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Re-localizing and republishing the classic 80's love triangle manga that set the standard for the romantic comedy manga/anime genre.
Re-localizing and republishing the classic 80's love triangle manga that set the standard for the romantic comedy manga/anime genre.
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Some Sad News


Hi Backers,  

We come bearing some sad news today, which many of you may already know. The great Izumi Matsumoto sensei is currently fighting a relapse episode of his chronic disease, Cerebrospinal Fluid Hypovolemia. The condition is quite debilitating, and he has been in treatment for a few months now. 

Please see below a message from him: 

In late April 2016, I was at Shimokitazawa station on my way home from completing a lecture at a university. A man was rushing onto a train that was about to depart, and knocked me over in the process. I hit my head badly, which caused a relapse episode of a chronic condition I have been battling with for some time, known as Cerebrospinal Fluid Hypovolemia. 

I spent the next three months after the incident in bed. The blue light emitted by LED screens worsen the condition, so I have been unable to use my computer or smartphone regularly, and therefore have rarely been able to check my email. 

On August 29th, I checked myself into the hospital for concentrated treatment. Treating this condition will take months, and I have been unable to use my computer or smartphone during this time. I have asked my dear friend to check my messages for me while I am in treatment. 

Thank you so much. 

Izumi Matsumoto 

We got an update just today, and it seems like his condition has been growing worse, and he has recently been experiencing seizures regularly. We ask that you have him in your prayers, and if you would like, you can send us a postcard with your condolences that we will deliver to him. Our CEO will be travelling to Japan in early December, so please send us your postcards to our office by December 1st. 

Address: Digital Manga Inc, 1487 W 178th St # 300, Gardena, CA 90248 

Also, due to his current condition, he has been unable to sign any shikishis or collectables that were in our reward tiers. We may still be able to acquire them, but please be advised that there is a possibility that we may not be able to. We will update you as soon as we can. 

Thank you all so much for your patience and support. 


Digital Manga Inc. 

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    1. Felaguin on November 29, 2016

      I was away for the past few weeks and am only now getting back up to speed. I obviously can't get a postcard to you in the next 36 hours, could I send my well wishes via a PM to DMP?

    2. *That* Amanda on November 16, 2016

      Sent some tea off for Matsumoto-sensei. I hope you can bring it to him, DMP

    3. RP on November 16, 2016

      Go go go, Matsumoto-sensei! Fighto!

    4. Maura Werner on November 13, 2016

      Oh, dear! That's awful! ; _ ; My thoughts and prayers are with Matsumoto-Sensei. I hope he recovers soon.

    5. Usakuun on November 12, 2016

      Don't give up, Matsumoto-sensei! Fight!

      Thank-you for the kind update, DMP. I can't even imagine the pain he must be in. I will keep him in my thoughts and hope for good news on the next update.

    6. *That* Amanda on November 11, 2016

      Thank you for the update. Is it possible to send something other than a card for you to bring to him? I'd be willing to pay for shipping to Japan if carrying over a small gift is too much.

    7. Rin on November 11, 2016

      Yeah, I was guessing things didn't look too good for him atm. But I'm not a doctor. Can't imagine what it must be like either. I hope he can get back into a state that's bearable. If he can't write or draw then there's no point in forcing him. Health comes first.