Toki no Daichi Manga Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Next Arc
posted on by Alex Mateo
Manga creator Miyuki Yama will launch a Campfire crowdfunding campaign on Friday at 8:00 p.m. JST to fund the next arc of the Toki no Daichi manga. The campaign aims to raise 12 million yen (about US$112,000) by November 29.
If the campaign is successful, Yama will begin publishing the manga's "Taibi no Denri" (Agent of Balance) arc on Art Street and the free manga service Manga Toshokan Z in spring 2020. Yama plans to release about 30 pages every other month. The campaign would fund one compiled book volume, but Yama is thinking of continuing the arc into two or three volumes.
Backer rewards include an autographed book volume, a special-edition book bundling a case and poster, and an autographed illustrated colored paper board.
The fantasy manga is set in a world years after a young adventurer vanquished the dark lord Diabolos and brought peace to the land. With Diabolos' resurrection, the boy sets out to defeat him again, but has not returned. Now his friend and fellow adventurer Kai sets out to find him and see if what he said is true. Journeying with Kai is Izayoi, a mysterious boy who can communicate with demons, and Jend, a dark elf seeking vengeance against Diabolos for the extinction of his race.
Yama launched the manga in Enix's (now Square Enix) Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine in 1996. The manga has been on hiatus since 2002, when Yama ceased working on the manga due to health issues. Square Enix published 10 compiled book volumes for the manga.
Yama launched a Campfire crowdfunding campaign for a continuation for the manga in June 2017, which earned more than double its goal of 8 million yen (about US$70,000). Yama launched the continuation of the Toki no Daichi manga on the MediBang! Manga app in October 2017, 15 years after it originally ended in 2002. The compiled book volume for the continuation shipped on April 24.