Video For 'Kick-Heart' Anime Short Advertises Masked Ball Premiere Event
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The official YouTube channel for Masaaki Yuasa's and Production I.G's "Kick-Heart" anime short film began streaming a 40-second video on Tuesday advertising the film's premiere event in Tokyo on May 26. Yuasa will premiere the film at a masked ball event at Roppongi's SuperDeluxe lounge in Tokyo. Sound director Oorutaichi will give a live performance at the premiere, and the film's animators will also host a live painting session.
The short, which centers on two wrestlers in love, has been selected to compete in the short films category at France's Annecy, the world's largest animation festival, in June.
The Kickstarter fundraiser for the anime short reached its main goal of US$150,000 on October 24. Richard Epcar is lending his voice to the English dub, while the audition winners for the backer dub were announced in December. Stretch goals increased the short's runtime from 10 minutes to 12 minutes.