“Akira’s Flying Wheelchair” – Incredible, New Fantasy-Adventure Novel Announced

A paralyzed track runner & brilliant inventor seeks to return home after crash landing into a mythical forest!

BROOKLYN, New York – December 07, 2015 – “Akira’s Flying Wheelchair,” an incredible, new fantasy-adventure novel, was recently announced. The novel, written by Marco Balsamo, was inspired by the immaculate works of Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli. “Akira’s Flying Wheelchair” tells the story of two friends, a paralyzed track runner and a brilliant but young inventor, seeking to return home after finding themselves stranded in an ominously mythical forest. Written for readers of all ages, the novel is a multi-layered tale that explores themes such as friendship, purity, and the endurance to mend the blows that life throws one’s way. As an avid film lover, Hayao Miyazaki’s work truly stuck a chord with Balsamo. Ever since he was a child, he remembers becoming enraptured by timeless masterpieces such as “Porco Rosso,” “Spirited Away,” “Grave of the Fireflies,” and “Kiki’s Delivery Service.” These films have inspired him to become a story-teller, sharing his tales through a visual medium. 

What started as a screenplay in college, “Akira’s Flying Wheelchair” will be the first story Balsamo gets to tell. However, like Akira and Nozomi’s path home, the dream of creating his own animated feature is a difficult undertaking that he cannot yet realize. But, he believes the next best thing is to tell this story in the shape of a fully-fledged novel. So, he reached out to the amazingly talented graphic artist Uriah Voth based out in Los Angeles, and he helped craft Balsamo’s idea on a visual platform. Together, they created a beautiful cover that emulates the style of Hayao Miyazaki and sprinkled in a couple Easter eggs that pay homage to some of Miyazaki’s most revered works. However, before everyone can enjoy this magical adventure, Marco needs your help. That’s why he launched this Kickstarter campaign. The goal of this project is to raise $10,000 by December 31, 2015. The funds raised will go towards editor proofreading, printing both softcover and hardcover, artwork, and listing the E-Book.


To help bring this incredible fantasy novel to market, please visit the Kickstarter campaign or click here. Perks will be delivered between April 2016 and June 2016. 

Please keep in mind this is an “all-or-nothing” deal, which means if the campaign does not reach the funding goal then the project cannot move forward. So know that any amount given can make a difference, and this is an incredible opportunity to be a part of a special campaign! Help “Akira’s Flying Wheelchair” reach the goal by sharing this on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. The more people know about this, the more support the campaign will receive.


Media Contact
Company Name: Akira’s Flying Wheelchair
Contact Person: Marco Balsamo
Email: marco.balsamo@faeuro.com
Phone: 1 (917) 640.8481
Country: United States
Website: www.kickstarter.com/projects/marcobalsamo/akiras-flying-wheelchair