Evangelion & Cardcaptor Sakura Voice Actress Megumi Ogata Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Megumi Ogata, a voice actress (alternatively known as a Seiyuu in Japan) who has worked on anime projects such as Neon Genesis Evangelion and Cardcaptor Sakura, has anounced through Tokyo Otaku Mode has launched a Crowdfunding campaign to help produce a new anime-based-album.

Starting today (18th May 2017) a worldwide crowdfunding project through Tokyo Otaku Mode will become available that will allow fans to pledge support for the project; with the final results (and awards) being a newly produced album that celebrates 25 years since her voice acting debut – as explained in the press release from Tokyo Otaku Mode.

The crowdfunding project will be launched at 7:00 pm (PDT) on May 18 through TOM’s crowdfunding platform – Tokyo Mirai Mode (https://miraimode.com/projects/animeg25th) – that is directed towards fans residing outside of Japan. A promotional live stream featuring Megumi Ogata will be made through TOM’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/tokyootakumode/) 30 minutes before the crowdfunding project is launched.

TOM will work together with CAMPFIRE – one of the largest crowdfunding platforms in Japan – that is managed by CAMPFIRE, Inc. (Headquarters: Shibuya Ward, Tokyo; President & CEO: Kazuma Ieiri) for this cover album project. The Japanese crowdfunding project launched first on May 12 through CAMPFIRE reached its target of ten million yen (approximately $90,000 USD) in just 90 minutes. The Japanese crowdfunding project is currently on its fourth day and has raised approximately twenty million yen.

The international and Japanese crowdfunding projects will be launched to support the production and release of Megumi Ogata’s anime song cover album for her 25th voice actress debut anniversary, and also to provide the album to fans residing outside of Japan. The album will feature selections from titles Megumi Ogata performed in and also other relevant tracks. Ogata debuted as a voice actress in the role of Kurama in Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files. She has also voiced various characters in series such as Sailor Moon (as Haruka Tenou/Sailor Uranus), Cardcaptor Sakura (as Yukito Tsukishiro), Neon Genesis Evangelion (as Shinji Ikari), and much more. She is also active as a singer with a powerful voice and a vocal range that extends beyond three octaves.

Further details surrounding this crowdfunding project are available to view on the official website.

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About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked on ZOMGPlay and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita or Xbox One.

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