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Translate and publish "god of manga" Osamu Tezuka's gripping adult drama "Barbara" in English for the first time ever!
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Barbara's not a kid-friendly title, exactly, but...

Posted by digitalmanga (Creator)

At the last convention I attended where DMI had a booth, a young woman asked one of the sellers if Barbara was appropriate for young people. She wanted to read a classic manga with a woman protagonist. Unfortunately, at the time, the sellers had to tell her that Barbara is pretty far from a kid-friendly title. Instead, the young woman took home Unico, which is considered one of Osamu Tezuka's best works.

I've been thinking about that young lady recently, and I am happy to let you know that we're now running a Kickstarter to publish Storm Fairy and reprint Unico. Storm Fairy is one of Tezuka's rare shojo manga, and we've cooked up plenty of swag in addition to translating the manga itself, including our limited edition coin. Storm Fairy's coin is third in the series--Alabaster and Clockwork Apple were the first two--and you can pledge to own one for yourself for as little as $65. (Don't worry, though; that's not all you'd get. The Dwarven One tier for $65 also comes with the manga itself digitally and in print, a limited edition dust jacket, and more.)

Plus, if you have a little extra cash on hand, you can pledge $85 and get ALL THREE of our coins in a pledge tier limited to just 25 backers.

I hope you'll consider pledging to our Storm Fairy Kickstarter today so that we can see more shojo in print. As I mentioned above, our first stretch goal is to reprint Unico, so you'll be able to grab a copy of that, too!


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