"World End Economica - Complete -" Kickstarter Funded in Two Days

"Spice and Wolf" author Isuna Hasekura writes investment banking visual novel

Sekai Project and Spicy Tails have teamed up to bring episodes two and three of WORLD END ECONOMiCA to the West. This all-ages investment banking visual novel is written by Isuna Hasekura, best known as the author of economics infused fantasy series Spice and Wolf. Two days after launching the Kickstarter to crowdfund the project, it's already hit the goal of $22,000 pledged.


The campaign runs another 28 days, with digital copies of the visual novel offered for the pledge of $25 or more.


They describe the Crowdfunding effort:

The success of this Kickstarter will help complete the WORLD END ECONOMiCA universe for western fans. Ever since the release of the English version of WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode 1, Spicy Tails has gotten many emails asking for translations of episode 2 and 3 but did not have the time or resources to commission a translation of those episodes. Recently they decided that Kickstarter is the best way to see if there is enough fan support to get episode 2 and 3 finished.


Spicy Tails is currently attempting to raise $22,000 USD, which includes localization, editing, and programming costs.

The base cost breakdown is as follows:

$14,000 for translation of both episodes
$4,000 for editing
$2,000 for programming work
$2,000 for Kickstarter and credit card fees


Stretch Goals

With the flood of support and backers helping to make this project a success, we're looking to easily blast through the initial goal. With every additional dollar of funding we want to put that into making everyone's WEE experience better.
Portable Economist - When we reach $30,000 we will be able to pay for additional programming work to port all three episodes to the Android platform. This goal would not be possible without the support of our backers, so naturally everyone who have pledged for at least one copy of the game will receive a copy of the Android version as well.
HD Makeover - Once we reach $33,000 Spicy Tails will upgrade ALL the assets in WEE to 1080p HD. Yes, that includes episode 1 and the opening videos for all three.



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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