Not even successful Kickstarter anime projects are safe from the scourge of April Fool's Day gags. Hit the jump to see the prank that Under the Dog pulled on its backers.
Jason Thompson, author of Manga: The Complete Guide and table top gaming guru, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowd fund the production of card game Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics. Playtested at conventions, art schools and game shops, Mangaka aims to offer a game that "combines the fun of making comics (and sharing them with your friends!) with the strategies of a great card game." More after the jump.
A Kickstarter crowdfunding project for an illustration/manga compilation book of the Tohoku relief character Tohoku Zunko has been launched. She was created to support the relief activities in regions affected by the Great East Japan earthquake in March 2011. Hit the jump for more details.
For those that have been following the saga that has been the genesis of the Under The Dog animation project, the production has now taken a step forward since the conclusion of its Kickstarter campaign according to new comments from scriptwriter Jiro Ishii and director Masahiro Ando. Hit the jump for the comments.
Yesterday, Sekai Project officially launched its Kickstarter to crowdfund the release of the The Fruit of Grisaia visual novel trilogy in English. The $160,000 goal was met in 14 hours and 30 minutes. Then, the stretch goal for comedy spin-off Idol Magical Girl Chiruchiru ☆ Michiru was achieved. To celebrate this success, they've posted a special sketch from Fruit (and Monogatari) character designer Akio Watanabe. Get a look after the jump.
Fans of The Fruit of Grisaia anime have a chance to ensure that the entire Grisaia visual novel trilogy makes its way to the west in English. Sekai Project officially launched its Kickstarter for the games, which aims to rake in $160,000 in the next 45 days. Read on for more.
It's been a good day for anime and anime adjacent KickStarts campaigns. With less than 40 hours to go, and plenty of social media support, the effort to crowdfund the production of a pilot for "Electro Hip-Hop" Urbance is past its $189,000 CAD goal and pushing towards $200k. Meanwhile, only halfway through its fundraising period, Awesome Japan has succeeded in picking up $10,000 in pledges for Go! Samurai!
Awesome Japan has announced the launch of a Kickstarter crowd funding effort to finance the production of a hand-drawn anime short by Keiichiro Kimura, a 76-year-old anime veteran whose work goes back to 1966's first magical girl anime, Sally the Witch. Get the details after the jump.