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. Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 21, 2012.
Stretch goal #2: Triton of the Sea!
Wow! We've hit $26,000, and I'm really excited to say we're publishing ATOMCAT! Thanks, everyone.
As promised, it's time to announce our second stretch goal...
I told you it was a crazy one.
Triton is one of Tezuka's best-known works in Japan. It's aimed at an audience that's a little older than our other two books, but it's still very appropriate for older children, and we think grown-ups will love it too.
It's the story of Triton, a boy living in modern Japan who discovers he is the last survivor of the destruction of Atlantis by the god Poseidon. With his dolphin comrades by his side once again, he goes on a quest to avenge his family and, more importantly, begin to understand where he came from.
Triton is full of adventure, action, tragedy, humor and romance at sea. It was first published from 1969-1971, and got an anime adaptation directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino (the creator of "Mobile Suit Gundam"). We're thrilled that we have the chance to bring it Stateside at last.
Here are the details:
- Size: A5 (5.875"x8.25"), same as our other Tezuka releases
- Pages: 488+440
- Release dates: June 2013/August 2013
- MSRP: $19.95 per volume
Yes, this is a two-volume series. And the goal we have to hit to publish it in its entirety is: $47,000.
Since this goal is so much higher, we'll be doing things a bit differently. If we hit $47,000, anyone at a reward level worth more than $50 or more will receive Vol. 1, and anyone at a reward level worth more than $100 or more will receive both volumes. More rewards will be added soon, but if you just want the books, you won't have to do anything if you're already pledging at high enough levels!
If we can get Triton, we'll have four Tezuka books to release to you over the next year. Think of it as a Tezuka subscription plan!
Thanks for your support! And if you're at Anime Expo today, come see us at the Akadot booth, #1330. We'll be making a video to post here!