Anime Sols Launches DVD Funding Campaign for The File of Young Kindaichi Returns, and Streaming Funding Campaigns for Dororo and Gordian, The WarriorJul 21st 2014
TOKYO, JAPAN – (July 15, 2014) – Anime Sols LLP, consisting of member companies Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Yomiuri-TV Enterprise Co., Ltd., ADEC Co., Ltd., Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd., Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd., Pierrot Co., Ltd., and Quarkpro LLC, is announcing a new DVD funding campaign to support DVD box sets of the new mystery anime, The File of Young Kindaichi Returns.
Users will be able to watch the latest episodes of the show, as well as pledge for DVD Box sets and other special items on animesols.com! If the goal of $26,000 is met, Anime Sols will produce DVD Box Sets of the series!
Also, Anime Sols has launched for free streaming the first three episodes of Tezuka's Dororo, and Tatsunoko Production's Gordian, The Warrior. Users are able to pledge money toward the localization and streaming of the first 13 episodes of each series, with goals of $2700 each.
The File of Young Kindaichi Returns (2014) Set 1, Episodes 1-14 Goal: $26000
He has come back! “Kindaichi Case Files R” is a Japanese mystery manga series based on the crime solving adventures of a high school student, Hajime Kindaichi, the supposed grandson of the famous private detective Kosuke Kindaichi. One day, Kindaichi and his girlfriend Miyuki visit Hong Kong for fasion event, Miyuki is captured by a stranger wrongly. And the tour to save Miyuki will lead to an another crime case…
Dororo (1969) Set 1 Streaming, Episodes 1-13 Goal: $2700
The setting is the middle of the Muromachi Period, during the 1470s after the Wars of Onin and Bunmei. The story begins in the Noto Peninsula of the Hokuriku District. The main character, who lacks as much as 48 body parts, obtains a fake body and eliminates 48 monsters that were made from his body to retrieve his missing body parts. The 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 23rd and 25th episodes are original stories for television, not part of the original story. Half way through the series, the title was changed to "Dororo and Hyakkimaru" because Hyakkimaru was more prominent than Dororo, the boy thief, and viewers inevitably regarded Hyakkimaru as the main character when the story evolved around eliminating monsters. Unlike the pilot, this was done in monochrome only, probably due to tight budget. As it turns out, the monochrome made the monsters look much eerier.
Gordian, The Warrior (1979) Set 1 Streaming, Episodes 1-13 Goal: $2700
The Earth had become a wasteland of deserts as the survivors work to rebuild communities. Daigo Otaki is a young orphan raised by his uncle. Becoming an adult, Daigo discovers that Victor Town was in fact planned by his father who was a genius scientist. Daigo's sister Saori had been managing it. She pled with Daigo to take on the inheritance that Daigo's father left him, a super robot system known as Gordian. Daigo would join the Mechacon 18th Special Mobile Regiment, an organization of law enforcers that defend Victor City against attacks from the Madoctor organization.
About Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation
Since its founding in Osaka in 1958, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation has always been a leader in new telecasting developments, from the first color broadcast in Japan in 1960, though the 1993 construction of a state-of-the-art production studio in Tokyo, and up to the commencement of digital broadcast in 2003. In 1988, the establishment of an open television station where the commu¬nity can tour the facilities and production units can utilize indoor, entrance lobby and building-front studio space in the center of Osaka Business Park secures YTV's position as an industry innovator. Staying in the forefront of technology to serve an increas¬ingly savvy audience is YTV's commitment to excellence, its commitment to you. For more information, please visit: http://www.ytv.co.jp/english/
About Yomiuri-TV Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Established in 1970, Yomiuri-TV Enterprise Co., Ltd., manages domestic and international licensing rights for a variety of famous animation properties like “Inuyasha” (2000), “Beelzebub” (2011), and “Space Brothers” (2012), as well as musical artists like Yumi Miyagami and Maiko. For more information, please visit: http://www.yte.co.jp/
About ADEC Co., Ltd.
Established in 1999, ADEC Co., Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary of Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation. A creative workshop, ADEC provides on screen graphics creation for Yomiuri news and variety programs, as well as webpage, smart-tv contents, graphics design, video production, and video post-production services. For more information, please visit: http://www.a-dec.co.jp/
About Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.
Established in 1968, Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. was founded as the production company for Tezuka Osamu. On the 80th anniversary of Tezuka Osamu's birth, Tezuka Productions decided to follow the path he pursued. They strive to create opportunities for international communication by means of manga and animation and give children hope for the future, which they believe is their mission as the keeper of his legacy. For more information, please visit: http://tezukaosamu.net/en/
About Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd.
“Dreams for families of the world…”
These words are the corporate motto and led to the foundation of Tatsunoko Productions in 1962. Tatsunoko made the first step into the world of animation by giving birth to “Space Ace” in 1965 and then to “Mach Go Go Go (a.k.a. Speed Racer)” in 1967. Beginning in late '60s, Tatsunoko's original animations were sweeping over the world and sending hits to every genre such as “Gatchaman (a.k.a. Battle of the Planets)" and "Samurai Pizza Cats". Tatsunoko celebrates its 50th anniversary and plans to utilize and exploit the world renowned properties to expand into the broader entertainment and services markets. For more information, please visit: http://www.tatsunoko.co.jp/english/
About Pierrot Co., Ltd.
Established in 1979, Pierrot Co., Ltd. has produced numerous successful high quality animation productions including world famous fairy tales like "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils" (1980), popular comics like "Hikaru no Go" (2002), "The Twelve Kingdoms" (2002), "NARUTO" (2002), "BLEACH" (2004) and original stories such as "Magical Girl Series" (1983-1985). With its 30-years of experience, Pierrot has firmly established itself as one of Japan's most versatile, dependable, and creative production companies. For more information, please visit: http://www.pierrot.jp/
About Quarkpro LLC,
Established in 2012, Quarkpro LLC is a Japanese Goudou Kaisha founded by translator and anime fan Samuel Pinansky. Quarkpro will invest in the Japanese animation industry to come up with creative new methods to market and monetize anime internationally and promote Japan's vast media landscape abroad, as well as engage in licensing and localization assistance.