"Animeg. 25th" Megumi Ogata 25th Seiyuu Debut Anniversary Project

  • 356backers
  • $32,297.00funded
    $25,000.00 goal

SUCCESS!

This project has achieved $32,297.00 in funds thanks to 356 backers!

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Worldwide simultaneous release of anime cover album “Animeg. 25th”. Releasing an anniversary cover album simultaneously worldwide.

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SUCCESS!!

Animeg25th is now on sale for overseas, only at Tokyo Otaku Mode!

https://otakumode.com/shop/5995438e36f9915d38d9f1b8/Megumi-Ogata-Animeg-25th


JUL/4 update: Final stretch goal reached!
Tentative tracklist
“Taiyou Ga Mata Kagayaku Toki” - from Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files - feat. Nobuyuki Hiyama
“Moon Revenge” - from Sailor Moon R: The Movie - feat. Masako Katsuki
“Platinum” - from Cardcaptor Sakura
“Komm, süsser Tod” - from THE END OF EVANGELION
“Driver’s High” - from Great Teacher Onizuka
“Fukanzen Nenshou” - from Kamisama Dolls
“My Soul, Your Beats!” - from Angel Beats!
“Kimi no Kioku” - from Persona 3
“Kamisama no Itazura” - from Tamayura: Hitotose
“Bye Bye Yesterday” - from Assassination Classroom Second Season - feat. TERASAKA-GUMI
“Hikari” - from Hamatora
“Zetsubousei: Hero Chiryouyaku” - from Danganronpa
"Sakuranagashi" - from EVANGELION: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo






Message From Ogata

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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.
1. To provide genuine content to Japanese fans and also fans around the world at the very same time
1. 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.





Profile
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Megumi Ogata
Born on June 6. Known as Ogata, Aniki, Otoko-Hachidan

Ogata debuted as a voice actress in the role of Kurama in Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files and quickly gained popularity among fans. She is known for her ability to voice a broad range of characters and also for her natural performances. Young boys and girls, older men and women, serious and comical genres, Ogata can easily handle them all.

She possesses a vocal range extending beyond three octaves, delivering rich and full notes regardless of how high or how low they are. Ogata is also active as a singer who performs with a powerful and soulful voice. In recent years, she has released numerous motivational rock albums that offer listeners the passion and the gentle push forward they need. She continues to hold live performances not only in Japan but also in other countries as well.
Ogata’s newest album “real/dummy” (High Edition) was ranked first during the first week of its release on the Hi-Res charts.

Notable roles:
Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (as Kurama)
Sailor Moon (as Haruka Tenou/Sailor Uranus)
Neon Genesis Evangelion (as Shinji Ikari)
Angel Beats! (as Ayato Naoi)
Danganronpa: The Animation (as Makoto Naegi & Nagito Komaeda) and much more.

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About the Album

Animeg. 25th
An anime song cover album featuring selections from titles Megumi Ogata performed in and other relevant tracks.
JUL/4 update: Final stretch goal reached!

Tentative tracklist
“Taiyou Ga Mata Kagayaku Toki” - from Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files - feat. Nobuyuki Hiyama
“Moon Revenge” - from Sailor Moon R: The Movie - feat. Masako Katsuki
“Platinum” - from Cardcaptor Sakura
“Komm, süsser Tod” - from THE END OF EVANGELION
“Driver’s High” - from Great Teacher Onizuka
“Fukanzen Nenshou” - from Kamisama Dolls
“My Soul, Your Beats!” - from Angel Beats!
“Kimi no Kioku” - from Persona 3
“Kamisama no Itazura” - from Tamayura: Hitotose
“Bye Bye Yesterday” - from Assassination Classroom Second Season - feat. TERASAKA-GUMI
“Hikari” - from Hamatora
“Zetsubousei: Hero Chiryouyaku” - from Danganronpa
"Sakuranagashi" - from EVANGELION: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo


Additional Notes
・Tracks will be skillfully arranged by a music arranger who is active at the forefront of the Japanese music industry.
・Tracks with lyrics written for a specific character will be performed in a voice that closely resembles that character (some exceptions apply).
・Tracks already covered in “Animeg.” (Megumi Ogata’s 15th debut anniversary anime song cover album) and in other projects will not be included in this album.

Tracks covered in “Animeg.”
“A Cruel Angel's Thesis”
“Kyou mo Dokoka de Devilman”
“Yamato Yori Ai wo Komete”
“Moonlight Densetsu”
“GET WILD”
“Omoide ga Ippai”
“Yuzurenai Negai”
“Unbalance na Kiss wo Shite”
“Miyu Yachiyo”
“Ao no Requiem” and more.
(The track “GET WILD” in “Animeg.” was also featured in the album “GET WILD song mafia”)






Goals
First, I would like to achieve the following goals:

  1. To provide genuine content to Japanese fans and also fans around the world at the very same time.
  2. To raise awareness in Japan and overseas about the current status of the music industry
  3. If this project can reach its funding target, I would be thrilled if we could upgrade the content of the album with each stretch goal after we cover the deficit (the listed target isn’t nearly close to being enough).

