Did You Know Anime is creating Anime Fact Content
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patrons
Who are you? -------------

Hello potential patron!

My name is Michael Perge, and I'm the creator of the educational anime outlet known as
“Did You Know Anime?”



Since March of 2014, my good friend Jon Lobo and I have been creating all of the factoids, podcasts, interviews and, most importantly, the videos that you’ve seen to-date; we are very grateful of the positive reception we’ve received, and as such we plan on maintaining the level of quality and output our fans have come to expect.

Why should I pledge to you? ------------

As any video producer will tell you, it takes a tremendous amount of time and effort to put a video together, let alone consistently provide content: but we’d like to think DYKA often goes the extra mile in that every single episode requires a fantastic amount of research, and that often means unique challenges for us.

On numerous occasions DYKA has busted widespread internet myths, corroborated currently contested truths, and even uncovered fun and relevant information previously unknown to anime fandom at large!

It’s been a lot of fun, but it’s also taken a lot of time and many coffee-filled all-nighters. On top of all of that, we also have the language barrier (because as you know, anime and manga are in Japanese) and besides the fact that we want to verify findings from first-hand accounts anyway, sometimes a translated version of something just doesn’t exist. So to ensure the authenticity of our research, we often have to do just that much more work to get it right when a source is only in its native language.

Language barriers aside, sometimes it even comes down to purchasing actual books (yes, those still exist) or other published materials that just aren’t on the internet. Those cost money, and the fact (pun intended) of the matter is, though DYKA is a labor of love and we accept the expenses that come along with it, we're human: we have day jobs, we've got bills to pay, and we've got big aspirations for growth that resources like Patreon can help with in a big way!


There’s more to DYKA than the fact videos? ------------

Indeed! The factoids, interviews, and  "Who Cares About Anime" blog are currently the other sources of content worked on by the DYKA crew.

Sometimes we even like to fan-dub or "abridge" things.


We even have some exciting new projects (that we currently can’t even talk about) in the works! All of this is happening now, while many other awesome ideas are only in the planning stages at the moment; but as we look to the future, we want to expand to gradually become an all-encompassing resource of anime trivia for everyone and anyone who loves anime.

Does pledging mean that the videos will come out faster? ------------

Unfortunately, no. As awesome as trying to promise that might seem, we’ve learned by now that there are just too many variables in the production process and we wouldn’t want to put ourselves in a position that potentially compromises quality.

Keep in mind that pledging doesn’t mean we’ll slow down either. Each episode of the show is its own beast; sometimes one thing that was hard to do in a certain episode inexplicably winds up being relatively easy in another, and vice versa.

The rate of release for the videos will (for now) remain largely the same (bi-monthly, more or less). We do our best, plain and simple.

Will my pledge get ‘X’ voice actor/reviewer/etc? ------------

Sorry, but that’s not how it works. The process by which someone ends up being a part of a DYKA production has many different facets to it, but ultimately some things are completely out of our hands. If we promised you a certain person was going to be in a video, and then they couldn’t do it for whatever reason, that would be unfair to you the viewer.

Narrators, interviewees, and anyone else we work with ideally has that special combination of ability, relevance to their associated fandom, and genuine desire to participate along with an observable record or indicator of past work and dedication applied to some facet of anime fandom.

Basically, everyone involved in anything we produce does so because they want to be a part of it, (for fun, for furthering education, for outreach to fans, etc.) and are kind enough to lend us (and by extension, you) their time and talent.

What is the endgame for this patreon campaign? -------------

We would love to make this our job. Jonny and I have worked very hard over the last year and a half to turn a dream called “Did You Know Anime?” into a reality; but to make THE dream happen, we could really use the support of YOU, the dedicated fans who have gotten us to this point.

It is already because of all of you that we have had a crazy pipe dream materialize into actuality, and for that alone you have our deepest thanks and we will strive to keep producing top-notch content for all of you amazingly awesome human beings.

There's a big world of anime out there, so there’s a lot more work for Jonny and I to do! We've got a lot of exciting episodes and projects on the horizon, and we hope you’ll be right there with us along the way.

Thank you all so much!
See You Space Cowboys & Cowgirls…

Bang!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per video
  • Get access to the patron only discussion and blog. Along with our feelings of gratitude, for a minimal contribution of your continued support you will be listed on our Patreon page as an official patron of DYKA!
Pledge $5 or more per video

  • Patreon only discussion and blog
  • You will now be able to see the episode 48 hours early! Make sure you check the release post for when it goes up, a unique password and link will be in the post to let you see the video!
Pledge $10 or more per video
 
  • Patreon only discussion and blog.
  • Episode will be posted 48 hours early.
  • Ten dollars a month includes the rewards from the first 2 tiers while granting you a place in the official YouTube description of every video we upload for that month as long as your support in this tier (or above) continues!
Pledge $50 or more per video

  
You are the chosen, the few, the legendary Otaking!

  • Patreon only discussion and blog
  • Episode will be posted 48 hours early
  • Name in Official Youtube description.
  • A 1 hour skype / discord chat with Did You Know Anime where we talk about whatever! (Note: Those who don't want to talk or be called can opt out of this when we decide on the date to talk
  • This is the big one, and deserves big props: for each month that you pledge fifty big ones to DYKA, you will receive the honor of having your name/moniker appear in the actual video of every episode released that month! This tier offers a significant avenue for posterity and demonstrating your involvement with DYKA.

It also provides massive potential for bragging rights in front of family, friends, and everyone on the internet!

