crowdfunding

Crowdfunding for memorial statue for Japan’s otaku penguin shut down as zoo denies involvement

Facility where Grape-kun spent his days with his anime crush says it has no plans for a statue, hasn’t given permission for an installation.

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Men’s size women’s cardigan smashes crowdfunding goal online in Japan

There’s huge demand in Japan for cute, girly fashion specifically designed to fit male physiques.

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Crowdfunding campaign to mass produce the design includes photo shoots and album rewards people are going crazy for.

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New Japanese “friendfunding” app lets you ask your pals for money crowdfunding-style

Platform allows you to set up projects that only your friends can contribute funds to.

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Crowdfunding campaign’s backer rewards include photo shoot with swimsuit’s official cosplay model.

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New bar coming to Tokyo lets you melt and roast your drinks from baby bottles or lightbulbs

Craft Cocktail is pushing the limits of mixology with drinks that appeal to all senses and smashed their crowdfunding goal as a result.

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Japan’s onsen amusement park begins crowdfunding campaign with awesome returns for investors

The Mayor of Beppu is delivering on his promise of a hot spring amusement park with tickets, fireworks and home-delivered onsen water for patrons.

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Original short anime “Hizukuri” meets crowdfunding goal

Naoki Matsuura directs story inspired by artisan scissor creator.

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Shin Godzilla set to leave an imprint on your next drinking adventure

Make your night a “monster” of an evening with this elegant but geeky sake set.

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Cosplay from the comfort of home in unique police uniform loungewear from Japan

Buck tradition and enforce your own set of rules by cosplaying indoors in a cute and comfy one-piece officer outfit.

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Dress up as a shrine priestess in the comfort of your own home, with one-piece miko loungewear

Comfy loungewear or cute cosplay… Why not both?

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All-Russian maid cafe opening in Japan, crowdfunding exceeds goal by over 800-percent

Here’s your chance to meet, and maybe even take language lessons from or tour Russia with, Russian cosplayer and maid cafe manager Nastyan!

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Japanese fans fund “Animator Dormitories” to help young anime artists working in Tokyo

The crowdfunding project has received huge support to assist new talent, who start out in the industry on notoriously low wages.

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Japan’s new fashion brand for large-breasted women smashes crowdfunding goal

Big-bust apparel project raises big bucks.

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Take cover from April showers with an umbrella that blossoms into a flower every time you use it!

From viral hit to real product with the help of fans online!

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Japanese traditional toy kendama is about to evolve into Dendama

Equipped with a range of sensors and motion detectors, the Dendama looks set to bring this classic toy into the 21st century.

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Sword enthusiasts, here’s the katana documentary you won’t want to miss! 【Video】

This ultra high-definition documentary is scheduled to come out this year. You can help support its production, and get some pretty cool things for doing so too!

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Sixth-grader’s tear-jerking essay becomes a project to help stray pets across Japan

Prepare some tissues, then prepare for change.

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Gives the phrase “dress to impress” a whole new meaning…

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Original Taiwanese mecha anime smashes crowdfunding goal

This awesome-looking original mecha anime from Taiwan is killing it on the Asian equivalent of Kickstarter.

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