Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Japanese geek girl’s challenge to anime creation.
Japanese geek girl’s challenge to anime creation.
Japanese geek girl’s challenge to anime creation.
999 backers pledged $67,918 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

MECHA-UDE: Japanese Animation project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

MECHA-UDE: Japanese Animation

$67,918

999

 

 

 

 

 

 *Animated GIF  

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!  

Thomas Romain

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)

 

  

*Animated GIF

 

 

 

 

These item images are of tentative design. The actual appearance of the items will be of different design. When the design is fixed, we will report to you on the update.  

 

 

          

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.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    [ Thanks & Arigato!! ]

    < Hands hold together >

    Includes:
    • Special Digital Wallpaper of Newly Drawn Illustration
    • Special Message and Illustration from Okamoto
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    66 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    [ Digital Download Data ] for Early Bird

    < Gripped fist > for EB

    Includes:
    • Download of the Full Version of MECHA-UDE
    • Backer's Name in the Credits
    • + Includes all previous rewards
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 298 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $29 or more About $29

    [ Digital Download Data ]

    < Gripped fist >

    Includes:
    • Download of the Full Version of MECHA-UDE
    • Backer's Name in the Credits
    • + Includes all previous rewards
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    211 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    [ Physical Disc ]

    < The friendship that can be felt from those hands >

    Includes:
    • Blu-ray or DVD of the Full Version of MECHA-UDE
    • + Includes all previous rewards
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    133 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $115 or more About $115

    [ MECHA-UDE Box set ] for Early Bird

    < "Courage" clasped in those hands > for EB
    MECHA-UDE Box set contains below.
    -Blu-ray or DVD
    -Original Soundtrack CD
    -Mini Book

    Includes:
    • MECHA-UDE Box set
    • + Includes all previous rewards
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 228 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    [ MECHA-UDE Box set ]

    < "Courage" clasped in those hands >
    MECHA-UDE Box set contains below.
    -Blu-ray or DVD
    -Original Soundtrack CD
    -Mini Book

    Includes:
    • MECHA-UDE Box set
    • + Includes all previous rewards
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    [ Hoodie + MECHA-UDE Box set ]

    < Special powers that dwell in those arms >
    The hoodie will be designed by Okamoto.

    Includes:
    • Original Hoodie
    • + Includes all previous rewards
    • + Shipping free
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    22 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    [ Figure + Hoodie + MECHA-UDE Box set ]

    < A hand that can grab everything >
    The character figure & the hoodie will be designed by Okamoto.

    Includes:
    • Original Character Figure
    • + Includes all previous rewards
    • + Shipping free
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    [ Private Screening Party ]

    < Right arm made out of steel >
    Come and join the private screening party in Japan with a friend.
    Note: Date will be tentatively set for Spring 2018. Not includes commuting and lodging costs.

    Includes:
    • The Ticket of the Screening Party
    • A2 Size Print Poster of Your Favorite Character signed by Okamoto
    • + $1,000 Reward
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    [ Dinner with Okamoto ]

    < God's arms >
    Dinner with Okamoto in the setting of MECHA-UDE.
    Note: Date will be tentatively set for Spring 2018. Not includes commuting and lodging costs.

    Includes:
    • Dinner with Okamoto
    • A2 Size Print Poster of Your Favorite Character signed by Okamoto
    • + $1,000 Reward
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (35 days)