Dear Incredible Backers,
WE GOT OUR REVENGE!
The world said we could never do it. Skip Beat! didn't have the fan base to support a first-class dub. Everybody said the same thing:
Skip Beat! = shoujo anime = poor fan support
We blew those assumptions away.
I think we just might have introduced a whole new concept:
great shoujo anime = passionate fans
THIS IS WHAT PASSION LOOKS LIKE
We have 4,000+ comments that have story arcs of their own: Shoujo anime recommendations, favorite VAs, updates on flyers, and surges of ALL CAPS at the big milestones^^
YOUR PASSION ignited this campaign!
Backers designed flyers, and took those flyers to cons, campuses, coffee shops, bus stops; spammed friends and family; tweeted our story to celebs; took this campaign to the most obscure corners of the internet in search of Skip Beat! fans; sent the milestone news tips to ANN, Crunchyroll and elsewhere; shared Skip Beat! at their anime club; created the beautiful graphics on the campaign page...
YOU are the reason for this campaign's success. Each and every one of us can take credit for this miraculous victory.
OUR DUB TEAM ROCKS!
This is so important. I WANT TO YELL THIS SECTION AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS!
I was only able to license Skip Beat! because of our AMAZING dub producers: Mela Lee, Cristina Vee, Jason Charles Miller of Central Command Studios, and Alexander Burke. They took on Skip Beat! as a labor of love. You can think of them as the very first backers of this Kickstarter. They put in countless hours to prep the campaign with me.
And they are tapping into the connections and resources they've built up throughout their careers for this campaign. Every single person they've brought on board has world-class talent AND loves Skip Beat!, including our VAs, Supervising Director Taliesin Jaffe and ADR Script Supervisor Deborah Crane.They are our super heroes!
And, I am MOST excited about opening up the dub process through the behind-the-scenes updates and the $500+ tier involvement in the dub sessions.
I've fallen in love with our dub team, and if you haven't yet, I know it's only a matter of time.
You can get started with this THANK YOU message from Mela, Cristina and our Kanae actress Erica Lindbeck on the set of their YouTube channel Lindbeck & Lee (which of course you must check out!).
THE REAL FUN STARTS NOW!
We had a wildly intense 30-day campaign. Next comes the marathon. Over the upcoming months I'll be taking our pooled resources to craft a first-class release. I want you to share in the creation, frustration, and exhilaration! I'll start out with updates about:
- Creating teams for subtitling and ADR script adaptation!
- Poll on stretch goal options!
- Merchandise designs!
But for now, let's savor OUR DAY OF VICTORY!
WE DID IT!!!!!!!!
YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!