ufotable Offers Set of 2009-2016 Awa Odori Posters for 100,000 Yen
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Japan's furusato nōzei system that offers tax breaks for donating to municipalities has been gaining momentum since it debuted in 2008. The charitable program has caught on amidst public popularity, and it helps to revitalize regions that have had a dwindling population and funds. Anime studio ufotable announced on Tuesday that it is partnering with the city of Tokushima, which sits on the southern island of Shikoku, to participate in its own take on the campaign.
The city is home to ufotable's branch studio ufotable Tokushima. The studio is collaborating to create posters for Awa Odori, a part of annual obon festivities and Japan's largest dance festival. People who donate 10,000 yen (about US$86) will receive this year's two collaboration posters. The posters feature characters from The [email protected] and Ohenro, which is set on Shikoku, alongside their voice actresses.
People who donate 50,000 yen (US$428) will receive the posters, a special album set of 50 photographs from the shooting session for the posters, and a clear file of the art from the Ohenro poster.
In addition to the above rewards, people who donate 100,000 yen (US$857) will receive a special set of all of ufotable's posters from 2009 to 2016. The studio is teasing that this may be the first and last opportunity to obtain all of the posters together.
Besides providing designs for Awa Odori festival posters since 2009, ufotable collaborated with The Tokushima Base of Japan's Self-Defense Forces to produce a recruiting poster in 2010. Studio Pierrot also partnered to create a poster for the Awa Odori festival in nearby Naruto, Tokushima Prefecture in 2012.
Tokushima's Awa Odori is held every year from August 12 to August 15.