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Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Stargazer Anime's Crowdfunding Reaches Goal

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Campaign to improve sequel's quality tops 10 million yen in less than 24 hours

The Campfire crowdfunding campaign for Grisaia: Phantom Trigger the Animation Stargazer, the sequel to the anime of Frontwing's Grisaia: Phantom Trigger game, reached its 10 million yen (about US$92,000) goal less than 24 hours after it launched on July 26. As of press time, the campaign has raised 14,483,124 yen (about US$133,300). The campaign will end on September 30.

The campaign aims to improve the quality of the sequel. Backer rewards include a Blu-ray Disc of the anime, the backer's name in the anime's ending credits, B2-size reproduction key art, and tickets to a special screening of the anime. The anime's staff originally planned to launch the crowdfunding campaign in June.

The visual features returning characters Rena, Maki, and Tohka, as well as the new character Gumi. The sequel will tell the story of the "Vol. 3" game.

The anime's cast will reprise their roles from the previous anime. Akio Watanabe, the original character designer for the Grisaia franchise, will return as the character designer for the sequel. Bibury Animation Studio will again produce the anime.

The first anime opened on March 15 at Tokyo's EJ Anime Theater Shinjuku and at four other theaters in Japan.

The anime's first two episodes were originally slated to debut simultaneously in 2018, with region-free Blu-ray Discs slated to ship last December. Rewards for crowdfunding backers have not yet shipped. The English dub will be included on the Blu-ray Disc release. Each episode was originally planned to be 60 minutes long and would adapt one volume of the original visual novel.

Anime director Tensho founded the new animation studio Bibury Animation Studio to produce the anime as its first work. Tensho also wrote and supervised the scripts. Watanabe served as the anime's character designer and chief animation director. Ryuichiro Yamakawa planned and produced the anime. Frontwing funded the anime on its own instead of using a production committee.

Sources: Grisaia: Phantom Trigger the Animation Stargazer Campfire page, Animate Times

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