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Kickstarter for Sci-Fi Anime 'Under the Dog' Launched [Update 9/5]

by tsubasalover
Aug 9, 2014 6:05 AM | 278 Comments

Creative Intelligence Arts announced a Kickstarter on Friday for an original 24-minute anime titled Under the Dog. The project is seeking to raise $580,000 USD by September 7th.

Director: Masahiro Ando
Original Story: Jiro Ishii
Producer: Hiroaki Yura
Character and Mechanical Design: Yuusuke Kozaki
Animation Studio: Kinema Citrus
3D CGI Animation: Orange Co.

Synopsis
Under the Dog takes place in 2025 in Neo Tokyo, five years after a devastating terrorist attack at the Tokyo Olympics. In the wake of the tragedy, the U.N. formed a covert ops unit dedicating to seeking out, then eliminating those responsible for the attack. Anthea Kallenberg, a girl of Swedish descent is a member of this elite group who has honed her combat abilities and has become a deadly assassin, but must come to terms as to who she really is.

The PV is available on the Kickstarter site.

Source: ANN, Kickstarter

News submitted by ZachM & Moonchipz


Update September 5
'Under the Dog' has reached its Kickstarter goal with two days to spare. According to the creators, the finished product will be in Japanese with English subtitles. The team is also in talks with Crunchyroll and Netflix to distribute the OVA.

Source: Update on official Kickstarter page

Under the Dog on MAL

20 of 278 Comments Recent Comments

UTD said:
Q: How do you expect japanese viewers to receive UTD?
A: We don’t know. Since the Japanese market is super moe driven, we are unsure exactly how they will react.

LOL.

I wish I had a PayPal account or anything like that. I would've backed it if I did. Those who have backed it, I salute you.

Sep 18, 2014 2:21 AM by silmaril

Doubters you're Welcome!

Sep 15, 2014 8:52 PM by Windburns

For any non backers of the project, they still post lots of updates on the kickstarter page.
The updates are really interesting. There's lots of actual information behind the scenes how they do the animation for those interested there.
There is also updates about the story, characters, plans, Q&A, specs etc. I urge people interested to take a look from time to time.

Sep 15, 2014 6:53 PM by TiigerLily

I saw the promo a while back. From what I saw, the animation looks nice. It will be interesting to see where this goes,

Sep 12, 2014 12:12 PM by So-Intense

WHERES THE MAL PAGEW

Sep 12, 2014 8:22 AM by Nohbuddy

SnazzGary said:
Where's the MAL page?

You took the words out of my mouth, grateful if someone could link the MAL page :).

Sep 12, 2014 2:24 AM by HellspawnX

Where's the MAL page?

Sep 10, 2014 6:35 PM by SnazzGary

Seems like they've found a way to get people to keep funding it beyond the Kickstarter (on Paypal through their site). Which is great because it's going to contribute to the stretch goals if it gets far enough.

Sep 8, 2014 8:05 PM by ronri

I backed it! This better be good XD

Sep 8, 2014 7:42 PM by xchee

Great news! Glad they made it to their goal.

Sep 8, 2014 7:36 PM by HuaXue

ScazoN said:
this project better deliver


If you aren't paying for it, you don't have the rights to comment

Sep 6, 2014 11:52 AM by FALLOUT4

this project better deliver

Sep 6, 2014 6:43 AM by Uchiha

TiigerWierdness said:
It would still be very cool if it reached some of the stretch goals...
$1.16 million for a prequel ep (2 episodes 48 min)
$1.74 million for 3 ep (72 min)

And Highly unlikely ($5.1 for a full feature film instead. 90-120 min)


Don't push it lol...

Sep 6, 2014 6:40 AM by DerpHole

It would still be very cool if it reached some of the stretch goals...
$1.16 million for a prequel ep (2 episodes 48 min)
$1.74 million for 3 ep (72 min)

And Highly unlikely ($5.1 for a full feature film instead. 90-120 min)

Sep 6, 2014 5:06 AM by TiigerLily

Congratulation xD

Sep 6, 2014 2:20 AM by Frost_Kiss

DerpHole said:
8 days left and 306/560 funded

Unless Bill Gates Hideo Kojima takes a liking to anime and develops good taste within a week I don't think this will be funded.

Sep 5, 2014 6:05 PM by JizzyHitler

DerpHole said:
8 days left and 306/560 funded

Unless Bill Gates takes a liking to anime and develops good taste within a week I don't think this will be funded.


I love you, Bill Gates!

Sep 5, 2014 5:51 PM by Fantasee

It made it? NICE!!!! I'll be looking forward to this.

Sep 5, 2014 5:49 PM by Fantasee

Just watched trailer. My impression... hmmm... The soundtrack is amazing, it really reminds me Hans Zimmer works. Art reminds me Shinkai works a little bit mixed with GITS.
Looking forward to it.

Sep 5, 2014 4:37 PM by Yohimo_asakura

This is a great news, It's very awesome they reached their kickstarter goal, I am really looking forward on it.

Sep 5, 2014 3:25 PM by Sanzen

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