Back in October, Masaaki Yuasa, the director of highly praised and unconventional anime such as Tatami Galaxy and Mind Game, along with studio Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell), launched a Kickstarter effort to raise $150,000 to crowd fund production on 2D animated short Kick-Heart. By the end of the month, it topped $200,000 to cover an English dub with Richard Epcar (Ghost in the Shell's Batou) and an LA premiere sponsored by Titmouse Animation Studios (Metalocalypse).
Currently, progress stands at:
Here is what is remaining on the list of things to do:
From Team Kick-heart's update "Here are some images from the final animation we thought you might enjoy."