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Dai-Shogun Great Revolution Kickstarter Aims to Create VR Short Movie

posted on by Karen Ressler
Project goal is 1-minute CG film in 360° panorama

Anime creator Kazuya Sasahara (Cat Shit One: The Animated Series) will launch his Kickstarter campaign for a CG-animated reboot of Dai - Shogun - Great Revolution on Thursday. The Kickstarter page reveals that project is a one-minute 360° panorama VR movie that will be viewable on VR devices, PC, and smartphones. The project is seeking to raise US$200,000 by April 23.

If funded, the project is slated for completion by December 12, 2016. Sasahara stated that his ultimate goal is to make a full-length theatrical film.

Those who pledge for the US$25 tier will receive the 360° 4K Movie for GearVR and Oculus Rift, as well a 360° video for smartphones. The US$60 tier will offer a Blu-ray and DVD. Higher-tier rewards include a digital copy of the script and storyboard, an autographed illustration, CG model data, the opportunity to design a character for the anime, and a VIP studio tour.

An earlier concept movie revealed the staff. 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 released 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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