A crowdfunding for an anime adaptation of Spicy Tails' World End Economica visual novel was launched on Thursday. The campaign aims to raise 5 million yen (approximately US$46,000) within 50 days. As of press time, the campaign has raised 1,788,379 yen (approx. US$16,490) from 52 backers. The costs will go toward advertising, exhibition fees at events, and translation fees for overseas media.
On the Japanese crowdfunding platform Campfire, the campaign has reached its goal and has raised 7,650,000 yen (approx. US$70,500) within 24 hours thanks to 245 backers.
Humanity's last inhabitable frontier, a city on the moon. Haru, a young boy who was born on the moon, has always dreamed of standing where no man has stood before. To do so, he needs capital. In order to build his capital, he gets involved with the stock market, a market that can swallow a man's desires and sometimes crush them.
Haru meets a beautiful, mysterious girl named Hagana on the moon and the wheel of destiny begins to turn... (Source: Kickstarter)
Written by Ookami to Koushinryou author Isuna Hasekura, doujin game developer Spicy Tails first released the visual novel in Japan in 2011, with the second and third episodes following in 2012 and 2013. All three parts have since been localized for a western audience by Sekai Project and can now be found on Steam with future releases planned for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch in winter 2019. The console versions will feature the entire series.