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Fundraising in Kickstarter to Extend 'Little Witch Academia 2' Met Goal in its First Day

by symbv
Jul 9, 2013 6:57 AM | 142 Comments
A crowdfunding project on Kickstarter to extend the sequel to "Little Witch Academia" from the planned 20 minutes to 35 minutes met its goal of raising US$150,000 in its first day of launch. Currently the sum has come to over US$195,000 and the project still has 29 days to go.

Pledging starts from US$1 and anybody who pledges that amount can get a digital wallpaper. Those who pledge US$20 or more receives the right to download an artbook and the standard definition of the finished sequel. Those who pledge US$50 or more will receive the printed edition of the artbook and the blu-ray disc of the sequel. There are also other gifts for pledges of over US$100, US$200 and US$300. Limited places of special gifts are also available for big backers who pledge US$1000, US$2000 and US$10000. There are only 3 places for backers pledging US$10000 and these are the category that was filled the fastest. The 3 backers will be granted a visit to Studio TRIGGER and dinner with the Studio TRIGGER team, as well as visit to the offices of related companies such as Ultra Super Pictures and Good Smile Company, and the trip also includes two nights of accommodation.

Kickstarter crowdfunding site for Little Witch Academia 2: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1311401276/little-witch-academia-2

Source: IT Media
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Awesome news! Can't wait for it... xD

Aug 8, 2013 12:16 AM by Hiryu12

^
Definitely pretty decent. I'm satisfied for sure now.

Aug 7, 2013 10:22 PM by Stark700

The goal was 500k, this exceeds expectations!

Aug 7, 2013 3:59 PM by GodlyKyon

Over $600 000? Wonder if they are going to release a more detailed account of how they plan to spend the money.

Aug 7, 2013 3:52 PM by Josh

Threw $100 at it.
Like Time of Eve I welcome any anime projects to Kickstarter. It seems after the initial success of Eve, TRIGGER hopped on board as well and man, they got more support then I could have ever imagined.(At 534,000 USD currently)

Hopefully, with the success of these Kickstarters it will allow more and more companies to follow in the same footsteps.

Aug 4, 2013 3:49 AM by Ragix

couldn't believe how amazing it was and the characters, the animation as well was just amazing it blown my mind away!!!!!!

Aug 3, 2013 10:47 PM by Goldzero

Woah, 514K all of a sudden? I didn't even think they were going to make it.

Aug 2, 2013 10:05 AM by Josh

Woah! Goal achived!!!

Aug 2, 2013 8:36 AM by GodlyKyon

> likes 5cm/s

Jul 20, 2013 7:02 PM by Josh

Thanks for sharing a great post. I appreciate your thinking

Jul 20, 2013 5:09 PM by zeeshanaayan07

DJIzzyIzzyHitler said:
Antanaru said:
They couldn't write a proper story for one, short episode and they are aiming for a full franchise? Good laugh.

theres borderline nothing you can do in a 20 minute time frame compared to a episodic series


I'm not sure what he was expecting from a 20 minute short.

Jul 20, 2013 3:52 PM by GD1551

Antanaru said:
They couldn't write a proper story for one, short episode and they are aiming for a full franchise? Good laugh.

theres borderline nothing you can do in a 20 minute time frame compared to a episodic series

Jul 20, 2013 2:54 PM by JizzyHitler

They couldn't write a proper story for one, short episode and they are aiming for a full franchise? Good laugh.

Jul 20, 2013 2:49 PM by Antanaru

Jul 20, 2013 12:37 PM by Stark700

Man I really gotta watch this to see whats all the hype about. Looks like a really cute anime that would be fun to watch on Halloween or something.

Jul 13, 2013 5:48 PM by OriginANIME

I think it could be possible for some of the funding from this Kickstarter to eventually go toward episode 3.

Unless I'm sorely mistaken.

Jul 13, 2013 4:42 PM by AnnieoftheStars

I liked the original OVA, though it wasn't anything I'd throw money at. But I gave them $1 anyway, because why not.

Jul 13, 2013 11:27 AM by fanty

Frontalbrise said:
ponygon123 said:
Full anime please?
Won't happend with this Kickstarter.

Although we did explain that it is difficult to extend the episode length past 40 minutes for Little Witch Academia 2, that does not mean we plan to end it with just this episode! We too are aspiring for a TV series and a full length film! However, it will take many years to reach this goal. We want to see Akko and her friends move in full action, and explore further into their world. Can't we all agree on that? Our first goal is to produce a 40 minute episode of LWA2. After that, we want to aim for further goal such as a television series or a full length film!

Jul 12, 2013 4:33 AM by Perplex