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Crowdfunding Campaign for 'Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma' English Dub Reaches Goal

Crowdfunding Campaign for 'Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma' English Dub Reaches Goal

Right Stuf Inc.'s publishing division Nozomi Entertainment has successfully managed to raise the funds to dub Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma (Emma: A Victorian Romance) via its Kickstarter campaign, which also included a stretch goal to dub the second season. The campaign's initial goal was to raise $110,000 USD but has raised $253,834 USD thanks to its 1,615 backers. Nozomi Entertainment will ship the dub on Blu-ray next year, which is a first for the series as a Blu-ray was not released in Japan....
Crowdfunding for 'It's My Life' Anime Adaptation Reaches Goal

Crowdfunding for 'It's My Life' Anime Adaptation Reaches Goal

A crowdfunding campaign for an anime adaptation of Imomushi Narita's It's My Life fantasy manga exceeded its initial goal of five million yen (approximately US$46,000) on Friday to produce a three-minute episode with an ending animation. The campaign currently stands at 6.6 million yen with the end goal being an eight-minute episode, which would include both an opening and ending at 15 million yen (approximately US$138,000). Shogakukan launched the campaign on the Makuake website on Sunday last...
'Aria' Anime Franchise Gets English Dub

'Aria' Anime Franchise Gets English Dub

A Kickstarter campaign launched by Right Stuf Inc.'s publishing division Nozomi Entertainment has announced that it will dub the entire Aria anime franchise, which includes the three original TV anime seasons, the OVA, and the sequel Aria The Avvenire (pictured). The campaign's initial goal was $110,000 USD, but has since raised over $486,000 USD with help of additional stretch goals. The dub will be produced by the New York based Headline Studios and will be lead by Joe Digiorgi (Boogiepop Phan...
Crowdfunding Campaign for 'Kud Wafter' Anime Adaptation Reaches Goal

Crowdfunding Campaign for 'Kud Wafter' Anime Adaptation Reaches Goal

A crowdfunding campaign for the previously planned anime adaptation of Little Busters!'s spin-off visual novel Kud Wafter has surpassed its initial goal of 30 million yen to create a 20-minute OVA. The campaign currently stands at 34 million yen (approximately $300,000) and an extra 10 minutes will be added to the episode if the fund raises 45 million yen, with the end goal being a theatrical release. The campaign was launched on Campfire website by Visual Art's on Wednesday and will end on Sept...
Anime Movie 'Aragne no Mushikago' to Premiere in 2018

Anime Movie 'Aragne no Mushikago' to Premiere in 2018

It has been announced that animator Saku Sakamoto (Director of NHK's Minna no Uta, Mattsu to Yanma to Moburi-san) is creating a 60-minute anime movie titled Aragne no Mushikago (Insect Cage of Aragne). He plans to finish its production in 2017 and to have it premiere in 2018. Sakamoto will write the script, direct the movie, produce the animation, and compose the music; while writer Osamu Fukutani will supervise the movie. Some of the cast members have been revealed, except for the main characte...

Mar 1, 2017 12:23 PM by Sakana-san 18 Comments

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Yutaka Yamamoto Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for 'Hakubo' Anime Movie

Yutaka Yamamoto Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for 'Hakubo' Anime Movie

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...

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

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Kickstarter for 'Nekopara' OVA Reaches Goal

Kickstarter for 'Nekopara' OVA Reaches Goal

A Kickstarter campaign launched by Sekai Project has surpassed its initial goal of 100,000 USD. The campaign aims to create a 20-minute OVA based on NEKO WORKs' visual novel series Nekopara. The funds raised currently stands at 273,585 USD, and an extra 10 minutes will be added to the episode for every additional 100,000 USD raised, with the maximum duration of an hour. The campaign, which was launched on December 28, will end on February 10. Synopsis What's NEKOPARA? Why, it's a cat paradise!...

Dec 29, 2016 3:07 PM by Sakana-san 80 Comments

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Crowdfunding Campaign for 'Gakuen Handsome' TV Anime Launched

Crowdfunding Campaign for 'Gakuen Handsome' TV Anime Launched

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

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

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 beg...

