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Widely acclaimed for his digital effects in GHOST IN THE SHELL 2:Innocence, Saku Sakamoto sets out on a one man animated film project.
Widely acclaimed for his digital effects in GHOST IN THE SHELL 2:Innocence, Saku Sakamoto sets out on a one man animated film project.
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Saku Sakamoto is known for his digital effects in GHOST IN THE SHELL2: Innocence, anime, movies, and drama series.

Sakamoto, also known as the "transcendent painter", will take on 5 roles in this solo-project: director, author, screenwriter, animator, and music producer. He will challenge himself with these roles as a one man production team to create the animated movie, ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion.

Official website for ARAGNE:Sign of Vermillion (English)

Official website for ARAGNE:Sign of Vermillion (Main)

Facebook(English) for ARAGNE: sign of vermillion

twitter @ara_mushi

Combining the elements of horror, mystery, fantasy, violence, and slice-of-life, this animated movie will push the boundaries of what animation can achieve. The movie is planned to be released in Japan in 2018~2019, but there are countless media outlets already covering this movie.

 

Thanks to the coverage, the crowdfunding campaign in Japan managed to meet the target amount, allowing the the director to fund the originally grossly underfunded project with the money from the crowdfunding money.

On the other hand, there has been an explosion of support from around the world. We greatly appreciate the support, however we just barely met the target fund, so we did not have enough for the translation budget and thus had to abandon our submission for a prestigious film festival.

Since the director used all his strength and might for this project, we want to release this project worldwide! In order for that to happen, we ask you for your support in crowdfunding for English translators and the entry fees for foreign film festivals for people outside Japan to enjoy ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion! We hope you will support and enjoy our creation! Thank you!!

  

 ■Takashi Shimizu(The Grudge)   

 The movie JUON was a hit in Japan, so he decided to remake it into The Grudge in Hollywood, which led him to be the first Japanese director to earn wide acclaim from the United States entertainment industry. During the success of The Grudge, director Saku Sakamoto was in charge of the opening sequence for Director Shimizu’s project, THE GREAT HORROR FAMILY. This time, his conscientious gratitude, we are able to receive a message of support free of charge.

■Kunio Kato (Winner of the 81st Academy Award’s Best Animated Short Film for Tsumiki no ie) 

 

 Soloing the full length animated movie, ARAGNE

 

  Popular voice actress Kana Hanazawa has been selected to play the main heroine! 

Kana Hanazawa / Rin
Kana Hanazawa / Rin

Heroine, Rin, will be played by top-ranked voice actress Kana Hanazawa. You may have heard her distinct, charming voice in hit titles such as "Psycho-Pass" and "Bakemonogatari", in which she has portrayed very captivating and well-liked characters. Her prolific voice acting career includes recent works such as "The Night is Short, Walk on Girl" and upcoming film "Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters". 

   The supporting cast includes talents such as Ayana Shiramoto (Nasuha, the mysterious girl), lead actress in web series Kamen Rider Amazons Season 2 hosted by Amazon Prime Video, Yousuke Itou (Tokiyo, the folklore scholar) from the TV series “Power Rangers Spd” (Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger from the Super Sentai series), Fukujuurou Katayama (Saion, the shaman), main voice lead in Ping Pong the Animation, and Shougo Batari (Mikaya, the secretive young man), an up-and-coming voice actor who successfully passed the new talent recruiting audition process of the 2016 Seiyu Awards and was recruited by an outstanding number of 15 agencies. He voices Kazuma Shouji, one of the main characters in TV anime Cardfight!! Vanguard G: NEXT.

Yosuke Ito “Power Rangers Spd” / Tokiyo
Yosuke Ito “Power Rangers Spd” / Tokiyo

 With such a grand cast to back us up, we are very excited to see the mysterious characters of ARAGNE come to life and we hope you are too! As always, thank you for your support!

 We will use the money to fund for English subtitles and the entry fees for film festivals (including transportation fees). If we surpass the funding goal, we will use the extra funds to apply to more prestigious film festivals abroad. We will also let our supporters know of the results (Director Saku Sakamoto's project has been featured on more than 10 international film festivals in the past).

