Huzzah: Kenji Itoso's Coluboccoro anime gets funded

Santa Company's creator is on a roll
Apr 21
Well, folks; it looks like we're in for another anime by Kenji Itoso, the great mastermind behind Santa Company. Now that his second Kickstarter has reached $38,576, we can look forward to an English release of their Colubocc... read
Space Dandy

Seven Seas' Space Dandy Deck-Building Game Kickstarter meets its goal, baby

Congratulatons, baby
Mar 04
Out of all the possible anime series that could get a deck-building game, Space Dandy felt like it was the least likely candidate to receive this treatment. Lo and behold, Seven Seas' new tabletop games division, Seven Seas ... read
Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon Symphony: Fund SERASYMPHONY's bid to play the west coast

In the name of the moon, I'll play for YOU!
Feb 18
Sailor Scouts and classical music lovers rejoice! iconiQ The Soundtrack Orchestra, the musical geniuses behind the Sailor Moon Symphony are wanting to put on a live performance on the west coast. Titled Sailor Moon Symphony:... read

Digital Manga Inc. forms a Kickstarter to restock Finder

It looks like DMI is trying something new
Jan 09
It looks like Digital Manga Inc. has made an interesting move recently. Instead of starting a Kickstarter to fund a license a manga series, the company is starting a campaign to restock Finder's first six volumes. While ... read
Americana Dawn

Despair: Americana Dawn's Kickstarter failed to reach its goal

Let's hope that this project isn't over
Dec 23
Oh my. I never expected that it would come to this, but I'm afraid that Americana Dawn's Kickstarter couldn't achieve its $70,000 goal, since they were only able to rake in $28,239. While this means that Foster's jo... read
Cannon Busters

Huzzah: Cannon Busters' Kickstarter ends at $156k

LeSean Thomas' project is now a thing!
Dec 03
Well, people; it's finally happened. Cannon Busters' Kickstarter has ended with a total amount of $156,535.00, which means that, LeSean Thomas' one step closer towards making his adventure series a reality. Since they've mana... read
Ludwig B

Digital Manga starts a Kickstarter to translate Ludwig B

Another Tezuka tale enters Kickstarter
Nov 26
Digital Manga Inc. is ready to do another Kickstarter to bring Tezuka's stories to the West. This time around, they're focusing on translating Ludwig B, a manga about Beethoven's childhood. Since the manga is only two volume... read
Americana Dawn

Journey through Colonial America in Americana Dawn

It's time to relive American history as an RPG game
Nov 24
There's something amazing about seeing two great things come together to form a nice package. In this case, Max Lam and her team, Bit Bonton, have opened a Kickstarter for Americana Dawn, a JRPG-influenced game that lets the... read
Cannon Busters

LeSean Thomas' Cannon Busters project looks amazing

More adventure shows is always a good thing
Nov 06
While Western animation doesn't fall under Japanator's usual coverage, LeSean Thomas' (Boondocks, Black Dynamite: The Animated Series) recent Kickstarter project, Cannon Busters, has a few people who been in the anime indust... read
Under the Dog

Under the Dog Anime Kickstarter has some great talents behind its wheel

Ishii's latest creation looks promising
Aug 11
First, I'd like to apologize for being late to the party in regards to news about the Kickstarter for Under the Dog, an anime that features story elements similar to those found in titles like Akira and Ghost in the Shell. H... read
Chroma Squad

Report: Power Rangers co. Saban sues indie Sentai game

Teens with too much attitude
Jul 19
I love the story of Chroma Squad, a little indie game from Brazilian outfit Behold Studios. They took something they loved - tokusatsu and Super Sentai - and made it into a unique game concept - putting players in the shoes o... read

PSA: Get your Bubblegum Crisis Blu-rays before too late

Kickstarted project nearing completion, now comes with a bunch of trinkets
May 09
Do you remember Bubblegum Crisis? I do, because over the years (decades?) I've managed to buy it once every so many years. With the recent Kickstarter this would be just the third time I have purchased this relic from the OVA... read
Mai Mai Miracle

Mai Mai Miracle Kickstarter ends with over $107K, reaches goals

Katabuchi's country life picture on a Blu-ray near you, I hope
Mar 07
With over 1900 backers and over $107,100+ pledged, Anime Limited's Mai Mai Miracle Kickstarter ended with all the numerated stretch goals reached. This means the eventual Kickstarter release will contain an English dub, a loc... read

Kickstarter alert: learn Japanese from a video game

Want to learn some Japanese?
Feb 27
I've wanted to learn how to be passable in Japanese for many years now. Not only because of my job but also because I've always thought it would be cool to learn another language and really, what better language to pick than ... read

Quick, throw more money at Unsung Story

Sakimoto, Yoshida join the team
Feb 13
Hey, remember that awesome Kickstarter for strategy RPG-auteur Yasumi Matsuno's newest magnum opus,  Unsung Story, that I told you about a month ago? Well, as of this writing the project still needs about $35K to become ... read
Mai Mai miracle

