Animator Sae Okamoto—who previously released a short and worked on SUSHI POLICE as background art director and Danchi Tomoo and Tenkai Knights as an animator—is looking to create her own animation project, and she's turning to crowdfunding to get the job done. The result is a Kickstarter campaign for MECHA-UDE, which is hoping to raise $25,000 over the course of the next month or so.
Original action anime Under the Dog is taking aim at a digital release for Kickstarter backers on August 01, 2016, and there's a new teaser trailer featuring Hana Togetsu squaring off against enemy soldiers. Hit the jump to check it out.
Launched on February 11, The Queer Japan Project Kickstarter campaign officially hit its goal on March 14. The crowdfunding efforts sought $45,000 to make a multimedia documentary with portraits of diverse individuals across the gender and sexuality spectrum in Japan, and the final stretch brought the total to $47,193. Hit the jump for more.
Drector Hiroshi Nishikiori (Azumanga Daioh, A Certain Magical Index) and producer Yasutake Honjo's new anime production studio Symphonium! Born has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a 15+minute CG short based on the Chika*Chika Idol "underground idol" concept that they announced last October. The project is looking to raise $130,000 by March 23 to help produce the short and release it on English-subtitled Blu-ray. More after the jump.
If you're a Final Fantasy Tactics fan or enjoy similar games, you might want to give Children of Zodiarcs a look, especially since it's been fully funded and approved by the Square Enix Collective project. Hit the jump for more!
Yandere Simulator is an interesting simulation game that's been in development for a while now. In the latest update from the developer, the game's creator is asking for advice on whether or not he should take the game to Kickstarter. Hit the jump for more!
Meet Yuna: the first Asian American girl to be the center of a doll line. She loves tacos, anime and thermodynamics. She's a big personality in a small plastic body. The Dream Big Friends project was imagined by two friends who, after becoming parents wanted their children to have dolls for imaginative children, that did not focus on blue or pink, super model or super hero, but instead focuses on dreaming big, doing what you love, and aspiring to be happy.
Long-time boy’s love (yaoi) publisher Digital Manga Inc. (DMI) has announced the launch of their second yaoi Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the publication of four Titles by SAKIRA. More after the jump.