Official website for ARAGNE:Sign of Vermillion (English) 

Official website for ARAGNE:Sign of Vermillion (main)

Facebook(English) for ARAGNE: sign of vermillion

twitter @ara_mushi

 

 We've reached our $10,000 stretch goal!  

 We would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your support!  

 Together, we have officially reached our stretch goal of $10,000.

  Director Sakamoto will start working on the exclusive poster as soon as the movie is completed, so please look forward to it!

  And there's more good news!

The highly requested 5.1 surround sound audio stretch goal has been lowered to $20,000, from the original amount of $50,000. 

  After much discussion, Director Sakamoto and I decided that we would like to bring as much quality to you as possible no matter what it takes. 

 Please continue to support ARAGNE! Thank you!  

               Osamu Fukutani, Producer

New Stretch Goals
New Stretch Goals

 

A big thank you from Director Saku Sakamoto
A big thank you from Director Saku Sakamoto

"It's only been 2 days since the project started and we've already reached our funding goal, unbelievable! I only have words of gratitude for all of you who kindly supported ARAGNE. Suddenly all of those film festivals don't seem so far away! And because of the overwhelming response we're receiving, we've decided to add new stretch goals. We are still very low on funds, but Sakamoto refuses to do anything less than the very best. Please continue to lend him and ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion your support!  

Osamu Fukutani, Producer"

 

 

 

On an old factory site lies a menacingly large apartment building in the outskirts of town.

As of recent, the area is plagued by rumors of paranormal activity following the discovery of a female high school student's corpse.

 A shy female university student, Rin, moved into the city recently. One night, she witnesses a large bug breaking free from an arm of an elderly woman who was being carried away in an ambulance.

Curious about the bug she saw, Rin looks for answers in the library, and meets folklore scholar, Tokiyo, to find out that there have been many sightings in the past of these strange bugs in this area.

These bugs are called "spirit bugs", and have had its existence kept a secret since the ancient times. People that have witnessed these "bugs" will result in having ominousomens and dying an unnatural death, thus many call it the "Curse of the Bug".

Rin terrified of the curse, meets Nasuha, a middle schooler who emits a strange aura, and Saion, a shaman, while being cornered in by these bugs and strange occurrences.

However, Rin finds out that in order to solve this she herself must face her past that has been sealed away...

What kind of fate awaits Rin?! And what is the horrific secret hidden that lies within?!

 

 

    Nasuha  Tokiyo     Rin   Saion     Mikaya

 Heroine: Rin

 

Director Saku Sakamoto is also in charge of being the author, screenwriter, animator, and music producer for this project.

Normally, animated movies for the entertainment industry require many staff members in a studio to create a single work. However in the past, Sakamoto has worked on various personal, independent movies, stating that "Movies without the division of labor will result in an intuitive animation that will uncover immeasurable potential."

Sakamoto will single handedly utilize 3D models for most of the building and background art, and then combine hand drawn images and 3DCG for the characters, to create a complex scene. This world can only be made possible by Saku Sakamoto.

 

Sakamoto, a professional animator and director for 10 years, will use the skills he learned on the job to challenge himself on this solo-project. Self-produced animation films have been released in the past, such as The Old Man and the Sea by Aleksandr Petrov. However, many of these prior works range around a length of less than 30 minutes. There are still few examples of feature-length self-produced animation works to this day.


Saku Sakamoto (Director/Author/Screenwriter/Animator/Music producer)

Graduated from Tama Art University's Department of Graphic Design in 2000.

His short animated works such as Makafushigi ('00) and Fisherman ('02) were selected for the Hiroshima International Animation Festival and received the first place Kirin Art Award. Since then, he has received numerous awards and his work has been introduced internationally through more than 10 film festivals including the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

He began his career as a freelance animation creator in 2002 and has worked with short films, opening titles for TV shows, commercials, promotional videos, visual effects for movies, and as a director and art director. He soon mastered these techniques, thus earning him the nickname "transcendent painter".

