Shoujo anime enjoy some of the top ratings on MAL, but here’s a secret known to industry insiders: Shoujo anime is a tough sell. Will anime fans give Skip Beat! the official North American DVD release it deserves? Or is Kyoko dead in the water? The Kickstarter campaign runs through April 16, 2016.
There has been a recent increase in anime-related crowdfunding projects popping up, and through the CHIKA*CHIKA IDOL project that has a Kickstarter campaign underway, there is plenty of free content to enjoy.
The internet teaches us that if you want to make something happen, odds are a few thousand other people want the same thing you do. The rise of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter has helped us realize countless innovative projects - and the anime industry has been taking notes!