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..

 

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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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