Anipipo Crowdfunding Site Launches Beta with Santa Company
The beta for the animation crowdfunding service Anipipo launched on Thursday and introduced several of its launch projects. Projects include Kenji Itoso's original anime film Santa Company, Anigo Animation's "ABC of Akari" short, and Moo's SWEETS&WORLD and PONPON PIPOPO picture books.
The Japanese/Thai IT service development company Goopa launched a preview of its crowdfunding service Anipipo in October.
The service, which is available in English and Japanese, exclusively funds animated projects through individual contributors. The site is led by Hiroaki Taira, Vincent Sethiwan, Sam Tiyavutiroj and directed by Kentaro Sakakibara of the Japanese investment firm Samurai Incubate.
Crowdfunding services such as Kickstarter funded Production I.G and Masaaki Yuasa's anime short Kick-Heart, abstract animation director Mirai Mizue's animated short film project "WONDER," Otakon and Studio Nasu's beat-em-up video game Crisis Heart Brawlers, Clash at Otakon!, and several English-language manga translations.
The Anime Sols crowdfunding and streaming platform launched last week to offer retro anime titles to fans.
On the subject of Crowdfunded anime, the Kickstarter for an international release of "Time of EVE: The Movie" reached it's goal of $18000 in the first day. I kind of like the idea of using crowdfunding to support the anime you want to see.
I don't usually read the managa if an anime is already airing but I had to read ahead. The story is INSANE
I never read manga but I had to know what was going to happen. Read up to chapter 25. I think I'm going to stop though. I wanted to get the hard copy but my Japenese go to book store only had the first 4 chapters.