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A webcomic dedicated to skewering and celebrating the world of anime, manga, and fan culture. All 6 years (and more) printed as a book!

Anime News Nina! is a comedy web comic series that lampoons the crazy world of anime, manga, and geek fan culture. Nina is a "news elf," a newcomer whose mission is to learn anything and everything about anime. Guiding her mission is Kevin, a curmudgeonly hardcore fan, and Paola, a quirky cosplay enthusiast. Anime News Nina! is a work of passion that ran as a regular feature on Anime News Network from 2007 until October 2013. You can still read all the archives for free at Anime News Network!

This project is to help fund something fans of the comic have requested for a long time- a printed book! The book will be a beautiful, **HARDCOVER WITH DUST JACKET! STRETCH GOAL REACHED!** collection of all 190-some full-color comic strips and additional bonus material. It will be perfect bound, a nice 8.5x11" size and will run over 140 pages. Bonus material will include a handful of NEVER BEFORE SEEN comic strips, a foreword by anime industry insiders/columnists/pundits Zac Bertschy and Justin Sevakis, and a collection of notes, illustrations and unfinished material. My goal is to raise $7,500, which will go towards the costs to print and ship a run of 500 books (or possibly more, to meet demand and if funding allows).

Stretch Goals?!

  • $10,000:  All books become hardcovers with dust jacket! ACHIEVED!!
  • $17,500: All books come with an additional bonus "Ultimate Mop Daisuke" gag dust jacket! ACHIEVED!!
  • $19,000: Fan Tribute section will be added to the book! Additional pages featuring a collection of Nina fan art/cosplay/etc made by awesome fans like you!! ACHIEVED!!
  • $21,000: FINAL STRETCH GOAL- free METAL Myoopi charm/pendant for everyone at the $25 and higher tiers! Charm will be 1-1.5" in size. ACHIEVED!! 

Notes and Disclaimers 

Art and examples shown here are not necessarily final and are subject to change. For the fan(s) who claims the Ultimate Face-splosion Immortal Nina Fan Lord Pack, you will be contacted by the author to find out whether the custom comic strip will feature you or an original character. For any more information, please feel free to send a question!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

There are risks with any project, but I have dreamed of making this book for years, so I am determined to see it come to fruition! This is my first time publishing a book and due to the nature of my reward tiers (creating new material), I will not be able to complete the manuscript and submit for printing until after the Kickstarter campaign has ended. However, the majority of this book is the 190-some Nina comic strips, which are finished. My aim is to print the book in February and hopefully get them into people's mailboxes by late April. Any unforeseen obstacles to finishing new additional artwork and completing the manuscript may result in delays, but hopefully it will be smooth sailing.

Thank you so much for your interest and support!

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