Publisher eigoMANGA’s Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its release of Enka Sugihara’s First Squad – The Moment Of Truth manga has reached its US$3,000 goal. As of this writing, the campaign has raised US$3,053 from 51 backers.
The publisher launched the Kickstarter campaign to cover the cost of printing and shipping the release to retailers. The publisher will use funds raised in the campaign to print and ship the manga, create and ship Kickstarter rewards, and cover Kickstarter fees. Funds raised beyond the goal will go toward future First Squad publications. Backer rewards include physical and digital copies of the manga, a commemorative coin, a poster, stickers, bookmarks, and a name listed in the credits. The campaign will end on August 2, 2020.
The manga is scheduled to be released in October 2020. The publisher explained on the campaign’s crowdfunding page that the book is complete, retailers have placed purchase orders, and early copies have already shipped. EigoMANGA is crowdfunding the release to ensure that it “can fulfill the purchase orders and supply books to bookstores.”
EigoMANGA announced the English release of Sugihara’s First Squad – The Moment Of Truth manga in March 2019 with an initial release window of Fall 2019.