What You Need to Know:
- Good news if you are a Tenchi Muyo fan! AIC has announced today that they are launching a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdfire for making a sequel for Mahou Shoujo Pretty Sammy (Magical Girl Pretty Sammy).
- Their goal is to raise 10,000,000 yen (~89,500 USD) to make a promotional video that they can then showcase to investors to secure funds for a second season. They have already announced that they are willing to make more if they hit stretch goals.
- Can this be a successful crowdfunding campaign like Mayoiga was for last year or Nozomi Entertainment did for AIRA last month? Let's wait and see. As of right now, they have raised 40,000 yen.
Source: Official Crowdfire Page
It seems as if more and more companies are listening to fans voices and testing waters to gague interest in anime series.
It's a smart move. If your crowdfunding is a bust, then you know there is no demand and you are safe.