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Crowdfunding Campaign for 'Gakuen Handsome' TV Anime Launched

by tsubasalover
Jun 3, 7:17 AM | 39 Comments
Tohoku Penet launched a crowdfunding campaign on Friday with the goal of adapting Team YokkyuFuman's BL visual novel Gakuen Handsome into a TV anime. The campaign aims to raise a total of 2 million yen by July 29, with the funds being used to help bring the series to terrestrial networks.

According to the Makuake campaign page, the series is currently scheduled to air over one cours beginning October 2016, consisting of 12 three-minute episodes and an unaired episode to be released on DVD. Production of full opening and ending songs are also part of the campaign objectives.

The visual novel's original developer, Team YokkyuFuman, will produce the animation with support from Tohoku Penet. Toneso Kiashi, who directed the game's production, will also direct the anime adaptation with cast members from the visual novel, instead of using the cast of the 2015 OVA adaptation.

An infamous parody of the BL genre.
Yoshiki Maeda is a seventeen-year-old boy who transfers back to the city after a seven-year absence, and enrolls in a prestigious all boys school which takes pride in being the best among its prefecture. Changes are going to be made in his life, surrounded by faces both new and old. (Source: VNDB, edited)

Campaign site:

Source: Famitsu

Gakuen Handsome on MAL

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OMG THOSE CHINS!!! This is gonna be hilarious. A BL parody? Bring it on!

Sep 4, 3:08 AM by ani147

Ugh, this can't be unseen.

Aug 10, 8:56 AM by Hoppy

They were almost at 7M.

3M more till season 2... hopefully they'll run a second campaign after S1.

Aug 10, 8:50 AM by Lemon

The chin power is strong with this one

Jul 6, 2:53 AM by joe_g7

I'll definitely watch it when it comes out~(^w^)

Jul 6, 12:44 AM by Serenade-hime

It seems like they are getting more money for fundraising so they can do more for the project, including 2nd season at 10,000,000 yen.

Currently: 2,960,280 yen, Goal: 2,000,000 yen.

Jun 17, 12:23 AM by tsubasalover

I might as well do this just for those "unique" character designs (*cough* dorito chins *cough*)

Jun 6, 11:17 PM by swordhermit

The goal reached in 5 days. It is happening.

Jun 6, 11:03 PM by tsubasalover

BenkeiSpirit said:

Gakuen Handsome came first, the game was released in 2010.

Oh, ok. Can't believe I forgot about that game that inspired the designs of Senpai Club. Didn't know that this anime was an adaptation of that game. (^u^;) sorry.

Jun 4, 5:47 PM by Serenade-hime

Just realized the cost for the production is 20K dollars

Jun 4, 5:45 PM by Mkim

Feel like Senpai Club got ripped off...

Jun 4, 12:58 PM by Serenade-hime

Oh a parody of the BL genre? Now this gonna be good :P

Jun 4, 12:08 PM by velvetprayer

Why am I hyped for this?

Jun 3, 9:58 PM by salmon-kun

MURICA, look what TF are you doing!!!

Jun 3, 9:44 PM by Kuma

Daumm, their chin game is strong!

Jun 3, 6:48 PM by Hunk_Berry

i am ready for this.

Jun 3, 5:29 PM by Lemon


Jun 3, 2:50 PM by marx-chan

If this reaches its goal I'm really looking forward to it.

Jun 3, 2:33 PM by Durarara

DO IT JAPAN, DO IT! I could type with those chins they got there.

Jun 3, 2:29 PM by Hanane

Yuuichi found himself some friends.

Jun 3, 2:13 PM by Mishukax

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