Japanese anime has grown to be extremely popular in the past few decades — more than anyone could have expected. While the anime culture and industry exists for around a century at this point, it mostly remained in Japan for most of its lifetime. When the rest of the world discovered it, the industry exploded, and there are thousands of anime shows these days.
They come in all shapes and sizes, countless genres, and different lengths. Some of them are running for decades, while others only have a handful of episodes. Their popularity is evident enough, as pretty much everyone will know what you are talking about if you say 'anime.'
However, as any other industry, the anime sector is also alive and constantly evolving. Many believe that the anime industry can also benefit from modern, emerging technologies such as the blockchain. One such project is known as Twilight, which aims to become a crowdfunding platform for Japanese anime.
The Twilight project wishes to bring innovation against the modern 'severe circumstances' that surround anime creators. The team behind it believes it can do so through the use of blockchain technology. They have developed the C2C (Creator-to-Customer) anime production system, which is basically a decentralized crowdfunding platform that would help raise funds for production and distribution of anime.
The initiative comes due to the fact that anime studios, as well as individual creators, struggle to deliver this highly popular trend which has fans across the globe. Creators work in harsh environments and very little incentive. According to the project's team, this can only lead to the degradation of quality, which will ultimately destroy the culture.
With a crowdfunding platform that would allow anime fans from around the world to participate and support the studios and their favorite creators, the quality can still improve. The culture would survive and likely evolve into an even better form, which is the goal of the project.
While the Twilight ICO is coming, it has yet to reveal the official date of its launch. Even so, there are quite a few details that are already known, including the name of the token — TWC. This is a utility token which was created on Ethereum's network. As such, it is an ERC-20 token, and its price during the preICO and ICO will be $0.0002 ETH. However, the minimum investment will be $0.47 ETH. ETH will also be the only coin which will be accepted in exchange for TWC, so interested investors should make sure to prepare a supply of the coin.
The project already features a bounty and a bonus, and it has set up a soft cap of $1.5 million. As for the hard cap, it sits at $20 million. The project itself was registered in Japan, although the investors from this country will not be allowed to participate. Apart from Japan, other restricted areas include Korea, Mainland China, Thailand, and the US. Anyone else is welcome to join, but they will have to go through the KYC procedure before participating.
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Let me tell you a story about my relationships with anime. My kid is a die-hard fan of this genre, he watches them all day long while totally ignoring cartoons from Disney, Pixar, etc. I was vastly skeptical about anime at first, because my impression of it was based solely on the image of Pokemons and other such nonsense. But then she showed me the one called Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, and I totally loved it. So now, there are two anime fans in our family. I guess you have already figured out from my story that I am absolutely in favor of what the Twilight project is doing.
I am not a fan of Japanese anime, neither a big believer in the success of Twilight in Europe of the US, but I am absolutely sure that this project will enjoy massive popularity in Asia. I have been a few time to Japan, and I can assure you that these people are crazy about this type of cartoons - it is like a religion to many of them. Therefore, I will get involved with Twilight as an investor because I fully recognize the potential it has, especially given that the Japanese are very crypto-savvy.
Drawing anime and manga is my favorite hobby, though I am not Japanese. For more than 10 years I have been immersing myself in this subculture, studying all the ins and outs and honing my drawing skills. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to transform this hobby of mine into a fully-fledged profession, until I found out about Twilight. I haven’t even finished reading the whitepaper before it struck me that this project presents a golden opportunity to make a living by creating anime. I guess there is no need to tell you that I have already invested heavily in Twilight and applied for the creator position.
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