Mai Mai Miracle Kickstarter Reaches Goal for English Dub

posted on by Emma Hanashiro
Anime Limited to add dub to subtitled release of Sunao Katabuchi & Madhouse's anime film

Within five days of announcing its Kickstarter campaign's first stretch goal, British distributor Anime Limited met its US$60,000 target for an English dub of Mai Mai Miracle. As of 11:00 a.m. ET, the campaign has raised over US$62,000, and it will continue to run until March 7. The company plans to produce an English dub of Sunao Katabuchi and Madhouse's anime film "with friends in the USA." Anime Limited is soliciting suggestions for who should produce the dub.

The campaign for an English-subtitled release met its original US$30,000 goal within a day of opening on Thursday.

Anime Limited describes the story in this 2009 film:

Shinko, is a third grade elementary school student with a magically active imagination. She spends a lot of her time listening to her grandfather's history lessons, imagining what her town was like 1,000 years earlier. One day, a sad and sombre girl called Kiiko transfers to Shinko's school from Tokyo. A strong friendship soon grows between the two girls as Shinko helps Kiiko come out of her shell and deal with her loss - all thanks to their adventures, both imagined and real.

Image © 2009 Nobuko Takagi/MAGAZINE HOUSE/"MAIMAISHINKO" film committee

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