Because each and every one of you is an incredible human being, we're almost at $6,000 (twice our original goal). We've needed to think up new insane things to offer on the site if our total goes beyond $6,000, which is quickly becoming a reality. WHAT IS HAPPENING.
We've updated the main FAQ on the Kickstarter, but these are the new prizes offered to the site (aka free for everyone) if our total keeps increasing. We're repeating the $6,000 prize for those of you who don't remember:
$6,000: We'll do a Tokyo Demons Talk/Character CD! A Talk CD is a media format used in Japan, a sort of "immersive" CD where the character is talking directly to the listener during simple events like taking a drive, going to an amusement park, etc. Character CDs with a romantic side--sometimes called "date" CDs--are the basis of Japanese franchises such as Starry Sky (http://sleepisfortheweak.org/reviews/micros/starrysky). We'll have listeners vote on which character will do the Talk CD as well as the theme of the CD--friendship, drama, or romance.
$7,000: We'll do a Tokyo Demons tactical card game! Alex O'Shea, voice of Jo, is a nationally ranked card gamer who's been designing games for years, and he has an excellent pitch for a game based on Tokyo Demons: Book 2. If we hit $7,000, we can actually make that happen. Note: This is a reward tier where we'd actually need to charge for the final product (since it will cost money to physically print the cards), but we'll offer a special discount to anyone who pledges $10 or more on this Kickstarter. Whee!
$8,000: Lianne will write another short story for the site, but the theme will be dictated entirely by you guys. We'll open a discussion board and all readers will be asked to submit one story idea of LITERALLY ANY REQUEST: hinted canon, alternate universe, off-screen make-outs, Jo Gets Laser Eyes, etc. We'll put all story ideas to a vote and Lianne will be forced to write out the winner, no matter how ridiculous. If enough people vote for Sachi getting a magical girl spin-off, you'd better believe he's gonna be Fighting Evil By Starlight.
$9,000: We'll do a VIDEO GAME. There's a particular period in Tokyo Demons: Book 2 where all the heroes are crushed into small quarters and relationships bloom or go sour because of the forced intimacy, so if we hit the $9,000 mark, we'll make a relationship-building visual novel game of that period with multiple endings, including alternatives to what actually happens in the book - new romantic couplings and all. The game will be voiced by the voice actors of the audio book and will be FREE TO DOWNLOAD. For everyone. (We may release a deluxe version with bonus content for sale later, like we're doing with the book and audio book, but the basic game will be FREE. FOREVER.) If you've never played a visual novel before, Lianne is obsessed with a bunch released in Japan and you can read about a recent one released in English, Hakuoki: http://gamingdead.com/2012/02/28/first-english-otome-game
At the risk of repeating ourselves: we love you. All of you. Especially YOU, the one I'm pointing at. (Hint: You.)
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Acknowledgment as one of our precious, precious supporters on the Tokyo Demons website.Estimated delivery:
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Acknowledgment on the website + a copy of the revised eBook (in several digital formats) for Book 1, which will include a bonus short story not serialized online. Readers who already purchased some of the chapters of Book 1 as they were being serialized will receive an extra gift.Estimated delivery:
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Acknowledgment on the website + a copy of the final eBook of Book 1 + an eBook of Book 2 as it's being serialized. Backers at this level will receive digital versions of the chapters as they're released AND a revised copy of the Book 2 eBook once it's complete.Estimated delivery:
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Everything above (acknowledgment on the website + Books 1 and 2 eBooks) as well as a hard (print) copy of Book 1, which will feature yet another bonus short story not serialized online. We'll ship anywhere in the world, including, like, under the sea if that's where you live.Estimated delivery:
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Everything above (acknowledgment on website, eBooks, print book) as well as a hard copy of the audio book CD set for Book 1, which will include several short bonus stories (audio) and exclusive extra content. We'll ship anywhere, including to the center of the earth.Estimated delivery:
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3 backers Limited (1 left of 4)
[NEW REWARD] At this level only, backers will receive everything at the $100 level plus an original black-and-white piece of "chibi" art with up to three Tokyo Demons characters from PinkPlaidRobot, our official artist for TD merchandise. Request whatever you want and PPR will draw it! See more details and a sample piece of art on Update #3 here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1691550192/tokyo-demons-book-2/posts/200234 [NOTE: If you have already pledged $200 or more and are interested in this prize, please message us and we'll work something out.]Estimated delivery:
Pledge $200 or moreYou selected
Acknowledgment directly in the eBook and print versions of Book 2 (as well as on the site), everything above (eBooks, hard copy of Book 1, audio book set of Book 1), as well as one copy of each piece of general merchandise we've made: bookmarks (10 different kinds), keychains (4 kinds), and tee-shirts (2 kinds). We're willing to ship to countries that no longer exist.Estimated delivery:
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2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)
Everything above (pretty much everything that will exist) + you will be drawn in the background of one of the illustrations for Book 2. Illustrator Priscilla/rem will make you as hot as you want. You'll also receive special acknowledgment on the dedications page of Book 2. We'll ship up to and including space.Estimated delivery:
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2 backers Limited (2 left of 4)
Everything above, but instead of being drawn in the background, you get to design an original mini drama for the actors to perform. This can be fanfiction style--or make a request and Lianne will write it for you. A certain degree of silliness/steaminess is accepted and Dov MacRae (voice of Sachi) is prepared to sing. You'll also get the special acknowledgment on the dedication page of Book 2 and shipping to...I dunno, limbo?Estimated delivery:
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0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
EVERYTHING above, including being drawn in the background and an original mini audio drama. In addition, our illustrator will draw a full illustration of your choice--from canon or not--and you'll receive a poster of it signed by the entire staff and cast. This is your chance to request amazing slash. You'll also get the dedication page acknowledgment and shipping through space and time to your private castle on the astral plane.Estimated delivery:
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