Digital Manga Inc.’s Kickstarter campaign to publish Osamu Tezuka’s Wonder 3 (Wonder Three) manga failed to meet its US$46,500 goal. The campaign raised US$39,172, or 84.24% of its goal. The campaign had an additional stretch goal to publish Tezuka’s The Film Lives On manga.
Digital Manga’s Kickstarter campaign to publish Tezuka’s 13-volume The Three-eyed One manga and seven-volume Rainbow Parakeet manga failed to meet its US$380,000 goal in 2014. Wonder Three was originally included as a stretch goal in that campaign. Digital Manga president Hikaru Sasahara said that he originally wanted to use Kickstarter to fund 50-70 books a year, but has switched to a goal of 20-30 volumes in order to lower the cost of publishing including licensing fees, advanced royalties, labor, and other expenses. He added at the time that he would like to launch a new campaign for one to five books almost every month, with a week or two in between each campaign.