The start of 2017 has seen us start work on a new manga, our first in collaboration with another organisation. This is a totally new venture for us, and we’re excited to take on the challenge!
We had a great success with our last Kickstarter for the complete edition Samurai Chef and we’re now excited to announce the launch of our new crowdfunding campaign on Patreon!
The Samurai Chef Volume 2 Kickstarter is now up and running. Check out the project and help us bring the second volume of the story to print this autumn.
For those that are able to back the project, there are a lot of cool rewards on offer with exclusive artwork, limited edition cover and a special colour edition of Samurai Chef Origins up for grabs.
We’d also like to give a special shout out to Dobsons for letting us film the project video in their showroom.
You’ve seen the preview, and now the books have been printed. That’s right, the Samurai Chef manga is complete and first run copies now available for order!
It was a long road and we want to say a big thank you to everyone who supported us while putting this together over the last six months.
The Samurai Chef Volume 1 will be available on the mayamada website in early April.
But you can get your copy early by getting in contact with us before that.
So…world didn’t come to a screeching halt after all.
That’s great because we’re still working away on the Samurai Chef book and it would be a shame if we never got to finish it 🙂
In our last update we saw three different pets that were to become extras in the show and this week we can reveal the completed transformations!
Firstly we have our two cats Shiro and Kuro.
And last but not least we have the goldfish Diamond.
We’re now about a month away from the artwork for the being completed. Don’t forget that we will have a 15 page preview on Christmas Day too.
On our next update we will be able to show off the Samurai Chef t-shirt design that will be going backers who selected the “Just Desserts” perk.
See you then ^_^
It’s been a while since the end of our fund raising campaign and we’re sorry for not providing an update on the progress of the project.
The main news to report is that the book is unfortunately being delayed by a few months.
The book artwork is in progress but this means the printed copy of the book itself will not be shipping until February 4th 2013.
We’re really sorry to have to push things back, but we will be releasing the other perks of the project over the next two months before Christmas.
This includes the t-shirt design in December, the complete PDF version of the manga in mid January ahead of the release of the printed book itself in early February.
Starting today, we’ll send out updates on the project every two weeks. You can expect the next update on Friday November 9th.
For now we have a sneak peek at two of the new characters you’ll be seeing in the Samurai Chef book: Jimi and Mary. Both will be featuring in the book along side the Samurai Chef himself.
The host of the Samurai Chef. Jimi provides play by play of the action in his unique flavour.
Samurai Chef production assistant. Mary does work across different shows including some clean up tasks. And there is plenty to clean up on the Samurai Chef!
New Project Dates
Again, we’re very sorry the project is being delayed, but stick with us and we’ll make sure you’re not dissapointed with the final result.
So, here are the important dates to remember:
- Monday November 26th: Badge sets and artwork done.
- Saturday December 8th: T-Shirt available for release.
- Tuesday December 25th: Online manga preview of the Samurai Chef.
- Monday January 14th: Complete PDF version of Samurai Chef available.
- Monday February 4th: Printed edition of the Samurai Chef manga ships.
Thanks again for backing the Samurai Chef and see you again in two weeks 🙂
It’s October so naturally we’re talking about MCM Expo here at mayamada headquarters. It will be our first appearance since our first in October 2011 and we’ve got a few things in store for everyone that visits our stall during the 26th – 28th.
You’ll be able to get your hands on all our latest gear, plus a few others not available online.
- T-Shirts including new designs released this summer.
- New black Kai snapback caps.
Plus Oystercard wallets, tote bags, posters and postcards.
Samurai Chef Manga
Plus a sneak peek at our new Samurai Chef t-shirt design made as part of our recent Indiegogo campaign.
Speaking of the campaign you will also be able to see the latest artwork for the book and preorder it right at our stall. If you can’t wait till then you can also preorder it online now.
Like last year, we’ll be taking Cosplay photos throughout the expo. This time around we’ll be giving evey cosplayer we photograph a 30% discount voucher for our online shop.
If you are a cosplayer make sure you drop by our stall and strike your best pose to take part.
We’re also running a competition to win a copy of the Samurai Chef manga book and an exclusive signed framed artwork featuring the Chef himself.
All you have to do is visit our stall at MCM Expo and get your picture taken while wearing the Samurai Chef hat.
After the show we’ll collect the best ones to put up on our Facebook page and the photo with the most likes by Sunday 11th November will win a copy of the book and exclusive artwork.
For all the latest happening at mayamada just drop by and talk to us about what we have planned for the rest of this year and into 2013.
You can book your tickets for MCM Expo online now. Be sure to drop by and say hi ^_^
Samurai Chef competition terms and conditionsThe competition is held by Mayamada. Participants must be 13 years or over. To enter the competition, we’ll take a photograph of you wearing the Samurai chef’s hat while strike your best pose when you visit our stall at MCM Expo. All photographs taken of participants will be loaded up onto our Facebook page, Instagram and website. The winner of the competition is the person that has the most likes on their photo by the end of Sunday 11th November (11:59pm). In the event of a tie, Mayamada has the discretion to name the winner. The winner will receive a opy of the Samurai Chef manga book plus a signed a frame artwork piece by the 31st Janurary 2013 by post. Mayamada would like to feature all participants in marketing and social media publicity after the event. Any copyright arising in photography and videos taken by Mayamada vest in Mayamada.
It’s been over a month since we launched our Indiegogo campaign to raise fund for the Samurai Chef manga book and we’re happy to say the fund have been raised!
Now the hard work really starts. We’ll be working to putting the book together over the next two months and it’s thanks to the people that have supported us by donating and spreading the word about or first manga volume.
Throughout September we’ll be showing the artwork as it’s being put together including previews of the manga before it comes out.
Stay tuned ^_^
Since we started making teaser pages of manga for each of our shows, people have continued to ask as when is the full book coming out. We didn’t have an answer for them, until now that is.
Today we launched our long awaited Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to create a full mayamada manga book. We wanted to do this in a big way and really showcase our world of fantasy television in manga form and we’re so excited to get the word out to you all.
To make this happen we’ve teamed up with four great artists to produce the artwork for four of the first four shows on the mayamada network: Samurai Chef, The 11th Hour, Hot Lunch, and Serious. The last one is a brand new show.
But why am I doing so much talking? You can find out all the details on our Kickstarter page where you can find out how to get involved: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/401125455/mayamada-prime-time-manga-vol-1
We’ll have many more details on the progress of the campaign over the next month, including all the rewards you can get for supporting the book.