Anime Sols Launches Streaming Funding Campaigns for Goku's Grand Adventure and Space Ace
TOKYO, JAPAN – (July 26, 2014) – Anime Sols LLP, consisting of member companies Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Yomiuri-TV Enterprise Co., Ltd., ADEC Co., Ltd., Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd., Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd., Pierrot Co., Ltd., and Quarkpro LLC, is announcing a new campaign for the free streaming of 13 episodes of Goku's Grand Adventure, from Mushipro and Space Ace, from Tatsunoko Productions.
Anime Sols has launched for free streaming the first three episodes of each show, and users are able to pledge money toward the localization and streaming of the full first 13 episodes of each series, with goals of $2700 each.
Goku's Grand Adventure (1967) Set 1 Streaming, Episodes 1-13 Goal: $2700
Directed by the legend Gisaburo Sugii, this early work from Mushi Productions was the follow up production to Astro Boy, airing in the same timeslot. A fun and loose adaptation of Journey to the West, its blend of action and comedy slapstick ran for 39 episodes and was one of the first color animation aired on Japanese television.
Space Ace (1965) Set 1 Streaming, Episodes 1-13 Goal: $2700
The first production by a fledgling Tatsunoko Productions, this science fiction action adventure show started airing only 2 years after Astro Boy, and is one of the first TV animations produced in Japan, running for 52 episodes. A story of an alien boy stranded on Earth and his adventures, its characters like Space Ace are still beloved around the world!
About Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation
Since its founding in Osaka in 1958, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation has always been a leader in new telecasting developments, from the first color broadcast in Japan in 1960, though the 1993 construction of a state-of-the-art production studio in Tokyo, and up to the commencement of digital broadcast in 2003. In 1988, the establishment of an open television station where the commu¬nity can tour the facilities and production units can utilize indoor, entrance lobby and building-front studio space in the center of Osaka Business Park secures YTV's position as an industry innovator. Staying in the forefront of technology to serve an increas¬ingly savvy audience is YTV's commitment to excellence, its commitment to you. For more information, please visit: http://www.ytv.co.jp/english/
About Yomiuri-TV Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Established in 1970, Yomiuri-TV Enterprise Co., Ltd., manages domestic and international licensing rights for a variety of famous animation properties like “Inuyasha” (2000), “Beelzebub” (2011), and “Space Brothers” (2012), as well as musical artists like Yumi Miyagami and Maiko. For more information, please visit: http://www.yte.co.jp/
About ADEC Co., Ltd.
Established in 1999, ADEC Co., Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary of Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation. A creative workshop, ADEC provides on screen graphics creation for Yomiuri news and variety programs, as well as webpage, smart-tv contents, graphics design, video production, and video post-production services. For more information, please visit: http://www.a-dec.co.jp/
About Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.
Established in 1968, Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. was founded as the production company for Tezuka Osamu. On the 80th anniversary of Tezuka Osamu's birth, Tezuka Productions decided to follow the path he pursued. They strive to create opportunities for international communication by means of manga and animation and give children hope for the future, which they believe is their mission as the keeper of his legacy. For more information, please visit: http://tezukaosamu.net/en/
About Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd.
“Dreams for families of the world…”
These words are the corporate motto and led to the foundation of Tatsunoko Productions in 1962. Tatsunoko made the first step into the world of animation by giving birth to “Space Ace” in 1965 and then to "Mach Go Go Go (a.k.a. Speed Racer)” in 1967. Beginning in late '60s, Tatsunoko's original animations were sweeping over the world and sending hits to every genre such as “Gatchaman (a.k.a. Battle of the Planets)" and "Samurai Pizza Cats". Tatsunoko celebrates its 50th anniversary and plans to utilize and exploit the world renowned properties to expand into the broader entertainment and services markets. For more information, please visit: http://www.tatsunoko.co.jp/english/
About Pierrot Co., Ltd.
Established in 1979, Pierrot Co., Ltd. has produced numerous successful high quality animation productions including world famous fairy tales like "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils" (1980), popular comics like "Hikaru no Go" (2002), "The Twelve Kingdoms" (2002), "NARUTO" (2002), "BLEACH" (2004) and original stories such as "Magical Girl Series" (1983-1985). With its 30-years of experience, Pierrot has firmly established itself as one of Japan's most versatile, dependable, and creative production companies. For more information, please visit: http://www.pierrot.jp/
About Quarkpro LLC,
Established in 2012, Quarkpro LLC is a Japanese Goudou Kaisha founded by translator and anime fan Samuel Pinansky. Quarkpro will invest in the Japanese animation industry to come up with creative new methods to market and monetize anime internationally and promote Japan's vast media landscape abroad, as well as engage in licensing and localization assistance.
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