Yesterday, a crowdfunding campaign launched for an anime short based on Imomushi Narita’s It’s My Life webcomic. The drive launched on Japanese platform Makuake with a goal of 5 million yen ($46,055.36 USD) by April 25.
Funding will be used to produce a three-minute short. Stretch goals reach as high as 15 million yen ($138,166.08 USD) with the final goal being an eight-minute short with opening and closing animation sequences.
As of press time, the campaign stands at 1,185,000 yen ($10,915.12 USD) across 93 backers, with an average contribution of 12741.94 yen ($117.37 USD) per contributor.
The campaign features a teaser trailer and several visuals, along with the first major crew members. We break the details down below.
The minute-long promo features an early look at the series in motion, Tetsu Inada (Stra) and Hiromi Igarashi (Noah) providing the core story beats through character dialogue.
Three visuals were unveiled for the project: One general image, which features Noah against a mosaic of characters from the comic, a shot of Astra and Noah together, and a general call-to-action.
Hisayoshi Hirasawa (Miss Bernard said.) will pull double duty as director and sound director at Creators in Pack. Other confirmed crew members include:
- Animation Director: Yuu Fujisaki
- Director of Photography: Koji Hayashi
- Art Director: Towa Aoyama
- 2D works: Miyuki Uechi
- Production Assistant: Yuuta Kita
- Animation Producer: Taichi Hatanaka
- Cooperation: Manga ONE Editorial Department
- Original Work: IT’S MY LIFE by Imomushi Narita (serialized on Shogakukan’s Manga ONE app)
The title will star the following:
- Astra: Tetsu Inada
- Noah: Hiromi Igarashi
It’s My Life debuted on Shogakukan’s Manga ONE app in December 2014. The ongoing series has received nine compiled volumes, with the most recent hitting stores on December 12, 2017. More than 450,000 copies have been sold to date.
Source: MoCa News