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We want to publish over 1,500 pages of manga for kids and teens by the great Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astro Boy and Buddha.
We want to publish over 1,500 pages of manga for kids and teens by the great Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astro Boy and Buddha.
715 backers pledged $49,411 to help bring this project to life.

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Tezuka's Crime and Punishment almost to the goal!

We made it through Stretch Goal 1&1.5 for our Storm Fairy campaign, now it's time to make it through Stretch Goal 2 to print Crime and Punishment

With less than 24 hours left to the campaign, we want to print Tezuka's adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, and we need help from you fabulous people. If you'd like a print copy of Tezuka's Crime and Punishment, follow the instructions below: 

Crime and Punishment ADD-ON:   
---- domestic shipping included
 $18 (add $4 for INTERNATIONAL shipping) 

Increase your pledge by $18 ($22 for international) and email us through the "Contact Me" button to let us know you'd like a copy of Crime and Punishment with your pledge. Please be aware that you will only receive the book if Stretch Goal 2 is unlocked and funded. And when Crime and Punishment is funded, you will also receive a postcard-sized picture as a thank you gift for being amazing backers. 

 Let's do this! 

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Only ~$4500 away from Unico AND Crime and Punishment!

With just under three days left in our Storm Fairy campaign, we have only a hop, skip, and a jump left to reach BOTH our stretch goals of reprinting Unico in full, vibrant color AND printing Crime and Punishment in English for the first time! Here's how it breaks down.

$14,200 translate, localize, and publish Storm Fairy in English --- ACHIEVED
$27,000 reprint Unico in full, original color --- ALMOST THERE!
$32,500 print Crime and Punishment in English for the first time ever --- WE CAN DO IT!

We have almost $24,900 RIGHT NOW, which means that we just need to raise ~$2100 to reprint Unico. As soon as we reach that first stretch goal, I will post an update letting you know how to ADD ON Crime and Punishment in print as well, and hopefully that will put us over the $32,500 mark to meet both stretch goals. (I've already written the update for that because I'm so excited for it!) Hint: the printed edition will cost LESS THAN $20 including domestic shipping. In fact, it will cost less than $20 even with international shipping. (Yes, really!)

That means that every current backer adds just $4 to their current pledge, we will be able to reach Stretch Goal 1.5 OR if every current backer adds $9 to their current pledge, we will be able to reach BOTH STRETCH GOALS in record time!

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Help us reprint 'Unico' for more readers!

We have a week left in our Storm Fairy campaign and just under $4000 left to raise to achieve our stretch goal to reprint Unico in full, vibrant color. All we need to accomplish this is EITHER

  • all the current backers at $10 onto their current pledge (consider ADDing ON something, for example) OR
  •  all the current backers grab a friend and have them pledge at the $10 Elfish One tier (or higher), which will snag you updates and a digital version of Storm Fairy once we've finished translating and localizing it.

Seriously, that's all there is to it. We really appreciate your support and hope that you will continue to help us bring Tezuka's work to readers of English all over the world. We can do this together!

PS: If we're cluttering your inbox, please follow these directions for turning off future notifications.

1. Sign into your KS account.
2. In the upper right hand corner, click on your image and then find the "Notifications" link under the Settings section.
3. Click on the "Notifications" link and scroll down to the Projects you back section.
4. Find the "Manage project notifications" link and click on it.
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Unico reprint?

Thank you to all our Kickstarter backers for making it this far to localize Osamu Tezuka's manga into English! Our current campaign to print Tezuka's Storm Fairy is now successfully funded thanks to your efforts. The campaign is not over, though! Let's make it through the stretch goals!

This year, Tezuka Productions reprinted Unico with a remastering of the old graphics and colors, and we would like to bring it over to English speakers with your help! If we reach $27,000 we can reprint Unico with the updated color and images. The interior credits will also include “2nd Edition, 1st Print” since it will have updated images. If we only reach the first stretch goal of $26,000, the credits will state, “1st Edition, 2nd Print.”

Also, if we reach Stretch Goal #2, we can print the previously released digital-only Crime and Punishment manga by Osamu Tezuka.

Interested in how you can help? Check HERE for our Unico print add on and HERE for our list of extra ADD-ONs.

9 days to go! We can do thiiiis!

Bring Unico home so he's no longer lost in time and space!
Bring Unico home so he's no longer lost in time and space!

Help us reprint Unico with updated colors

Yo, herds of nerds!

Missed out on Unico in the first run? Worry not!

Though we may not have made it to the Unico stretch goal in our previous KS campaign, you still have the opportunity to support our new KS of Tezuka's Storm Fairy and the first stretch goal to reprint Unico. Also, if we reach stretch goal 1.5 we will be able to upgrade the graphics and colors like the hardcover Japanese edition published this year by Tezuka Productions. Check our Storm Fairy page for more information.

Here is a synopsis of Unico:

A little unicorn named Unico lives with his mistress Psyche, bringing her happiness and good fortune in return for her unconditional love. The goddess Venus, however, grows jealous of Psyche's legions of admirers and flings Unico across time and space! When he awakens, he's facing down mean buffalo in the American West, with no memory of Psyche or his past life. It's the first of many exciting adventures that will bring Unico face to face with high society in Imperial Russia, characters from fairy tales and Shakespeare, and even an automated factory intent on blotting out the sun.