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Last month, we shared some exclusive reward prints that are being used as special rewards for the UNICO: AWAKENING campaign, which aims to crowdfund a reimagined manga based on Osamu Tezuka’s classic character. The campaign went live this week, and it managed to pull in enough funds to hit its goal less than 24 hours after it started.


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At the time of this writing, the Kickstarter for the manga by Gurihiru and Samuel Sattin is sitting at over $63,000 of its initial $50,000 goal, with 581 backers and 29 days to go.



Crunchyroll streams both The Fantastic Adventures of Unico (1979) and Unico In the Island of Magic (1983) films available in sub and dub, and describes The Fantastic Adventures of Unico as such:


Unico the Unicorn has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. Whether it’s because of his personality or the powers of his horn, no one knows. However, the gods become jealous of Unico, thinking that only they should be able to decide or allow people to be happy. Unico is banished to the Hill of Oblivion, and the West Wind is ordered to take him there. She can’t stand giving this fate to Unico, so Unico’s adventures begin, as the West Wind takes him from one place and time to the next, in a never-ending journey to escape the wrath of the gods.


Source: Kickstarter




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine and the Editor-in-Chief of Sci Fi Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.