GOOPA Inc., a Japanese & Thai based IT company, is launching Anipopo which is a crowdfunding website that caters to creative projects that focus on the creation of animated works.
The Internet has provided a convenient means of procuring revenue, donations, profit, and all other funding. In terms of political campaigning, the Internet has proven to be an invaluable resource as it allowed supporters to directly donate to campaigns. Instead of having to go out and give money, supporters could visit campaign websites and donate. This has proven to be a great way to procure funding for creative projects, charities, causes, and even yourself. Thus, "crowdfunding" has been born.
Kickstarter has been a craze as it has become a great resource to procure funds for many creative projects. Through Kickstarter, the funds raised reached the low nine figures. However, Kickstarter cannot be used to fund causes; but, you can use it to fund creative projects such as a program, a comic book, and so forth. However, only permanent United States residences are eligible to take advantage of Kickstarter. Examples of creative projects are CDs, comic books, mangas, graphic novels, and game projects.
Similar sites include Indiegogo and RocketHub. Then, you have GoFundMe in which you can raise funds for yourself. Platforms such as Razoo and Crowdrise are used to fund charities and various causes.
Now, there is “Anipopo.” Anipopo is a crowdfunding website created by GOOPA Inc., which is an IT service company that has headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and Bangkok, Thailand. At the moment, one can pre-register with Anipopo. Currently, Anipopo has yet to launch; but, the fully-functional beta will be available in 2013.
Anipopo is a good way for anime fans from across the world to financially back various animation projects. If you are wanting to get some sort of animated movie, short, or series created, then Anipopo could definitely be the way to go.
According to Hiraoki Taira, the creator of Anipopo, the platform will be helpful to the animators. He explained that the creators and animators usually have low salaries.
Until the beta launch, you can keep track by visiting Anipopo's Twitter account.