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"The New Kind" is an anime-flavored, sci-fi web series. A teenage love story in the crosshairs of a post-economic apocalypse future.

THE NEW KIND web series

Wired loves The New Kind...

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/03/the-new-kind-anime-series/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wired%2Findex+%28Wired%3A+Index+3+%28Top+Stories+2%29%29&pid=6318

io9.com says of The New Kind...

http://io9.com/5886692/the-most-gorgeous-animated-series-weve-seen-in-a-long-time

Synopsis:

Darvin and Yuka (17 and 18) fall in love but have never physically met -- a psychic link connects them. They are The New Kind; The next link in Humanity’s evolution. If they ever find each other, it will cause a chain reaction, instantly transforming all young people into god-like beings. But before that can happen, Darvin and Yuka must survive an evil force hunting them.

The Series:

250 VFX wizards behind Star Wars, Avatar, The Matrix, Harry Potter and more have volunteered on a new American Anime sci-fi web series currently in crowd-sourced production. THE NEW KIND launches it's first teaser trailer and Kickstarter campaign this week!

We will air episode one and two of The New Kind in August, 2012.  Eventually, we plan to produce 80 episodes.  Each five to seven minute episode will air on the first of every month for free - but if one wants to watch next month's episode without waiting, it will cost $1.   It’s a new model but we think we can both give a free show to the world while also making enough money to pay for production and earn a profit.

So far we've raised almost $1 million dollars of sweat equity from over 250 visual effects artists from over 30 countries.  If we reach our goal of $100k, we'll be able to finish the first two episodes BUT...  if we raise more Kickstarter donations, we'll be able to produce more episodes!

Transparent Production:

Our production company, Roninfilm, is the first international, crowd-sourcing movie studio.  We collaborate online and remotely with hundreds of artists.  We use our Facebook page to publicly review and hash out ideas.  We welcome input from the audience so join us here!...  http://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-NEW-KIND-series/246243672095519

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