Probably because Castlevania, IGA's creation, is a Konami published franchise, and Konami has been making some very stupid decisions lately, what with their firing of Hideo Kojima and removing his name from MGS5, cancellation of Silent Hills and removal of PT from the playstation store, and recent announcement to only focus on mobile gaming. Add to that the fact Konami's absolute horrible mistreatment of the Silent Hill franchise with the most recent releases, especially the HD port of 2 and 3, and the fact that we haven't had a decent Castlevania, especially a metroidvania one, in a long time, and you can probably guess that people are feeling rather vindictive against Konami.
Jim Sterling went on record saying that a major reason why he backed Yooka-Laylee and Bloodstained was because he wanted to give the current iterations of Rare and Konami a great big middle finger for their mismanagement of games they have produced. I wouldn't be surprised if that was what many people were thinking when they backed Bloodstained. Heck, remember Mighty No. 9, the spiritual successor to Mega Man? $3,845,170 when they only asked for $900,000. We have not gotten a Mega Man game in forever. The only things we have gotten recently are Mega Man playable in Smash, $0.75 Mii Fighter costumes in Smash of Mega Man X and Proto Man, and a free Mega Man costume for your Felyne in Monster Hunter 4.
See what I'm getting at? When people feel a certain amount of hate against a certain game company for mismanaging a certain beloved franchise and/or making some seriously poor business decisions, people are bound to back a spiritual successor to said franchise when it is posted on kickstarter by the creator of the original aforementioend franchise, and they will give far more money than the creators could ever hope for. In other words, "Build it and they will come".
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