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Queer Japan is a documentary about artists, activists, and everyday people from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality in Japan.
Queer Japan is a documentary about artists, activists, and everyday people from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality in Japan.
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    Online screener! You'll get a private streaming link to the completed film. Plus a shout-out on social media!

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    Postcard from production! We'll make an exclusive postcard using a photo from The Queer Japan Project and mail it to you anywhere in the world. Plus an online screener and a shout-out on social media!

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    Your Name in the Credits! You'll receive the above rewards (postcard, screener, social media shout-out), plus your name in the Special Thanks section of the credits.

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    The Queer Japan Zine! You'll receive the above awards, plus a 16-page limited edition zine with exclusive photos, texts, and interview excerpts from the project.

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    DVD or High Def Download! Add Queer Japan to your collection permanently. Your choice between a hard copy of the film on DVD or an HD digital download.

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    MASSIVE GOODS Logo Tee! Get a logo T-shirt from queer Japanese art brand MASSIVE GOODS, brought to you by Graham Kolbeins and Anne Ishii. Plus all of the above rewards!

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    NEW - "Free Manko" Tee! Rokudenashiko's adorable vagina mascot, Manko-chan, in stark black and white with the bold slogan "FREE MANKO." Support an artist jailed twice in Japan on obscenity charges, and take a stand against censoring creative expression and the human body.

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    Gengoroh Tagame Pack! Get a T-shirt and a 16-page manga by internationally renowned gay manga artist and participant in The Queer Japan Project, Gengoroh Tagame. Because of the content of the manga, this reward level is for adults only.

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    NEW - "Best Couple" Sweatshirt! Jiraiya's iconic "Best Couple" artwork are emblazoned on this comfortable crew neck sweatshirt produced by MASSIVE GOODS. Your choice of the classic "Blue Sky" colorway or "Pink Sunset."

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    "What Is Obscenity?" by Rokudenashiko. Get a SIGNED copy of the controversial manko artist's manga memoir about her arrest for making 3D-printed vagina art. English edition published by Koyama Press and produced by MASSIVE GOODS.

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    NEW - Hardcover edition of "The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame" SIGNED by Gengoroh Tagame!

    Yet to be released beautiful hardcover reprint of gay manga master Gengoroh Tagame's first English-language anthology, edited by Anne Ishii, Chip Kidd, and Graham Kolbeins, published by Bruno Gmunder. The first edition of this book in paperback sold out its initial run in 2013 and has since been selling on Amazon for $150+. The new hardcover edition is revised and expanded with a new cover by Chip Kidd and a portfolio of Tagame's color illustrations. Comes signed by the master himself!

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    NEW - Rokudenashiko Bundle! Get the artist's "Free Manko" tee plus a SIGNED copy of her book "What Is Obscenity?" from Koyama Press.

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    Queer Japan Photo Book! Get a limited edition, signed and numbered full color book featuring photography and extended interviews from the documentary.

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    NEW - Gengoroh Tagame Book Bundle

    Get FIVE English-language books by Gengoroh Tagame from Bruno Gmunder!

    - The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame (New hardcover edition, SIGNED)
    - Gunji
    - Endless Game
    - Fisherman's Lodge
    - The Contracts of The Fall

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    Limited edition art print! Get an exclusive, signed and numbered print of a still from The Queer Japan Project.

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    NEW - Bruno Gmunder Gay Manga Bundle

    Get all EIGHT books of gay manga that Bruno Gmunder has published, from Gengoroh Tagame, Takeshi Matsu, and Mentaiko Itto!

    - The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame (New hardcover edition, SIGNED)
    - Gunji (Gengoroh Tagame)
    - Endless Game (Gengoroh Tagame)
    - Fisherman's Lodge (Gengoroh Tagame)
    - The Contracts of The Fall (Gengoroh Tagame)
    - More and More of You (Takeshi Matsu)
    - Dr. Makumakuran (Takeshi Matsu)
    - Priapus (Mentaiko Itto)

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    Signed risograph print by Gengoroh Tagame! You'll get a limited edition, signed and numbered print from the master of Japanese gay art, Gengoroh Tagame.

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    NEW - Huge Jiraiya print! - Rare 24"x36" archival-quality Giclee prints.

    These giant, extremely limited edition prints of Jiraiya's beautiful photorealistic male pin-ups were made for the artist's first U.S. Tour and only a handful remain. Your choice of "Caveman Guu" or "Peace" - see updates for visual reference. Signed and numbered. Get them while they last!

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    Associate Producer! Get your name in the credits as "Associate Producer" and listed on IMDB.

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    Co-Producer! Get your name in the credits as "Co-Producer" and listed on IMDB.

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    Executive Producer! With this reward level, your significant contribution will get you Executive Producer status in the credits and on IMDB.

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    VIP Treatment! In addition to Executive Producer status, you'll get flown to a premiere screening of Queer Japan in Los Angeles, NYC (North American Backers); Tokyo (Japan Backers); or TBD film festival screenings in your country.

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    NEW - "Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It" Anthology!

    Big, burly, lascivious, and soft around the edges: welcome to the hypermasculine world of Japanese gay manga. The Eisner-nominated "Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It" is the first English-language anthology of its kind: an in-depth introduction to nine of the most exciting comic artists making work for a gay male audience in Japan. Featuring Gengoroh Tagame, Jiraiya, Takeshi Matsu, Seizoh Ebisubashi, Kazuhide Ichikawa, Kumada Poohsuke, Inu Yoshi, Fumi Miyabi, and Gai Mizuki. Edited by Anne Ishii, Chip Kidd, and Graham Kolbeins. Published by Fantagraphics Books.

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