"Red Ash THE ANIMATION -Magicicada-" Launches New Fundraiser for Expanded Production

Following successful Kickstarter, production has been officially confirmed

Animation production company Studio 4℃ has announced that, with the successful Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the production of a Red Ash THE ANIMATION -Magicicada- anime short, production has been officially confirmed. Additionally, to extend runtime of the animation, Studio 4℃ just opened the further fundraising through STUDIO4℃FUN running through October 14th with the aims of expanding the total run time to 30 minutes. 


STUDIO4℃FUN is STUDIO4℃’s own crowd funding platform only for STUDIO4℃’s new creative projects, hoping to make them happen with a direct link to our users.



The Studio explains

$127,118 to go for total 30 min film!

At first, STUDIO4℃ aim to reach $127,118 of $260,000 (2nd goal), and make a total 30 min film.  While we keep the amount of the 2nd goal ($260,000) same as the original plan, we added 4 more minutes to the 2nd stage.

[12 min (1st stage/ funded on Kickstarter)] + [8 min + 4 min (2nd stage)] + [6 min Special Ending] = total 30 min

Also STUDIO4℃ divided $260,000 into two platforms: STUDIO4℃FUN& and Motion Gallery (for Japanese).


When the campaign reaches the goal of either STUDIO4℃FUN& ($127,118/ international fundraising) or Motion Gallery ($120,000/ fundraising in Japan), STUDIO4℃ confirms the production of the 2nd stage. (In case the total amount does not reach $260,000 by the end of the two campaigns on 14th Oct., STUDIO4℃ will try and secure budget for the shortage.)

The campaign will go for the next 3rd goal when total $260,000 is funded.


In case both platforms fail to reach the goal, raised fund will still be used to create animation, in proportion to the amount of fund, such as extending runtime, making spin-off story of the main characters, or creating opening animation!


All backers can upgrade their pledges made on the Kickstarter.


Let’s try and hit stretch goals to watch more exciting stages!

Go to the campaign page for more details.


Image board 1: Beck, Tyger, and Call on a vehicle.
There’re limited deluxe figurines based on the image board.


Image board 2: Parallel Transport Machine.
Beck and his best friend Deny get blown off to a parallel world (1st stage) by an accident.




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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