Megumi Ogata is making a crowdfunding to make a 25th cd anniversary to be release simultaneosly all over the world.
For those who doesn’t understand japanese, here is the translation message:
“Hello! My name is Megumi Ogata.
I’m a Japanese singer as well as a voice actress for animations.
My 25th voice actress debut anniversary will come in a few months on October 10!
Why am I producing an album through crowdfunding, you ask?
I have two main reasons.
- To provide genuine content to Japanese fans and also fans around the world at the very same time
- To raise awareness in Japan and overseas about the current status of our industry
As you may already know, the CDs and DVDs that we produce in Japan are difficult to obtain outside of Japan. I don’t mean the pirated and illegally distributed versions. The genuine copies of our CDs and DVDs are difficult to obtain. As authentic routes of distribution are scarce, fans are generally required to import them privately and pay hefty shipping fees.
We in the industry want to share our music and other creations with fans, no matter where they reside. Fans overseas often ask us about gaining access to more of our content, too.
I spent a long, long time pondering over this issue. What can I do to overcome this invisible wall separating the fans and myself? There has to be something that even I can do, right?
The conclusion I came to was to utilize the power of crowdfunding.
I consulted other members in the industry about my thoughts. Many fans in Japan also helped me brainstorm and search for possibilities.
“We want to share the pleasure of receiving something on the day it’s released with fans living outside of Japan”.
“We would like to celebrate music and creativity with fans around the world”.
To transform those thoughts into reality, I decided to propose this special project.
My wish is for this project to serve as a platform that upcoming generations of Japanese voice actors and actresses, musicians, and other members of the entertainment industry can use to connect with fans around the world. Not just in sharing music through CDs, but also through other simple yet innovative formats.
I also wish my project could help fans residing outside of Japan to gain access to a wide variety of Japanese content.
Nothing would make me happier than having those wishes come true.”
Megumi Ogata is a popular anime voice (Yugi “Yu-gi-oh”, Yukito “Card Captor Sakura”) and singer (“Dangarompa” ED, “Magic Knight Rayearth 2” theme song). for those who want to fund the project this is the link: Animeg25th