TKD Visions, LLC, a Los Angeles-based television and new media content creation company is to launch their upcoming television series Anime Sushi (pilot episode), a weekly half-hour series about Anime, Manga and Gaming hosted by West Coast Anime icon Tadao Tomomatsu and multi-talented otaku culturalist Ella Bowe. The project is currently hosted on Kickstarter and running a campaign for over $75,000. You can read the full Press release here.
You might hear a lot of successful stories of creators funding their projects on Kickstarter and however, every story has two sides. More than half of the projects on Kickstart failed. Without proper marketing and promotion, even smart projects don’t get enough funds, and some of the most promising projects went down even after successful funding. There are few Anime related projects on Kickstarter and even less of them were successful funded. We had one good example from Anime Angels Artbook, an original-character artbook featuring the work of Anime artists from all over the world, was successful funded.