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DMP Starts Campaign to Publish Osamu Tezuka's Barbara

by Florete
Jan 18, 2012 7:01 PM | 10 Comments
According to their website, manga publisher DMP started a campaign via Kickstarter in order to be able to publish Osamu Tezuka's "Barbara" in English for the first time. In only two days, the campaign reached its goal, however it is currently still possible to back this Kickstarter and receive the bonus items.

Tezuka Productions allowed DMP to publish "Barbara" after DMP successfully reached its previous Kickstarter goal to reprint Osamu Tezuka's "Swallowing the Earth".

With Kickstarter, users pledge money to the campaign over a 30 day period. If the goal is met by the end of the 30 days, then the project is funded. By pledging different amounts, users can gain different rewards. Awards include a copy of the book when it's printed or even a package that includes the book and bonuses exclusive to Kickstarter, such as bonus art and commentary. Backers of 35 dollars or more in this Kickstarter receive a bonus pdf, with art and an essay by Helen McCarthy who wrote "The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga".

Source: Kickstarter

Related topic: DMP Starts a Bring Back Osamu Tezuka's "Swallowing the Earth" Kickstarter

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10 Comments Recent Comments had the release date set to something far out like October, then changed it to August... in September. Now, they have no stock. Grrrr.

In the mood for more Tezuka to 6-7/10, after recently reading Adolf (1/2) and Dororo. His sexist cartoony non-ending thing ALWAYS ruins his work, but the ideas - if nothing else - behind his stories are too interesting to be ignored.

Sep 14, 2012 10:05 AM by AironicallyHuman

My copy came in the other week. I enjoyed it a lot. I can't wait for Unico!

Sep 13, 2012 10:20 AM by Brand

Will probably buy if I have the opportunity.

Sep 13, 2012 9:40 AM by Alcoholicide

Finally i have my copy.

Sep 13, 2012 8:59 AM by PaninaManina

That's cool. Hope this sells really well and that they meet their goal.

Jan 19, 2012 3:13 PM by Forest-kun

good luck man

Jan 19, 2012 10:20 AM by Mr_Gutts

it's nothing short of criminal that anyone should have to put their hand out to publish the works of tezuka-sama in english - all of his works should be available everywhere, he is after all the man who helped start all this.............can't believe his genius goes largely unrecognized here in the u.s.a., although when i think about it, most people here in america still think of anime/manga as a medium for kids/teenagers (along w/our native comics).....i am however glad fans can make this happen if no one else can!

Jan 19, 2012 5:55 AM by octal9

So fans had a direct impact on making this happen?

That's really heartening to hear.

Jan 18, 2012 7:51 PM by StreetFighter

Yes, this is very exciting news! I hope they keep it up!

Jan 18, 2012 7:23 PM by Brand

wow DMP are doing a good job i hope they bring back out of print tezuka manga

Jan 18, 2012 7:20 PM by Corpse69

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