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Under the Dog Heads Toward Finish Line

Update: Under the Dog has reached its funding goal.

Under the Dog, the Kickstarter project from director Masahiro Ando is about to hit its deadline – and it’s a nail-biter.

The project, which aims to fund an original 24-minute piece of animation, has a final goal of $580,000 – an amount we noted last month is ambitious but not unheard of. With only a few days to go, Under the Dog has received an endorsement from Metal Gear Solid creator and Twitter favorite Hideo Kojima. Says Kojima on the project’s official page:

One cannot help but pay close attention to this project. One cannot help but cheer on this project. In particular, how can this creator who garners cult-like popularity catalyze a new chemical reaction [in the industry] by putting an emphasis on “creating,” which stands apart from the typical commercial oriented projects? One cannot help but look forward to this succeeding.

Will Kojima’s endorsement give Under the Dog that final push to success, or will it join the ranks of Robotech Academy in anime projects that didn’t make it? We’ll see in a few days.

Source: Official Page

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.