Dropkick on My Devil! Anime to Start Crowdfunding Towards Season 3
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The official website for the anime of Yukiwo's Dropkick on My Devil! (Jashin-chan Dropkick) manga announced on Monday a crowdfunding campaign that will go towards an unannounced third television anime season.
The campaign will launch on Wednesday at noon (Tuesday at 11:00 p.m. EDT) on the Motion Gallery website. (The campaign page is not yet accessible.) The staff aims to raise 20 million yen (about US$190,000).
The anime's website acknowledged that even if the third season were to be green-lit, production will take at least a year. The dilemma for the staff members is that they want to keep on providing content for fans to enjoy until then, but do not have the promotional budget to do so. The crowdfunding campaign aims to let the staff work on making a full-length television anime series, while still providing content to fans every month or so beforehand.
If the campaign reaches its goal, "the Dropkick on My Devil! Production Committee 3 (Working Title) […] would like to officially announce that a third season has been green-lit." The staff is aiming to air a new season in 2022, the 10th anniversary of the original manga.
The rewards for backers include messages and an illustration from Yukiwo and Jashin-chan voice actress Aina Suzuki, two new songs to download from the anime's Fallen Pop angel unit and the Destiny Noisy duo (Jashin-chan and Yurine Hanazono), a new "FallePo vs. DesNo" album (with the two units' previous songs, the two new songs, a Blu-ray Disc of the Sabbath Tonic music festival in August, and a new cover art by Yukiwo), a 24-episode "Season 2.5" voice drama set, a season 3 script (from one randomly distributed episode or the entire season), a name listing in the ending credits, and a background cameo in the anime (at the 220,000-yen or US$2,000 level).
Up to 10 backers (who each pledge 220,000 yen) can create the titles for the episodes in the season, and one backer who pledges 1.1 million yen (about US$10,000) can create the title for the entire season itself (subject to approval by the production committee).
Yukiwo posted on their Twitter account in June that they will "definitely make a third season happen someday" for the anime. Yukiwo was thanking fans for watching the second season, which was ending its television run then, and asking them for their continuing support.
The original comedy manga by Yukiwo centers on Yurine Hanazono, a college student who summons Jashin-chan, a demon from the underworld. Now they must live together in a run-down apartment in Tokyo's Jinbōchō district. If Yurine dies, Jashin-chan gets to go back to the underworld, so she constantly plots to kill Yurine.
The first anime season premiered in July 2018. The anime is streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video inside and outside of Japan. Amazon Prime Video premiered the final bonus episode in October 2018.
Yukiwo launched the manga in Flex Comix's web magazine Comic Meteor in April 2012, and the series is ongoing.
Source: Dropkick on My Devil! anime's Twitter account