While I like the enthusiasm I’m not sure how we’d accomplish this.
With SEGA holding all the licences and rights and since no fan community can represent the company. We legally cannot do it. Kickstarters TOS let alone SEGA wouldn’t allow it.
If SEGA came out with a kickstarter for Yakuza 5 they would definitely get my money. But I don’t feel it’s a question of money.
Sega could fund the localization of the game and definitely get returns on that investment. The Yakuza series (even Dead Souls) always manages to at least break even in the west. SEGA doesn’t need the fan money to begin the localisation process. It just needs to hear the fan outcry for it.
(Pic’ related because he’s kicking (Get it?))