Recent works include creating digital effects for GHOST IN THE SHELL2: Innocence directed by Mamori Oshii and directing the original anime Mattsu, Yamma and Moburi: ―The mystery of the seven gems and the flying castle― and Mattsu, Yamma and Moburi 2: ―Navy's treasure and islands with mystery to be hunted- produced by Japanese animation studio ROBOT COMMUNICATIONS INC. (famous for the short movie La Maison en Petits Cubes that won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film and the games series Onimusha for its CG)to promote Japan's Ehime prefecture.

Other works include, directing director Takashi Shimizu's, famously known for The Grudge, horror movie Alter Ego's VFX and music, creating the ending movie for the Play Station 3 game Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and creating the opening sequence for the T.V. show THE Sekai Issan.

  

Message from Saku Sakamoto, the director of Aragne.

Recent work and original anime he has directed: Mattsu, Yamma and Moburi 1&2

From the Mattsu, Yamma and Moburi 2: ―Navy's treasure and islands with mystery to be hunted- homepage

Mattsu, Yamma and Moburi: ―The mystery of the seven gems and the flying castle― (Directed by Saku Sakamoto)

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<Horror film director lends his full support!>

This project is backed by the full support of Director Osamu Fukutani, who will be the producer of this film. He is one of the most well-known Japanese horror movie specialists, who is famously known for his runner-up up film in the Scotland International Horror Film Festival, THE LAST SUPPER, SUICIDE MANUAL, and THE SCALLY FOLKROE.

 Other than films, he is responsible for multiple works such as the NintendoDS horror game Twilight Syndrome The Forbidden Urban Legends', dubbed the "Scariest Portable Game", scenario director and director, the showing of The Grudge and The Ring on Japan’s biggest video streaming service, Nico Nico Douga’s live stream’s horror project Nico Live’s Horror Stories, and being the screen and scenario writer for THE SPIRIT PHOTO that has won 1st place for two years straight. Fukutani, who has worked with Sakamoto since their amateur days, was amazed by his excellent skills and techniques, thus has wanted to be the producer of this movie to show his full support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion

Film type: Animated feature film (running time approx. 60 min)

Genre: Horror, fantasy

Expected release date: to be screened in cinemas in Japan and at film festivals internationally

Director/Author/Screenwriter/Animator/Music producer: Saku Sakamoto

Development/Production/Supervisor: Osamu Fukutani

Voice Cast: Ayana Shiramoto, Yousuke Itou, Fukujuurou Katayama, Shougo Batari, others (Voice of main heroine Rin TBA)

Production: Zelicofilm(C)Saku Sakamoto / Zelicofilm

Risks and challenges

Should there be delays in fulfillment for whatever reason, we will promptly keep you informed of the situation.

As we may not be able to ship to certain areas, we may ask backers to provide an alternate shipping address. Please contact us if there is a possibility that shipping may be restricted in your region. It may not be possible to ship to certain areas.

Except for error or gross negligence on our part, refunds will not be offered two weeks after the end of the project funding.

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    - Digital thank you postcard (A English message and illustration signed by Saku Sakamato thanking you for your support!)
    - Your name (in English) on the official website. You can either choose your real name or screen name
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    - Web showing of the "making of" documentary (With English subtitles, expected to have 3 showings)
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    - Miniature figurine of the Spirit Bug featured in the movie (Approximately sized 10cm-20cm)
    - Tin badge (Designed by Saku Sakamoto)

    Includes:
    - Digital copy of the Kickstarter exclusive Steel & Art Book
    - Digital download of the original soundtrack (demo version)
    - Digital download of the movie, ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion, with English subtitles
    - Digital thank you postcard (A English message and illustration signed by Saku Sakamato thanking you for your support!)
    - Your name (in English) on the official website. You can either choose your real name or screen name
    *If your screen name is not deemed appropriate for the website, we will ask you to revise your screen name
    - Digital copy of the Kickstarater exclusive wallpaper

