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Classic Anime Crowdfunder Anime Sols To Shut Down May 1

If you are in the habit of pouring one out for dead homies, please offer your next libation to crowdfunding site Anime Sols, who will shutter their virtual doors May 1.

As stated on the Anime Sols news page:

As you may have noticed, Anime Sols has not added any new projects for quite a while, focusing only on completing the goods which had already been funded. It saddens me to say that animesols.com will be shutting down on May 1st, 2015.

The brainchild of Sam Pinansky, anime localizer at Yomiuri, Anime Sols was launched in 2013 to crowdfund DVD releases of classic anime that hadn’t yet seen an official American release.

In its two years of operation, Anime Sols released classics like Creamy Mami, Dear Brother and Black Jack. Those DVDs are still available at retailers like Right Stuf.

It’s a bummer to see them go, but let’s celebrate what Anime Sols along with their supporters were able to accomplish in a short amount of time.

Source: ANN

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Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.