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February 17, 2015

ADD ONs are coming to a Kickstarter near you!

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 existing tier reward.

Three BRAND NEW ‘Alabaster’ tiers just for you!

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!


February 12, 2015

‘Infamous’ tier dedication page mock up is here!

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 included in history in the making! Here’s our first sample mock up, created by Mike Dake, a fabulous artist who is currently working on a top-secret project for Magnetic Press.

Remember, this is only a sample! After the campaign succeeds (we’re knocking on wood and crossing our fingers!), we will contact backers at this level to ask for a photograph of themselves or the person (or animal, if you just love your pet rabbit or something) who will be featured. Plus, you may add your own “crime” to the the image, and you’ll receive the original art with your other items.

February 9, 2015

Backer Spotlight: Our very first ‘Alabaster’ backer!

“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 enthusiastic backers who are as excited as we are to bring this great artist’s work to the United States and the English-speaking world. One very enthusiastic backer, Daniel from the Cincinnati metropolitan area, snagged the honor of being the very first to support our Alabaster campaign. As a fifteen-years-and-counting manga and anime fan, Daniel looks for over-the-top storylines and strong female protagonists. His favorite non-Tezuka series include (but are not limited to!) Revolutionary Girl Utena, Yakitate!! Ja-pan, and With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child. We asked Daniel a few questions to get to know him better, and we hope his answers will inspire you to tell your friends about this great campaign so they can support Tezuka’s work, too. ^_^


February 6, 2015

Trotting past the $30,000 milestone mark!!

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Trotting past the $30,000 milestone mark!! o(*゚▽゚*)o

Again, super thanks to everyone who’ve pledged and helped support thus far! Officially at $31,458 and at 69% funded with 9 days to go! We’re counting down the single digit days!! I especially love the “69%” funded part, it’s like #yaoi69 fate? Come on guys, we can totally make this happen, less than $15,000 to go and we’ll be 100% funded in no time! ^__^

Also! Please help spread the word around if you can. We haven’t gotten many backers lately and it’s just been our devoted backers generously increasing their pledges. Remember, any pledges help no matter how small so let’s get those smaller/bigger pledges in guys! :D Still hoping to get at least 300 backers by the end of this campaign!! ~

Just letting you guys know as well, anyone who wants a YaoiCon 2016 Bishounen Calender or the YaoiCon Anthology is welcome to request them as add-on. Yes, you can add them onto any reward pledge from $1 – $610. The calendar is an extra $20 and the anthology is an extra $18. Remember to message us to let us know you’re adding them on so we don’t forget to send them to you! :)

P.S. There’s still a possibility of having stretch goal #1 getting unlocked; Restocking “A Foreign Love Affair” by Ayano Yamane. Let’s do our best to make it happen! * ^ * PLUS!! I really want those Fujoshi/Fudanshi tanks!! Just saying ;D Just imagine showing those off at Yaoi-Con? It’ll be amazing. If it happens, I’m totally going to make it June’s work attire! xD

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Our most surprising ‘Alabaster’ tier: F-Laser!

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 bag tier is named after the device that causes so much trouble in both volumes of Alabaster, the laser gun that the protagonist discovers with the help of a scientist inmate who claims to have created it. Without the F-Laser, it’s pretty evident that Alabaster is a story that could’ve ended before it really began.

Because of the F-Laser’s nature, it creates some interesting-looking animals when they are put under its beam—if anything is left to see at all! In the spirit of surprise, we’re highlighting the F-Laser tier, which includes two randomly-chosen items for each backer! Of course, each backer will receive:


February 4, 2015

New Rewards Tier Added: YaoiCon 2015 Bundle – VIP Style

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New Rewards Tier Added: YaoiCon 2015 Bundle – VIP Style v(。・ω・。)♪

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Hello everyone!! :D So, we’re back again with another brand new tier! This tier is for all our lovely international backers or anyone in general who aren’t able to make it to YaoiCon 2015 but still want to experience some YaoiCon VIP treatment. We know it’s expensive to attend YaoiCon from out of state so we hope this can help bring some of the YaoiCon love to you guys instead. ^_^

Some of the must have perks in this tier includes;

  • VIP badge swag bag (Bag of goodies that comes with VIP badge. Last year’s came with a YaoiCon tumblr/shotglass/very nice fabric bag, and more!)
  • Collector’s item – YaoiCon 2015 VIP Badge (We will mail you the badge. Please remember, this badge doesn’t give you access to YaoiCon 2015, it’s just a memento)
  • Variety of YaoiCon merchandise (Mascot stickers/pens/posters/etc.)
  • ** GOH signed book (Max of 1 per pledge)** <– YOU NEED THIS! * ^ *
  • June Event VIP swag box (The “VIP” only swag box that we’re giving away during the June event!)

More perks are included so check out the update posts for more information! 

February 3, 2015

What’s a “digital companion”?

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 campaigns and we’re immersed in the lingo all the time at the office, we here at DMI sometimes forget to slow down enough to explain our recurring rewards to new backers who don’t always have the time to go back to our previous campaigns’ pages. (more…)

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