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Finish the food fight with the dramatic (and messy) conclusion to Samurai Chef: an original UK manga book.
Finish the food fight with the dramatic (and messy) conclusion to Samurai Chef: an original UK manga book.
Finish the food fight with the dramatic (and messy) conclusion to Samurai Chef: an original UK manga book.
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The second and concluding volume of our comedy-action food epic is here and you can get your copy right now!

The Samurai Chef story continues, will you find out how it ends?


WE'RE NOW ONTO STRETCH GOALS!

We have been amazed at the response to the Samurai Chef manga in such a short time. Thanks to all our backers we have been funded and can now look forward to stretch goals for you. We have some great ones in store for you...

£2000 - Samurai Chef Extended Edition  

Backers at the Master Chef reward level and up will now receive an extended version of the Samurai Chef book. It will include an extra 4 pages plus a new cover design. 

All backers at Sous Chef reward level and up will get the limited edition cover.  

£3500 - Samurai Chef Cookbook

If we can reach £3500 we will create a Samurai Chef cookbook. A one of a kind, fully illustrated cook book featuring recipes voted on by you, the wonderful backers of the campaign.

Everyone will get digital version of the book and backers at the Master Chef level and up will get a printed copy. Both will be delivered by March 2015. 

£6000 - Samurai Chef Plushies 

If we can reach £6000 we will produce 12 inch Samurai Chef plushies for all backers at the Head Chef level and up. 

PREVIOUSLY ON SAMURAI CHEF...

Samurai Chef Volume 1 was released in 2013. 

A tasty mix of action, comedy and amazing culinary creations, the story follows a cooking show set in a fantasy television network with an all-animal cast. 

It all begins as a simple cooking competition, but becomes something else when the food is turned into food monsters.

Samurai Chef Book Cover
Samurai Chef Book Cover

In Samurai Chef Volume 2 more elite chefs have joined the battle with their own food monsters cooked to perfection. Is the Samurai Chef ready for the fight to come?

Our goal is to raise funds to cover printing costs for the combined edition of Samurai Chef containing volumes 1 and 2. This will be released in November 2014.

The book will be a 150-page graphic novel printed on high quality paper with a beautiful 300GSM silk stock cover and a perfect bound spine.

Samurai Chef Volume 1 Printed Book
Samurai Chef Volume 1 Printed Book

The first and second volumes will be combined into a single book, so even if you missed it the first time around you won’t be left out.

You can donate to the project by hitting the green “Back This Project” button on the top right of the page.


What is mayamada?

We're Lao K and Nigel, co-founders of mayamada: a story-based brand that mixes clothing, comics and original characters into a world inspired by anime and manga.

The mayamada cast of characters
The mayamada cast of characters

Our clothing has been featured in British Vogue Magazine, GQ Magazine and our comics have also been featured in the UK's largest anime magazine, NEO Magazine.

Recently we have also gained support from the Prince’s Trust.

Samurai Chef is the first mayamada character to be given the comic treatment. The book has been written by mayamada and illustrated by UK-based artist Pinali.

Meet the characters

Here's a sneak peek of the main characters from volume 1 and a couple of new faces that will be joining them in volume 2.




New chef contestants


How can you help?

We are forever grateful for the people that made the first campaign a success and saw the book featured in NEO Magazine.

Samurai Chef Volume 1 in NEO Magazine
Samurai Chef Volume 1 in NEO Magazine
Samurai Chef Origins in NEO Magazine
Samurai Chef Origins in NEO Magazine

Kickstarter is a great platform for independent creators to have their work brought to reality. You are our publishers and this book with only exist with people like you!

As well as contributing to the project, you can also spread the word about the campaign on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #FoodFight.


What's in it for you?

This campaign is packed with fantastic rewards including digital comics, a Samurai Chef Mug and of course the finished book. Just take a look...

Check out the full reward details on the right of the page and pick one that looks good to you. You can always upgrade your pledge level at a later date too.


THANK YOU!

If you've made it this far, you either read everything or just skimmed the page but either way, a big THANK YOU for giving this project a look. 

We hope you get involved with your backing and by sharing the project with friends. 

Many thanks!

Lao K & Nigel

Music credit: Fisayo Karunwi

Risks and challenges

The comic artwork will be complete by November, which means the risk in fulfilling this project is greatly reduced.

Once we hit our funding goal we will be able to print the combined edition of Samurai Chef, volumes 1 and 2. We can then start shipping your copies!

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    Pledge £3 or more About $5

    Reward 1 - Trainee Chef ::
    Get your name printed in our credits page.

    (£3 / $4 / €4).

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    Pledge £10 or more About $16

    Reward 2 - Entre Chef ::
    Digital copy of the Samurai Chef plus colour edition of Samurai Chef Origins.(PDF or eBook format).

    (£10 / $16 / €12).

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    Pledge £15 or more About $24

    Reward 3 - Sous Chef ::
    Print copy of Samurai Chef Vol 1 & 2 (combined) + pin badge set + Reward 2.

    (£15 / $24 / €18).

    Want extra copies? Kindly add £5 (£5 / $8 / €6) per book to your pledge and send us a note.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $41

    Reward 4 - Head Chef ::
    Exclusive Samurai Chef mug + Reward 3. (£25 / $40 / €31)

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    Pledge £60 or more About $98

    Reward 5 - Master Chef ::
    Signed copy with limited edition cover + EXCLUSIVE Samurai Chef t-shirt + Reward 4. (£60 / $96 / €74)

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    Pledge £75 or more About $122

    Reward 6 - Ultimate Chef ::
    Signed copy with limited edition cover + EXCLUSIVE Samurai Chef sweatshirt + Reward 4. (£75 / $120 / €93)

    Want extra signed copies? Kindly add £5 (£5 / $8 / €6) per book to your pledge and send us a note.

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    Pledge £180 or more About $294

    Reward 7 - Samurai Chef ::
    Your own personalised comic! You will be made into a character that makes a meal to face off against the Samurai Chef! You also get to choose from rewards 5 or 6. (£180 / $290 / €224)

    Want extra signed copies? Kindly add £5 (£5 / $8 / €6) per book to your pledge and send us a note.

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