Digital Manga to Publish Osamu Tezuka’s Barbara! UPDATED

The US manga publisher and distributor Digital Manga Inc. is doing a try at releasing a never-before-published product in the States that is to be sponsored by the fans. Osamu Tezuka’s Barbara is a touching classic story that will leave everyone in awe.

“Put simply, Barbara is the story of a man caught between artistic decadence and madness.”

Osamu Tezuka

YOU can help Digital Manga Inc. to publish a very loved classic manga product that will stay in your mind forever. Osamu Tezuka’s Barbara (as well as most of his eternal works) is the latest attempt of this North American company to let to-niche-concentrated and/or especially old Japanese comics int the current day society. The story, as with all of the author’s ones, has a high historical and artistic value and should be translated in every language there is (my personal opinion). The problem is that sponsorship for such projects are hard to find, hence, the prospective publisher is asking the fans for help.

You can be one of the ‘backers’ of the project and be able to have a copy of the paperback edition or help yourself into various other items.

If the target total of $6,500 is reached by the deadline (February 12, 2012), production of Barbara will move forward. (…) If this campaign succeeds, we will translate and produce this 430+ page book in paperback in a large size:  5 7/8″ x 8 1/4″, the same size as our previous Tezuka release, Swallowing the Earth. <Digital Manga>

Help Barbara be Published in the USA by going and participating – go to Kickstarter now!

Is this great news or not-so-great? What do you think? Comment below.



UPDATE: The Manga Has Reached Its Goal! The USD 6,500 Have Been Collected! Congrats to All Who Will Enjoy This Manga!

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Never actually heard of it… Guess it’s girly stuff.




Barbara is one of the strongest and weirdest drama out there… You have to be brave releasing it internationally.


I am sorry, I mean ok – it’s a nice initiative, but fans sponsor publications anyway. We buy them, don’t we? Now we have to pay all expenses AND buy the manga/book? Isn’t it a bit far fetched to call yourself a publisher, then?!

Sorry for the rant. It’s just what I think.