Donors to Sanrio crowdfunding get right to 'date' Hello Kitty

May 26, 2017

Donors to Sanrio crowdfunding get right to 'date' Hello Kitty

Sanrio Entertainment has said it will offer the right to “date” its popular character Hello Kitty to people who donate ¥100,000 each through crowdfunding for a summer festival to be held at the firm’s Sanrio Puroland theme park in Tama, Tokyo. Contributors to the ...

Crowdfunding offers freedom to filmmakers

Jul 27, 2016

Crowdfunding offers freedom to filmmakers

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It’s not easy making indie movies in Japan. The big studios only want commercial projects with proven fan appeal, usually based on hit manga, novels or TV dramas. Given the need, government funding schemes are paltry, with much of the money going to films ...