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A documentary series on Cosplay and the influence of Japan on the American Media and it's Youth.
A documentary series on Cosplay and the influence of Japan on the American Media and it's Youth.
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My Story:

I created the Anime Related series back in 2006 with the release of Anime Related 1 , now known as "Home Movies." . In 2009 Anime Related 2: Cosplay and Others was released and in 2011 Anime Related 3: Lost In Fansubs was released on DVD.

DVD cover of Anime Related 1: Home Movies
DVD cover of Anime Related 1: Home Movies

 I was always interested in Japanese subcultures but Cosplay was something else. I searched eBay for DVDs on the subject and found little to none that weren't purely adult material. So, I decided to venture out and make my own.  While documenting conventions and the people who attended them I have made long time friends, met a lot of wonderful Cosplayers, people who work on Anime and Manga and learned so much more about life through speaking to absolute strangers.  

  I can't say I did an amazing job at to be completely honest.  I was young, inexperienced with a very limited out-of-pocket budget and prosumer equipment.  I did manage to create three documentaries though with the help of a few friends as time went on whom helped shooting for me and eventually even interviewing and hosting my documentaries.  A friend at the time who was teaching in Japan shot some stills and some video for me of her English Class students as well which was in the third volume "Lost In Fansubs."

Anime Related: Lost in Fansubs Cover
Anime Related: Lost in Fansubs Cover

 I have to say that Volume 2's Director's Cut and Volume 3: Lost In Fansubs are the superior documentaries to me.  All three volumes and the Director's Cut are available on DVD but this campaign you will receive all three volumes including the Director's Cut and never-before-seen footage on the Blu-Ray.

  For the first time in almost 13 years this series is now on Blu-Ray.  All three documentaries plus a bunch of outtakes and cutting room floor material that has never-been-seen is in this set. I hope you enjoy this Blu-Ray and I look forward to continuing making this series in the near future.

  Who Am I?

My name's WIlliam Jimenez. I am a Latino American, a professional musician, a business owner (Studio Takuetsu LLC), and Filmmaker/Educator on Skillshare and Meetup. I'm a huge fan of Anime, Japanese Culture and Language (forever a student).  

Me opening up for Life of Agony in the Summer of 2017
Me opening up for Life of Agony in the Summer of 2017

What is this funding?

Pre-orders of the Anime Related Blu-Ray, OST, and Lunch Box. The art and materials are already done and I need the money to produce the items to deliver to the backers. All the money raised goes back into the producing of the Blu-Rays.

All the items in this campaign.
All the items in this campaign.
Lunch Box and Blu-Ray, Actual items.
Lunch Box and Blu-Ray, Actual items.
Blu-Ray cover
Blu-Ray cover
Tee shirt backer reward
Tee shirt backer reward
Skateboard deck
Skateboard deck
Progress Schedule
Progress Schedule

Risks and challenges

The risk and challenges will be raising enough money to produce the physical item rewards. The Blu-Ray is already compiled and complete. The art for the 12" and Lunch Box are done and proof copies have been made and approved to replicate.

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    I'll thank you on twitter

    I'll say high to you on twitter using our official account. Any amount will be more than appreciated and will help us to start on our next volume.

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    Anime Related Mascot .stl & .fbx file

    Get the mascot .stl file so you can 3D print it. You will also receive a thank you from me on our twitter feed. The .fbx file will be in a “T-pose” so you may add an armature and pose it as you see fit.

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    Blu-Ray

    Get an early copy of the blu-ray, complete series in NTSC or PAL version. Please specify when we reach our goal.

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    Signed Blu-Ray

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    Signed Blu-Ray and Lunch Box

    Get a signed copy of the Blu-Ray inside of a fashionable collector's item Anie Related Lunch Box.

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    • Blu-Ray with all volumes , director’s cut and extras.
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    OST on CD with Blu-Ray and .stl models.

    The soundtrack of all three documentaries on the Blu-Ray. All original tracks plus new tracks for the upcoming fourth volume “Bad Dubbing.” Comes with Blu-Ray and .stl model(s).

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    • CD OST from the first three volumes of Anime Related
    • Blu-Ray with all volumes , director’s cut and extras.
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    Producer credit

    5x Copies of the Blu-Ray signed.
    Producer credit on the Blu-Ray.
    Vinyl and cd soundtrack.
    Movie Poster (signed or unsigned , your choice).
    Hand written thank you letter from the Director/Producer.

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    • Official .stl models ready to be printed.
    • 12" Vinyl
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    Skateboard deck

    Skateboard deck, signed or unsigned, your choice. We’ll ask when the campaign succeeds and finishes.

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    AR Skateboard deck

    Skateboard deck, signed or unsigned, your choice. We’ll ask when the campaign succeeds and finishes.

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    Digital Copy + Blu-Ray

    You will receive digital copies of each volume in this series (1, 2, & 3) plus a physical copy of the Blu-Ray set.

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    T-shirt with Blu-Ray and .stl model

    Shirt is sublimated printed with black sleeves and a black back.

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    12" Vinyl Soundtrack and Blu-Ray

    Get a limited time only copy of the Anime Related soundtrack on 12" Black Vinyl. Complete with a full color cover art jacket and the Blu-Ray.

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    3D Print + Signed Blu-Ray + Poster

    3D Printed Original Cosplay Character with Harvesting Tool (like something from that popular video game). A Signed Blu-Ray copy of Anime Related and an exclusive Anime Related poster print (signed or unsigned, your choice). This will make one great Holiday gift. Collector's Items. *The 3d print will be in FDM, it might suck unless I can raise enough to get an SLA Printer.

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    Signed Blu-Ray and DVD Set

    Signed Blu-Ray with 3 different DVDs of Anime Related 1, 2, & 3. The DVD will be non-retail items that are only available through this kickstarter and will never be sold elsewhere. Limited Editions.

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    12" Vinyl OST + Blu-Ray + Digital/CD

    Get a limited time only copy of the Anime Related soundtrack on 12" Black Vinyl. Complete with a full color cover art jacket and the Blu-Ray plus a digital copy and physical CD.

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    VHS Collection + Blu-Ray

    You’ll receive a set of limited edition VHS tapes with the Blu-Ray disc set.
    The VHS set will include Anime Related 1-3 on three separate tapes.
    Limited to a handful of copies.

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    Your Cosplay Photo on the Blu-Ray cover

    Special limited edition version with your Cosplay picture on the Blu-Ray box front cover. You’ll receive 3 copies of the Blu-Ray with your image on it.

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