Digital Manga Inc. Blog

April 16, 2015

GOOOOOAL!

goalGuess what, guys and gals! Sometime between last night and this morning, we hit our initial goal to translate, publish, and print Clockwork Apple by Osamu Tezuka! /does happy dance/

Brave Dan

I’m excited to let you know more about our FIRST STRETCH GOAL for $18,200 to print Brave Dan in English for the FIRST TIME EVER. So, here’s the deal.

ALL of our backers who pledge ANY amount ($1+) will receive a Brave Dan colorized, high definition desktop wallpaper, which will be created specifically for this campaign! All of the backers who pledge the “Back to Basics” tier and up ($20+) will ALSO receive a Brave Dan surprise when we ship out everyone’s rewards.

You may also, of course, ADD ON either the print or digital version of Brave Dan (or both!) to your current pledge.

$20 Brave Dan PRINT (domestic shipping included; international backers please add $4)
$8 Brave Dan DIGITAL

After you’ve adjusted your pledge, please message us to let us know. We will make a note of it on our end and send you a confirmation.

We’re telling you more about this now so that you can plan your pledge, but please remember that we WILL NOT be able to provide these ADD ON items unless we reach the stretch goal of $18,200. So please spread the word so that we can print Brave Dan, too, and give you all what you’ve been waiting for!

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Stretch Goal #2

When we reach $22,900, we’ll be able to reprint the Tezuka classic Barbara for fans who were unable to pick up a copy from the first printing! If and when this happens, we’ll let you know how to add on to your order a print copy of Barbara! (You can ADD ON the digital version right now!) ALSO, we’ll have freebies for every backer; MORE INFORMATION ONCE THIS GOAL IS UNLOCKED.

April 15, 2015

Ready for ‘Clockwork Apple’ ADD ONs? We are!

We asked, and you’ve spoken! We’re now pleased to offer ADD ON items, including several Tezuka books! Remember, you’ll receive your ADD ONs in addition to your current pledge. (That’s what “ADD ON” means, after all! ^_^) You can now ADD ON any of the following to your pledge for Clockwork Apple:

SWAG
$18 Rock (Holmes) Cabby/Paperboy hat
$18 Clockwork Apple cinch bag
$25 Clockwork Apple debossed Moleskine journal

DIGITAL TITLES
$5 any one issue of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine (#1-80)
$8 Age of Adventure
$8 Crime and Punishment
$8 Mr. Cactus
$8 New Treasure Island
$8 The Castle of Dawn
$8 Atomcat
$13 Triton of the Sea vol.1
$13 Triton of the Sea vol.2
$13 Captain Ken vol.1
$13 Captain Ken vol.2
$13 Barbara
$14 Ludwig B vol.1
$14 Ludwig B vol.2
$16 Swallowing the Earth
$22 Unico

PRINT TITLES
—-domestic shipping included; international shipping add $7 for each set
$30 Captain Ken vol.1-2 set
$32 Alabaster vol.1-2 set
$35 Ludwig B vol.1-2 set

Please message us through Kickstarter with your choices after you add the total amount to your pledge, and we’ll make a note of it on our end and send you a confirmation.

April 10, 2015

Have you ‘discovered’ Clockwork Apple?

Limited to only 15, the “Discovery” backer reward tier is a kind of Tezuka blind box. It’s not completely blind, so to speak, since we’re also throwing in the great Rock It cabby hat. It’s always nice to get a surprise in the mail, but it’s even better when you know the package will contain awesome stuff! Even better, this tier clocks in at just $92. Pledge now before we run out.

Discovery Reward Tier

Only 15 available! Yes, only FIFTEEN.

The ‘blind’ part comes into play with our Black Jack trading cards and Tezuka character pins. Domestic shipping is included; international backers must add $38 to ship overseas (sorry T_T). Here’s what comes in the “Discovery” tier:

  • e-Love and campaign updates (like this one!)
  • Thank You card signed by Hikaru
  • Clockwork Apple DIGITAL
  • Clockwork Apple PRINT
  • Digital Companion
  • Your name in the book
  • Bookmarks (2 versions)
  • Poster
  • Limited edition Clockwork Apple wooden coin
  • ONE (1) randomly chosen Black Jack trading card
  • ONE (1) randomly chosen Tezuka character pin
  • Rock It cabby hat

April 7, 2015

Osamu Tezuka’s manga, Clockwork Apple, to be Crowd Funded

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(GARDENA, CA)
After multiple Kickstarter campaigns in an effort to get the god of manga, Osamu Tezuka, printed in English, Digital Manga, Inc. is at it again with their new Kickstarter title, Clockwork Apple. This Tezuka title is an anthology of speculative fiction short stories originally printed from 1968 – 1973. At about 235 pages, the book is planned for a September 2015 release date. Recommended for fans of Eerie and Creepy comics, and the TV series, The Twilight Zone.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/publish-osamu-tezukas-clockwork-apple

About Clockwork Apple

Written as the New Wave of science fiction emerged, Clockwork Apple delves into the psyche of humans and the consequences of their actions, much to their demise. From Japan to Germany to space, the characters of each story must face their foes, whether it be plant aliens, robbers, political intrigue, selfish humans, or themselves. If you’re a fan of 1970s sci-fi stories, this manga would be a great piece to add to your collection.
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February 26, 2015

WE DID IT!

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 Alabaster is worth it.

It is worth it! If you have the energy and continued support, please keep our momentum going! Tell your friends; tell your friends’ friends! There’s still time to get your copies of Alabaster and our other print titles. ^_______^
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Every $2 helps!

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 (metaphorical) shark and bring Alabaster to the English-reading world. ^_^

AND, don’t forget about our great new tiers and ADD ON options.

Update #10: Adding on individual Tezuka books
Update #7: ADD ONs are coming to a Kickstarter near you!
Update #6: Three BRAND NEW tiers just for you!

February 25, 2015

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

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 Kickstarter campaign to publish and print Alabaster, Linnea is one of a kind in the best kind of way! “Hello, my name is Linnea,” she says, “and I am a geek.” Her favorite manga-ka—aside from Osamu Tezuka, of course—are Moto Hagio, Naoki Urwasawa, Fumi Yoshinaga, and CLAMP. She loves live music and has a weakness for songs about werewolves. (Any good werewolf song suggestions you can share with us, Linnea?) As always, we jumped right in with the God of Manga himself, Osamu Tezuka.
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February 23, 2015

Adding on individual Tezuka books

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 ONs list, you can get the following:

$14 each Ludwig B vol.1-2 Digital
$13 Triton of the Sea vol.1 Digital
$13 Triton of the Sea vol.2 Digital
$13 Captain Ken vol.1 Digital
$13 Captain Ken vol.2 Digital
$16 Swallowing the Earth Digital
$13 Barbara Digital
$22 Unico Digital
$8 Atomcat Digital
$8 Brave Dan Digital
$5 Any one issue of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine

$35 for the set: Ludwig B vol.1-2 Print (FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING)
$30 for the set: Captain Ken vol.1 and vol.2 Print (FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING)
Please add $7 for each set for international shipping.

As always, please message us with your choices after you add the total amount to your pledge and we’ll make a note of it on our end and send you a confirmation.

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