This work “MECHA-UDE” is an original animation project created by animation creator Okamoto along with her small group of production team members.
Our goal of this project is to welcome more experienced staff members to build a bigger production team so that we can create an even more better project and in order to do so, we need every one of your support!
Hero was a high schooler living an ordinary life.
One day, he meets a very strong and intelligent mechanical arm named “Mecha-ude”. After a strange turn of events, the “Mecha-ude” started living inside Hero’s hoodie and the two’s life full of trouble begins.
As the boy and his “Mecha-ude” fights together and strengthen their bonds, the two also meets new friends who also fights along with each of their own unique “Mecha-ude” partners.
Out of those, one of the heroine has two “Mecha-ude” which appears out of her skirt. An active girl with a totally opposite characteristics from hero himself, he gradually becomes attracted to her.
But the two are confronted with other “Mecha-ude” users who are in search of the secret of “Mecha-ude” relentlessly.
In this work, an anima-machine named “Mecha-ude” with self-awareness appears. Even though they look inorganic in nature, they all show or express their own feelings and opinions. They can feel angry, sad, and even encouraged to fight against enemies.
It's a story about teenagers who lack of communication live, fight, and grow together with “Mecha-ude”. But how are they going to communicate with “Mecha-ude” which come from a whole different world?
16 years old high schooler. At first, he was a wimpy and dull kid, however, he encounters “Mecha-ude” with a completely opposite characteristic from himself and gets caught up in numerous battles. Will these new friends and engaging with enemies grow him up as a person?
A high school girl who fights along with 2 “Mecha-udes”. She could be a blunt girl but the harmonious combination of her and her two “Mecha-udes” make her invincible that even the main characters don’t even try to engage in a battle with her.
A boy who uses “Mecha-ude” as just a tool and not as a friend. He favors to destroy and hunts down the main characters with an overwhelming power. Unlike other “Mecha-ude”, his “Mecha-ude” is a bit different and is veiled in mystery.
Thomas Romain who is a supervising director / mechanical designer on Kickstarter project "Cannon Busters” gave a message to our project!
Currently, there are few young animators who try to create the original animation project in Japan. When I first see MECHA-UDE, I was surprised that is the project of an animator of a young woman. I want you to support for these projects. By the realization of such a project, I think that the total animation industry will be inspired and grow. The same generation of creators as Okamoto bear the future of Japanese animation.
Il est très rare que les jeunes animateurs japonais se lancent dans la création de leurs propres projets originaux. C’est pour cela que j’ai été très surpris en découvrant que Mecha-ude était la création d’une jeune animatrice, Sae Okamoto. Il faut la soutenir! Il est important de supporter ce genre d’initiativeｓ et ainsi encourager cette nouvelle génération de créateurs à dynamiser le secteur grâce à leurs idées et leur énergie. Ce sont eux, les prochains grands noms de l’animation japonaise.
Twitter : https://twitter.com/Thomasintokyo
"Cannon Busters" Kickstarter Project : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/473463284/cannon-busters-the-animated-series-pilot
As Okamoto grew up in the countryside, she was not able to watch as much anime as she wanted as a child. As a reaction to this, her passion towards anime became stronger than others.
Connection to internet also introduced her to independent anime project created by Yasuhiro Yoshiura and Makoto Shinkai which gave a huge impact on her to the point to where her passion towards anime made her decide to create her own anime project during her student years.
Normally, it takes many staffs to complete an anime project but that's not the case for her. She used to do that all by herself from her years as just a student so she is extraordinary talented with full of skills and also holds many years of field experiences as a production staff.
Japan is filled with talented animation creators. However, it's also very difficult for young creators to create a full scale project even with a strong passion or even strong and talented skills. Okamoto was also one of them who wanted to perfect her project even more but her limit of budget limited her to do so. Her passion towards her project grows stronger day by day but this limitation puts her to a stop from completing her project. We thought that Kickstarter can actually create an anime production style that can break through the limit so that's why we decided to launch this project.
Okamoto's very first animation works "11:08".
- One Episode, about 25 minutes
- Japanese Voice-Over / English Subtitle
- 24p / 16:9
- Download&Blu-ray = FullHD(1080p)
Risks and challenges
The completion of this project is expected to be done by December 2017. However, in case of an unexpected trouble, there maybe a delay in the schedule.
In such case, we will inform you as soon as possible.
Also, the storyline, character designs, and settings is under development and is temporary. Therefore, there maybe some changes in the future.
We appreciate your understanding.
- (35 days)