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Digital Manga Reaches Funding Goal for Tezuka's Triton

posted on by Egan Loo
Triton of the Sea adventure is latest Osamu Tezuka manga in Kickstarter effort

North American publisher Digital Manga raised US$47,000 in pledges, and reached its "stretch goal" for printing Osamu Tezuka's Triton of the Sea adventure manga (along with two other Tezuka titles) on Saturday.

Triton of the Sea (Umi no Triton) originally ran the Sankei Shimbun paper from 1969 to 1971. Digital Manga describes the story:

It's the story of Triton, a boy living in modern Japan who discovers he is the last survivor of the destruction of Atlantis by the god Poseidon. With his dolphin comrades by his side once again, he goes on a quest to avenge his family and, more importantly, begin to understand where he came from.

Digital Manga plans to release the series in two volumes in June 2013 and August 2013 for US$19.95 each. The publisher posted a preview of the first pages.

Digital Manga originally started accepting pledges on the Kickstarter website on June 21 to publish Tezuka's Unico manga. Once it reached Unico's pledge goal of US$20,500 on June 26, Digital Manga added Atomcat as a stretch goal at US$26,000. The publisher surpassed Atomcat's stretch goal on June 29 and added the new stretch goal for Triton.

Digital Manga plans to release the Unico manga in a single, full-color volume, and it plans to release Atomcat in a single paperback volume.

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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