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Submitted by Gekko 855d ago | opinion piece

How Kickstarter can change the anime and manga industry

Brad Rice:

Over the last year, there's been a rash of Kickstarter projects to fund manga licenses in the US and produce an original anime in Japan. It's a great thing -- companies get the financial assurance that their project, and fans get to have a direct involvement in actualizing the things they want.

What we're in the midst of is a fundamental change of the industry and a new way for companies to survive and thrive.

Follow me after the jump where we'll detail just what Kickstarter means for the industry, how that will affect what projects we see in the future, and how you can be involved with the whole process. (Anime, Industry, Manga)
Tipsed by: Lavalamp

Flavor  +   855d ago
Yeah, beg a bunch of people who have already read the scanlated works to fork over some money, to license and bring over a series that a few people will buy mainly out of pity or novelty.

Internet killed print.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   854d ago
I can only see this working on animes not mangas. It's a lot of mangas that deserve animes but wont never get a chance. I wish they would animate some korean manhwas.

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