Opened in September 2020, BUTAOTOME’s Pixiv FANBOX aims to offer interesting contents to more hardcore fans.
Pixiv FANBOX is a service similar to Patreon. For a monthly fee, you can access exclusive content from your favorite creators. BUTAOTOME’s FANBOX has two tiers:
Natural Course (500 yen/about 5 euro)
– special blog posts about lyrics, music equipment, and illustration drafts
– karaoke videos
– audio posts
Maniac Course (1000 yen/about 10 euro)
Access to the rewards from the natural tier, as well as:
– past rare pictures and videos
– karaoke sources
– PSD data
– videos/audios of the members talking with each other
Those who don’t have an account/don’t pay are only able to read general blog posts about the daily life of the members.
To pledge, you just need a Pixiv account and a credit card (VISA/Mastercard) or Paypal. The website is entirely in English, so it should be easy to create an account and set up everything.
Tiramisu Cowboy doesn’t repost any photo, video, or blog post from the FANBOX. It would make them available even for people not really interested in BUTAOTOME, ruining the whole purpose of the FANBOX. The sole exception is translations of blog posts related to the music (for example Ranko talking about the lyrics she wrote for the newest album).
The Old BUTAOTOME Fanclub (June 2017 – November 2020)
BUTAOTOME’s official mobile site (or fanclub, or fansite
though I avoid calling it in this way because there can be only one Butafansite!!!11111) did pretty much the same thing as a Fanbox. For a 378 yen monthly fee, you were able to access exclusive cool content: blog posts, live videos, live pictures, etc. There were also exclusive presales of live tickets and lotteries for winning BUTAOTOME memorabilia.
The Fanclub has been closed in favor of a Fanbox due to the former being harder to manage, as it was made with the major label. It’s currently unknown if the old content (blog posts, videos, etc.) will be made available for free or if they will be lost forever after the end of November.