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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on October 29, 2013.

Discover the hidden inspirations behind KEY/Visual Art’s works by exploring Japan with Key enthusiast Steven Schoenwald (Clannad Man)

About this project

Key15th Returns for a First of its Kind Project - A Documentary on Key!

Greetings, anime and visual novel fans!  The money raised from this Kickstarter will go towards funding a documentary which will explore the real-life locations found in works from KEY / Visual Art's.  Key is the studio responsible for productions such as Clannad, Kanon, AIR, Little Busters!, Angel Beats!, and Rewrite.  Specifically, it will allow three team members (Clannad Man as host, a professional videographer, and a guide/translator) to travel to Japan for 17 days to seek out Key-centric landmarks and describe the history and significance of these areas.  This project is an extension of the Key15th Initiative, a fan-organized effort to unite Key fans from around the world while encouraging the studio to officially localize their visual novel productions.

Prior Projects

Previously, the staff of Key15th has worked on the 'Key15th Anniversary Letter Project' and '「key15th」: A History Of Emotion'.  Both projects were funded out of pocket yet were successful due to the incredible amount of support they received from Key fans from around the world. 

In both circumstances, the projects' capabilities were limited by the resources internally available to us.  We feel honored that the reception for our efforts has been so positive despite these limitations.  A properly funded project will allow for the creation of a unique, otherwise unattainable production which will be enjoyed by Key fans from around the world.

Steven Schoenwald (aka the Clannad Man) has been involved with the Key community for years.  He was responsible for leading the English Localization Projects for three Key visual novels (Clannad, Little Busters!, and Tomoyo After) and has helped administrate several successful Key fan initiatives as well as prominent Facebook pages pertaining to Key.


Rewards

No one affiliated with Key15th looks to profit off of this project.  Furthermore, the purpose of this project is to enhance the Key community.  Therefore, as an incentive for your support, we would like to provide you with rewards pertaining to the project's focus.

Each reward has been crafted to provide a combination of uniqueness, excitement, value. Therefore, I'll use this space to provide additional information on the rewards from what can be seen on the side of the screen.  In the event that the project is not fully funded, a full refund will be provided to supporters for all donations provided.

Update: For detailed information on Rewards, read on.  To see the rewards in a spreadsheet format, please see the Google Doc HERE.

[$5+] THE KEY KAZOKU:  Being part of the Key Kazoku isn't just about fandom, it's about fellowship. Therefore, for a base donation of $5, you will be recognized as a contributor to the documentary in the credits of the production. Furthermore, we will provide you with updates on our progress as the documentary gets underway. Please note that all donations of $5 or more will receive these benefits, regardless of whether this reward is claimed.

[$15] THE STANDARD STAPLE: This is the most cost effective way to view the documentary along with the 'GXC SPECIAL'. You will receive a digital copy of the documentary in a standard MPEG format. Great for those requiring widespread flexibility on media players.

[$15] THE GXC SPECIAL:  This is the most cost effective way to view the documentary. You will receive an interactive GXC Digital Video playable on Java enabled devices. Windows and Mac OS recommended.  (Note: GXC is relatively new brand which focuses on the development of interactive entertainment mediums.  The videos are stand-alone and do not require specialized codecs.)

[$15] DIGITAL 'REBIRTH' MUSIC ALBUM: Quite possibly the greatest collection of anime music cover artists ever assembled. To support the funding of this documentary, talented musicians from around the world offered their time and talents to create arrangements from each of Key's productions - Kanon, Air, Clannad, Planetarian, Tomoyo After, Little Busters!, Angel Beats!, Kud Wafter, Rewrite, and Rewrite Harvest festa. Musicians range from the highly regarded Kyle Landry, Animenz, TehIshter, and The Setting Sun to lesser known artists from around the world who give the album an ethnic flair. (A larger partial artist list can be found in the FAQ section below.)  Their arrangements are exclusive to the 'REBIRTH' album and cannot be obtained outside of this Kickstarter!

[$23] PHYSICAL 'REBIRTH' MUSIC ALBUM: Those pledging at this level will receive a limited edition physical CD of 'REBIRTH' with a full color booklet featuring the album artists and exclusive bonus content. At least one bonus track will also be included!  Full Album Title: '「key15th」 / 「clannad10th」 Global Collaborative Arrange Album : REBIRTH'

[$25] TOTALLY TEE: Showcase your passion for Key productions with a t-shirt showing your support of Key15th projects! The bidder will receive one high quality t-shirt in a size of their choosing, featuring a printed Key15th illustration designed by 'Dizzyworld2', the lead artist for the Key15th initiatives.

[$25] CORE CONTRIBUTOR: Viewers have the opportunity to watch the documentary in two separate ways: as an interactive GXC Digital Video playable on Java enabled devices (Windows and Mac OS recommended) and in a standard MPEG format for those requiring more flexibility. (MPEGs are playable on all standard media players.)

