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Garage Hero's Strega campaign gets extended (Update)

[Update 1: Garage Hero weren't able to finalize the campaign extension since they found out about the option when it ended. The team is using the money they received to fund the movie and backers can look forward to getting their rewards.] ...

 
 
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Strega's new stretch goal enters the realm of mecha

The Indiegogo campaign for Gun Caliber's sequel, Strega, is almost coming to a close in three days and Garage Hero are unleashing another stretch goal. If they rake in $70,000, the film's hero will go up against a giant spider robot th...

 
 
 
 
 
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Get in the robot: Code: HARDCORE's Kickstarter met its goal

It's been less than a week since RocketPunch Games took Code: HARDCORE to Kickstarter and their dream to bring an over-the-top mecha game to the world is now a reality. In other words, the company's upcoming title is now funded.  Since...

 
 
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Indie 2D Action Mecha Game Code: HARDCORE enters Kickstarter

If there's one thing that the world need, it's more games with cool giant robots pulling off stylish moves. The gang at RocketPunch Games hope to make this a reality, as they take their 2D four-player versus mecha title, Code: HARDCORE, to ...

 
 
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Cannon Busters is off to a great start

A few days back, the pilot for Cannon Busters launched for its backers on July 8. Prior to this event, a trailer for the pilot surfaced, which gave us a preview of the cast's performance. So far, the whole gang gave off a great first impres...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Watch out, BETA: Muv-Luv localization to get Kickstarted

It looks like visual novel fans are in for some good news. The gang at DegiGames and Ixtl have revealed that they're creating a Kickstarter to localize Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative. While the funding campaign will focus on the ...

 
 
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Huzzah: Kenji Itoso's Coluboccoro anime gets funded

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 Coluboccoro, which shar...

 
 
 
 
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Digital Manga Inc. forms a Kickstarter to restock Finder

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 they released t...

 
 
 
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Huzzah: Cannon Busters' Kickstarter ends at $156k

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 managed to receive ...

 
 
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Digital Manga starts a Kickstarter to translate Ludwig B

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 volumes, the people a...

 
 
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Journey through Colonial America in Americana Dawn

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 players experi...

 
 
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LeSean Thomas' Cannon Busters project looks amazing

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 industry, along with ...

 
 
 
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Report: Power Rangers co. Saban sues indie Sentai game

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 of a producer ma...

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

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 days of anime,...

 
 
 
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Kickstarter alert: learn Japanese from a video game

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 the one that I ...

 
 
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Quick, throw more money at Unsung Story

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 reality, with a...

 
 
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Mai Mai Miracle gets funded in a day, dub possible

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 director Sunao Ka...

 
 
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UK based Anime Limited launches kickstarter for Mai Mai M

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 fund a special ...

 
 
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Mega Man board game kickstarter enters its final hours

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 managed to raise o...

 
 
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Unsung Story is basically Final Fantasy Tactics II

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 tactical magnum opus,...

 
 
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Kickstarter Anime Akari no Chikai to be made with Blender

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 Company, so I'...

 
 
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Santa Company finally gets a trailer

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 was right, I was ...

 
 
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Santa Company Kickstarter gets funded, cast

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 Kickstarter. Of...

 
 
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Help fund a Moe-themed guide for headphone enthusiasts

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 feature an in-depth ...

 
 
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It's the perfect time for Christmas anime

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. He has started ...

 
 
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Cats fight zombies in new 9DKP anime Kickstarter

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 animation studios...

 
 
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Hana Doki Kira Kickstarter showcases shoujo

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 is Hana Doki K...

 
 




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