should we use kickstarter to fund anime and which anime would you fund
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so i have been looking at some projects on kickstarter and thought that it would be a great way for everyone's anime to be funded especially the ones that never got a season 2 that really deserves to like slam dunk was never finished or chrome shelled regios etc which anime would you like to see on kickstarter
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I'd fund more The Devil is a Part-Timer
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There are a whole slew of reasons why starting a random kickstarter would have absolutely no influence on whether your favorite series would get a second season or not...

Trigger used a kickstarter to fund their projects recently...but this type of thing just doesn't usually happen.
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nwlondonguy wrote:

so i have been looking at some projects on kickstarter and thought that it would be a great way for everyone's anime to be funded especially the ones that never got a season 2 that really deserves to like slam dunk was never finished or chrome shelled regios etc which anime would you like to see on kickstarter


Well, you're probably going to want to have some idea of what kind of a budget you're looking at. Here's an old article that gives a 2010 breakdown of what it might cost:

- How Much Does One Episode of Anime Cost To Make?
- http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2011/10/30-1/how-much-does-one-episode-of-anime-cost-to-make


According to an investigation by Media Development Research Institute Inc., a 30 minute episode of a TV anime in 2010 that totaled 11,000,000 yen (about US $145,214 at the current exchange rate) consisted of the following expenses:

(Note: All US dollar conversions are approximate based on current exchange rate.)

Original work - 50,000 yen ($660)
Script - 200,000 yen ($2,640)
Episode Direction - 500,000 yen ($6,600)
Production - 2 million yen ($26,402)
Key Animation Supervision - 250,000 yen ($3,300)
Key Animation - 1.5 million yen ($19,801)
In-betweening - 1.1 million yen ($14,521)
Finishing - 1.2 million yen ($15,841)
Art (backgrounds) - 1.2 million yen ($15,841)
Photography - 700,000 yen ($9,240)
Sound - 1.2 million yen ($15,841)
Materials - 400,000 yen ($5,280)
Editing - 200,000 yen ($2,640)
Printing - 500,000 yen ($6,600)


Also, just for reference...

- Toaru Majutsu no Index Producer: 26-Episode Anime Costs 300 Million Yen
- http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-11-29/toaru-majutsu-no-index-producer/26-episode-anime-costs-300-million-yen


Producer Nobuhiro Nakayama (Toaru Majutsu no Index, Hatsukoi Limited, Modern Magic Made Simple) noted during a lecture on Sunday at Tokyo University that a two-cours (six-month or 26-episode) anime series costs 300 million yen (about US$3.85 million) to create.


Honestly, it's not really that expensive. Might be better off finding some investors to toss in a million each. Pocket change for many investors these days.
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I would fund a kickstarter that would have either Vampire Hunter D, Devil Man, Wicked City, or Genocyber, or any other hyper violent 80s-90s OVA anime on Blu-Ray. A similar campaign has already been successful with the original BubbleGum Crisis series: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/madoverlord/bubblegum-crisis-ultimate-edition-blu-ray-set?ref=live
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i think some guys are forgetting that you dont need to raise 100% of the cost of the anime as they obviously make money from selling rights to the product and also the sale of products like dvd/bd sets and whatever else they make
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Posted 12/4/13
Kickstarter is a gamble at best
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Posted 12/4/13
Btoom! season 2
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Posted 12/4/13

eightcar wrote:

Btoom! season 2


This. And another season of Ben-To.
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Posted 12/4/13
Kickstarter is never going to be usable to fund a full season of anything. As nice as that thought is I just don't think a project could get that much money

However studios using Kickstarter to fund in house one shot projects is a fantastic resource and offers them unparallelled creative freedom.
Kickheart, Little Witch 2, Santa Company, Bee and Puppycat (ok not anime but still awesome) are projects that would be a tough sell to a production company and even if they got funding the traditional way they wouldn't come out unscathed by the marketing machine. Money people and Creative people just don't see eye to eye on what makes a good show.

I do think we are gong to see a lot more In-house projects funded through Kickstarter. Creative original works that are the vision of the studios themselves.

but I don't think using it to get Season 2 of a series is very likely
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