Maybe we can! But first, please read the guidelines below to find out if your channel is suitable. Information on applying is available below as well.
Please note that all collaborations are reviewed manually, and are only subject to instant rejection if there is a high volume of requests. This is to ensure that the quality of Kaihatsu content is upheld. Although Kaihatsu is a small channel, accepting every request for a collaboration will result in a negative feedback loop where less viewers engage with videos, which makes the algorithm push the channel's videos less. All declined requests will be given a reason why, so that your content may be improved upon.
While there is no limit on the amount of times you can apply, we reccomend that you wait at least 6 months before re-requesting, in order to give yourself time to improve the quality of your videos.
Although exceptions are (very rarely) made, below is a list of what channels will NOT be accepted for a collaboration:
Please note that channels may also be refused based on association as well as reputation and current standing within the wider YouTube community.
While this may be an odd requirement to some, I have repeatedly been asked by young fans to make collaboration videos with them, so here are some requirements regarding age:
You WILL NOT be considered at all for a collaboration if you are below the age of 16.
There are several reasons for this, one of the most important ones being maturity. It is important that collaborators on both sides are mature people who can work well with others. One other important aspect is voice. Older, lower voices are much more appealing to audiences online... that's that, and that can't be changed.
Unfortunately, since the dawn of the internet there has always been an intense hatred for younger users, and on YouTube, that hatred is very much vocalised. Users will relentlessly dislike the videos of younger people purely because of their age, as well as their voice, and how 'cringey' they are. This makes it difficult to work with younger users.
One more point (although this is my own personal opinion here): I never started making videos until I was 13, and even then I just messed around. If you're young and you're looking to do YouTube as a hobby, that's fine! Just don't let it consume you and take over your life at such a young age - go make friends and do stuff outside. I know it's easy to disregard this advice but socialising in person should take priority over trying to make a video with someone you've never met over the internet.
This is only applicable to those looking to edit a video for their own channel if Kaihatsu is being featured on their own channel.
Applicants MUST have video and editing quality simillar to that in 'The Science Behind Super Mario Sunshine' (https://youtu.be/cZRMHv8k7qA). This is the minimum editing ability standard, and anything below this will not be accepted.
Applicants must also be capable of uploading in HD 1080p60.
Audio quality must be of a very high standard, and should be of a similar quality to the voiceovers in current Kaihatsu videos.
For reference, I use an Audiotechnica AT2020USB+ condenser microphone. However, BlueYeti microphones are also of a high standard.
My primary aim is to make videos for others to enjoy. Anyone considering asking to do a collaborative video should ask themselves the following questions:
If your answers to all of these questions is yes, then you are an ideal collaborator!
To apply, please send an email to business[at]kaihatsusha[dot]com, with the subject as 'Collaboration'.
It is important that you put a link to your channel in the email so that I can assess your work. While not necessary, you could include a link to one of your videos that like the most/enjoyed making and explain why you chose to include a link to that specific video.