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Yutaka Yamamoto Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for 'Hakubo' Anime Movie

by tsubasalover
Feb 25, 2017 10:15 PM | 9 Comments

Director Yutaka Yamamoto has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new anime movie on his new anime project announcement program via Nico Live on Saturday. Titled Hakubo (Twilight), the movie is slated for 2018.

Hakubo is considered the final project of Yamamoto's self-proclaimed "Tohoku Trilogy," which will focus on the youth residing in Iwaki City, Fukushima after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The first project in the trilogy, Blossom, was set in Iwate Prefecture, while the second project, Wake Up, Girls!, took place in Miyagi Prefecture. The original novel that inspired the anime movie is now available in two-parts on the campaign's page.

The crowdfunding campaign is aiming to raise ¥‎15,000,000 (approximately US$133,756). Depending on the pledge amount, supporters of the campaign will receive a variety of privilege, including the original novel signed by Yamamoto, invitation to a pre-screening of the movie, a chance to speak to the cast, a bus tour in Iwaki, Fukushima with Yamamoto and the project's "cheerleader" Kaori Fukuhara, and an opportunity to name one of the characters from the movie.

Crowdfunding page: https://camp-fire.jp/projects/view/11715
Official Twitter: @Twilight_aniime

Source: Hachima Kikou

Hakubo on MAL

9 Comments Recent Comments

Praise god, Yamamoto is god

Mar 1, 2017 6:00 PM by simo000

Good guy Yamakan and great to see him back again. I hope he makes another anime series after the film.

Feb 26, 2017 6:32 PM by SeijiroUshio

I wanna watch this :D Hopefully it gets funded.

Feb 26, 2017 8:59 AM by Chibi-Alice

I thought this guy retired...

Anyway, another Jesus (beside Miyazaki) came back to save the souls

Feb 26, 2017 5:16 AM by Yohimo_asakura

DatRandomDude said:
Based god Yamakan is back again to bless us with his new creation.
He will save all of the animes again.

Feb 26, 2017 12:19 AM by Naruleach

ZetaZaku said:
Hopefully whoever gets to name a character does something witty rather than a generic name. Even "Ketsuno Ana" tier would be hilarious as fuck.


Subjected to Director's approval though so doubt something that isn't shitty would come out.

Feb 25, 2017 11:31 PM by Jiharo

Hopefully whoever gets to name a character does something witty rather than a generic name. Even "Ketsuno Ana" tier would be hilarious as fuck.

Feb 25, 2017 10:49 PM by ZetaZaku

Must be nice to be able to name a character.

Feb 25, 2017 10:36 PM by joe_g7

Based god Yamakan is back again to bless us with his new creation.

Feb 25, 2017 10:19 PM by DatRandomDude

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