2nd Seitokai Yakuindomo Film Gets Crowdfunding Project

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film slated to open in Japan on January 1

The crowdfunding company "Anime Fund" will launch a crowdfunding campaign for Gekijōban Seitokai Yakuindomo 2, the second film based on Tozen Ujiie's Seitokai Yakuindomo manga, in November. The campaign will launch on November 4 and end on November 30, and aims to secure 1,919 backers and 10 million yen (about US$95,550). The crowdfunding is limited to those who live in Japan. Backers could have their names in the credits, or receive a key animation frame image. Other rewards include a T-shirt, whistle, student ID card, stickers, storyboard collection, and other merchandise.

The film's production committee announced in June that it had delayed the film's opening due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The film was previously slated to open in Japan on July 10, but is now slated to open in Japan on January 1, 2021.

Miho Okasaki is joining the cast as Yū Hirose. The other cast members are returning from the previous film and other anime installments of the franchise.

Hiromitsu Kanazawa is returning as director and series script supervisor, and Makoto Furuta is returning as character designer and chief animation director. Other returning staff members include Ken Naito, Ryūsuke Araki, Ryō Tanaka, and Yūya Mori as art director, color designer, sound director, and composer, respectively. Glovision is once again credited for sound production, and King Records is the music producer.

The other staff members include Shingo Suzuki, Hiroshi Okubo, Takayuki Uchida as main animators; Shinnosuke Takesada as compositing director of photography; and Chinami Watanabe as editor.

Seitokai Yakuindomo centers around Ōsai Academy, a former all-girls private high school that was integrated to include boys. The student body is split between 524 girls and 28 boys. Takatoshi Tsuda is pushed into becoming the vice president of the student council, where he is the lone male member surrounded by girls.

The slice-of-life comedy story already inspired two television anime seasons, original video anime projects, and several previous anime DVDs bundled with the manga.

The project inspired an anime film that opened in Japan in July 2017. The film topped the Japanese mini-theater rankings for two consecutive weekends. HIDIVE began streaming the film on March 10.

The 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, and 19th manga volumes all bundled original anime DVDs (OADs) when they shipped in September 2015, April 2016, December 2016, September 2017, April 2019, August 2019, and September 17, respectively. (The 16th manga volume bundled a DVD of the anime film.)

Sources: Anime Fund, Anime! Anime! Biz (CHiRO★)

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