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    - Published version of the Kickstarter exclusive Steel & Art Book (Approximately 50 pages in full-color, A4 size, signed by Saku Sakamoto *Contents the same as the digital version)
    - Miniature figurine of the Spirit Bug featured in the movie (Approximately sized 10cm-20cm)
    - Tin badge (Designed by Saku Sakamoto)
    - Digital copy of the Kickstarter exclusive Steel & Art Book
    - Digital download of the original soundtrack (demo version)
    - Digital download of the movie, ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion, with English subtitles
    - Digital thank you postcard (A English message and illustration signed by Saku Sakamato thanking you for your support!)
    - Your name (in English) on the official website. You can either choose your real name or screen name
    *If your screen name is not deemed appropriate for the website, we will ask you to revise your screen name
    - Digital copy of the Kickstarater exclusive wallpaper

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    - Your name (in English) in the end credits (The same name in the official website will be used)
    - Web showing of the "making of" documentary (With English subtitles, expected to have 3 showings)
    - Published version of the Kickstarter exclusive Steel & Art Book (Approximately 50 pages in full-color, A4 size, signed by Saku Sakamoto *Contents the same as the digital version)
    - Miniature figurine of the Spirit Bug featured in the movie (Approximately sized 10cm-20cm)
    - Tin badge (Designed by Saku Sakamoto)
    - Digital copy of the Kickstarter exclusive Steel & Art Book
    - Digital download of the original soundtrack (demo version)
    - Digital download of the movie, Aragne's Insect Cage, with English subtitles
    - Digital thank you postcard (A English message and illustration signed by Saku Sakamato thanking you for your support!)
    - Your name (in English) on the official website. You can either choose your real name or screen name
    *If your screen name is not deemed appropriate for the website, we will ask you to revise your screen name
    - Digital copy of the Kickstarater exclusive wallpaper

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    Autographed Blu-ray of the movie is expected to be delivered in July of 2019

    The movie download and its inclusion of your name in the end credits is expected to be delivered in March of 2019
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    The other rewards are expected to be delivered in December of 2017

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    Storyboard + setting reference book

    - Published storyboard illustration book (Approximately 280 pages, A4 size. Written in English. Includes the director's autograph and illustrations)
    - Published reference book for the layouts & settings of the movie (Includes more in-depth descriptions and explanations than the storyboard illustration book) (Approximately 100 pages, A4 size. Written in English)

    Includes:
    - Autographed Blu-ray version of the movie, ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion (with English subtitles, signed by the director)
    - Your name (in English) in the end credits (The same name in the official website will be used)
    - Web showing of the "making of" documentary (With English subtitles, expected to have 3 showings)
    - Published version of the Kickstarter exclusive stills & art reference book (Approximately 50 pages in full-color, A4 size, signed by Saku Sakamoto *Contents the same as the digital version)
    - Miniature figurine of the Spirit Bug featured in the movie (Approximately sized 10cm-20cm)
    - Tin badge (Designed by Saku Sakamoto)
    - Digital copy of the Kickstarter exclusive stills & art reference book
    - Digital download of the original soundtrack (demo version)
    - Digital download of the movie, ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion, with English subtitles
    - Digital thank you postcard (An English message and illustration signed by Saku Sakamoto thanking you for your support!)
    - Your name (in English) on the official website. You can either choose your real name or screen name
    *If your screen name is not deemed appropriate for the website, we will ask you to revise your screen name
    - Digital copy of the Kickstarter exclusive wallpaper

    (Expected delivery)
    The storyboard illustration book is expected to be delivered in March of 2019 (Along with the release of the movie download)
    The layout & settings reference book is expected to be delivered in March of 2019 (Along with the release of the movie download)
    The Blu-ray version is expected to be delivered in july of 2019
    The movie download and its inclusion of your name in the end credits is expected to be delivered in March of 2019
    The "making of" documentary is expected to be delivered (showed) on December of 2017, April of 2018, and March of 2019
    The stills & art reference book is expected to be delivered in August of 2018
    The soundtrack (demo version) is expected to be delivered in August of 2018
    The other rewards are expected to be delivered in December of 2017

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    5 original, autographed illustrations

