Kyodai Kino

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Get your name listed at the end of each video!

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About

Hey all! Kyodai Kino here.

If you've wound up here, you're probably a kaiju or tokusatsu fan. I am too, and like many of us, I have been most of my life. I've been a Godzilla fan for about seventeen years, I've been making videos for twelve, and I've been an amateur film preservationist since 2016. Inspired by my experience creating a video essay on American kaiju films for my capstone project at DePaul University, I've decided to start a YouTube channel for similar content.

I enjoy making these videos, and I'm quite proud of the ones I've made so far. They represent the payoff to a lot of time spent watching and studying kaiju and toku media, and work poured into developing my skills as a writer, critic and video editor. I'm not looking to make this a full-time job at the moment, but your support will not only help me earn a bit from the time and effort spent on these videos (which is difficult to do on YouTube when you're focusing on copyrighted works other people have made), but also go towards the aspects of my work that cost money, like getting my hands on rare or out-of-print films to cover; investing in equipment for shooting video, recording sound, and editing; or preserving neglected versions of genre classics.

As for what you'll get for your trouble, at the lowest tier, you'll get your name onscreen at the end of each video, and as they go up, you'll get things like access to backer-only posts, a spoken thank-you in each video, access to new videos a couple days early, outtakes, and other bonuses I haven't thought of yet.

I was writing this for a while and then looked up what some YouTubers I subscribe to had written for theirs, and it looks like a lot of them just put something short -- it's Patreon, after all, people know the drill -- so thanks for reading this far, if you still are!
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