Shi: Sakura Kickstarter Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:

Just hours remain to Crusade Comics’ Sixth Kickstarter campaign, Shi: Sakura. It has has become Shi-creator Billy Tucci’s biggest original graphic novel Kickstarter to day with over 800 backers propelling the campaign to cross the $75,000.00 mark. Thus far, several “Stretch Goal” rewards have been unlocked:

Stretch Goals are FREE to all backers who have pledged for a physical-tier perk. They include:

 • Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 56-pages to 64-pages.
 • Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 64-pages to 72-pages.
 • Shi: Kuroi Hana 5” Vinyl Sticker.
 • Shi: Sakura Hardcover Edition Trading Card.
 • Ana Ishikawa Kick-To-The-Face Trading Card.
 • Asha Kishna Sakura Cover Trading Card.
 • Gardenio Lima Sakura Cover Trading Card

New $80,000.00 Stretch Goal: The Full-Color Fire Battle Mini-Print

The 7” X 10” Fire Battle Mini Print showcases Gardenio Lima’s incredible finishes over Tucci’s pencils in Sakura! The page stands at a critical point of Sakura’s finale. “It’s still a work in progress color-wise.” Stated Tucci” “But I assure you that Brian Miller and the incredible talents at Hi-Fi Color will create one of the most beautifully dynamic Shi images of all time!

The Shi: Sakura crowdfunding campaign continues to reach historic proportions with total Indiegogo and Kickstarter #NoFanLeftBehind returns of over $210,000.00 via 2,000 backers.

 Shi: Sakura Kickstarter Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:

Shi: Sakura Indiegogo Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:


From New York to Nagasaki, this action-packed, 72-page, full-color, psychological samurai thriller reunites Shi-creator Billy Tucci and writer Steven Peros with artist Gardenio Lima, and colorist Brian Miller.

Upon learning that she is full-blooded Japanese, Ana Ishikawa has unlocked a danger that she’s not prepared for… her birth mother’s wrath that comes in the form of an automaton-like killer, bent on destroying all that she loves.

At the same time, her teenage daughter, Hotaru, having survived the trauma in Shi: Haikyo, is empowered by the experience and succumbs to an inner violent streak with savage repercussions.  

The final chapter to the Return of the Warrior trilogy sets the final fiery stage for a samurai showdown of epic proportions at New York’s Brooklyn Botanic Garden that will change Crusade Comics canon forever!

Crusade Comics will also be offering other Shi-related items including original art, prints, shirts, commissions, and special editions, including the ashcan to Crusade’s next great adventure, John Broglia and Billy Tucci’s long-awaited sequel to Zombie-Sama. Zombie-Sama 2: Dorm of the Dead!