Octas, Inc. introduced on Monday that the Gurihiru illustrator duo (Marvel ComicsThe Unbelievable Gwenpool, Power Pack comedian collection, Avatar: The Last Airbender comedian collection, Spacebug anime) and Samuel Sattin (co-writer of Crunchyroll Essential Anime: Fan Favorites, Memorable Masterpieces) have launched their Kickstarter marketing campaign for a brand new 162-page manga titled Unico: Awakening (Unico: Mezame no Ohanashi), based mostly on Osamu Tezuka‘s Unico manga. As of press time, the campaign has raised US$27,340 of its US$50,000 purpose.

If the venture is funded, the guide shall be obtainable in English and Japanese. The marketing campaign will run till June 2.

The new manga is impressed by Tezuka’s unique “The Cat on the Broomstick'” storyline. The marketing campaign describes the story:

In this re-imagining, Unico befriends a stray cat named Chloe, and the 2 new pals help an previous girl who Chloe errors for a witch. When Chloe realizes Unico can do precise magic, she begs him to show her right into a human for just a few moments of every day. Unico agrees – as long as Chloe does not lose contact along with her feline id. When a harmful man and the Goddess Venus got down to destroy Unico, the Spirit of the West Wind should search the ends of the universe for a approach to finish Unico‘s everlasting cycle of struggling.

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 facilities on a unicorn who has an influence to assist those that love him. The titular character travels by means of time and to completely different nations to make new pals.

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

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

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

Crunchyroll is streaming each movies.

Both movies appeared with an English dub on residence video and on cable tv within the United States within the Eighties, however the video tape variations are lengthy out of print. New Galaxy Anime licensed the 2 options as its first two titles in 2007, however the firm by no means launched an precise product. Discotek Media then licensed each movies and launched each movies on DVD in 2012, and once more on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2014. Discotek‘s launch featured the English dub in addition to the unique Japanese audio with English subtitles.

Source: Press launch