    - 5 hand-drawn and autographed original illustrations of the main characters (Rin, Nasuha, Tokiyo, Saion, and Mikaya) by the director (only limited to 7 people)

    Includes:
    - Published storyboard illustration book (Approximately 280 pages, A4 size. Written in English. Includes the director's autograph and illustrations)
    - Published reference book for the layouts & settings of the movie (Includes more in-depth descriptions and explanations than the storyboard illustration book) (Approximately 100 pages, A4 size. Written in English)
    - Autographed Blu-ray version of the movie, ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion(with English subtitles, signed by the director)
    - Your name (in English) in the end credits (The same name in the official website will be used)
    - Web showing of the "making of" documentary (With English subtitles, expected to have 3 showings)
    - Published version of the Kickstarter exclusive stills &art reference book (Approximately 50 pages in full-color, A4 size, signed by Saku Sakamoto *Contents the same as the digital version)
    - Miniature figurine of the Spirit Bug featured in the movie (Approximately sized 10cm-20cm)
    - Tin badge (Designed by Saku Sakamoto)
    - Digital copy of the Kickstarter exclusive stills & art reference book
    - Digital download of the original soundtrack (demo version)
    - Digital download of the movie, ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion, with English subtitles
    - Digital thank you postcard (An English message and illustration signed by Saku Sakamoto thanking you for your support!)
    - Your name (in English) on the official website. You can either choose your real name or screen name
    *If your screen name is not deemed appropriate for the website, we will ask you to revise your screen name
    - Digital copy of the Kickstarter exclusive wallpaper

    (Expected delivery)
    hand-drawn and autographed original illustrations of the main characters is expected to be delivered in March of 2019
    The storyboard illustration book is expected to be delivered in March of 2019 (Along with the release of the movie download)
    The layout & settings reference book is expected to be delivered in March of 2019 (Along with the release of the movie download)
    The Blu-ray version is expected to be delivered in July of 2019
    The movie download and its inclusion of your name in the end credits is expected to be delivered in March of 2019
    The "making of" documentary is expected to be delivered (showed) on December of 2017, April of 2018, and March of 2019
    The stills & art reference book is expected to be delivered in August of 2018
    The soundtrack (demo version) is expected to be delivered in August of 2018
    The other rewards are expected to be delivered in December of 2017

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    [Premium set A]

    - You will make an appearance in the movie as an anime character (only limited to 6 people)
    Send us a photograph of yourself in December of 2017 so we can create an anime version of you as a sub-character! (We will adjust your outfit to match the atmosphere of the movie)
    We will also send you a clip and still of your appearance in the movie.
    *We will confirm your character with you by the expected digital download release of the movie ( March, 2019)
    *We will place the characters, in order of the backers, at a noticeable position
    *You won't be able to suggest a scene for your character placement. Since you will be drawn as a sub-character, you will not be able to communicate with any of the main characters.
    *The director will design your character based off of your photograph. Though there will be no extreme distortions, we cannot guarantee that your character design will be exactly identical to your real self (there may be some differences between your photo and character design). These differences may take place depending on the scene you will be in.
    *Though you are a part of the movie, you will not be able to claim any part of the movie
    - Digital download of the movie, ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion, with English subtitles
    - Special appearance of your name (in English) in the end credits and official website
    This consists of your name being written bigger and is prioritized in the end credits and official website. You will be able to choose either your real name or screen name.
    *If your screen name is not deemed appropriate for the website and end credits, we will ask you to revise your screen name
    - Premium tier exclusive thank you postcard (An English message and illustration signed by Saku Sakamoto thanking you for your support!)
    - Size A5 clear file (Designed by Director Saku Sakamoto)

    (Expected delivery)
    The movie download, your anime character confirmation, and end credits name inclusion are expected to be delivered in March of 2019
    Other rewards are expected to be delivered in December of 2017

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    [Premium set B]

