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Three Minute Preview of 'Santa Company' Released

by Dunois
Apr 11, 2014 10:57 PM | 20 Comments
Kenji Itoso's Kenji Studio recently released a three-minute preview video for their crowdfunded anime project Santa Company. The video (posted on YouTube) is subtitled in English but does not have an audio track. A video showing the key frame art of the animation sequence was also posted.

The 30-minute long film is scheduled to be completed by this Christmas.

Staff
Producer, Executive Director: Kenji Itoso
Director: Yumi Kamakura
Character Animation/Design: Hiroka Harada
Screenplay: Naohiro Fukushima
Original Character Design: Hidari
Studio: Kenji Studio
Theme song: Choucho

Cast
Bell Crystal: Yuki Kaji
Noel White: Ayumi Fujimura
Minto Rondo: Haruka Tomatsu
Pedro Rondo: Takahiro Sakurai
Thomas Dou: Rie Kugimiya

Japanese trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCCIVFgtz0o
Preview with no audio track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKkmLyuAr4U
Preview with key frame: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avV8_xof0tY

Source: ANN, Anime! Anime!

20 Comments Recent Comments

i guess Christmas and santa will be coming early this year

Apr 15, 2014 11:43 AM by Mr_Gutts

GodlyKyon said:
Kaji Yuki is becoming the male version of Kana Hanazawa, jesus...

Also, This movie is supposed to be 30 minutes long?? That's basically an episode of a regular show... what the hell?


Most likely doing the production for merchandising, advertising, etc. all in one go to release it by then and perhaps stalling it just for the sake of releasing it on Christmas. It'd be odd to watch a Christmas-based anime in the middle of Spring/Summer.

Apr 13, 2014 7:28 PM by Ragix

Kaji Yuki is becoming the male version of Kana Hanazawa, jesus...

Also, This movie is supposed to be 30 minutes long?? That's basically an episode of a regular show... what the hell?

Apr 13, 2014 7:21 PM by GodlyKyon

not my thing but good for the kids

Apr 12, 2014 10:01 PM by LoveMyAnime4Life

Maybe I'll watch for Christmas.

Apr 12, 2014 8:48 PM by malvarez1

It looks terrible. It's going to be your typical anime with little cutesy girls except in a Xmas setting this time.

And it still baffles me how anime in 2014 is still inferior animation wise to American cartoons from 20 years ago.

Apr 12, 2014 5:55 PM by scabab

The poster look like someone who did the Atelier Dusk series.

Apr 12, 2014 5:25 PM by live2win

Ironic, I just learned about this yesterday on here.

Not many Christmas anime so this should be interesting. 30 minutes is pretty disappointing though, but ah well, that will make it an easy watch.

Apr 12, 2014 3:22 PM by Fujaku

Looking forward to it.

Apr 12, 2014 12:29 PM by Chibi-Alice

YorozuyaGinSan said:
I had thought the fundraiser for it went under?


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/itoso-tag/santa-company

No, it made 20~ thousand dollars more than the goal.

Apr 12, 2014 8:25 AM by GarLogan78

YusakuGodai said:
Nice! I heard that Choucho will be performing the theme song? A +1 for that!


Oh yeah, and Choucho <3

Apr 12, 2014 5:26 AM by Tengai

Of course I will watch this Anime this coming Christmas!!!!
It could have been longer but that's alright, at least I have got an Anime about Christmas to watch during Christmas ahahaha.
I really like the cast, and the character design seems nice.

Apr 12, 2014 5:23 AM by Tengai

Nice! I heard that Choucho will be performing the theme song? A +1 for that!

Apr 12, 2014 5:09 AM by YusakuGodai

GuiltyKing said:
Kaji Yuki's everywhere. Literally everywhere.


That's a good thing.

Apr 12, 2014 2:33 AM by Diran-kun

Kaji Yuki's everywhere. Literally everywhere.

Apr 12, 2014 2:28 AM by Rachmaninow

Lookin forward to this. I heard that this is for a good cause.

Apr 12, 2014 1:10 AM by snuffless

Oohhh I can't wait. ;_; I'm so glad this is being made.

Apr 12, 2014 12:55 AM by phoenixalia

Another 8 more months to go ;_;

Looking forward to this though.

Apr 12, 2014 12:01 AM by Stark700

Oh it's a 30 minute film? Thought it would be longer. Character designs are okay, but this still seems interesting. Liking the cast too. Winter's a long wait though!

Apr 11, 2014 11:38 PM by tingy

I had thought the fundraiser for it went under?

Well, that's good to hear, looking forward to next Winter.

Apr 11, 2014 11:01 PM by VERWANDLUNG

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