「ブレイブストーム」、「座頭市 対 プレデター」等を手掛けた岡部淳也の新企画『ブレイダー』完成に向け支援を募集します。Support for Blader, the new project by Junya Okabe (Brave Storm, ZVP, etc.)
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, January 27 2019 4:08 AM UTC +00:00.
既存のヒーロー番組を超えた SFアクションシリーズ『 ブレイダー 』！
Tokusatsu project "Speed Fighter" completely renewed as a complete reboot!
"Blader"—SF action series beyond the existing hero programs!
Please lend your support to the development of a new stylized hero program!
（*こちらは日本語と英語の併記になります。/ This is written in both Japanese and English.）
This project was launched by the Japanese tokusatsu creator Junya Okabe. Junya Okabe has been working in the tokusatsu film industry for approximately 35 years, worked as the Vice-representative Director and Creative Director of Tsuburaya Productions, which is famous for Ultraman, etc. for a while and was the producer, screenwriter, and visual supervisor of "Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend".
Since 2010, I have launched the current visual production "Blast" and am responsible for the creation of visual effects and special effects makeup in various video contents, as we produce and distribute our own video works.
The CGI movie "Cat Shit One" produced in the first year of foundation was the first Japanese work nominated for the Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Short category award of the American Visual Effects Society (VES).
In November 2017, we produced the animated feature film "Brave Storm". It was released nationwide in TOHO-affiliated cinemas.
Immediately after that, in December 2017, the trailer to the fictional movie "ZVP (Zatoichi vs. Predator)" was released on vimeo and YouTube as a fan movie. The video who was prestigiously selected as the staff pick in vimeo and went viral, spreading across the globe, and Okabe, who acted as producer, screenwriter, and director received the Best Director Award at the short film festival "GOSH! Film Festival" in France.
Following these, this project "SF Action Series Blader" has been newly planned by Okabe this time.
Twenty-five years ago, there was a live-action SF action series project called "Speed Fighter", which was created by Okabe himself. Although we have enthusiastically undertaken the project, it was not been realized due to various circumstances at the time, and it disappeared before reaching everyone, becoming a lost project. Based on that desire, this work "Blader" has been completely redesigned from scratch and is a complete reboot. It is an entirely new project in which the setting, story , and design have been recreated from scratch.
During the 25-year period from "Speed Fighter" to today, after experiences and achievements with various projects and productions, we have created a high quality project that can be realized now because as a result of my cultivated knowledge of special effects, VFX, and the industry as a producer.
However, the reality in terms of budget regarding this work, which will be produced in-house, is difficult. The production stage has progressed to a certain degree, but in order to complete everything, we need all of your support.
"Blader" is planned to be developed in various countries around the world (various international versions). Now, we are asking for your support for a "Japanese version" with Japanese actors.
As a reward to supporters, as soon as we have successfully completed the project, in addition to providing an advance screening of episode 1, episode 2, episode 3 and episode 4 of "Blader" (Japanese version), we have prepared various figures of "Blader", the hero of the work. For details, please check the following rewards.
This work "Blader" (Japanese version) will be distributed in advance for a limited time from April 1, 2019 as a password-protected video to the people who supported us. It will not be shown to the public for at least 3 months after being shown to the supporters. Which means, it may be 6 months or 1 year later. The initially manufactured "Blades figures" are scheduled to be sent at the end of July.
After overcoming the challenges of "Speed Fighter" 25 years ago, I would like to deliver this work of "Blader" (Japanese version) to everyone.
We would sincerely appreciate your kind support.
● 「ブレイダー」とは？ / What is “BLADER”?
Artificial Intelligence calls itself as Bligh and has declared war against mankind. It will send all kinds of minions such as melee weapons, gigantic robots, bio-monsters to the earth to eliminate all the human beings, and cause incidents threatening mankind one right after the other!
A mysterious secret organization to fight against this worst threat in history. It is “BLADER,” a humanoid melee weapon, that is the main battle force of the secret organization.
BLADER is the entity on the data constructed by high density 3D data and AI system. It is shot out and loaded from the special orbit satellite that corporealizes 3D data into a human as a driver, and it is materialized into a form wearing a black armor!
BLADER with strong power and speed fights against the threat of Bligh coming one after another.
But no one knows that BLADER can fight only for 200 seconds, And no one knows that the BLADER loaded driver is a 12-year-old boy...
● リワードのご紹介 / Information concerning rewards
A・B・Cの詳細 / Details of A・B・C
Risks and challenges
株式会社ブラストのKickstarter向けファンディング企画は今回が初めてではなく、 前回行った、造形作家 竹谷隆之の作品 の 制作資金調達 に成功しております。 今回のプロジェクトも、私たちの映画制作におけるノウハウで、 問題なくクリアできると信じています。
BLAST Inc.'s funding plan for Kickstarter is not the first time for this project, but it has successfully procured funds for the work of the artist Takayuki Takeya.
We believe that this project can also be cleared without any problems with our know-how in filmmaking.
*1: Because it cannot be distributed to persons in areas where it is not possible to subscribe to the video distribution site vimeo, it is necessary to confirm in advance that you can use vimeo.
*2: For soft vinyl figures and action figures connected to Rewards # 2, # 3, and # 4, there is a possibility that delivery will be delayed due to unexpected circumstances at the production stage.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter