Octas, Inc. revealed on Tuesday that the Gurihiru illustrator duo (Marvel ComicsThe Unbelievable Gwenpool, Power Pack comic sequence, Avatar: The Last Airbender comic sequence, Spacebug anime) and Samuel Sattin (co-writer of Crunchyroll Essential Anime: Fan Favorites, Memorable Masterpieces) will launch a Kickstarter advertising and marketing marketing campaign for a model new 162-page manga titled Unico: Awakening (Unico: Mezame no Ohanashi), based totally on Osamu Tezuka‘s Unico manga. The advertising and marketing marketing campaign prelaunch page is now keep, and the enterprise will launch later this spring.

Kickstarter backer rewards embody 16 x 24 collectible prints by Akira Himekawa (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess), Kamome Shirahama (Witch Hat Atelier), Junko Mizuno, Soo Lee, Katie Longua, Peach Momoko, tokitotokoro, and Tomm Moore.

The story of Unico amenities on a unicorn who has an affect to help those who love him. The titular character travels through time and to fully completely different nations to make new buddies.

Tezuka first launched the manga in Sanrio‘s Ririka journal in 1976.

Digital Manga funded the English-language launch by way of Kickstarter in 2012 after which crowdfunded a reprint in 2015.

The manga impressed the The Fantastic Adventures of Unico and Unico throughout the Island of Magic anime motion pictures. Toshio Hirata directed The Fantastic Adventures of Unico (1981), whereas Moribi Murano directed Unico throughout the Island of Magic (1983).

Crunchyroll is streaming every motion pictures.

Both motion pictures appeared with an English dub on residence video and on cable television throughout the United States throughout the Eighties, nevertheless the video tape variations are prolonged out of print. New Galaxy Anime licensed the two choices as its first two titles in 2007, nevertheless the agency certainly not launched an exact product. Discotek Media then licensed every motion pictures and launched every motion pictures on DVD in 2012, and as soon as extra on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2014. Discotek‘s launch featured the English dub along with the distinctive Japanese audio with English subtitles.

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