Anime News Network is reporting that Kansai Club Publishing, a new North American publishing company, will be releasing Osamu Tezuka’s The Crater manga. This will be the first time that this manga will be published in English.
Kansai Club will only be publishing 2,000 copies in a large hardcover format. The report also says that the publisher will not be releasing the book through physical or online retailers. Instead, Kansai Club will launch a Kickstarter campaign to take pre-orders for the book, and that any copies not sold through Kickstarter will be sold at the company’s booth at Florida’s Supercon convention on July 5, 2013. The Kickstarter campaign will also include exclusive extras and will allow for international shipping.