What You Need to Know:
- If the title did not pull you in for more, then this surely will. Legendary Seiyuu Megumi Ogata (Shinji from Evangelion, Sailor Uranus from Sailor Moon, Kurama from Yuu Yuu Hakusho, Makoto Naegi & Nagito Komaeda from Danganronpa: The Animation, Yukito Tsukishiro from Card Captor Sakura, and many more) has announced that she is partnering with Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. (TOM) to launch an international crowdfunding project via Mirai Mode to support the production and release of voice actress and singer Megumi Ogata’s anime song cover album, “Animeg. 25th”. The Japanese version of this project launched on Campfire, the largest crowdfunding website in Japan, on May 12th, and in four days has raised 10 million yen (approx. $90,000) and currently has raised over 20 million yen (approx $180,000).
- An international and Japanese crowdfunding project will each be launched to support the production and release of Megumi Ogata’s anime song cover album for her 25th voice actress debut anniversary, and also to provide the album to fans residing outside of Japan. The album will feature selections from titles Megumi Ogata performed in and also other relevant tracks.
- The goals of this project are twofold:
1. To simultaneously provide genuine copies of her album to fans residing within and outside of Japan.
2. To raise awareness in Japan and overseas about the current status of the entertainment industry.
- Due to the scarcity of authentic routes of distribution, consumers residing outside of Japan are currently forced to pay steep shipping fees to import genuine copies or access pirated and other illegally distributed content. “I want to deliver a product with ‘Japanese quality’ to all the fans around the world who have supported me throughout the years…There has to be a way around the current barriers of distribution”, said Ogata with feelings of distress. The conclusion she came to was to utilize the power of crowdfunding, as the ability for crowdfunding projects to “return” benefits to backers could allow her to distribute genuine content to fans around the world successfully.
- She wrote an earnest letter to her fans urging them to support her, so be sure to check it out below! Looking to participate and get some perks? Go here to find out more!
Eeeeeeeek! What!? This sounds amazing!
These are tunes I listened to as a pupa. Time to get out the Eva CC.