Richard Eisenbeis

is creating Articles About Anime and Japanese Games

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No, seriously, thank you. Just the idea that you’re willing to part with even the smallest portion of your hard-earned money because you enjoy my writing is humbling. 
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Every three months in the lull between anime seasons, I’ll do a review of a non-current anime. You get to nominate and then vote on what that will be. 
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Hey there. I’m Richard Eisenbeis. I’m a critic/journalist based in Tokyo who spends his time writing about Anime and Japanese video games. You may have seen my work on Kotaku--or cross-posted on Anime News Network. For the past few years, I’ve been the managing editor of the site Anime Now! but, unfortunately, that job has come to an end.

However, with every ending comes a new beginning: So I’ve decided that now is the time to write directly for you, the awesome readers who have supported me wherever my career has taken me.

What You’ll Get

So what will you get for your support? One anime or Japanese game article a week posted over on (it'll be largely anime-focused at the start). These could be anything from deep analytical examinations or reviews to seasonal anime guides or series explainers.

But, why only one a week, you may ask? Simply, what’s most important to me is that I deliver what I promise--and I know for certain that I can hit that goal. Of course, this is just the starting point and the amount of articles per week could very well increase. We’ll just have to play it by ear.


Instead of locking content behind a paywall, I’ve decided that my reward tiers will be focused on letting you help decide the content. Have a show this season you want me to cover? Have a retro anime you want my thoughts on? Just have to know more about the latest big Japanese film adaptation? Here’s your chance.

*Note: I am completely open to making more/different rewards if anyone has any ideas.


While I've been thinking about things like a podcast  or a reoccurring series of articles as goals, I'm going to wait to decide on any until after I hear your suggestions for larger projects you'd like. So like with ideals for additional reward tiers, feel free to comment.
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