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Dropkick on my Devil!! X Anime Season 3 Ends Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Campaign launched in September, met goal in 33 hours, raised 36.1 million yen

The crowdfunding campaign for Dropkick on My Devil! X (Jashin-chan Dropkick X), the third season of the Dropkick on My Devil! anime, ended on December 31 at 11:59 p.m. JST with 2,880 backers raising 36,181,238 yen (about US$351,100). The campaign launched in September last year and surpassed its crowdfunding goal in 33 hours, and the staff then formally announced the third season.

The third season is slated to premiere in 2022, which will be the 10th anniversary of the original manga.

A campaign backer pledged 1.1 million yen (about US$10,000) to coin the title of the new season, and explained the title expresses affection for the hope that "Yurine and Jashin-chan will continue to cross each other and fight forever." Backers also pledged 220,000 yen (about US$2,000) to name each of the season's 10 episodes, and 20 backers pledged the same amount to voice background characters. The franchise will have collaborations with three cities in Hokkaido (Obihiro, Kushiro, Furano) and one city in Nagasaki prefecture (Minami Shimabara).

The anime's website previously acknowledged production of the new season 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.

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.

The second season, Dropkick on My Devil!! Dash, premiered in April 2019 with 11 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed all 11 episodes of the season.

Yukiwo launched the manga in Flex Comix's web magazine Comic Meteor in April 2012, and the series is ongoing.

Sources: Dropkick on My Devil! anime's Twitter account, Motion Gallery via Otakomu

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