Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Kickstart This: Go! Samurai
Keiichiro Kimora is a veteran of Japanese animation, who has worked in the industry for well over 40 years. He's worked as animation director on classic anime such as Cyborg 009, Tiger Mask, and even worked on the US 80s production Inspector Gadget. This is a much more personal production though- a 5 minute short featuring a samurai battling over 100 enemies. It's how it will be produced that'll really draw your attention though. Kimora intends to produce the entire work in black and white pencil sketches, giving it a unique look. Even more impressively, the 76 year old will draw every single of the 2000+ frames himself. The experimental nature of the short means it would be more difficult to raise the money to produce it in the traditional manner... Which is where you come in.
The Kickstarter, in collaboration with Awesome Japan, seeks $10,000 by November 20th 2014. A paltry $5 will net you a high-def download of the finished project which is projected to be available from April 2015. If this sounds like a project you'd like to get behind, head over the campaign page now for more details.
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.