Spice & Wolf VR Anime Kickstarter Campaign Launches, Meets Goal

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Campaign runs until January 12

The Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for independent development circle Spicy Tails' virtual reality anime based on Isuna Hasekura's Spice & Wolf novels launched on Saturday. As of Monday, the campaign has met and surpassed its US$70,485 goal. The campaign will end on January 12. As of press time, the campaign has earned US$85,237.

The game's counterpart Campfire crowdfunding campaign launched on November 25, and met its 8,000,000 yen (about US$70,700) goal in its first two hours. That campaign will also end on January 12.

The anime is slated for release on HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift, and other platforms in early 2019. The anime will also be viewable on PC without a VR headset, and it will have English subtitles.

The television anime's voice actors Ami Koshimizu (Holo) and Jun Fukuyama (Kraft Lawrence) are returning. Hasekura is writing the anime's scenario and the novels' illustrator Jū Ayakura is credited with the character design. Keisuke Sakikibara is providing the 3D modeling and motion, and n-buna is composing the music. Yō Shimizu provided the concept art pictured at right and Masatoshi Sekai designed the logo.

Spicy Tails also developed Project Lux, Hasekura also wrote. The PC game with VR support had an English release from Sekai Project on February 2 via Steam. Sekai Project announced in December that Limited Run Games would release a physical edition.

Sources: Spice & Wolf VR anime's Kickstarter page, Twitter account

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