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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