To clarify, I'm not in any way affiliated with Ankama. I joined about a week and a bit ago when I wanted to inquire about the order that the manga was to be read in. (I don't know if it links through my account or not, but you can check it out if you'd like.) The timing of the Kickstarter just happened to coincide quite... well, coincidentally with my joining. (Haha, an Ankama employee with a randomly Zelda-themed name?)
Secondly, yes, I'm an overly-zealous, and overly-optimistic new fan to the series. This means I know very little about Ankama as a whole, and thus haven't had the experience with them that you all have had with the game. That said, these are two very different products, and are to be dealt with differently. Perhaps Ankama is just much better at dealing with shows than with games.
Thirdly, Ankama has stated that they haven't yet decided their roster of voice actors for the show, thus the ones used in the promo will likely not make it into the final dubbing. Given the fan reaction to them, it's more and more likely that they won't.
Fourthly, as I and many others have mentioned, they are offering much much more than just the dub for those who contribute, meaning you aren't just paying for a dub, but rather, also for professional subbing, hard copies, merch, in-game stuff, and for those willing to shell out the money, awesome statues/busts, and a trip to France. Ankama's primary goal with this Kickstarter is to bring popularity to the franchise over here to NA, where they can earn more money to grow their company. I'm not sure why this concept has been seen as money-grubbing extortion when a) it's a freaking business, and businesses need to profit from expanding their audience, and b) this will all end up coming back into the company, where they'll be able to have more talent working on their products, actually improving them.
I'm not sure what has happened to you all, to have turned you into cynics, but I hope you can logically see where this Kickstarter is headed, and can recognise the growing potential for the company to improve on everything. I'm not asking you to donate if you're really strapped for cash, but if you have some hanging around not really doing anything, you can get us all rewarded pretty darn well by investing it into the Kickstarter
On topic: Anyone know what the item redeemable in game is? Can't find anything on it.
Haha, as it turns out, it's not all that much. It's the straw hat Nox the Xelor wears in the first episode