Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Kickstart This: 'Lastman- The Animated Series'
The 26 episode series is being made by animation studio Je Suis Bien Content - the studio behind features Persepolis and April and The Extraordinary World, and is being backed by France's TV 4 Network. There's only one problem- with 10 episodes in the bag an unnamed international investor pulled out. Now the producers are turning to animation fans around the world- via Kickstarter.-to help them complete the remaining episodes.
Lastman combines "fighting, gangsters and [the] supernatural" and is in fact a prequel to the titular comic, exploring the younger years of main character Richard Aldana. No prior knowledge is needed though, and this looks like an entertaining series for fans of animated action. Despite being billed as "anime" this clearly takes its cues more from the French 'bande dessinee' tradition', artistically at least.
The initial goal of €75,000 (which has already been surpassed) was enough to "save" two episodes. Ultimately they hope to raise €325,000 to complete the whole season, but if not, the total raised will be split between the remaining episodes.
If you think this seems like a project you'd like to get behind, head over to the campaign page now. The campaign will run until August 24th 2016.
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.