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Nekopara OVA Crowdfunding Meets Final Goal in Overtime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
US$1 million crowdfunding goal greenlights anime short of mini visual novel

The "Slacker Backer" page for Sekai Project's crowdfunding campaign to fund an OVA adaptation of Neko Works and Sayori's NEKOPARA adult visual novel revealed on Wednesday that the crowdfunding campaign has ended with a total of US$1,049,552 raised. This has allowed the campaign to reach its US$1,000,000 stretch goal to green-light a short anime adaptation of the mini visual novel that will center on Chocola and Vanilla as children. The mini visual novel was the project's US$800,000 stretch goal.

The original Kickstarter campaign ended last month at US$963,376 raised, just shy of the final stretch goal. However, Sekai Project opened the "Slacker Backer" page a few days after the campaign ended for backers who wanted to back the project even after the Kickstarter campaign had ended.

Neko Works previously streamed a promotional video for the OVA in January.

Sekai Project announced last month the campaign is now the "most funded Animation on Kickstarter" (Under the Dog raised US$878,028).

The project reached its initial goal of US$100,000 to create a 20-minute OVA within one hour of the Kickstarter's launch on December 29, but Sekai Project revealed that every additional US$100,000 would extend the OVA by 10 minutes to a maximum of $500,000 and 60 minutes.

The project's US$600,000 stretch goal is adding subtitles in Russian French, Spanish, Korean, German, and Portuguese for the OVA.

Sekai Project released the Nekopara Vol. 1 visual novel on PC via Steam in December 2014. The company describes the story:

What's NEKOPARA? Why, it's a cat paradise!

Kashou Minazuki, the son of a long line of Japanese confection makers moved out to open his own shop "La Soleil" as a patisserie.

But upon moving out, hidden amongst his things were two of the catgirls ("neko"), Chocola and Vanilla, that the family had been raising. When he tried to send them back, they begged and pleaded until he gave in and now they've opened La Soleil together.

With two nekos who really, REALLY love their master trying their very best and occasionally failing -- a heartful comedy opens for business!

Sekai Project also released the Nekopara Vol. 0 fandisc prequel on PC in August 2015, and the Nekopara Vol. 2 game in February 2016. Sekai Project also released the first game in an uncensored adult version. Neko Works revealed in May 2016 that a Nekopara Vol. 3 is under development.

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