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Crowdfunding Campaign of 'Kaze no You ni' Anime Movie Launched

by arsonal
Feb 25, 2016 10:24 PM | 23 Comments

A crowdfunding campaign was launched on Monday for an anime movie adaptation of the 1969 manga Kaze no You ni. The one-shot drawn by Tetsuya Chiba, best known for Ashita no Joe and Ashita Tenki ni Naare, was originally published in that year's 25th issue of Shoujo Friend magazine.

Kaze no You ni tells the story of Sanpei, the lone survivor of an accident which killed the rest of his beekeeper family, and Chiyo, whom he meets after she is stung by a bee. Sanpei moves into Chiyo's village and begins to work on a tract of land that the villagers have abandoned. However, Sanpei later disappears. As flowers grow on the plot of land, Chiyo waits for Sanpei to return.

Although the campaign has a funding target of 2 million yen, producer Hitomi Toyonaga points out that production costs exceed 20 million yen. Funds from the campaign, which runs through April 22 on the art crowdfunding platform FUNDIY, will be used to enhance the quality of animation. As of writing, 44% of that goal has been reached with a total backing of 896,000 yen.

Kaze no You ni is estimated to premiere at the Shimokitazawa Tollywood theater in Tokyo in May 2016 or later. It will have an approximate running time of 40 minutes. Supporters who contribute 10,000 yen or more to the campaign will receive a DVD copy of the movie, expected to be delivered in August.

Cast
Sanpei: Masako Nozawa (Ginga Tetsudou 999)
Chiyo: Minami Fukuhara
Kamekichi: Hana Takeda (Boruto: Naruto the Movie)
Sabu: Asako (Danchi Tomoo)
Kunio: Aine Shiono
Shige: Megu Ashiro (School Days)
Sachi: Yuri Noguchi (The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls)
Teacher: Junpei Asashina (Grisaia no Kajitsu)
Osen: Reiko Suzuki (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders)
Tora: Hiroki Maeda (Himouto! Umaru-chan)
Masayoshi: Toshiya Chiba
Jisuke: Takayuki Yoshi
Shigesaku: Masaaki Yano
Tsune: Megumi Miyatsu
Villager A: Keisuke Hamaoka (Owari no Seraph)
Sanpei's Father: Yukio Takaku
Otome: Shiori Inoue
Narrator: Michiyo Yanagisawa (Sore Ike! Anpanman)

Staff
Original Creator: Tetsuya Chiba (Ashita no Joe)
Planning, Storyboard, Episode Director: Toshiyuki Honda (Doraemon Movie 01: Nobita no Kyouryuu)
Script: Chie Hidono
Assistant Episode Director: Runa Fukuda
Animation Director: Masatsune Noguchi (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV))
Art Director: Mariko Kadono (Fuichin-san)
Color Design: Maimu Sagae
Director of Photography: Seiichi Morishita (Paradise Kiss)
CG Production: Digital Design Studio
Editing: Takeshi Seyama (Tokyo Godfathers)
Sound Director: Toshiki Kameyama (Nisekoi)
Sound Production: Grooove
Music: Kou Nakagawa (Basilisk: Kouga Ninpou Chou)
Theme Song Performance: Kana Matsumoto
Studio: Ekura Animal

Crowdfunding site: http://fundiy.jp/project/animekazenoyouni
Official site: http://www.kazenoyouni.com/

Source: Anime! Anime!

Kaze no You ni on MAL

20 of 23 Comments Recent Comments

Another successful crowdfunding, the future is here.

Apr 18, 2016 7:14 PM by ichii_1

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-04-18/kaze-no-yo-ni-anime-film-trailer-previews-theme-song/.101197



It looks very pretty and enjoyable in its simplicity. This should be a great watch.

Apr 18, 2016 2:39 PM by Haneken2086

Wel I am glad more works of Chiba are getting chance of having anime adaptions now. I am hope this reaches it goal since I would love towatch more work done by Chiba since he was one the two people who made my favorite anime of all time which Ashita no Joe.

