Mayoiga Original TV Anime Begins Crowdfunding
posted on by Karen Ressler
The staff of the Mayoiga original TV anime series opened campaign on crowdfunding platform Makuake this week. The project is seeking to raise 3,330,000 yen (about US$29,500) in order to support the anime's production.
The project is offering five tiers of rewards for backers from 3,000 to 400,000 yen (about US$27 to US$3,500). The top-tier rewards include a "mystery bus tour" with cast and staff members.
As of press time, the project has earned 355,000 yen (about US$3,140) with 58 days remaining.
The series will star:
Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Dagashi Kashi's Tō Endō, Free!'s Makoto Tachibana) as 25-year-old programmer Valkana. He caused an uproar by leaking information for the company he was contracted with, but the entire incident was blamed on someone else.
The website describes the story:
30 young men and women who came together on a shady bus tour. The tour's destination: an illusive, possibly nonexistent village called Nanakimura. In Nanakimura, one can lead a utopian existence, free of the world's obstacles … or so it was rumored, like an urban legend.
"In despair over the real world ... wanting to escape the tedious daily life … wanting to restart your life from scratch…"
The bus headed deep into the mountains, carrying 30 people each harboring their own expectations and wounds in their hearts…
And so, the place these 30 arrived at, was an uninhabited village with the lingering faint scents of life, even though it was falling apart.
What is the truth of Nanakimura facing the 30? You can't miss even one episode!
Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer, Shirobako, Prison School) is directing the series at anime studio diomedéa (Kan Colle). Mari Okada (anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, The Anthem of the Heart, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) is serving as series script supervisor, Naomi Ide (Kan Colle) is designing the characters, and Mizushima is personally directing the sound at Studio Mausu. Masaru Yokoyama (The Anthem of the Heart, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) is composing the music at Pony Canyon.