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Dai-Shogun Great Revolution CG Reboot's Concept Movie Streamed

posted on 2016-02-16 16:24 EST
Kickstarter to fund anime slated to launch in March

Anime creator Kazuya Sasahara (Cat Shit One: The Animated Series) began streaming a concept video for his CG-animated reboot of Dai - Shogun - Great Revolution on Tuesday. The video page announces that the Kickstarter campaign to fund the project will launch in March 2016. The campaign was originally slated to launch in January.

The video features Tetsuya Kakihara returning as Keiichirō Tokugawa, though Chihiro Ishiguro and Megumi Iwasaki are new to the cast as Kiriko Hitoribe and Chiharu, respectively. Tomoyuki Maruyama and Hiroshi Karasuda play the additional voices. The motion capture actors for the characters are different.

The video also confirms returning staff members. Shunya Yamashita is designing the characters and Makoto Ishiwata is handling mechanical design with Hideyuki Matsumoto. ILCA has is handling the 3D animation for the project. Studio Gooneys is supporting the project.

Crunchyroll streamed the original television anime as it aired in Japan last year, and Sentai Filmworks will release the series on Blu-ray and DVD in North America in January.

Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

In the land of the rising sun the horizon is darkened by a fleet of black ships from foreign soil . Just when it seems that all hope is lost ancient mecha of unknown origins appear, pushing back the black ships and forever altering the course of history. Thus, the timeline splits and a new Japan is born, one free of modernization and foreign influence. In this country secluded from the world, an energetic young man known as Keiichiro Tokugawa faces off with his greatest enemy- boredom. Keiichiro yearns to leave behind his life at the family bathhouse and prove himself as a real man once and for all. But can a virgin who breaks out in hives at the faintest touch of a woman really become a hero for his nation? Especially when he's surrounded by beautiful women at every turn, from his family's striking shinobi servant, Kiriko, to the feisty fugitive half-fox, Chiharu. Keiichiro's dream of a life of action and adventure is about to be fulfilled- in a very big way!

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