In late 2016, animator Sae Okamoto (SUSHI POLICE, Monster Strike the Movie) launched a kickstarter for a piece of original animation entitled MECHA-UDE. The campaign was successful, raising $67,918 across 999 backers - more than double the initial goal. This morning, Reina Scully released the entire first episode with Japanese audio and English subtitles on her YouTube channel, which you can watch here.
Last week, Nozomi Entertainment hit it’s goal for its dubbed home video release of Emma: A Victorian Romance, halfway through its month-long Kickstarter campaign. With nearly a thousand backers and 9 days left in the campaign (as of writing), it’s trending towards $178,733 according to Kickstarter analytics site Kicktraq. That’s just over $1,000 away from the Stretch Goal of $180,000, which will unlock a dub of the second season.
It appears that manga author Kenichi Sonoda (Gunsmith Cats) has developed a taste for the opportunities that crowdfunding presents, because at Anime Central 2018, a Kickstarter campaign was announced for the creation of an original 5 minute+ anime featuring the "Roadbuster" Bean Bandit as well as other characters from Gunsmith Cats. Hit the jump to learn more.
Under the Dog, a 2016 original anime with direction by Masahiro Andō and animation by Kinema Citrus and Orange, is heading to Japanese theaters in June for a limited, 2-week theatrical release in a special edition version entitled Under the Dog Jumbled. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ever wished you could help a Kickstarter with your creativity? Now you can! Upcoming game Kill the Unicorns is blazing ahead of its stretch goals, but donating isn't the only way you can help. Flex your creative muscles and cosplay, sing, and create to unlock stretch goals for this unique campaign. More info after the jump!