News Studio Trigger Launches Little Witch Academia 2 Kickstarter
posted on 2013-07-09 01:40 EDT
Studio Trigger opened its tentatively titled Little Witch Academia 2 Kickstarter campaign on Monday. The studio had announced at Anime Expo on Friday that it would crowdfund the sequel to its Anime Mirai Little Witch Academia project. The sequel reunites the original staff, and they aim to finish the episode by winter 2014. (Trigger is working on another anime project, this fall's Kill La Kill television series.) Trigger already has the funds to create a 20-minute episode and plans to use the $150,000 in Kickstarter funds to add 15 minutes of run time.
As of this writing, the campaign has already raised US$48,949 in pledges and has over 460 backers. Preliminary character designs and an introductory video are available on the campaign's webpage. Backing rewards include the second episode on Blu-ray, a printed art book, cuts from the film reel, Giclee prints, a signed script, and a trip to Studio Trigger headquarters. The campaign closes on August 7.
Thanks to Rex Lee for the news tip
Update: As of July 9 on 1:45 a.m. EDT, the campaign has 921 backers who have pledged US$104,704.
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