    - You will make an appearance in the movie as a spirit (only limited to 10 people)
    Send us a photograph of yourself in December of 2017 so we can create a spirit based off of you! (We will adjust the design to match the atmosphere of the movie)
    We will also send you a clip and still of your appearance in the movie.
    *We will confirm your character with you by the expected digital download release of the movie ( March, 2019)
    *We will place the characters, in order of the backers, at a noticeable position
    *You won't be able to suggest a scene for your character placement. Since you will be drawn as a spirit, you will not be able to communicate with any of the main characters.
    *The director will design your character based off of your photograph. Though there will be no extreme distortions, we cannot guarantee that your character design will be exactly identical to your real self (there may be some differences between your photo and character design). These differences may take place depending on the scene you will be in.
    *Though you are a part of the movie, you will not be able to claim any part of the movie
    - Digital download of the movie, ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion, with English subtitles
    - Special appearance of your name (in English) in the end credits and official website
    This consists of your name being written bigger and is prioritized in the end credits and official website. You will be able to choose either your real name or screen name.
    *If your screen name is not deemed appropriate for the website and end credits, we will ask you to revise your screen name
    - Premium tier exclusive thank you postcard (An English message and illustration signed by Saku Sakamoto thanking you for your support!)
    - Size A5 clear file (Designed by Director Saku Sakamoto)

    (Expected delivery)
    The movie download, your spirit character confirmation, and end credits name inclusion are expected to be delivered in March of 2019
    Other rewards are expected to be delivered in December of 2017

    (Warning)
    Premium tiers will not include the other tier rewards (the $1-$400 tiers, excluding the movie download and end credit/official website name appearance). If you would like to pledge for the other tier rewards, please make sure to pledge separately.

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    [Premium set C]

    - Your name (in English) will be used as the author's name in one of the books in the library! (only limited to 10 people)
    We will place your name, in order of the backers, at a noticeable position.
    Your name can either be your real name or fictitious name.
    We will also send you a clip and still of your appearance in the movie.
    *We will confirm your name with you by the expected digital download release of the movie ( March, 2019)
    *If your fictitious name is not deemed appropriate for the movie/scene we will ask you to revise your name
    *Though you are a part of the movie, you will not be able to claim any part of the movie
    - Digital download of the movie, ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion, with English subtitles
    - Special appearance of your name (in English) in the end credits and official website
    This consists of your name being prioritized in the end credits and official website and written in bigger. You will be able to choose either your real name or screen name.
    *If your screen name is not deemed appropriate for the website and end credits, we will ask you to revise your screen name
    - Premium tier exclusive thank you postcard (A message and illustration signed by Saku Sakamoto thanking you for your support!)
    - Size A5 clear file (Designed by Director Saku Sakamoto)

    (Expected delivery)
    The movie download, your name confirmation, and end credits name inclusion are expected to be delivered in March of 2019
    Other rewards are expected to be delivered in December of 2017

    (Warning)
    Premium tiers will not include the other tier rewards (the $1-$400 tiers, excluding the movie download and end credit/official website name appearance). If you would like to pledge for the other tier rewards, please make sure to pledge separately.

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    [Premium set D]

    - Figurines of the prominent and important spirit monsters, Death Spirit Soldier and Spirit Bug.
    You will receive the replica of the actual figurine molds the director has referenced to create the animated film. These are currently being made, and are expected to be 15cm-25cm in height. The figurines are colored based their color schemes in the movie. These are also handmade.
    *These are expected to be delivered in March of 2019
    - Digital download of the movie, ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion, with English subtitles
    - Special appearance of your name (in English) in the end credits and official website
    This consists of your name being prioritized in the end credits and official website and written in bigger. You will be able to choose either your real name or screen name.
    *If your screen name is not deemed appropriate for the website and end credits, we will ask you to revise your screen name
    - Premium tier exclusive thank you postcard (A message and illustration signed by Saku Sakamoto thanking you for your support!)
    - Size A5 clear file (Designed by Director Saku Sakamoto)

    (Expected delivery)
    The movie download, figures, and end credits name inclusion are expected to be delivered in March of 2019
    Other rewards are expected to be delivered in December of 2017

    (Warning)
    Premium tiers will not include the other tier rewards (the $1-$400 tiers, excluding the movie download and end credit/official website name appearance). If you would like to pledge for the other tier rewards, please make sure to pledge separately.