NOTE* Names or Monikers that include Hate Speech / related bigotry will not be accepted, please find an alternative.
Goals
1% complete
When DYKA hits this goal, you've made part of our dream come true. I will work full-time on this endeavor. Thank YOU.
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Who are you? -------------

Hello potential patron!

My name is Michael Perge, and I'm the creator of the educational anime outlet known as
“Did You Know Anime?”



Since March of 2014, my good friend Jon Lobo and I have been creating all of the factoids, podcasts, interviews and, most importantly, the videos that you’ve seen to-date; we are very grateful of the positive reception we’ve received, and as such we plan on maintaining the level of quality and output our fans have come to expect.

Why should I pledge to you? ------------

As any video producer will tell you, it takes a tremendous amount of time and effort to put a video together, let alone consistently provide content: but we’d like to think DYKA often goes the extra mile in that every single episode requires a fantastic amount of research, and that often means unique challenges for us.

On numerous occasions DYKA has busted widespread internet myths, corroborated currently contested truths, and even uncovered fun and relevant information previously unknown to anime fandom at large!

It’s been a lot of fun, but it’s also taken a lot of time and many coffee-filled all-nighters. On top of all of that, we also have the language barrier (because as you know, anime and manga are in Japanese) and besides the fact that we want to verify findings from first-hand accounts anyway, sometimes a translated version of something just doesn’t exist. So to ensure the authenticity of our research, we often have to do just that much more work to get it right when a source is only in its native language.

Language barriers aside, sometimes it even comes down to purchasing actual books (yes, those still exist) or other published materials that just aren’t on the internet. Those cost money, and the fact (pun intended) of the matter is, though DYKA is a labor of love and we accept the expenses that come along with it, we're human: we have day jobs, we've got bills to pay, and we've got big aspirations for growth that resources like Patreon can help with in a big way!


There’s more to DYKA than the fact videos? ------------

Indeed! The factoids, interviews, and  "Who Cares About Anime" blog are currently the other sources of content worked on by the DYKA crew.

Sometimes we even like to fan-dub or "abridge" things.


We even have some exciting new projects (that we currently can’t even talk about) in the works! All of this is happening now, while many other awesome ideas are only in the planning stages at the moment; but as we look to the future, we want to expand to gradually become an all-encompassing resource of anime trivia for everyone and anyone who loves anime.

Does pledging mean that the videos will come out faster? ------------

Unfortunately, no. As awesome as trying to promise that might seem, we’ve learned by now that there are just too many variables in the production process and we wouldn’t want to put ourselves in a position that potentially compromises quality.

Keep in mind that pledging doesn’t mean we’ll slow down either. Each episode of the show is its own beast; sometimes one thing that was hard to do in a certain episode inexplicably winds up being relatively easy in another, and vice versa.

The rate of release for the videos will (for now) remain largely the same (bi-monthly, more or less). We do our best, plain and simple.

Will my pledge get ‘X’ voice actor/reviewer/etc? ------------

Sorry, but that’s not how it works. The process by which someone ends up being a part of a DYKA production has many different facets to it, but ultimately some things are completely out of our hands. If we promised you a certain person was going to be in a video, and then they couldn’t do it for whatever reason, that would be unfair to you the viewer.

Narrators, interviewees, and anyone else we work with ideally has that special combination of ability, relevance to their associated fandom, and genuine desire to participate along with an observable record or indicator of past work and dedication applied to some facet of anime fandom.

Basically, everyone involved in anything we produce does so because they want to be a part of it, (for fun, for furthering education, for outreach to fans, etc.) and are kind enough to lend us (and by extension, you) their time and talent.

What is the endgame for this patreon campaign? -------------

We would love to make this our job. Jonny and I have worked very hard over the last year and a half to turn a dream called “Did You Know Anime?” into a reality; but to make THE dream happen, we could really use the support of YOU, the dedicated fans who have gotten us to this point.

It is already because of all of you that we have had a crazy pipe dream materialize into actuality, and for that alone you have our deepest thanks and we will strive to keep producing top-notch content for all of you amazingly awesome human beings.

There's a big world of anime out there, so there’s a lot more work for Jonny and I to do! We've got a lot of exciting episodes and projects on the horizon, and we hope you’ll be right there with us along the way.

Thank you all so much!
See You Space Cowboys & Cowgirls…

Bang!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per video
  • Get access to the patron only discussion and blog. Along with our feelings of gratitude, for a minimal contribution of your continued support you will be listed on our Patreon page as an official patron of DYKA!
Pledge $5 or more per video

  • Patreon only discussion and blog
  • You will now be able to see the episode 48 hours early! Make sure you check the release post for when it goes up, a unique password and link will be in the post to let you see the video!
Pledge $10 or more per video
 
  • Patreon only discussion and blog.
  • Episode will be posted 48 hours early.
  • Ten dollars a month includes the rewards from the first 2 tiers while granting you a place in the official YouTube description of every video we upload for that month as long as your support in this tier (or above) continues!
Pledge $50 or more per video

  
You are the chosen, the few, the legendary Otaking!

  • Patreon only discussion and blog
  • Episode will be posted 48 hours early
  • Name in Official Youtube description.
  • A 1 hour skype / discord chat with Did You Know Anime where we talk about whatever! (Note: Those who don't want to talk or be called can opt out of this when we decide on the date to talk
  • This is the big one, and deserves big props: for each month that you pledge fifty big ones to DYKA, you will receive the honor of having your name/moniker appear in the actual video of every episode released that month! This tier offers a significant avenue for posterity and demonstrating your involvement with DYKA.

It also provides massive potential for bragging rights in front of family, friends, and everyone on the internet!

NOTE* Names or Monikers that include Hate Speech / related bigotry will not be accepted, please find an alternative.