Under the Dog Project to Launch New Kickstarter for Live-Action Short, Music Video

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Project's "phase two" will also get theatrical release, aims to produce television anime

The Kickstarter campaign page for the Under the Dog anime project announced on Thursday that the project will launch a new Kickstarter campaign to produce a live-action short and a new theme song with a music video. The project is described as "phase two" to produce an eventual television anime.

The announcement calls the live-action short "Under the Dog episode 0," and the short would feature a voiceover by Asami Seto, the voice actress for the main character Anthea in the anime. Atsushi Isoyama (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!, Tamako Market planning) would compose the theme song and produce the music video, while Shoko Omori (K-On! theme songs) would write the lyrics. Seto would perform the theme song.

The staff is also aiming for a theatrical release for the project.

The original anime was released in August 2016. The production team used Kickstarter in order to avoid the process of funding from production committees and therefore retain creative control of the anime. The project met its minimum US$580,000 goal on Kickstarter in September 2014 and eventually raised US$878,028 in Kickstarter pledges.

Masahiro Ando (Hanasaku Iroha, Blast of Tempest) directed the anime based on a story by Jirō Ishii (428: Shibuya Scramble, producer on Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors). Yuusuke Kozaki (Fire Emblem: Awakening) designed the characters, Kinema Citrus was in charge of animation, and Orange Co. (Ghost in the Shell Arise) was in charge of 3D CGI.

Thanks to Tayler Franklin for the news tip.

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