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.

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How the fund will be used

  • Project commission
  • Project promotion and translation fees
  • Production fees for each reward and associated labor costs
  • Shipping fees to maintain price consistency regardless of where each reward will be sent



Return & FAQ

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Celebration Course: $5

  • Digital copy of Megumi Ogata’s thank you message

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Animeg. 25th Course: $39

  • Physical copy of Animeg. 25th
  • Printed copy of Megumi Ogata’s thank you message

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Autograph & Doujinshi Course: $99 LIMITED 500

  • Physical copy of Animeg. 25th
  • Autographed copy of Megumi Ogata’s thank you message
  • “Operations Participation Badge” sticker
  • “Megumi Ogata 25th Anniversary Individual Doujinshi ~Naka no Hito ga Egaku Soto no Hito~” (Expected to be over 24 pages)

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Deluxe Course: $149 LIMITED 300

  • Physical copy of Animeg. 25th
  • Autographed copy of Megumi Ogata’s thank you message
  • “Operations Participation Badge” sticker
  • Original t-shirt (Choose from men’s or women’s sizes from S~XXL)
  • “Megumi Ogata 25th Anniversary Individual Doujinshi ~Naka no Hito ga Egaku Soto no Hito~” (Expected to be over 24 pages)

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Special Thanks Course: $240 LIMITED 200

  • Physical copy of Animeg. 25th
  • Autographed copy of Megumi Ogata’s thank you message
  • “Operations Participation Badge” sticker
  • Original t-shirt (Choose from men’s or women’s sizes from S~XXL)
  • “Megumi Ogata 25th Anniversary Individual Doujinshi ~Naka no Hito ga Egaku Soto no Hito~” (Expected to be over 24 pages)
    In addition to the items above, your name will also be featured in the SPECIAL THANKS section of the album!

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Ultimate Course: The Sound of Her Voice: $340 LIMITED 20

  • Physical copy of Animeg. 25th
  • Autographed copy of Megumi Ogata’s thank you message
  • “Operations Participation Badge” sticker
  • Original t-shirt (Choose from men’s or women’s sizes from S~XXL)
  • “Megumi Ogata 25th Anniversary Individual Doujinshi ~Naka no Hito ga Egaku Soto no Hito~” (Expected to be over 24 pages)
  • Alarm clock featuring a recording of Megumi Ogata calling your name
    In addition to everything in the Special Thanks Course, you will also receive a one-of-a-kind alarm clock that features a recording of Megumi Ogata calling your name!

Combined Stretch Goals*

10 million yen: Target reached!
15 million yen: “Hikari” from Hamatora will be added to the album
18 million yen: “Zetsubousei: Hero Chiryouyaku” from Danganronpa will be added to the album & Recording quality upgrade (higher number of instrument overdubs)
21 million yen: Crowdfunding exclusive CD case upgrade
25 million yen: "Sakuranagashi" - from EVANGELION: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo will be added to the album & six voice actors will join!

The combined total of funds raised through CAMPFIRE and Tokyo Mirai Mode will be counted towards the stretch goals.

JUL/4 update: All goals are achieved now!!!

Before Backing

Q: How do I ask questions about a project?
A: Please send your questions, comments, and feedback to the following address: support_ogata@miraimode.com

Q: What payment methods can I use?
A: Payments can be made via credit or debit card only.

Q: When will I be charged for my selected reward?
A: You will be charged your backed amount after a project ends. If you backed a Keep it All project, you will be charged regardless of whether or not the project reaches its funding goal.

Q: Why do the reward prices differ from the Japanese crowdfunding project?
A: Price adjustments are made to cover changing currency rates as well as shipping fees.

After Backing

Q: How do I choose my t-shirt size, the name to have listed in the Special Thanks section, and the name to be featured in the alarm clock?
A: A questionnaire regarding your desired t-shirt size and the name you would like to have listed or featured will be sent to the email address you have registered on Tokyo Mirai Mode. The questionnaire is expected to be sent shortly after the project ends.

Q: Can I have something other than my name recorded in the alarm clock?
A: Unfortunately, the alarm clock voice recording can only feature your real name. We regret to say that no nicknames or character names will be accepted.

Q: Has the design and color of the t-shirt been finalized already?
A: The design will be revealed in an update that will be made later on.

Q: Will the rewards be available for purchase outside of the project?
A: Aside from the album “Animeg. 25th”, all other reward items are exclusive to the Japanese and international crowdfunding projects. It has not yet been determined whether “Animeg. 25th” will be available for purchase outside of Japan.

Q: Can I cancel my pledge?
A: Yes, you can cancel your pledge at any time from your Backed Projects page under My Menu before a project ends, with one exception. During the last 24 hours of a project, if canceling your pledge would drop a project below its funding goal, you cannot cancel without first contacting the project staff. In that instance, cancellations will be processed at the discretion of the project staff, who may refuse cancellations. It is also not possible to cancel or receive a refund for any projects that have ended.

