Masaaki Yuasa's Kickstarter-funded Kick-Heart anime is gearing up for its Masked Ball event, which is set to screen the short in Japan on May 26. The event will feature live-painting from the director, as well as a musical performance by Oorutaichi at Roppongi's SuperDeluxe bar/gallery. Watch the preparation unfold after the jump.
The historic Kickstarter crowd-funded Kick-Heart anime short is set to be celebrated in a Masked Ballevent at a May 26th screening, featuring live painting by director Masaaki Yuasa, and a musical performance by Oorutaichi at Roppongi's SuperDeluxe bar/gallery. Ahead of the event, and to launch his Youtube channel, Yuasa has shared some crazy animation that he has home brewed for the occasion . Get a look after the jump.
The anime industry was rocked earlier this week by news that director Masaaki Yuasa was turning to Kickstarter to fund his next project. Now, our buddies at the Ani-Gamers blog weigh in on why they’ve decided to pitch in. Keep in mind that this piece does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Crunchyroll, but we thought you might want to read it anyways. Consider the future of crowd sourced anime after the jump!
Masaaki Yuasa, the director of highly praised and unconventional anime such as Tatami Galaxy and Mind Game, along with studio Production I.G, has launched a Kickstarter effort to raise $150,000 to crowd fund production on 2D animated short Kick-Heart, described as "a love story between two people that each have a secret to hide. One a pro-wrestler, the other a Nun. Losing never felt so good." More after the jump.