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

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

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

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 usual...

Oct 26, 2015 11:23 PM by arsonal 46 Comments

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Studio 4°C Introduces Kickstarter Project 'Red Ash the Animation: Magicicada'

Studio 4°C Introduces Kickstarter Project 'Red Ash the Animation: Magicicada'

At a joint panel at Anime Expo 2015, Studio 4°C introduced its first anime crowdfunding project, titled Red Ash the Animation: Magicicada. The studio is also partnering with Comcept in developing a video game titled Red Ash: Kikanjou Karkanon no Majo (Red Ash: The Indellible Legend). Comcept was founded by Keiji Inafune, best known as a co-designer of the Rockman (Mega Man) character at Capcom. It has created games such as Soul Sacrifice and Mighty No. 9. According to Studio 4°C president Eiko T...
'Little Witch Academia: Mahou Shikake no Parade' to Premiere at Anime Expo 2015

'Little Witch Academia: Mahou Shikake no Parade' to Premiere at Anime Expo 2015

It was announced that Little Witch Academia: Mahou Shikake no Parade (Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade) will premiere at Anime Expo 2015 on July 3. Also announced were guests Hiroyuki Imaishi, founder of Studio Trigger, and You Yoshinari, Director, Original Creator, and Character Designer of Little Witch Academia: Mahou Shikake no Parade, who will participate in a Q&A session after the anime's premiere. Little Witch Academia: Mahou Shikake no Parade is the Kickstarter-funded sequel to...
Crowd-Funded Anime 'Under the Dog' to Change Producer

Crowd-Funded Anime 'Under the Dog' to Change Producer

After four months without news, the Kickstarter project page for Under the Dog (UTD) announced the sci-fi anime will be changing producers. Hiroaki Yusa, along with his company Creative Intelligence Arts (CIA), have departed the project; production will now be managed by the animation studio, Kinema Citrus, and headed by Kouji Morimoto. While no specifics have been given on why CIA has left, Hiroaki Yusa said the change was made "in order to comply with certain requests from members of the UTD...
Kickstarter for Sci-Fi Anime 'Under the Dog' Launched [Update 9/5]

Kickstarter for Sci-Fi Anime 'Under the Dog' Launched [Update 9/5]

Creative Intelligence Arts announced a Kickstarter on Friday for an original 24-minute anime titled Under the Dog. The project is seeking to raise $580,000 USD by September 7th. Director: Masahiro Ando Original Story: Jiro Ishii Producer: Hiroaki Yura Character and Mechanical Design: Yuusuke Kozaki Animation Studio: Kinema Citrus 3D CGI Animation: Orange Co. Synopsis Under the Dog takes place in 2025 in Neo Tokyo, five years after a devastating terrorist attack at the Tokyo Olympics. In the wak...
Three Minute Preview of 'Santa Company' Released

Three Minute Preview of 'Santa Company' Released

Kenji Itoso's Kenji Studio recently released a three-minute preview video for their crowdfunded anime project Santa Company. The video (posted on YouTube) is subtitled in English but does not have an audio track. A video showing the key frame art of the animation sequence was also posted. The 30-minute long film is scheduled to be completed by this Christmas. Staff Producer, Executive Director: Kenji Itoso Director: Yumi Kamakura Character Animation/Design: Hiroka Harada Screenplay: Naohiro Fuku...
Fundraising in Kickstarter to Extend 'Little Witch Academia 2' Met Goal in its First Day

Fundraising in Kickstarter to Extend 'Little Witch Academia 2' Met Goal in its First Day

A crowdfunding project on Kickstarter to extend the sequel to "Little Witch Academia" from the planned 20 minutes to 35 minutes met its goal of raising US$150,000 in its first day of launch. Currently the sum has come to over US$195,000 and the project still has 29 days to go. Pledging starts from US$1 and anybody who pledges that amount can get a digital wallpaper. Those who pledge US$20 or more receives the right to download an artbook and the standard definition of the finished sequel. Those...

Jul 9, 2013 6:57 AM by symbv 142 Comments

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