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Kenji Studio’s Coluboccoro Anime Kickstarter Nears Funding Goal

Not too long ago we were remarking how more anime is moving off the America-based Kickstarter and onto Japan-based crowdfunding platforms.

Well, here to prove us wrong is Coluboccoro, a new fantasy anime project from Kenji Studio.

The good old “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” philosophy played a part in Kenji Studio’s using Kickstarter for their Coluboccoro campaign: the studio, run by director Kenji Itoso, successfully funded their previous film Santa Company via the service.

Coluboccoro, which started life as a short film in 2011, is nearly at its $38,000 goal with 21 days remaining. The goal for the Kickstarter project is “to do the English translation, subtitling and to put the film on DVD/Blu-ray,” while a $100,000 stretch goal adding extra scenes to the film for a 30-minute runtime.

While this is an exciting project, here’s another crowdfunding idea: how about raising some funds for that other film Kenji Itoso is attached to, Satoshi Kon’s The Dream Machine? We’re looking at you, Masao Muruyama.



Source: ANN

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Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.