Mai Mai Miracle gets funded in a day, dub possible

Stretch goals detailed
Feb 06
All the Anime's Kickstarter for Sunao Katabuchi's Mai Mai Miracle is funded! The Kickstarter was approved some time yesterday morning Eastern time and it has reached funding early morning today. The 2009 Madhouse film from di... read

UK based Anime Limited launches kickstarter for Mai Mai M

Throw money at these people!
Feb 03
Soon will be a very special time for anime fans in the US and the UK because very soon they will be able to throw money at a brand new Kickstarter campaign that will be launched by the UK based anime company Anime Limited to ... read

Mega Man board game kickstarter enters its final hours

At least it's more Mega Man
Jan 18
By now you've probably heard of this kickstarter for a Mega Man board game. It's been all over the net, and covered on practically every major gaming site out there. Well, it's down to the final hours, and the project has man... read
They're not calling it Final Fantasy Tactics II, but it totally is
Now this is what I call a Kickstarter project. Yasumi Matsuno, famous for creating Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story (also known as THE BEST GAMES EVER) has partnered with California-based Playdek to create a new tactic... read feature


Kickstarter Anime Akari no Chikai to be made with Blender

Assassins are definitely involved
Dec 30
I'm running out of witty things to say to introduce these anime Kickstarter projects. I think I've already used "Another day, another anime Kickstarter," and I can't make a joke about the War on Christmas like I did for Santa... read
Santa Company

Santa Company finally gets a trailer

Is this what dreams are made of?
Dec 28
We all know that I'm really anxious to watch the upcoming Christmas based anime called Santa Company when it comes out. A few days ago, staff member Karen wrote about the Kickstarter for the project being funded. Yes, she wa... read
Santa Company

Santa Company Kickstarter gets funded, cast

Staff member Amber explodes with excitement
Dec 24
It appears that 'The War on Christmas' has suffered yet another crushing defeat: Santa Company, the Christmas-themed anime that Amber has been going nuts about for a month already, has met its funding goal of $50,000 on Kicks... read

Help fund a Moe-themed guide for headphone enthusiasts

Doujin circle Lunatic Joker turns kickstarter for help
Dec 16
Audiophiles and headphone enthusiasts may be interested in helping kick-start this interesting project we've stumbled across -- Lunatic Joker's Moe Headphone Guidebook 2013. The doujinshi guide will reportedly featu... read

It's the perfect time for Christmas anime

Will holiday anime become a thing now?
Dec 04
Well 'tis the season for Christmas anime, right? That is correct folks, a Christmas based anime! It sounds pretty kick ass to me. Kenji Itoso is the mastermind behind the concept and is calling the series Santa Company. ... read

Cats fight zombies in new 9DKP anime Kickstarter

That's "9 Deadly Killer Pussies" to you
Nov 23
Anime Kickstarters are pretty common these days, but it's not every day that you see one between a celebrated Japanese animation studio and a small toy company run out of Queens, NY. Asahi Production, one of Japan's oldest an... read

Hana Doki Kira Kickstarter showcases shoujo

Kickstart the sparkly-sparkly
Nov 05
There's a lot of projects on Kickstarter with some link to anime or manga these days, and while we can't keep tabs on all of them, we try to let you know about anything particularly interesting that pops up. One of the latest... read

Manga Reborn Kickstarter adds Satonaka Michiko title

The Old Testament, shoujo-style?
Oct 30
I already let you know about the Manga Reborn Kickstarter, which seeks to make a bunch of lesser-known manga legally available in English. Normally, the fact that the Kickstarter has added another title to the project wouldn'... read
Bubblegum Crisis

AnimEigo aiming to Kickstart Bubblegum Crisis Blu-Ray

Oct 29
Fans of 80's anime and powersuits are sure to be familiar with Bubblegum Crisis, the show about a group of mercs called the Knight Sabers fighting robotic threats. A few years ago, the original eight-episode OVA got a gorgeou... read

Beckii Cruel's idol sim game now on Kickstarter

Will your body be ready?
Oct 15
What does an itasha and Beckii Cruel's new game project have in common? They both can be painful as the Cruel game is billed "so kawaii it hurts." After going through the spiel on Kickstarter, which can also be found on the ... read

Kickstarter seeks to translate lesser known manga

Manga Reborn is legal and everything
Oct 14
The demise of Jmanga was a serious blow to licensed digital manga in the West-- or was it? Honestly, I wasn't really following it at the time. Let's just say that it was. However, there are still options for those who like to... read
Mighty No. 9 book

Mighty No. 9 artbook and strategy guide in development

UDON Entertainment joins in the fun
Oct 01
[update: the Vita/3DS stretch goal was reached, as well as a retro-style soundtrack. Nice deal.] UDON Entertainment has recently announced that they'll be designing and releasing an official Mighty No. 9 artbook and strategy ... read
Mighty No. 9

Mighty No. 9 kickstarter entering its final 24 hours

With enough money to make Scrooge McDuck blush.
Sep 30
I've done my best to avoid mentioning the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter campaign here on Japanator, but it's become way too hard to ignore. To be honest, I haven't done so out of spite. I've just felt the project never needed our ... read

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