Rochester, MI – On February 22 2016, Shining Otaku launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their new manga platform that gives fans a chance to get involved with the next big manga series and artists a chance to show the world what they’re made of.
“We want to give all fans of anime and manga, and those interested in becoming mangaka, the same experience they would get in Japan here in North America,” says Ervin, one of the platform’s co-founders, “Everything we do is solely driven by the popularity of the community, hence why we’re called Shining Otaku.”
Anyone can upload their work to the Shining Otaku platform and interact with manga fans. The platform has several features that make it the perfect place to help usher in a new age in the manga industry.
The site’s high resolution manga reader lets you flip the pages as if you are reading a real magazine, and their polling system lets fans pick out promising authors. The best of these authors are featured on the platform’s Shining Series section and are given access to their own editor, store, and a page on the website to share their story.
Other sections of the site include the Top 10 of the Week (where the most popular manga of the week are featured), newest uploads and recommended tabs. At the bottom of the home page there is also a description of the most successful mangaka of the month next to their manga.
“This platform is intended to be the main driving force of our vision,” explains Habura, the platform’s other co-founder, “It allows manga authors/illustrators and those with interest in manga and anime to come together in a competitive yet welcoming community.”
In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including a personal email from the creators for $1, a 16 x 18 poster and four buttons for $25, and more! Backers can also pledge $35 for a signed and printed soft cover volume from one of the platform’s current Shining Series stars or $90 for a signed limited edition hardcover manga, a 16 x 18 poster, and signed sketchbook.
For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here or contact the creator below.
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Company Name: Shining Otaku Manga Platform
Contact Person: Habura \”Nico\” Johnson
Phone: (313) 828-8032
Country: United States