[$35] DEVOTED FAN: The most inquisitive visual novel / anime fans may choose to select this option. Donating at this level will earn you an Extended Edition DVD copy of the documentary sent to your home. This DVD will contain additional information about the production team's journey throughout Japan, potentially including site visits for select Kyoto Animation works. This package also includes a Google Maps link which will display the locations of many important Key landmarks. (NOTE: The Google Maps link will be freely shared and is not exclusive to this reward; it is merely being listed here for reference purposes.)

[$40] SWEET 'N SIMPLE:  Select this option and you will receive a digital copy of the standard edition Documentary in MPEG format as well as a digital copy of the album 'REBIRTH'. Cost effective, though no bonus content is included.

[$50] THE 'LITTLE BUSTERS' PACKAGE: By pledging at this level you will be entitled to one piece of original printed setting material used in the production of 'Little Busters!'. The piece will be selected from among those available in no particular order. (Setting materials are often used by animators in the production of anime. No preference will be given to the type of image selected.) An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary shall also be included with this package.

For more information on original production materials, please review the FAQ posted after the reward details.

[$50] THE 'K-ON' PACKAGE: By pledging at this level you will be entitled to one piece of original printed setting material used in the production of 'K-On!'. The piece will be selected from among those available in no particular order. (Setting materials are often used by animators in the production of anime. No preference will be given to the type of image selected.) An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary shall also be included with this package.

For more information on original production materials, please review the FAQ posted after the reward details.

[$50] THE 'MADOKA MAGICA' PACKAGE: By pledging at this level you will be entitled to one piece of original printed setting material used in the production of 'Puella Magi Madoka Magica'. The piece will be selected from among those available in no particular order. (Setting materials are often used by animators in the production of anime. No preference will be given to the type of image selected.) An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary shall also be included with this package.

For more information on original production materials, please review the FAQ posted after the reward details.

[$50] THE 'TO LOVE-RU' PACKAGE: By pledging at this level you will be entitled to one piece of original printed setting material used in the production of 'To Love-Ru Darkness'. The piece will be selected from among those available in no particular order. (Setting materials are often used by animators in the production of anime. No preference will be given to the type of image selected.) An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary shall also be included with this package.

For more information on original production materials, please review the FAQ posted after the reward details.

[$55] BREAD & JAM: Why get one unique reward when you can get two? Select this option and you will receive both the Extended Edition Documentary DVD and the audio CD 'REBIRTH' along with all the bonus content they have to offer!

[$60+] A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS: A $60 contribution will earn you Gold Level Sponsor status, indicating that you can provide an image/photo next to your name in the documentary credits. Please note that all donations of $60 or more will receive this benefit, regardless of whether this reward is claimed.

[$75] 'WISH THREAD': Ever wish you could go to a Key concert or Comiket to get a bag of rare goodies? What if you could get the goods without running into a bajillion people? Well, this is our attempt to offer just that! In this package you'll receive the Extended Edition Documentary DVD, the Limited Edition 'REBIRTH' music album, and the exclusive project t-shirt. A great value!

[$75] (EXTRA)ORDINARY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: Congratulations! You have just been enrolled into High School and are ready to live out your days as a typical high school student... or are you? Fat chance! You have people to help, creatures to fight, and secrets to uncover! As such, need to be dressed properly. With this reward, you will receive a custom three-button 'Anvil' brand polo shirt featuring an embroidered crest from a famous anime high school. (Not a sewn on patch - fully embroidered!)

If this reward is claimed and the project is funded, you will be asked to choose form the following choices:

A. Angel Beats! Crest   B. Clannad 3Y Crest   C. Clannad 2Y Crest   D. Clannad 1Y Crest   E. Haruhi Crest   F. SOS-Dan Crest 

[$90] THE 'ANGEL BEATS' PACKAGE: By pledging at this level you will be entitled to one piece of original printed setting material used in the production of 'Angel Beats!'. The piece will be selected from among those available in no particular order. (Setting materials are often used by animators in the production of anime. No preference will be given to the type of image selected.) An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary AND the audio album 'REBIRTH' shall also be included with this package.

For more information on original production materials, please review the FAQ posted after the reward details.

[$90] THE 'SUZUMIYA HARUHI' PACKAGE: By pledging at this level you will be entitled to one piece of original printed setting material used in the production of 'The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya'. The piece will be selected from among those available in no particular order. (Setting materials are often used by animators in the production of anime. No preference will be given to the type of image selected.) An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary AND the audio album 'REBIRTH' shall also be included with this package.

For more information on original production materials, please review the FAQ posted after the reward details.

[$100] POLO PARADE: Perfect for those who want to show off their Key fandom... while looking classy in the process! The bidder will receive two high quality three-button 'Anvil' brand polo shirts in a size and style (men's or women's) of their choosing, each featuring an embroidered (stitched) logo from a Key work. Please note that the shirts may come from ANY Key work, though requests may be considered. An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary shall also be included with this package.

