Wanting to localize doujin works by LINDA, publishing companies PUSH! and MiKandi Japan are seeking funding for the project on Kickstarter.
UPDATE 5/15/2019: The crowdfunding campaign has been suspended by Kickstarter. The website hasn't provided any details for the cause. The campaign's organizer Push Publication is currently seeking further details, as stated in the comments section:
The project is suspended for reason that we do not understand. We are currently seeking clarification from Kickstarter on this matter. We will be releasing official statement soon. Please stay tuned.
LINDA is a mangaka creating mainly netorare doujinshi. Having been interested in art since high school, He first began publishing in 1998 for the Shobunkan. His focus is on more mature, well-endowed and often married women engaging in adultery and frivolous living. Among others, his works appeared in Weekly Manga Goraku, Gorakuten, Penguin Club, Pizazz DX, and Young Animal Arashi. One of his works, Tsuma ga Onsen de Circle Nakama no Nikubenki ni Natta no Desu ga…, even received an anime adaptation.
MiKandi Japan, which translates and publishes Japanese games and mangas, together with PUSH!, who more often publish their own eroge work, have decided to join forces in bringing LINDA’s works to the western audiences. Their efforts will include translating all of LINDA’s library into English and distributing it in digital and physical formats, as well as funding the production of a completely new doujin, titled White Secret.
The cost of the project was estimated at $40,000. In order to gather those funds the publishers decided to host a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, which begins with a direct message from the artist themselves:
"Hello, everyone! I am the mangaka, LINDA. I am very happy and honored to have been able to collaborate with PUSH! and Mikandi Japan on this project. I have, for about 20 years, mainly drawn adult manga in Japan for publications such as Kairakuten, Penguin Klub, Young Animal Arashi, and Weekly Manga Goraku. I have simultaneously been active in many doujin circles as well. Every year I have released several doujinshi at Comiket.
My works are based on my own interests: "Netorare" or "NTR"-type works. NTR refers to the pain of the shock and yet simultaneous sexual desire aroused in a married man when his wife engages in sexual relations with another man. This fetish is appreciated by people all around the world, and it is a great joy for me to be able to share my enjoyment of it with others. Going forward, I hope to express the charms of NTR in many different forms.
This project is a compilation of the original doujin works I have made. It has been targeted for overseas readers, revised and improved, and most importantly, translated into English. My newest work "White Secret", which is currently being drawn, will also be included! Most of these works are being translated into English for the first time ever. Please take this opportunity to enjoy my works! ^^ Let's spread some love for NTR!"
You can read more about the project and support it directly on Kickstarter. Donating $10 or more will grant you access to a digital doujin of your choice while donating $15 or more allows you to pick a paperback copy.
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