Scholastic absolutely dominates when it comes to book sales to the younger market and the numbers creators can do there are pretty fantastic. The group has an imprint for graphic novels called Graphix and they’re now making the move into manga with Unico: Awakening, a new adaptation of the original Osamu Tezuka work. It’ll be adapted by Samuel Sattin with Gurihiru doing the artwork for it in conjunction with Tezuka Productions.
The four-volume series will be in full-color and read left to right with plans for an August 6th, 2024 release. The project was started as a Kickstarter last year and met its goal within 24 hours.
Property concept: Unico the Unicorn has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. Whether it’s because of his personality or the powers of his horn, no one knows. However, the gods become jealous of Unico, thinking that only they should be able to decide or allow people to be happy. Unico is banished to the Hill of Oblivion, and the West Wind is ordered to take him there. She can’t stand giving this fate to Unico, so Unico’s adventures begin, as the West Wind takes him from one place and time to the next, in a neverending journey to escape the wrath of the gods.