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About

The World Of The Seirei:

Let us introduce you to our new graphic novel series "Seirei: Spirits Born from Nature".

Our story takes place in an untouched forest in ancient Japan. However, this is no ordinary forest; it's brimming with life unlike anything you've ever seen. This forest is home to Seirei.

"But, what is a Seirei?" Good question! 

In Japanese folklore, a Seirei is a spirit that is tied to the natural world. In other words, anything in nature can manifest it's own "spirit" that impacts the physical world.

Chapter one of our story begins with a strange occurrence in the dead of night between a frightened fox and a hungry wolf, a catastrophe striking the very next day causing our main characters to leap into action, and a mysterious new creature appearing out of the chaos.

Front Cover
Front Cover
Page 1
Page 1
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Page 2
Page 3
Page 3
Catastrophe!
Catastrophe!

 Meet The Characters:

Lord Shika, Gust Spirit
Lord Shika, Gust Spirit

- Lord Shika: 

Shika is the spirit of the gust and wind that blow over the forest. He is known for being the most sociable and charming of the Seirei, but he has a poor habit of valuing others over himself.

Lord Osanshou, River Spirit
Lord Osanshou, River Spirit

- Lord Osanshou:

Osanshou is the spirit of the river that runs around the forest. He is the most wise of the seirei and he dedicates himself to self improvement and personal growth. He is the "older brother" type for those around him.

Lord Hotaru, Tree Spirit
Lord Hotaru, Tree Spirit

- Lord Hotaru:

Hotaru is the grandest of all the tree spirits and just like most tree spirits prefers to keep to himself. He likes to be an observer and as a result is somewhat socially awkward/outspoken. Nonetheless, the sake of the forest is one of the most important things to him.

Lord Zaru, Wildfire Spirit
Lord Zaru, Wildfire Spirit

- Lord Zaru:

Zaru begins his story at the end of Chapter 1. He appears out of a burning tree and has a foreboding expression as he looks out onto the rest of the forest. What kind of spirit is he and what will he do?

See our main characters fight to protect their forest home while learning about each other and themselves all along the way. Things are not always as they appear in this mystical place and anything can happen. The only way to know how things end up is to get this kickstarter funded!

Who We Are: 

We are Blue Sphere Productions and the Seirei series is our flagship story. We have done a lot of production over the past few years, but this is the one we are most proud of.  

The Seirei Production Team is made up of:

Kevin Florkiewicz - Project Manager, Graphic Designer, Letterer, Writer, and Series Creator.

Various Artists- Storyboarding, Pencil/Line artist.

Eugen Betivu - Colorist.

We all work together from around the globe (USA, Moldova, etc.) to make this book the best it can be. We certainly hope that you enjoy reading the book as much as we enjoy making it.

What you can get for supporting our Kickstarter:

We have a TON of options for backer rewards and a lot of them have Early Bird discounts, but act fast because there are only 5 slots for each early bird option.

 Even if you can't get an early bird tier, there are still many great options to choose from.

Take a closer look at some of the merch we have!

Even $1 is a great help and if you like the project and can't back it sharing it with other people is just as helpful. Be sure to tag us on social media!

Our Funding Goal: 

We are raising $7,250 to cover the cost of production, printing, shipping, and kickstarter fees so we can produce/create the full version of Volume 1.

Volume 1 is 60 pages of full color content with a few additional pages in the back with concept art and work-in-progress/behind-the-scenes.

The final book will be 6.75" x 10.25" perfect bound with a full color high gloss soft cover as well as the 60 full color pages not including bonus content.

If we can reach our goal of $7,250 by the end of our campaign the book will go into full production, be printed, and will ship out with all other backer rewards approximately October 2019.

Stretch Goals:

We also have some stretch goals that would be amazing to achieve!

$17,250: If we can raise this much, we will be making Volume 1 & Volume 2! All books will be 60 pages of full color content with some additional pages of concept art in each with the same size and print specifications.

$27,250: If we can raise this much, we will be making Volume 1, Volume 2, & Volume 3!

$35,000: If we can raise this much, we will be making Volume 1, 2, 3, as well as an adorable plush of Lord Hotaru, the Tree spirit. 

What a cutie!
What a cutie!

$42,750: If we can raise this much, we will be making Volume 1, 2, 3, the Lord Hotaru Plush, and an adorable plush of Lord Shika, the Gust spirit.

$50,500: If we can raise this much, we will be making Volume 1, 2, 3, the Lord Hotaru Plush, the Lord Shika Plush, and an adorable plush of Lord Zaru, the Wildfire spirit.

$58,250: If we can raise this much, we will be making Volume 1, 2, 3, the Lord Hotaru Plush, the Lord Shika Plush, the Lord Zaru Plush, and an adorable plush of Lord Osanshou, the River spirit.

We hope you will help us bring this book to life by supporting this Kickstarter. Let's make this the beginning of a fantastic story. 

Thank you for all your support,

- "Blue Sphere Productions" Team

Risks and challenges

If we are able to reach our funding goals the only real risk is time frame for production, printing, etc. We have several quality suppliers to help ensure that all parts of this project are made to the highest quality.

Quality is our number one priority and it can't be rushed, but we will make sure we deliver the best product possible.

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