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Kurayukaba Anime's Crowdfunding Ends with 276% of Goal Reached

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Campaign raised 6.9 million yen from December-January

The crowdfunding campaign for Shigeyoshi Tsukahara and Twiflo's original anime project Kurayukaba ended successfully last Wednesday, after having raised 6,901,864 yen (about US$63,000) from 397 backers: 276% of its 2,500,000 yen (about US$22,100) goal. The campaign reached its 4,000,000 yen (about US$35,300) stretch goal to create a one-minute video (the original goal was for a 30-second video).

Twiflo describes the anime:

Our story is set beneath the surface of the great metropolis, below the district of Ogi-town in a realm of dreams that floats in a haze of purple lignite smoke.

A network of roads stretches away underground, concealing bandits at every turn! An armored train snakes through the looming darkness: the steel-clad train Sokore 463 is equipped with a 75mm mountain gun that can blow a target to smithereens! In command is the mysterious girl Tanne.

What awaits her and her comrades? From the winding alleys of Akegata (dawn) to the deep subterranean world of Kuragari (dark), a daring adventure unfolds!

Shigeyoshi Tsukahara ("The Man Traveling with the Brocade Portrait," "Joseito," "Hashi no Mukou," SEKAI NO OWARI rock band's in-concert anime footage and set design) is directing the anime, with a script by Naohiro Fukushima (Santa Company, The Laughing Salesman NEW). Kazunori Minagawa (animation director on Macross Delta, Tokyo Ravens, Yuruyuri, Code Geass: Akito the Exiled) designed the characters, and Ryo-timo (Yozakura Quartet) is credited as digital coordinator.

The project screened at the 2018 Annecy International Animated Film Festival in June. The anime also has an English website.

Sources: Kurayukaba Makuake crowdfunding page, Animation Business Journal (Tadashi Sudo)

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