ANIME NEWS: Anime Sols crowd-funds 'Creamy Mami' English-language DVD

August 22, 2013

Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.

Classic anime streaming and crowd-funding platform Anime Sols exceeded its goal of $19,000 (about 1.86 million yen) for the first English-language DVD release of “Magical Angel Creamy Mami.”

The popular magical girl anime series debuted on television in Japan in 1983.

With $27,870 raised from 235 supporters, the first 13 episodes will be released on DVD. To show appreciation for their support, an exclusive message from character designer Akemi Takada is currently streaming on Anime Sols.

Crowd-funding is a collective financial approach that allows individuals to pool their money in support of their favorite projects.

Anime Sols was jointly launched by Yomiuri Telecasting Corp. and two related companies, as well as anime studios Tatsunoko Production Co., Tezuka Productions Co. and Pierrot Co. The website streams classic Japanese anime series for free and raises funds to release English-language editions of such titles.

After its launch in May this year, Anime Sols has been raising funds for the DVD releases of “Black Jack,” “Tekkaman” and other titles.

There isn't a great demand for Japanese retro anime titles in English-speaking countries, particularly in the United States. But apparently due to its solid reputation in Japan, “Creamy Mami” has reached its crowd-funding target.

Anime Sols decided to go its own way to exclusively handle classic anime content owned by its partner companies unlike major anime streaming portals Crunchyroll and Daisuki. It also decided to raise the funds through its own site, rather than via crowd-funding giant Kickstarter.

For more information, visit Anime Sols’ official website at (http://animesols.com/).

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To see the original story in Japanese, go to the official site of “Anime Anime” (http://animeanime.jp/).

Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.
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