UNICO: AWAKENING manga by Gurihiru & Samuel Sattin

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Latest Updates from Our Project:

UPDATE #17 - FORGING AHEAD / フォージング・アヘッド
22 days ago – Thu, May 18, 2023 at 09:05:43 AM

A word from writer Samuel Sattin

Hello Everyone, and happy almost-summer!

Here at UNICO: AWAKENING headquarters, we’re already feeling the heat. We’re so grateful for your patience as we charge ever onward on finishing the manga. There is so much goodness and excitement ahead; stay tuned as the updates become more frequent, and more information is available.

In the meantime, here are some spoiler-free preview snippets below. As with before, we’d like to request that you don’t share these images with the outside world.

Again we want to iterate that, as we finish the book, we’d all like to thank you for your patience. As this is our first Kickstarter, and this project means the world to us, we’re dedicated to ensuring that we deliver an exquisite product that lives up to ours (and yours) standards.

In the meantime, it’s no secret that I also enjoy promoting other Kickstarter campaigns. For today, I’d recommend hopping on the pre-launch page for Love Like the Falling Petals by Keisuke Uyama. Here’s a little more info:

The Japanese bestselling novel Love Like the Falling PetalsbyKeisuke Uyama is finally coming to America. First published by Shueisha in 2017, the page-turning romance captivated a nation with its exploration of the beauty and pain of young love, as two souls are brought together by fate, only to be torn apart by circumstance. The novel became a runaway bestseller in Japan and also inspired a popular, live-action Netflix movie of the same name in 2022, directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa, written by Tomoko Yoshida, and starring Kento Nakajima and Honoka Matsumoto. Now Media Do International and Clover Press are partnering together with publisher Shueisha for a Kickstarter campaign for the first-ever English publication of the book. With a charming translation by Terry Gallagher, a cover by artist Heikala, and variant covers by LAL!ROLE and Cheseely, this beautifully written and emotionally charged novel is primed to connect with a new international audience. The campaign pre-launch page now live on Kickstarter.

All my best, and my sincere thank you for backing this amazing campaign.

Samuel Sattin

ライターSamuel Sattinから一言


ここUNICO: AWAKENINGの本社は、すでに暑さを感じています。皆様のおかげで、漫画の完成に向け、邁進しております。この先も、いいこと、楽しいことがたくさんあります。







2 months ago – Mon, Apr 10, 2023 at 02:04:31 PM

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8 months ago – Wed, Oct 19, 2022 at 08:01:20 PM

A word from writer Samuel Sattin

Hello Everyone!

I hope you've all been enjoying a nice autumn season!

I'm writing with yet another update on the state of things at UNICO: AWAKENING headquarters. Things are still progressing along nicely on the completion of the manga. We will have art to share with you soon, and are still expecting to make our initial goal of May, 2023, for sending out the book.

As for shipping, since we are looking to fulfill the campaign in early summer, we will have prices set after the new year, when we can obtain them accurately. Thank you for all of your patience as we make headway.

A fun bit of news in the meantime; have a look at the completed enamel pins, fit with card backing. They look amazing, and we can’t wait to get them in your hands.

Additionally, you may want to have a look at this fascinating new Kickstarter: ROOM SERVICE

Here's some info to check out at your convenience: 

Three acclaimed comic book creators —  writer James Tynion IV, writer and director PK Colinet, and artist Elsa Charretier — are collaborating to make something truly unexpected: a dark, strange, and provocative live-action short horror film titled “Room Service,” which they are funding on Kickstarter. Tynion IV, the Eisner award-winning writer of unforgettable and unflinching horror comics like The Nice House on the Lake and Something is Killing the Children, has written the film’s screenplay. Charretier, who has co-created acclaimed comics with the likes of Tom King (Love Everlasting) and Matt Fraction (November), has illustrated the film’s storyboards. Colinet, who has critically acclaimed comics, including Superfreaks and Star Wars: Adventures, and the award-winning comic The Infinite Loop, will direct. Skulldigger artist Tonči Zonjić, who worked as a concept artist on Star Wars, has designed the mask for the mask’s mysterious character known only as the Caretaker.

The ambitious “Room Service” crowdfunding project includes a beautiful artbook that will document the film’s creation, a poster by artist Martin Simmonds (Tynion’s collaborator on The Department of Truth), a Kickstarter exclusive poster by Charretier, a stand-alone prose short story by Tynion, set in the world of the film, featuring Charretier’s spot illustrations, and prints by five all-star comic book creators: Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Francesco Francavilla (Night of The Ghoul), and Jim Mahfood (Grrl Scouts), and Charretier.

All my best, and my sincere thank you for backing our amazing campaign.

Samuel Sattin