Akiba Anime Art Magazine Kickstarter Raises Almost Fifteen Times More Than Initial Goal

Almost $65,000 raised with a few hours left to go

With a few hours left to go, the Kickstar crowdfunding campaign for Akiba Anime Art Magazine vol.00 has hit almost $65,000, far exceeding the initial goal of $4,500 and meeting a dozen stretch goals


The publication describes itself as "a brand new pop-culture magazine from Akihabara, featuring cool OTAKUs, advanced technologies, kawaii-cosplays, Dojins and much more!"



Featured artists include

RCO WADA: A genius at expressing delicate and precise wonderful pictures! She has worked on many game illustrations, comic art, manga, etc.

FUJICHOKO: One of the most famous artists on pixiv, having worked with manga, game illustration, and more! 

MATAYOSHI: A versatile artist. Having worked on picture books and Japanese art books, she also holds private exhibitions.

YUKO TSUKISHIMA: A famous artist who has done many game illustrations.

HASHIMOTO SHIN: Cover illustrations of Japanese novels, color manga, CD jacket illustrations, and more! Yet another versatile artist.

HIME+YOU: A pop artist specialized in cute! Holding exhibitions and selling goods, she's also an associate professor of a university.

KEI: The original designer of Hatsune Miku! Having worked on game character designs, manga, and game illustrations, he is the most famous artist in this field in Japan.

Julie Watai: A fusion of advanced arts, being a pop culture artist, photographer, model and singer. Her photo collection, "Samurai Girl", took #1 in the Amazon charts of the US.


The pledging was laid out with the incentives and goals..


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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