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Crowdfunding Campaign for Original Anime 'Chika☆Chika Idol' Announced

by arsonal
Oct 26, 2015 11:23 PM | 46 Comments
Symphonium, an animation planning company founded in July 2015 and based in Tokyo, announced on Monday that it is launching an original idol animation project using CG animation. The company plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign in Japan and the United States in 2016 in order to help finance the project.

Titled Chika☆Chika Idol, the work follows a trio of girls who form an underground (chika) idol group named Pâtisserie. Underground idols are idols who do not belong to any agency and who usually perform at live shows rather than appearing on television or magazines.

Anime director Hiroshi Nishikiori (Toaru Majutsu no Index), who is also a founding director of the company, will lead the project. F_sik, a company specializing in 2D and 3D animation, will produce the CG work.

Nishikiori and co-founder, former adult manga magazine editor Takeshi Honjou intend to explore new production methods such as crowdfunding, CG animation, streaming delivery, and virtual reality for the company's projects. According to the release, crowdfunding will allow the producers to include special benefits for a Blu-ray release.

Cast
Tenka Akasaki: Marika Kouno (Sore ga Seiyuu!)
Sumi Yuuki: Yuuki Kuwahara (Himegoto)
Abigail "Abby" Williams: Rika Tachibana (Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken)
Hisame Nagasawa: Ayane Sakura (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai)
Yatarou: Yuri Yamaoka (Tamako Market)

Official site: http://www.chikadol.com/

Source: Animate.tv

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KaoruMatsuoka said:
jayvee2016 said:
Hmm.. I don't know at all.

Please give aqours a worthy competition.. too bad µ's era has ended, you can't fight that juggernaut anymore lol
The biggest competition are the μ's fans. I know I'm not all that happy about a completely new group.

As for this, it's likely it will be a very low-viewed title.


Well I am not that excited for aqours but I am willing to give them a chance to prove themselves <3 afterall, they are still Love Live!

Mar 26, 2016 9:32 AM by jayvee2016

jayvee2016 said:
Hmm.. I don't know at all.

Please give aqours a worthy competition.. too bad µ's era has ended, you can't fight that juggernaut anymore lol
The biggest competition are the μ's fans. I know I'm not all that happy about a completely new group.

As for this, it's likely it will be a very low-viewed title.

Mar 24, 2016 7:16 PM by KaoruMatsuoka

Hoppy said:
jayvee2016 said:
Hmm.. I don't know at all.

Please give aqours a worthy competition.. too bad µ's era has ended, you can't fight that juggernaut anymore lol


Aquors can be beaten by pretty much any unit right now.


>Aqours's debut single was the #2 single for all music acts that made their debut in 2015

You think so? :D They are small if compared to µ's cause µ's is a mainstream artist but I doubt a new idol group can really match them

Mar 24, 2016 6:10 PM by jayvee2016

jayvee2016 said:
Hmm.. I don't know at all.

Please give aqours a worthy competition.. too bad µ's era has ended, you can't fight that juggernaut anymore lol


Aquors can be beaten by pretty much any unit right now.

Mar 24, 2016 5:04 PM by Hoppy

Hmm.. I don't know at all.

Please give aqours a worthy competition.. too bad µ's era has ended, you can't fight that juggernaut anymore lol

Mar 24, 2016 3:34 PM by jayvee2016

Looks like it's complete failure.
But the parallel Japanese crowdfunding campaign on Makuake is still running until March 30

The meh cgi and badly done tier rewards are the reason.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-03-24/chika-chika-idol-kickstarter-campaign-falls-short-of-goal/.100090

Mar 24, 2016 8:43 AM by ichii_1

TrashDax said:
Somehow "original" does not really fit this.

Oct 31, 2015 12:30 PM by omfgplzstop

Somehow "original" does not really fit this.

Oct 31, 2015 12:28 PM by TrashDax

hoopla123 said:
CG animation?

Hahahahhahhaahaha. Fuck no.
Zapredon said:
Idol anime? No thanks. Idol anime has pretty much peaked through Love Live.

But can we crowdfunding some unfinished anime or anime that couldn't get sequel? Spice and Wold, TWGOK, is such thing possible.


Unfortunately, there would probably be too much copyright issues, unless the original animators took crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is good, but why crowdfund a dumb trend in anime when you could do something original

Oct 28, 2015 4:39 PM by Maka

looks like it's gonna be similar to Aikatsu or Pretty Rhythm, with a unit of 3 characters and CG effect

Oct 28, 2015 1:01 PM by The39Clues

Idol anime? No thanks. Idol anime has pretty much peaked through Love Live.

But can we crowdfunding some unfinished anime or anime that couldn't get sequel? Spice and Wold, TWGOK, is such thing possible.

Oct 28, 2015 3:56 AM by Zapredon

I am calling it.. THE NEXT BIG THING in the anime universe. :D

Oct 28, 2015 1:27 AM by sinner08910

CG animation?

Hahahahhahhaahaha. Fuck no.

Oct 27, 2015 4:35 PM by hoopla123

ExTamplier said:
Nope

Oct 27, 2015 4:28 PM by FireEmblemIke24

Of all the anime that could be crowdfunded ...

Oct 27, 2015 3:34 PM by Equitum

Oct 27, 2015 12:17 PM by iLostReason

>more idol shit

Oct 27, 2015 12:14 PM by ReikiShutuagi

Heh. Would be interesting if it takes a WIXOSS kind of twist.
Otherwise, "meeh".

Hoppy said:
That's what I'm afraid of, CG needs a budget and it's dogshit without a good budget and underground idols have LOTS of performance and with CG will make it jarring to the point of unwatchability if the budget is too low.

Pretty sure they're going with CGI exactly because of the expensive costs of frame-animating the performances. For the crowdfunding to be viable you need to cut expenses most of times, 3D/Euclid CGI is a fast and cheap way.
Going with high expectations for a decent CGI usage is completely out of question.

Oct 27, 2015 12:08 PM by xbobx

"Crowdfunding campaign in America for an idol anime."


HAHAHAHA.

Oct 27, 2015 12:01 PM by ChronosXIII

ichii_1 said:
>crowdfunding level CGI

Million doll level cg incoming :P

ios said:
1 cour/ 11-13 episodes of anime total cost is around 2 million dollars, good luck getting that
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2015-08-13/anime-insiders-share-how-much-producing-a-season-costs/.91536


For an average show like shirobako but this series will not be as expensive.


That's what I'm afraid of, CG needs a budget and it's dogshit without a good budget and underground idols have LOTS of performance and with CG will make it jarring to the point of unwatchability if the budget is too low.

Oct 27, 2015 9:32 AM by Hoppy