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.
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."
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).
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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