Archipel

is creating documentaries on Japanese creatives

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Thank you for your support. You gain access to Patreon updates and our Discord's patron-only channel, where we will share AMAs with Japanese creators.
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$5
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Thanks a lot for your support! In addition to rewards from the previous tier, you get access to exclusive interview outtakes from our upcoming videos.
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$10
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Your support is truly appreciated and means a lot to us. In addition to the rewards from previous tiers, your name will be featured in the credits for all our upcoming videos during the duration of your patronage.
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About Archipel

What is Archipel?
Archipel is a team of two foreigners based in Tokyo making documentaries about Japanese creators. From gaming, manga to illustrators, our documentaries cover a wide range of fields and are all available ad-free on YouTube.

Our goal is to be able to capture as many profiles as possible in order to build an archive of Japan's creativity.



Why do we need your funding?
Archipel is fully self-funded, meaning that we are working side jobs in order to sustain the channel and create content. Your funding directly contributes to financing the costs related to the channel: life expenses, studio rent, equipment, transportation and more.



What's next?
In addition to Archipel, we have launched Cutscenes, a secondary channel where we will be sharing content about actors of the game industry, made in collaboration with our friends at Japanese game media Game*Spark. While it may sound strange to launch a new channel while we are looking for funding, we’re in a situation where we need either financial resources or time, the Game*Spark team helps us on the latter to save time on several tasks of pre-production process and keep putting out some content.

Our future content on Archipel will depend on the completion of Patron goals, which will unlock a limited series themed around independent manga artists (1,000 patrons goal), regular content for the main channel (2,000 patrons goal), and hopefully more.

Patrons get access to our Discord, in addition to special benefits depending on their tier level (exclusive content or name in credits), but more than anything, your funding is what will help us keep going and create content for the channel.

Thank you and we hope you'll consider supporting us.
Stay safe!

- the Archipel team

Featured video: Shingo Tamagawa - Three Minutes, Three Years: Making Puparia
Goals
436 of 500 patrons
First step.
This is an initial goal for us to keep creating content on Archipel when time allows.
Bonus: we will upload Japanese subtitles for Japanese learners on our existing content (one video per month) on upcoming content.
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