will include a never-before-seen story about Nick), and rem released some incredible early art of the cover:

From left to right: Mitsuko, Sachi, Kiyoshi (post-makeover), Miki.
From left to right: Mitsuko, Sachi, Kiyoshi (post-makeover), Miki.

We'll be releasing the ebook sometime in July. $50+ pledges will get notification by email, and we'll post another update here as well.

For you $100+ pledges, more good news: the Book 1 audio book is also finally complete! If we're talking about projects that took much longer than anticipated, that one takes the prize--almost three years from start to finish. (With all the bonus material, it clocks in at about fourteen hours of meticulously edited audio.) Again, thanks to your subsidy, the audio book is free to stream, so you can click that link and listen to the whole thing right now! We're revising some of the old chapters and putting together more bonus material, so the complete set for you guys will probably be ready in early August. We'll let you know!

We released about half of our stretch goals during the serialization of Book 2, and the other half will be rolling out in the coming months. But we'll save that for our next update--there's a lot to go over!

Also, I'd like to take a moment to say something about another one of our light novels...Gauntlet, written by Ellery Prime and T2A (teaat2am), was chosen as the first illustrated prose novel to run alongside Tokyo Demons in Sparkler Monthly, and we worked carefully with the creators to make the book as awesome as possible. But now, unlike our Off*Beat Kickstarter, the Gauntlet paperback Kickstarter is in serious danger of not succeeding. Illustrated novels in English are a tough sell, so if you enjoyed Tokyo Demons, please consider checking out Gauntlet and helping us bring the creators' hard work into paperback form. (And tell your friends, if you think it would be up their alley!) The tier buy-ins are much lower for Gauntlet, since it's not on the Tokyo Demons subsidy model. 

Thanks, guys! You'll hear from us a lot in the next few months, as we finally bring this GIANT project to a close. Thank you for all your support, and for sticking around this long!

-Lianne and Rebecca