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Kimagure Orange Road Kickstarter Breaks 3rd Stretch Goal


Another classic’s tearing up the Kickstarter charts!

Earlier today, Digital Manga’s Kimagure Orange Road Kickstarter broke its third major stretch goal. The company successfully raised over $89,900 to produce the fourth 3-in-1 omnibus volume of the series. With the milestone, Digital manga announced that they will publish volumes 5 & 6, which will be offered as add-ons for existing backers.

Kimagure Orange Road Kickstarter - Omnibus Package Advert

In addition, Digital Manga added three reward tiers to the campaign:

  • $85: e-thank you, desktop Wallpaper, Omnibus Volumes 1 – 6 in Digital format
  • $170: e-thank you, desktop Wallpaper, Thank you card from the president of DMI, Omnibus Volumes 1 – 6 in Print format
  • $250: e-thank you, desktop Wallpaper, Thank you card from the president of DMI, Omnibus Volumes 1 – 6 in Print and Digital formats
    (Digital Add-ons NOT offered for this tier.)

Kimagure Orange Road Visual 001 - 20160405As of press time, the campaign stands at $91,341 across 650 backers, with an average contribution of $140.52 per backer. Other 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 (Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the tip!)

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