Publish Osamu Tezuka's Alabaster Vol.1-2

A project in Gardena, CA by digitalmanga

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We want to localize and publish Osamu Tezuka’s 2-volume series Alabaster in English.
Backers: 604
Average Pledge Per Backer: $53

Funded: $32,304 of $29,200
Dates: Jan 28th -> Feb 27th (30 days)
Project By: digitalmanga
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Latest News

Manga Answerman - Why Don't More Manga Publishers Use Kickstarter?

August 23rd - via:
Why don't more manga publishers use Kickstarter to raise funds to publish manga? It's certainly true that Kickstarter has been a major force in comics publishing in the past few years. There are independent publishers like Iron Circus Comics that have run some very successful campaigns, earning thousands of dollars and many times over their original asking amount for their fundraising campaigns. (Read More)

One last intermediary stretch goal: Can we get to $35000?

February 27th - via:
It's been a whirlwind couple of days, hasn't it? We've got less than 3 hours on the clock, but I wanted to put out there one last intermediary stretch goal, so here it is. $35,000: Introduction by Ada PalmerAda Palmer is a historian, author, and... (Read More)


February 26th - via:
THANK YOU, EVERYONE! Because of you all, Alabaster in English WILL see the light of day THIS YEAR. I'm so excited for all of us. Thank you for believing in this project; I know your money is important to you, and I want to thank you for deciding that... (Read More)

Every $2 helps!

February 26th - via:
No kidding; we are now 97% FUNDED. If our current Alabaster Kickstarter backers added just $2 to their pledge OR got someone they know to pledge just $2, we'd be right as rain RIGHT NOW! We have just over 24 hours left, so let's all pull in this... (Read More)

Backer Spotlight: There's still time to become Infamous!

February 25th - via:
“Alabaster is a story I’ve been waiting to read for seven years. If we do not succeed, I have no idea how much longer I will have to wait.” —Linnea Harper, ‘Infamous’ Alabaster backer Like all of our wonderful backers during this... (Read More)

Adding on individual Tezuka books

February 23rd - via:
We've gotten several requests for an ADD ON option that allows backers to choose which of the previous Tezuka titles they'd like to add to their Alabaster Kickstarter contribution. Here's what you've been waiting for! In addition to the current ADD... (Read More)

Find this campaign across the web!

February 23rd - via:
Check out the recent articles about our Alabaster campaign! If you would like to interview us for your audience, please feel free to drop us a line. This campaign ends at 5:28 PM PT on February 27, and we need to get the word out. "Digital Manga... (Read More)

Backer Spotlight: International backers represent!

February 19th - via:
"Well, it has been said that in the end, you don't regret the things you did, but rather the things you didn't do. I rather die a bit poorer but with the Tezuka works in my collection!" ---Stephanie Lindström, international Alabaster backer We know... (Read More)

ADD ONs are coming to a Kickstarter near you!

February 17th - via:
ADD ONs are coming to our Alabaster Kickstarter campaign, starting right now! Read below for bonus ADD ONs in two parts: our Tezuka Bundle Digital AND Digital Companions. Remember, either of these two parts (or both! see below) may be added to ANY... (Read More)

Three BRAND NEW tiers just for you!

February 17th - via:
By popular demand, we've added three BRAND NEW tiers full of Tezuka goodness! Please check them out and share with anyone you think may be interested. Thank you all so much ^_^ Digital Companions GALORE ~ $60Pledge $60 for Alabaster vol.1-2 DIGITAL... (Read More)

‘Infamous’ tier dedication page mock up is here!

February 11th - via:
When you become 'Infamous' by pledging $600+, you get an entire page in either vol.1 or vol.2 of Alabaster to yourself. Limited to four (4) pages in each volume---eight (8) pages total---this is your chance to have your selfie drawn by hand and... (Read More)

Backer Spotlight: Our very first backer!

February 9th - via:
“What could be better than supporting a gripping title from a true master with minimal risk?!” —Daniel Taylor, Alabaster Kickstarter campaign backer What would we do without the strong support of Osamu Tezuka fans? It’s always great to see... (Read More)

Our most surprising tier: F-Laser!

February 4th - via:
Limited to only 30, our "F-Laser" backer tier runs for $110+ and includes two grab bag items on top of all the great stuff we've packed into the "I See You!" tier in our Kickstarter campaign to publish Alabaster vol.1-2 in English. This special grab... (Read More)

What's a 'digital companion'?

February 2nd - via:
One of our backers asked in the campaign's first days, "What is a 'digital companion', anyway? What's in it that makes it more expensive than the two digital volumes [of Alabaster] alone?" What a great question! Since we've had several Kickstarter... (Read More)

Kickstarter Staff Pick on its first day!

January 29th - via:
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us so far! We really appreciate all the great comments and suggestions you've given us. On the campaign's very first day, someone at Kickstarter chose it as a Staff Pick! (We don't know who that person... (Read More)

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