Original crowd-funded action anime directed by Masahiro Ando has had a bumpy path through production
It's been a long, bumpy road for Under the Dog - an original action anime project directed by Masahiro Ando with animation by Kinema Citrus that began life via crowdfunding on Kickstarter back in 2014.
Now the production is taking aim at a digital release for backers on August 01, 2016, and there's a new teaser trailer featuring Hana Togetsu squaring off against enemy soldiers.
The official home page for Under the Dog describes the story as follows:
"It is the year 2025, five years since devastating terrorist attacks put an end to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The UN has taken control of the former Olympic site on the edge of Tokyo Bay, placing it beyond Japan’s jurisdiction.
Hana Togetsu is a seventeen-year-old high school student who lives in the area. Not your typical teen, she belongs to a special unit run by the UN. Hana is sent on a mission as a transfer student to a public high school on Enoshima Island.
Her target: Shunichi Nanase, a boy in her class.
As Hana is about to make contact with her target, a middle-aged man appears at the school asking for Shunichi. The situation turns critical when the American military arrives at the school in pursuit of the man.
As the bloodshed escalates, another teenage girl begins to make her way to the island to break the deadlock."
Source: Official Under the Dog home page
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