We want to publish god of manga Osamu Tezuka’s Clockwork Apple (Tokei-Jikake no Ringo), an anthology compiling 8 short stories of speculative fiction.
When we reach $18,200, we’ll be able to make Brave Dan available in print for the FIRST TIME EVER. We’re on the way to making this happen RIGHT NOW.
When we reach $22,900, we’ll be able to reprint the Tezuka classic Barbara for fans who were unable to pick up a copy from the first printing! If and when this happens, we’ll let you know how to add on to your order a print copy of Barbara!
ALSO, we’ll have freebies for every backer; MORE INFORMATION ONCE THIS GOAL IS UNLOCKED.
You can read more about the campaign on the official Kickstarter page.
About Clockwork Apple
Written as the New Wave of science fiction emerged, Clockwork Apple delves into the psyche of humans and the consequences of their actions, much to their demise. From Japan to Germany to space, the characters of each story must face their foes, whether it be plant aliens, robbers, political intrigue, selfish humans, or themselves. If you’re a fan of 1970s sci-fi stories, this manga would be a great piece to add to your collection.
As a side note, this anthology does not have anything to do with the book, Clockwork Orange. Tezuka liked the vivid image that title invoked, but had never read it before he wrote his manga, though sharp readers may see how Tezuka also writes about how his characters deal with violence.
This title is often regarded as being one of the top five Osamu Tezuka titles, and I agree. Tezuka always excelled in writing stories that could potentially happen in our reality. Pretty scary.
- Hikaru Sasahara, President of Digital Manga, Inc.
New to the campaign are items specifically designed with Tezuka characters in mind such as a cabby / paper-boy hat with Rock Holmes embroidered on the back with his usual cocky grin and, for the first time ever, a 3.5”x5.5” Moleskine journal with the Clockwork Apple logo de-bossed onto the cover. Join not just the Tezuka community, but the Moleskine community as well with your ideas and sketches in this limited edition Moleskine.