Anime Sols Helps Bring Content West


In the ever-expanding quest to find new ways of supporting and getting anime content, we’ve recently discovered Anime Sols.  It’s essentially a collaboration of many Japanese studios and stations that seek to bring classic anime to the western audience.  Whether by streaming or box sets.


Anime Sols is a Japanese LLP (‘limited liability partnership’). Similar to a corporation, it’s when a bunch of companies decide to partner together in order to try something new or innovative.

Anime Sols is exactly that: A partnership between Japanese animation studios with long histories and Japanese television stations who have been their partners for domestic broadcast in the past. These companies have come together to try a completely new method of exposing classic anime titles to western markets.

This project aims to bridge the gap between the audience that wants to collect and the audience that just wants to watch, by letting everyone support their favorite programs however they wish, whether it’s messaging a friend about a newly discovered classic, or contributing money to sponsor a DVD set.


Anime Sols

Similar to kick starter, you’re able to help in supporting the anime itself. But it differs in that these anime are already published in Japan and already exist. You’re not funding an idea, you’re funding a real product. Though this is mostly classic anime.

On top of that, the site is a great way to catch up on some of the older anime that you probably haven’t even heard of. If you like what you see, you can at the same time pledge to buy a copy of the box set. If enough people pledge to buy the set, the company will purchase the license and produce the set.

This is one of the best ways I have heard of to support anime, next to streaming sites. I would highly suggest getting behind a company like this as these are the sites that prove to Japanese publishers that there is a market in the west.

Co-Founder of and Co-Host of the OtakuSpirit Animecast. Chris has been a fan of anime for over 20 years. Once amassing a huge collection of DVDs during the DVD boom, he's consumed hundreds of shows and isn't looking to stop any time soon.