Sharin no Kuni: The Girl Among the Sunflowers Localization Project Kickstarter Starts Next Week


Frontwing Inc., in partnership with AKABEiSOFT2 and Tokyo Otaku Mode, have announced that they will be re-launching the crowdfunding project on Kickstarter to localise the visual novel game “Sharin no Kuni: The Girl Among the Sunflowers” under the localised title of “Re: Sharin no Kuni Project”. Read more of this post

Chika*Chika Idol Anime Kickstarter Project Now Live

Awesome Japan have today launched the launch of Hiroshi Nishikiori’s new kickstarter project, Chika*Chika Idol; with funding currently under-way on the Kickstarter website.

The goal of the project is to raise $130,000 so that a 15-minute-long CGI anime episode about a new group of idol’s can be produced. The episode itself will be directed by Hiroshi Nishikiori; a director who previously worked on both A Certain Magical Index and Azumanga Daioh anime TV series. Read more of this post

Ultimate Edition of Patema Inverted Delayed By One Week for Kickstarter Backers


It seems Anime Limited’s Patema Inverted Kickstarter project is becoming just as ‘botched’ as the rest of their anime releases; as now the Ultimate Edition has received a week delay.

As explained in a recent Kickstarter Update the production company (printers) for this release forgot to include the O-Card with the Ulitmate Edition of Patema Inverted and, as a result, the release has been delayed so that the O-Card can be included and shipped to all backers.

– Printers helpfully forgot about an O-Card for the UK, so we’re just waiting on those to be delivered. This means alas the Ultimate will ship one week later for backers now (week of December 1st) and the retail date on Amazon for it will be December 14th. This is why we don’t have any pictures to share yet for the Ultimate either (and we’re chomping our own hands off over it).

– Standard edition is now in the warehouse so will go out to backers of that tier next week as planned still, retail date being December 1st

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Mai Mai Miracle Reaches Target Within 24 Hours, English Audio Track Added as Stretch Goal


All The Anime’s debut Kickstarter Campaign for Mai Mai Miracle, a feature length film directed by Sunao Katabuchi, has managed to achieve its $30,000 target within 24 hours.

The $30,000 target set by All The Anime was to allow for the production and distribution of a Blu-ray and DVD version of the film, this includes packaging, translation and replication – everything major publishers (such as FUNimation) have to do before their product can be released. Of course now that the $30,000 target has been reached it means that anyone who pledges money to the project (or has already pledged) will receive their reward, rewards which range from a copy of the film on Blu-ray to exclusive artworks that are not available to the public. Read more of this post

Anime Limited To Launch Mai Mai Miracle Kickstarter


Earlier in the year UK Anime Distributor teased that they would be creating a Kickstarter Project and after several weeks (and many guess) they have finally decided to unveil their Kickstarter Project.

The Anime in question is Mai Mai Miracle, a feature-length film that was initially released into Japanese cinemas four years ago but has never been seen (legally) outside of Japan. The film itself is set in the early 1950’s and depicts two young girls who create their own imaginary world and set out for adventure.

Either way Anime Limited (also known as All The Anime) hope to raise $30,000 in order to release a Blu-ray version of the film within both America and the UK, which is interesting considering Anime Limited is a UK based distributor. Either way here is an exact list of what Anime Limited would like to achieve if they hit their target:

  • Release Mai Mai Miracle in both the UK and the US on blu-ray
  • Create and add English subtitles for the film
  • Produce quality packaging to house the blu-ray disc and make it Collector’s Edition worthy
  • Share some of the truly beautiful artwork, illustrations and behind-the-scenes goodness that comes with the making of such an animated film

As it stands the Kickstarter Project has not gone live, but full details of what to expect from the Project (and more information about the anime) can be found on Anime Limited’s official website.