Digital Manga Reaches Funding Goal for Unico Manga

posted on by Egan Loo
US$20,500 pledged in 5 days to Digital Manga to publish Osamu Tezuka's story

North American publisher Digital Manga reached its goal of raising US$20,500 in pledges for an English-language printing of Osamu Tezuka's Unico manga on Tuesday. Digital Manga had just starting accepting pledges on the Kickstarter website on Thursday.

The manga centers on a unicorn who has the magical power to help those who love him. The titular character travels through time and to different countries to make new friends. The manga inspired a number of anime adaptations, including two films that Discotek Media released in North America last month.

Digital Manga had said that it will release the manga in a single, full-color volume if it receives US$20,500 in pledges by July 21. Those who pledge to provide funding money will receive bonus extras, including six free issues of Astro Boy Magazine for a US$5 pledge, or the six Astro Boy Magazine issues plus a copy of Unico for a US$35 pledge.

Digital Manga previously funded a release of Tezuka's Barbara manga through Kickstarter in January. It also used Kickstarter to reprint Tezuka's Swallowing the Earth manga last year.

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