Ojamajo Doremi 20th Anniversary Event's Crowdfunding Reaches Goal
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The crowdfunding campaign for "Ojamajo Doremi 20-shūnen Carnival" (Ojamajo Doremi 20th Anniversary Carnival), the special event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Ojamajo Doremi anime, launched on Wednesday and reached its 10,000,000 yen (about US$91,500) goal as of Thursday. The campaign will end on February 12.
The event will take place at the Tokyo International Forum Hall C on May 6. It will feature a concert, a stage reading, a live drawing event, and talk show featuring the anime's voice actresses and staff from the anime and upcoming Majo Minarai o Sagashite film. The Blu-ray Disc for the "Honobono Gekijō" anime shorts will also be available for purchase during the event.
The new "Honobono Gekijō" shorts will have a total of five episodes, and will screen at the "LB Pop-Up Theater" on the sixth floor of the Shibuya Parco building in Tokyo starting on January 10. The LB Pop-Up Theater is hosting a Ojamajo Doremi store from January 10 through February 20, and those who purchase more than 5,000 yen (about US$46) worth of goods will be the first to see the shorts. The Ikebukuro P'Parco and the Namba Marui buildings will also host a pop-up shop selling goods, but will not screen the anime.
The first Ojamajo Doremi anime series originally premiered in Japan in 1999, and 4Kids began broadcasting a heavily edited version of the series in the United States in 2005 under the title Magical DoReMi.