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Child of Kamiari Month Anime Film Project Launches 2nd Crowdfunding Campaign

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Original project by Cretica Universal centers on runner girl, Izumo's Kamiari tradition

Cretica Universal launched a second crowdfunding campaign for its Child of Kamiari Month (Kamiari no Kodomo) anime film project on Monday. The campaign seeks to raise 1.6 million yen (about US$14,800) to support the production of the anime, which is slated to debut in 2020.

As of press time, the campaign has raised 328,180 yen (about US$3,040). The crowdfunding campaign will end in 48 days.

Cretica Universal announced the project along with its first crowdfunding campaign on March 27. The campaign marked the beginning of the project's "first commit" from March to May, with the second crowdfunding campaign as its "second commit."

The anime's story centers on a girl named Kanna who loses her love of running after her mother passes away. Due to the workings of the gods, she heads to Izumo City. The anime's setting is Izumo City in Shimane Prefecture, and centers on Izumo Shrine and the Kamiari myth in the region. In the old Japanese calendar, the month of October is called "Kannazuki" ("the month of no gods"). But in Izumo, it is called "Kamiarizuki" ("the month of gods") due to a legend that the myriad gods of Japan gather at Izumo Shrine during October. Other anime such as Kamichu! also portray this traditional belief.

LIDEN FILMS representative director Tetsuro Satomi is the project's animation producer. She and Her Cat -Everything Flows- director Kazuya Sakamoto is the "creation director." Toshinari Shinohe is in charge of planning and credited for the original work, while Takana Shirai is credited with the original concept and as animation director. Michihiko Suwa (Detective Conan films) and Teppei Mishima are planners and producers for the project. Haruka Sagawa is the character designer. Tetsurō Takita and Ryūta Miyake are penning the script.

Source: Child of Kamiari Month anime's First Flight crowdfunding page, Animation Business Journal (Tadashi Sudo)


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