The Legend of Dark Witch Game Developers Launch Project to Fund Anime Short Sequel
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Game developer Inside System launched a project on Monday to produce a sequel to its "Majin Shōjo Anime Gekijō" (Dark Witch Anime Theater) animated short, which was inspired by its Majin Shōjo -Chronicle 2D ACT- (The Legend of Dark Witch) game series. The first short (seen below) began streaming on YouTube with Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and Russian subtitles on December 15.
Inside System is using a Google Docs form to fund production of the sequel, and the deadline to participate is January 6. Fans can make donations through bank transfer or PayPal in the amount of 1,000, 3,000, 6,000, or 10,000 yen (about US$9 to US$91). Backer rewards include staff credits in the anime, fancy paper boards signed by voice actors, character illustrations by the animator Noanoa, DVDs and merchandise with anime illustrations, and the appearance of a special character in the anime.
The original The Legend of Dark Witch game launched for Nintendo 3DS in Japan in August 2014, and it received an English release in North America and Europe later that year. The game has since launched for PlayStation Vita and PC via Steam. The Shōjo Majin Episode 2 -Negai e no Daika- (The Legend of Dark Witch Episode 2: The Price of Desire) game then debuted in 2015, followed by Majin Shōjo Episode 3 -Yūsha to Gusha- (The Legend of Dark Witch Episode 3: Wisdom and Lunacy) in 2017. The series also includes several spinoff games.