Kickstarter Launched by Manga Reborn Website
Manga Reborn, a site that allows users to legally read manga digitally on the internet (sort of like Cruchyroll for manga), has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to help fund the translations of 10 manga into English and distribute them on the site. The manga in question are as follows(shamelessly copied and pasted because I hate writing lists) :
- Shuho Sato’s New Give My Regards to Black Jack (Shin Black Jack ni Yoroshiku) manga. 70 chapters.
- Shinji Hiramatsu’s Black Angels manga. 158 chapters.
- Kiyoshi Haraguchi’s Shagara manga. 43 chapters.
- Ikki Matsuda’s Dokkouren manga. 182 chapters.
- Ken Yagami’s Hisoka Returns! manga. 61 chapters.
- Akira Mochizuki’s Low Teen Blues manga. Nine chapters.
- Tsuguo Okazaki’s Metal Black manga. 15 chapters.
- Katsumi Nakagawa’s The Raving Warrior: Suima-kun (Dotō no Saikyō Senshi Suima-kun) manga. 22 chapters.
- Kyoko Kamishiro’s Someone Comes to Kill Me (Dareka ga Koroshi ni Yattekuru) manga. Six chapters.
- Akira Himekawa’s Hiuri manga. 25 chapters.
With a funding goal of $6,000 by November 3, I think this is a goal that is very easily reachable with a little bit of help. As of this writing, the campaign had raised $1193. Pledge levels have a wide range, from $1 to $2500, and rewards include digital copies of the manga, having a say in the next translation project, original art, and more.
Manga Reborn launched earlier this year and hosts ~500 manga, with ~100 translated into English. The site has stated that it will be using the funds “to find and recruit the best localization team, contact authors, license new manga, and turn this manga into digital content.”