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Sae Okamoto’s Mecha-Ude Kickstarter Completes With $67,918


Soon, the world will understand the might of the mechanical arms!

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Earlier today, Sae Okamoto’s Kickstarter to produce animated feature Mecha-Ude completed with $67,918 in funding. A total of 999 backers contributed to the project, each with an average contribution of $67.99 per backer. The closing total was 271.68% higher than the initial $25,000 goal.

With funding completed, Okamoto, along with Oort Studio, will produce the main Mecha-Ude feature, as well as a short film featuring the heroine character. Audio commentaries and behind-the-scenes featurettes will also be produced.

According to the Mecha-Ude Kickstarter page, Okamoto hopes to ship the film by December 2017.

mecha-ude-001-20161001Sae Okamoto will make her directorial début with the project, which is being produced by Trif Studio. Previously, she provided background art for Sushi Police. In addition, Okamoto’s worked as an animator on several projects, including Tenkai Knights and Danchi Tomoo.

Other team members attached to the project include:

  • Compositor: Tatsushi Momen (Sushi Police, Director)
  • Music: Narasaki (Deadman Wonderland, Paradise Kiss)
  • Sound Engineer: Seiji Toda / S.O.L.I.D Sound Lab (Armored Trooper VOTOMS, Code Geass, Gundam Build Fighters)

Okamoto describes Mecha-Ude as:

Hero was a high schooler living an ordinary life.

One day, he meets a very strong and intelligent mechanical arm named “Mecha-ude”. After a strange turn of events, the “Mecha-ude” started living inside Hero’s hoodie and the two’s life full of trouble begins.

As the boy and his “Mecha-ude” fights together and strengthen their bonds, the two also meets new friends who also fights along with each of their own unique “Mecha-ude” partners.

Out of those, one of the heroine has two “Mecha-ude” which appears out of her skirt. An active girl with a totally opposite characteristics from hero himself, he gradually becomes attracted to her.

But the two are confronted with other “Mecha-ude” users who are in search of the secret of “Mecha-ude” relentlessly.

The campaign reached its funding goal on October 15.

Okamoto released a short teaser as part of Mecha-Ude‘s Kickstarter pitch, as well as an extended trailer. You can check both out below:

Source: Kickstarter

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