Shipping

Q: How will my rewards be shipped?
A: Rewards will be shipped directly from Japan by Tokyo Otaku Mode, which has experience in shipping products to over 130 different countries. Rewards are expected to be shipped via EMS through JP Post. We regret to say that backers will not be able to select their carrier or shipping method.

Q: Do I need to pay for shipping costs?
A: The cost of shipping is included in the price of each reward, so you will not need to pay for shipping. For fairness, reward prices are the same regardless of the country you reside in.

Q: Will the album and other rewards have different shipment dates, or will they be shipped together?
A: All rewards are expected to be shipped together.

Q: Can I change the shipping address for my backed projects?
A: Yes. You can edit your shipping address from your Backed Projects page under My Menu until the end of September 2017. Please contact us at the following email address for shipping information changes from October 2017: support_ogata@miraimode.com

Q: What happens if I don’t receive my rewards or if my rewards arrive damaged?
A: Please contact us at the following email address for support: support_ogata@miraimode.com



Closing Message
I received a tremendous amount of assistance from many “partners” throughout the process of designing and launching this project.
Although the current situation of the industry does worry me, I’ve decided to push forward and create content that overflows with energy.

To all the production companies, stations, record labels, agencies, freelance creators, producers, staff members, performers, composers, musicians, and singers who have supported and encouraged me since I revealed my plans...
To President Inoue and all the staff of Lantis, the record company I belong to, who allowed me to work on this project instead of releasing a regular 25th-anniversary album with the company...
To Manager O and Chief Editor S who accompanied me in unfamiliar negotiations, unpredictable situations, and are willing to share the incredible amount of risk with me...
To bamboo, the ultimate curator who supported and guided me throughout the process…
To the representatives of CAMPFIRE and Tokyo Otaku Mode who shared their knowledge and their effort with me...
To everyone who took the time to participate in our “Discussion Sessions” and supported the project by sharing information on social media...

And, of course to you, who offered your time and attention to read about my project...

I would like to express my deepest gratitude. Thank you all so, so much.
Please lend me your strength and help make this dream come true.
Thank you very much for your generous support!

Megumi Ogata

Updates

Rewards have been shipped from Japan! An announcement and a request
※日本語は下部にございます。 Dear Backers, Thank you very much for your patience. We’ve finished shipping the Animeg 25th rewards from Japan. If you live ...
Important: About shipment
Hello, Backers! Thank you very much for backing our Animeg. 25th project! We have some important information to share with everyone concerning del...
Animeg. 25th Is Now on the Tokyo Otaku Mode Shop!
(https://otakumode.com/shop/5995438e36f9915d38d9f1b8/Megumi-Ogata-Animeg-25th) Thank you to everyone who supported my crowdfunding project. With ...

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Rewards

Celebration Course

$5.00
Included:
- Digital copy of Megumi Ogata’s thank you message
28Backers

Animeg. 25th Course

$39.00
Included:
- Physical copy of Animeg. 25th
- Printed copy of Megumi Ogata’s thank you message
135Backers

Autograph & Doujinshi Course

$99.00
Included:
- Physical copy of Animeg. 25th
- Autographed copy of Megumi Ogata’s thank you message
- “Operations Participation Badge” sticker
- “Megumi Ogata 25th Anniversary Individual Doujinshi ~Naka no Hito ga Egaku Soto no Hito~” (Expected to be over 24 pages)
141Backers
Limited141 out of 500

Deluxe Course

$149.00
Included:
- Physical copy of Animeg. 25th
- Autographed copy of Megumi Ogata’s thank you message
- “Operations Participation Badge” sticker
- Original t-shirt (Choose from men’s or women’s sizes from S~XXL)
- “Megumi Ogata 25th Anniversary Individual Doujinshi ~Naka no Hito ga Egaku Soto no Hito~” (Expected to be over 24 pages)
17Backers
Limited17 out of 300

Special Thanks Course

$240.00
Included:
- Physical copy of Animeg. 25th
- Autographed copy of Megumi Ogata’s thank you message
- “Operations Participation Badge” sticker
- Original t-shirt (Choose from men’s or women’s sizes from S~XXL)
- “Megumi Ogata 25th Anniversary Individual Doujinshi ~Naka no Hito ga Egaku Soto no Hito~” (Expected to be over 24 pages)

In addition to the items above, your name will also be featured in the SPECIAL THANKS section of the album!
15Backers
Limited15 out of 200

Ultimate Course: The Sound of Her Voice

$340.00
Included:
- Physical copy of Animeg. 25th
- Autographed copy of Megumi Ogata’s thank you message
- “Operations Participation Badge” sticker
- Original t-shirt (Choose from men’s or women’s sizes from S~XXL)
- “Megumi Ogata 25th Anniversary Individual Doujinshi ~Naka no Hito ga Egaku Soto no Hito~” (Expected to be over 24 pages)
- Alarm clock featuring a recording of Megumi Ogata calling your name

In addition to everything in the Special Thanks Course, you will also receive a one-of-a-kind alarm clock that features a recording of Megumi Ogata calling your name!
20Backers
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