Digital Manga Inc. Blog

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.

Find ‘Alabaster’ across the web!

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 Launches Kickstarter to Print Tezuka’s Alabaster” at Anime News Network
“DMP Launches New Tezuka Manga Kickstarter” at Otaku USA
“ALABASTER — Tezuka’s Lost Masterpiece?” at Anime Vice

We also sponsored this week’s episode of The Once and Future Podcast! Please head over there to listen to a great hour-long interview with Jonathan Maberry, author of the Joe Ledger series of books and the V Wars comics. Check out “O&F Podcast, Ep. 73: Jonathan Maberry” at The Once & Future Podcast now. ^_^

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February 19, 2015

Backer Spotlight: International ‘Alabaster’ backers represent!

“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 that shipping outside the United States is basically like selling an arm and a leg, and we’re very sorry! :( We do our best to keep shipping costs down, but we don’t have control over the shipping rates our carriers employ. With that in mind, we interviewed one of our international Alabaster Kickstarter supporters Stephanie to see if she could put things into perspective. As a Finnish graphic designer who loves movies, collects comics, and “reads science,” it turns out that she’s interested in just about everything! (Plus, she loves Star Wars. So do we, Stephanie; so do we.) Just like Daniel’s interview, we started with Osamu Tezuka.

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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.
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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!

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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.
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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. ^_^

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February 6, 2015

Trotting past the $30,000 milestone mark!!

Filed under: 801 Media,Akadot Retail,Digital Manga,DMP,eManga,June,Yaoi Club — admin @ 5:47 pm

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Kickstarter Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/finder-vol-1-6-restock

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

Kickstarter Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/finder-vol-1-6-restock

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