In a dazzling five days, we reached our Unico Kickstarter goal of $20,500 – the outpouring of love and support for the little unicorn was touching to see, and all of us here at Digital Manga would like to extend our most heartfelt thanks to everyone who chipped in to the Kickstarter Campaign. Whether you pledged $1 or $100+, you helped us bring one of Tezuka’s beloved children’s books to the English-speaking world!
As promised, we’ve revealed part two of the Kickstarter: a chance to license yet another children’s manga by Tezuka. While not as well-known as Unico, this title guarantees the same adorable character and the same all-ages appeal:
Tezuka fans, meet ATOM CAT! The troublesome feline pet of an Astroboy fan, one fateful day Atom Cat and his owner are hit by an alien vehicle. In order to rebuild Atom Cat, they scan his owner’s brain and find images of Astroboy – thus, Atom Cat’s body is rebuilt with Astroboy’s powers, and the kitty goes on to become earth’s tiniest hero! We’ve added plenty of new Atom Cat rewards to the Kickstarter campaign, including stickers, a digital companion, and an exclusive Atom Cat shirt, so if you’d like to snag this book on top of Unico, now’s your chance! Atom Cat will be available for retail next year as an A5 trade paperback for $12.95, and clocks in at about 200 pages of adorable manga.