Friday, October 16, 2015
Kickstart This: Chuya-Den- The Night and Day Chronicles
Chuya-Den is an original anime centring on a group of normal Japanese kids who get shrunk down and encounter a world of Yokai, and get caught up in the ongoing struggle between Day Yokai and Night Yokai. The project is the brainchild of creator Yoshiko, a veteran animator at the studio WAO World. The studio have produced several award winning films, but have not received much attention outside Japan up until now. The campaign is a collaboration between WAO World and Awesome Japan.
The goal is to raise $100,000 to produce a pilot film, with the aim to launch a four part series off the back of it. You can get yourself a digital download for $25 or a Blu-ray and DVD copy for $45. The more extravagant perks however include an incredible looking copper plate pressed art print and a cameo appearance in the film itself. Stretch goals include an English dub.
It can be hard for creators to get funding for original ideas like this, when most anime and based on popular manga, games or novels with established fan-bases. Which is why it's so fantastic that platforms such as Kickstarter allow fans all over the world to help make them a reality. This looks like an incredibly fun idea to us- it's Honey I Shrunk The Kids meets Spirited Away, essentially. Head over to the campaign page to find out more and pledge your support. The campaign will run up until November 14th 2015.
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.