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    [Premium set E]

    - You will receive the replica of the shirt Rin wears indoors and the hoodie Nasuha wears in the movie (includes the reference image)
    *These clothes will be carefully made and designed to match the director's design as much as possible
    *Since these are replicas of the character's clothes, you will not be able to choose your size (to keep the integrity of the director's design)
    *These items are expected to be delivered in March of 2019
    - Digital download of the movie, ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion, with English subtitles
    - Special appearance of your name (in English) in the end credits and official website
    This consists of your name being prioritized in the end credits and official website and written in bigger. You will be able to choose either your real name or screen name.
    *If your screen name is not deemed appropriate for the website and end credits, we will ask you to revise your screen name
    - Premium tier exclusive thank you postcard (A message and illustration signed by Saku Sakamoto thanking you for your support!)
    - Size A5 clear file (Designed by Director Saku Sakamoto)

    (Expected delivery)
    The movie download, clothing replicas, and end credits name inclusion are expected to be delivered in March of 2019
    Other rewards are expected to be delivered in December of 2017

    (Warning)
    Premium tiers will not include the other tier rewards (the $1-$400 tiers, excluding the movie download and end credit/official website name appearance). If you would like to pledge for the other tier rewards, please make sure to pledge separately.

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    [Premium set F]

    - You will receive the replica of the Japanese monk clothes Saion wears (includes the reference image)
    *These clothes will be carefully made and designed to match the director's design as much as possible
    *Since these are replicas of the character's clothes, you will not be able to choose your size (to keep the integrity of the director's design)
    *This item is expected to be delivered in March of 2019
    - Digital download of the movie, ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion, with English subtitles
    - Special appearance of your name (in English) in the end credits and official website
    This consists of your name being prioritized in the end credits and official website and written in bigger. You will be able to choose either your real name or screen name.
    *If your screen name is not deemed appropriate for the website and end credits, we will ask you to revise your screen name
    - Premium tier exclusive thank you postcard (A message and illustration signed by Saku Sakamoto thanking you for your support!)
    - Size A5 clear file (Designed by Director Saku Sakamoto)

    (Expected delivery)
    The movie download, clothing replica, and end credits name inclusion are expected to be delivered in March of 2019
    Other rewards are expected to be delivered in December of 2017

    (Warning)
    Premium tiers will not include the other tier rewards (the $1-$400 tiers, excluding the movie download and end credit/official website name appearance). If you would like to pledge for the other tier rewards, please make sure to pledge separately.

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    [Premium set G]

    - Director Saku Sakamoto will draw an original illustration of the characters of your choice.
    *This illustration will be framed as well.
    *The size of the illustration is estimated to be B3 (515mmx364mm).
    *You will decide the 3 characters (Rin, Nasuha, Tokiyo, Saion, and Mikaya) and layout (a rough idea) of the *illustration.
    *The layout of the illustration will be adjusted to match the atmosphere of the image.
    *Please do not claim the image as your work and make profit off of it.
    *This item is expected to be delivered in March of 2019
    - Digital download of the movie, ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion, with English subtitles
    - Special appearance of your name (in English) in the end credits and official website
    This consists of your name being prioritized in the end credits and official website and written in bigger. You will be able to choose either your real name or screen name.
    *If your screen name is not deemed appropriate for the website and end credits, we will ask you to revise your screen name
    - Premium tier exclusive thank you postcard (A message and illustration signed by Saku Sakamoto thanking you for your support!)
    - Size A5 clear file (Designed by Director Saku Sakamoto)

    (Expected delivery)
    The movie download, framed illustration, and end credits name inclusion are expected to be delivered in March of 2019
    Other rewards are expected to be delivered in December of 2017

    (Warning)
    Premium tiers will not include the other tier rewards (the $1-$400 tiers, excluding the movie download and end credit/official website name appearance). If you would like to pledge for the other tier rewards, please make sure to pledge separately.

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