Digital Manga Inc.'s Imprint, PeCChi to Crowdfund all 13 volumes as Omnibuses of Kaworu Watashiya's Kodomo no Jikan

Gardena, CA (May 26, 2016)

Digital Manga Inc. (DMI), a manga publisher that produces manga of various genres, including yaoi and hentai, launches their next manga crowdfunding campaign to publish Kaworu Watashiya's Kodomo no Jikan. The campaign aims to publish all 13-volumes and a single volume manga as omnibuses to the market. This series compiles the chapters previously released in Comic High!'s Action Comics magazine from 2005-2013 by Futabasha. The campaign has a launch goal of $157,000 to publish all 13-volumes as 5-omnibuses. The Kickstarter has now launched in May and will run for 40 days.

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Print Specifications

• Imprint: PeCChi
• Size: A5 (5.8" x 8.3")
• Format: Right-to-Left (Traditional Japanese Manga style)
• Paper stock: Standard Manga Paper
• Pages: Approx. 528 (v. 1-3), 352 (v. 4-5), 176 (Houkago)
• Softcover, Paperback, Perfect Bound
• Genres: Ecchi / Comedy / Drama
• Release Date: October 2017
• Added Features: French Flap

MSRP Details

• Omnibus volume 1 (v. 1-3 collected), Price: $25.95
• Omnibus volume 2 (v. 4-6 collected), Price: $25.95
• Omnibus volume 3 (v. 7-9 collected), Price: $25.95
• Omnibus volume 4 (v. 10-11 collected), Price: $21.95
• Omnibus volume 5 (v. 12-13 collected), Price: $21.95
• Houkago, Price: $15.95

Newly hired Aoki Daisuke becomes a teacher to a 3rd grade class after the previous quits. He thought teaching was going to be a breeze until he meets troublemaker Rin Kokonoe. Rin wreaks havoc on Daisuke's job by attempting to seduce him. Due to Rin's odd behavior, Daisuke decides to make a visit to her caretaker. Little does he know, Rin has a traumatic past hidden away behind her innocent face.

Kodomo no Jikan is a school life comedy by day, and a psychological drama by night. As Daisuke attempts to remedy the complex challenges his students face outside of school grounds, the reader is forced to ask oneself, is Rin really just an innocent child? Or was Daisuke the innocent one after all?

The first 3 omnibuses will be approximately 528 pages and the last 2 omnibuses are 352 pages. The single-volume tankouban titled, "Houkago" is approximately 176 pages. The initial goal will fund the publication with very basic print specifications. The stretch goals after the initial goal, will be print enhancements such as denser paper stock and even a switch to hard-cover. There will also be limited edition items for pledges that are exclusive to Kickstarter such as rubber straps featuring the girls from Kodomo no Jikan, posters, tote bags, and a clear file. The planned release date is slated for October 2017 for backers.

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About Futabasha
Established in 1948. Futabasha is a Japanese publishing company headquartered in Higashigokenchō, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. They publish various genres mainly Seinen magazines. Their magazine publications include Action Pizazz, Comic High!, Men's YOUNG, Jour Suteki na Shufu tachi, and Manga Action.

About Digital Manga Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA, Digital Manga Inc. is one of the industry's most unconventional and innovative companies, specializing in building corporate and cultural bridges from Japan to the West - specifically through the licensing, importation, and preparation of anime (Japanese animation), manga (Japanese comic books) and related merchandise for North America's mainstream and niche markets. In this capacity, DMI serves as a catalyst for the spread of Japanese pop culture institutions into the global arena. The company's imprint lines include DMP (its mainstream imprint), DMP Platinum (its classic manga imprint), JUNÉ (its boys love imprint), 801 MEDIA (its adult boys love imprint), Doki-Doki (its exclusive co-publishing imprint with Shinshokan Publishing), DH/DMP (a co-publishing venture with Dark Horse Comics, Project H (its Adult Hentai manga imprint), DMG (a new forefront for its digital distribution initiative), and their newborn addition PeCChi (it's seinen ecchi manga imprint).

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