Let’s Kickstart This! The Crater English Translation by Osamu Tezuka

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This is a piece of history right here.

Kansai Club Publishing as put up an ambitious, historic Kickstarter as they aim to produce a limited edition English translation of manga legend Osamu Tezuka’s The Crater. Never before translated in English, this is a chance to own a piece of manga history.

With royalties paid to Tezuka Productions to make this a reality, this is the real deal. The book you get? A nice hardcover edition, limited to 2,000 books.

Here is a excerpt straight from the Kickstarter page about the project:

We would like to bring the joy of owning one of Osamu Tezuka’s most charming and powerful collections of short stories to American Tezuka aficionados. Of the numerous short story collections created by the late and great “Godfather of Japanese Comics,” “The Crater” stands out as the perfect blend of mystery, suspense, horror, fantasy and comedy. This is the first time that one of Tezuka-sensei’s short story collections will be published in English.

This is a no brainer for me: Tezuka is a legend in the industry, and his works have stood the test of time. Check out the project at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kansaiclub/limited-edition-translation-of-osamu-tezukas-the-c

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