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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.
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Update: If we reach $9,000 (or get reasonably close), we can also do a video game for Tokyo Demons: Book 2. Please see http://www.tokyodemons.com/games/ for more information!

Tokyo Demons is an original prose serial, written by Lianne Sentar and illustrated by Priscilla Hamby/rem in the style of the Japanese light novel. The story follows Ayase, a young woman who can turn her body into a swarm of insects, and Jo, a young man with a talent for charm and pickpocketing, as they enter high school and are subsequently dragged into Tokyo's supernatural underground gang war. The cast of characters is huge, but the perspective generally alternates between the POV of Ayase and Jo.

Tokyo Demons is also being serialized as a dramatized audio book by Rebecca Scoble. The Tokyo Demons Audio features original music, a fully voiced cast, and sound effects for punching and/or puking when appropriate.

The Tokyo Demons series is three books long, and the story and audio book (minus a few bonus short stories) are serialized online for free. Book 1 was funded by the staff itself and is almost complete--you can read it now at www.tokyodemons.com. This funding is for Book 2, which we hope to start in May or June of 2012. Funding will pay for illustrations, better equipment for the audio book, printing costs, and hopefully better food for our actors, who currently get paid in pizza. Let's pay them in...better pizza or something!

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    Acknowledgment as one of our precious, precious supporters on the Tokyo Demons website.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About $150

    [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.]

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    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.

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    Pledge US$ 300 or more About $300

    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.

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About $500

    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?

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    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.

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