Digital Manga's Tezuka Kickstarter Fails to Meet US$380,000 Goal
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
North American publisher Digital Manga's Kickstarter campaign to publish Osamu Tezuka's 13-volume The Three-eyed One and seven-volume Rainbow Parakeet manga failed to meet its US$380,000 goal on Thursday. The company raised US$26,971, or approximately 7% of its total.
The campaign had additional stretch goals to publish Wonder Three, Alabaster, Vampires, and Birdman Anthology manga. If funded, Digital Manga would have released all of six of the series in their entirety next July.
Digital Manga successfully funded a print edition of Tezuka's Captain Ken manga in June. Digital Manga also used Kickstarter to raise funds to reprint Tezuka's Barbara and Swallowing the Earth manga. The English release of Barbara was nominated for an Eisner last year.