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Digital Manga, Tezuka Pro Team Up to Release Entire Tezuka Library in N. America

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Companies plan to publish titles digitally with possibility of print publication via Kickstarter

North American manga publisher Digital Manga Inc. announced at Anime Expo on Thursday that it is teaming up with Tezuka Production to bring the entire library of Osamu Tezuka's manga to North American audiences. Digital Manga could not confirm any specific licenses at this time, but noted it is serving as the primary manga distributor for Tezuka's work. The company plans to release the titles primarily in digital format, but added there is a possibility of releasing titles in print via Kickstarter.

Digital Manga Inc. confirmed with ANN that for titles that have been published by other publishers in English, those titles will be excluded for print licenses by Digital Manga, but Digital Manga is in talks to release those series digitally.

Digital Manga has already published, or plans to publish Tezuka's Swallowing the Earth, Barbara, Triton of the Sea, Atomcat, and Unico manga through Kickstarter campaigns.

Update: Additionally, Digital Manga announced on Thursday that the Yaoi Con convention will be held in fall 2014 in San Francisco.

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