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Digital Manga Successfully Kickstarts Kimagure Orange Road Manga


It’s a true classic that’s returning to life!

Kimagure Orange Road Visual 001 - 20160405

Yesterday, Digital Manga, Inc. announced that they’ve successfully reached their Kickstarter goal to localize and publish the Kimagure Orange Road manga. The company successfully raised over $34,900 to produce the first 3-in-1 omnibus volume of the series.

The remaining five volumes are currently planned as stretch goals for the campaign, with the breakdown being as follows:

  • Volume 2: US$56,900
  • Volume 3: US$74,900
  • Volume 4: US$89,900
  • Volume 5: US$105,900
  • Volume 6: US$119,900

Kimagure Orange Road Manga Volume 1 Cover - 20160405As of press time, the campaign stands at $39,348 across 426 backers, with an average contribution of $92.37 per contributor. Reward tiers include:

  • $1: Thank-You E-Mail, Digital Wallpaper
  • $15: Thank-You E-Mail, Digital Wallpaper, Digital Volume 1 Omnibus
  • $20: Thank-You E-Mail, Thank-You Card From DMI President, Digital Wallpaper, Print Volume 1 Omnibus (Limited, Sold Out)
  • $30: Thank-You E-Mail, Thank-You Card From DMI President, Digital Wallpaper, Print Volume 1 Omnibus
  • $45: Thank-You E-Mail, Thank-You Card From DMI President, Digital Wallpaper, Print Volume 1 Omnibus, Digital Volume 1 Omnibus
  • $50: Bookmark Magnets, plus all rewards at $45 Tier
  • $65: Pub Glass, plus all rewards at $50 Tier
  • $65: 4GB USB Drive, plus all rewards at $50 Tier
  • $75: Beach Towel, Sunglasses, Orange Eco Bag, plus all rewards at $50 Tier
  • $85: Wall Scroll, plus all rewards at $50 Tier
  • $105: Sticker Set, 2 Signed Reproduction Prints, Autographed Kimagure Orange Road Soundtrack, plus all rewards at $50 Tier
  • $115: Autographed Reproduction Shikishi, Autographed Kimagure Orange Road Soundtrack, plus all rewards at $50 Tier (Limited 50)
  • $115: Autographed Reproduction Shikishi, Autographed Kimagure Orange Road Soundtrack, plus all rewards at $50 Tier (Limited 50)
  • $120: Poster Set, plus all rewards at $50 Tier
  • $170: Autographed Soundtrack CD, Autographed Art Book (Emotion), plus all rewards at $50 Tier
  • $170: Autographed Soundtrack CD, Autographed Art Book (Season), plus all rewards at $50 Tier (Sold Out)
  • $170: Vampire Hunter D Lithograph, Speed Racer Hardcover Manga, plus all rewards at $50 Tier (Sold Out)
  • $170: Naruto Shippuden Cel Art, Speed Racer Hardcover Manga, plus all rewards at $50 Tier (Sold Out)
  • $170: Bleach cel art, Speed Racer Hardcover Manga, plus all rewards at $50 Tier (Limited 73)
  • $850: Thank-You E-Mail, Digital Wallpaper, Thank-You Card From DMI President, Digital Wallpaper, Print Omnibus of all achieved volumes, Digital Omnibus of all achieved volumes, Bookmark Magnets, Beach Towel, Sunglasses, Orange Eco Bag, 4GB USB Drive, Pub Glass, Wall Scroll, Autographed Soundtrack CD, Sticker Set, Poster Set, Set of 2 Signed Reproduction Prints, Set of 2 Signed Reproduction Shikishi, Signed Artbook (Emotion), 1/10 Madoka PVC Figure
  • $900: Thank-You E-Mail, Digital Wallpaper, Thank-You Card From DMI President, Digital Wallpaper, Print Omnibus of all achieved volumes, Digital Omnibus of all achieved volumes, Bookmark Magnets, Beach Towel, Sunglasses, Orange Eco Bag, 4GB USB Drive, Pub Glass, Wall Scroll, Autographed Soundtrack CD, Sticker Set, Poster Set, Set of 2 Signed Reproduction Prints, Set of 2 Signed Reproduction Shikishi, Signed Artbook (Emotion), Canvas Illustration (Limited
  • $1,450: Hand Drawn Autographed Shikishi, Plus All Rewards At $850 Tier Excluding PVC Figure
  • $1,500: Hand Drawn Autographed Sketch By Author, Plus All Rewards At $850 Tier Excluding PVC Figure

The campaign will run through May 10, at 6:00PM Eastern.

Izumi Matsumoto’s Kimagure Orange Road ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1984 through 1987. The series, which spanned 18 collected volumes, spawned a 48-episode TV series, two films, and several OVAs.

AnimEigo released the Kimagure Orange Road TV series, OVAs, and first film in the west. ADV released the second movie, Kimagure Orange Road: Summer’s Beginning.

Source: Kickstarter

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