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Sherlock Holmes inspired anime seeks Kickstarter funding

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A new Sherlock is on the case, but you can call her Skylar. Steve Ahn, director of Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender, has a whole new project on the go called Blossom Detective Holmes, the story of two young detectives with selfie teleportation powers and a nose for mysteries. Literally – Sherlock’s super sense of smell […]

Little Witch Academia’s Japanese home releases including English subtitles

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While Little Witch Academia will be coming to Netflix soon after the full series has aired in Japan, if you want to watch or own the show a little earlier, there’s some good news for those of us outside Japan. It’s been announced that the Japanese Blu-ray and DVD releases of Yoh Yoshinari’s anime will all include the […]

News: Card game Astro Boy: Edge of Time reimagines Osamu Tezuka’s classic characters

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In a new project supervised by “God of Manga” Osamu Tezuka’s son, Makoto Tezuka, Active Gaming Media’s Project Atom have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a digital collectible card game inspired by Tezuka’s works. Astro Boy: Edge of Time, previously teased with a countdown website, is seeking to raise $50,000 by September 21st, and will feature […]

News: Kickstarter to publish full run of Kimagure Orange Road manga ends

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Digital Manga Inc.’s Kickstarter campaign to fund an English digital edition of the Kimagure Orange Road manga ended yesterday, having raised a total of $154,097 from 938 backers. It overachieved by tens of thousands on the stretch goals put in place to publish all six 3-in-1 omnibus volumes, after their initial target of $34,900 was reached. The final volume’s marker stood […]

News: Kimagure Orange Road digital manga Kickstarter reaches initial funding goal

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Yesterday evening, the Kickstarter campaign set up by Digital Manga Inc. to publish the 1984-87 manga Kimagure Orange Road reached its goal of $34,900. This funding milestone will allow the company to release an English digital edition of the first 3-in-1 omnibus volume, and the remaining five have been set as stretch goals to be […]

News: Lone Wolf and Cub creator Kazuo Koike is working on a new manga

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The creator of Lone Wolf and Cub, Samurai Executioner and Crying Freeman, Kazuo Koike, took part in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session on Thursday in which he revealed some great news for his readers. He said that he is “working hard on the production of a new manga” to also be adapted into a […]

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News: Azumanga Daioh director launches Kickstarter for underground idol project Chika*Chika Idol

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Director Hiroshi Nishikiori of Azumanga Daioh and A Certain Magical Index, and producer Yasutake Honjo at the new anime production studio Symphonium! Born have launched the Kickstarter aiming to fund the new idol anime short Chika*Chika Idol, which they announced the concept for last October. The project hopes to raise $130,000 by March 23rd to help […]

News: Queer Japan Project launches Kickstarter to explore manga and Japanese artists

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The Queer Japan Project wants to spotlight people living in Japan who don’t conform to sexual or gender norms within their society, so it has launched a Kickstarter to raise funds for a documentary led by director Graham Kolbeins, and co-writer Anne Ishii who also wrote Fantagraphics Books’ Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men […]