Otaku USA Magazine
New Japanese Company Wants to Crowdfund Anime

How can we get more anime out in the world? Anime Fund, a Japanese company that officially gets its start on November 3, has an idea to crowdfund anime. According to Anime News Network, it will use the crowdfunding model to get more cartoons from Japan made.

As with other crowdfunding sites, you’ll get rewards for contributing. Depending on how much you give, you could get your name in the credits or get merchandise related to the anime in question. A translation of Anime Fund’s mission statement reads that they want to create a culture that supports your favorite anime, and an environment where anime can grow sustainably.

What do you think of a crowdfunding source in Japan created entirely for anime? Do you ever crowdfund anime personally? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Anime News Network


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.