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Trigger's Little Witch Academia 2 Meets Stretch Goal

posted on 2013-08-03 15:47 EDT

Anime studio Trigger met its US$500,000 stretch goal for adding an audio commentary track and a "making-of" documentary to the standard Blu-ray Disc of the Little Witch Academia 2 project on Thursday.

Trigger already met its initial US$150,000 pledge goal for extending Little Witch Academia 2 earlier this month, less than five hours after starting its Kickstarter fundraising campaign.

The studio announced at Anime Expo 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 Kickstarter funds to add 15 minutes of run time and extras.

The Blu-ray release will also bundle the anime's original soundtrack and gengashū (animation drawing collection) book. Trigger noted that Good Smile Company may "consider" making a Little Witch Academia figure if the stretch goal is reached.

As of this writing, the campaign has raised US$527,171 and surpassed the US$215,433 for Studio Rikka's Time of Eve Blu-ray release and the US$201,164 in pledges raised for Masaaki Yuasa's Kick-Heart campaign.

Update: The staff is now aiming for a 40-minute episode. Thanks, configspace


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