Feb 29, 2016 8:35 PM by Warriors_of_God

This looks interesting I would probably watch it if they do make it I like the old school look.

Feb 26, 2016 8:47 PM by Cash

malki said:
FireEmblemIke24 said:


Why would you want a good source material be butchered in another medium? It's fine as it is and would most definitely require top-notch directing, not budget like you're suggesting.
lol..ofcours I dont want a butchered adaptation..but you know what..? fuck it, I care more about the LN sales that will increase even if the adaptation was trash..


Since the novel already finished, it will never get a anime adaption.

Even more with the fact even a manga adaption HaruMari has.

Feb 26, 2016 8:19 PM by Ketsura

I would definetly watch this if it gets funded, which from the looks of it definitely is going to be

Feb 26, 2016 6:14 PM by JizzyHitler

Joe, Nishi and Yoko/Sachi, lol.

Feb 26, 2016 6:11 PM by Avok

Ooh that premise sounds interesting. I hope this works out as I smell potential here, lots of it.

Feb 26, 2016 5:23 PM by Stark700

FireEmblemIke24 said:
malki said:
great..now what about a crowdfunding campaign of HakoMari anime adaptation instead of this shit..?


Why would you want a good source material be butchered in another medium? It's fine as it is and would most definitely require top-notch directing, not budget like you're suggesting.
lol..ofcours I dont want a butchered adaptation..but you know what..? fuck it, I care more about the LN sales that will increase even if the adaptation was trash..

Feb 26, 2016 4:19 PM by malki

Sounds great! I really like Ashita no Joe

Feb 26, 2016 2:09 PM by CinnamonHime

malki said:
great..now what about a crowdfunding campaign of HakoMari anime adaptation instead of this shit..?


Why would you want a good source material be butchered in another medium? It's fine as it is and would most definitely require top-notch directing, not budget like you're suggesting.

Feb 26, 2016 2:00 PM by FireEmblemIke24

great..now what about a crowdfunding campaign of HakoMari anime adaptation instead of this shit..?

Feb 26, 2016 12:06 PM by malki

I guess they're not joking, the story seems... okay, anyways, they're all crazy.
#LiveToThisMovie

Feb 26, 2016 8:21 AM by SauronMaia

200K for this quality? :( the va's must be eating a lot of that money.

Feb 26, 2016 7:32 AM by ichii_1

RayAdha said:
LOL Joe Yabuki and Nishi as kids? There is a clone of Sachi too.

...and then suddenly this turns into Boxing,,,

It's by the same mangaka as Ashita no Joe, so the character designs are bound to be familiar.

You get genga at 20000円, huh? Not bad.

Feb 26, 2016 4:35 AM by Max

Holy shit, this is going to be so much hype.

Feb 26, 2016 3:57 AM by ZetaZaku

Seriously? DVD? Not VHS?

Feb 26, 2016 2:16 AM by MagicalMahou

LOL Joe Yabuki and Nishi as kids? There is a clone of Sachi too.

...and then suddenly this turns into Boxing,,,

Feb 26, 2016 1:20 AM by Rayrin

I would never donate for a campain that offer me a... DVD copy.

Serious, It's 2016 guys, this should be a BD

Feb 26, 2016 12:39 AM by Ketsura

j0x said:
first time i heard about that crowd funding site called fundiy, it combines fund and DIY (do it yourself), thats noice

good luck to them

for a movie thats cheap though, 20 million yen only cost less than 200,000 dollars so thats really a cheaply made anime
Considering how Kickstarters are meant to be use, those ¥20M aren't meant to be the budget for the movie.
Actually, it says so right in the OP lol.
I doubt they'd have all the cast and stuff all ready if they weren't going forward with it anyway if the backing flopped.
¥10,000 for just a DVD is pretty costly though.

Feb 25, 2016 11:59 PM by Paulo27

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