About this project
Legend of the Overfiend is a Japanese erotic horror manga series that has gained a cult following around the world. Originally published over 30 years ago, the story follows the unbeatable god of the demon world who is hiding within the body of a young man.
FAKKU has teamed up with the author, Toshio Maeda, to publish a completely remastered edition of the original series. The remastered edition will include color pages and new content that has never been seen before in English.
This manga was published before the advent of digital illustration, it was created entirely by hand using traditional manga techniques. We've been given the original print version from Toshio Maeda himself, allowing us to use the best source material possible.
Join us in bringing the world the best possible version of Urotsukidoji - Legend of the Overfiend!
The paperback edition will exceed the quality of the original Japanese release. All volumes will be printed in A5 format with a dust jacket, inner cover, color pages, and nearly 300 pages of content. All tiers will include a high quality digital edition of the book. The digital edition will be completely DRM-free and offered in a variety of formats and resolutions, allowing you to read Legend of the Overfiend on as many devices as you want. If you'd like an idea of the quality of our book releases check out this review of our first title, Renai Sample.
In total our printing of Legend of the Overfiend will be four volumes. Like all FAKKU releases, we will never censor the content, change the dialogue, or alter the story. We will be working closely with Toshio Maeda to make sure that our release captures his original vision.
For the first time you will have the opportunity to read Legend of the Overfiend exactly how Toshio Maeda intended.
There is now only one stretch goal for this campaign, to have Toshio Maeda go back and update artwork for all four volumes of Legend of the Overfiend. We've set that goal at $87,000, the previous stretch goal for all four volumes. Though campaign progress has been slow the past week, we hope were are able to hit our one and only stretch goal in the next week!
The Legend of the Overfiend Complete Set tier will include all volumes of Legend of the Overfiend.
For some tiers of this project we are offering an exclusive Kickstarter poster with art from Legend of the Overfiend. The poster is a massive 24" x 36" and printed on 120 lb Matte Paper. This item will ship alongside Volume 1 of the manga.
Would you like to see us make more stuff like this? Let us know in the comments!
Toshio Maeda, born in 1953, is the artist known around the world as "The Tentacle Master". He is credited with popularizing Japanese erotic comics throughout the world with his works Legend of the Overfiend and La Blue Girl. Several of his works have been adapted into anime, live action movies, and video games.
Toshio has traveled around the world speaking at conventions in Europe, Asia, The United States, and anywhere else his tentacles will reach. He's been on Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown, HBO's documentary series about sex, collaborated with Supreme, and has had countless other unmentionable conquests over the years.
Risks and challenges
FAKKU is a small publisher who has been releasing books for a little over two years. We chose Kickstarter so that these new projects don't impact our existing lineup of titles. We'll be starting with Urotsukidoji - Legend of the Overfiend and after we plan to work on La Blue Girl, Demon Beast Invasion, and Adventure Kid.
By using Kickstarter, we will be able to fund a new team to work exclusively on Toshio Maeda's manga. Under normal circumstances, these manga would be competing with our other priorities and would take additional resources to finance appropriately. If successful, this Kickstarter will alleviate that burden allowing us to get these books out as fast as possible.
We expect Volume 1 to be ready for shipping by December of 2016 just in time for Christmas. If this Kickstarter is successful Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4 will be ready towards the end of 2017.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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