If this reward is claimed and the project is funded, you will be asked to choose form the following choices:

1. Kanon Logo   2. AIR Logo   3. Clannad Logo   4. Clannad 3Y Crest   5. Clannad 2Y Crest   6. Clannad 1Y Crest   7. Tomoyo After Logo   8. Planetarian Logo   9. Little Busters! Logo   10. Angel Beats! Logo   11. Angel Beats! Crest   12. Girls Dead Monster Logo   13. Rewrite Logo   14. KEY Logo

[$150] THE SECRET OF THE WORLD: By pledging at this level you will be entitled to FIVE pieces of original printed setting material used in the production of 'Little Busters!'. The pieces will be selected from among those available in no particular order. (Setting materials are often used by animators in the production of anime. No preference will be given to the type of image selected.) An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary AND the audio album 'REBIRTH' shall also be included with this package.

[$150] THE ULTIMATE MADOKA: By pledging at this level you will be entitled five pieces of original printed setting material used in the production of Puella Magi Madoka Magica including one partially colored piece.  (Setting materials are often used by animators in the production of anime.)  The piece will be selected from among those available in no particular order.  No preference will be given to the type of image selected.  An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary AND the audio album 'REBIRTH' shall also be included with this package.

For more information on original production materials, please review the FAQ posted after the reward details.

[$250] DIRECTOR'S CUT: Journey to Anime North 2014 and have a meal with the Clannad Man! You, along with CM & four others, will eat at a casual restaurant adjacent to the Toronto Congress Centre to discuss the making of '「key15th」 : A Visual Documentary'. As an added bonus, each attendee will receive a custom Clannad polo shirt featuring an embroidered Hikarizaka Private High School crest with their name as well as both an autographed copy of the Extended Edition Documentary DVD and the audio album 'REBIRTH'. Prime seating for any presentations conducted by the Clannad Man at Anime North 2013 will also be provided where available. (NOTE: Each individual will be responsible for the cost of their meals and travel expenditures.)

[$750] LITTLE BUSTERS COLLECTORS EDITION VINYL: The ultimate prize for a Little Busters! fan. The backer will receive a new and unopened copy of the aesthetically beautiful Little Busters! Analog Collector's Edition Vinyl. The album contains six tracks, three on Side A and three on Side B (though it is intended as a display piece!)  In addition, the backer will also receive a signed Extended Edition Documentary DVD / 'REBIRTH' CD and have an opportunity to suggest to us a location to include in the documentary. Prime seating for any presentations conducted by the Clannad Man at Anime North 2014 will also be provided (travel costs not included).

[$1,000] KEY 10TH MEMORIAL SCORE: The ultimate prize for a Key music fan. The backer will receive a new & unopened copy of the Key 10th Memorial Score, a book containing musical scores as arranged by KEY. In addition, the backer will also receive both a signed Extended Edition Documentary DVD / 'REBIRTH' CD and have an opportunity to suggest to us a location to include in the documentary. Prime seating for any presentations conducted by the Clannad Man at Anime North 2014 will also be provided (travel costs not included).

[$3,750] CLANNAD MAN SPECIAL: Because what the hell, it's worth a shot, right?  A $3750 donation will net you the following:     

[A] 1x Digital Copy of 'REBIRTH'
[B] 1x Digital Copy of the Documentary
[C] 1x Signed Copy of 'REBIRTH' (just by me)
[D] 1x Signed Copy of the Documentary (again, just by me)
[E] 1x 'Dizzyworld2' Designed T-Shirt
[F] 16x Individual Embroidered Polo Shirts (in other words, one of each design)
[G] 15x Pieces of printed Little Busters! setting material (Black & White, Different Designs)
[H] 15x Pieces of printed Madoka Magica setting material (Black & White, Different Designs)
[I] 1x Piece of printed Angel Beats! setting material (Black & White)
[J] 1x Piece of printed Suzumiya Haruhi setting material (Black & White)
[K] An opportunity to suggest to us a location for inclusion in the documentary (no promises, but we'll seriously consider the suggestion!)
[L] Behind the scenes access to all presentations/panels given by Clannad Man at Anime North 2014 (travel costs not included)
[M] The original notes & room key used by the Clannad Man in his presentation of '「KEY15th」: A History of Emotion' from Anime North 2013

(NOTE: This is more or less a placeholder reward which may be changed if not claimed.  But hey, if you want it, go for it! ^_^ )

Yes, I'm offering everything but the shirt off my back... I'll have nothing else to give!  ( ¬‿¬)
Yes, I'm offering everything but the shirt off my back... I'll have nothing else to give! ( ¬‿¬)


Other Information

Just one note: The FAQ section has been updated and can now be found underneath the 'Risks and challenges' section of this page.

Risks and challenges

Due to the level of preparation required to make this production a success, the risks in achieving our goals can be considered calculated and moderate. Traveling preparations and scheduling will be done well in advance if they haven't already been. The project staff is well versed in their roles and will be ready for action once the documentary is set to begin. (The production crew is being provided by The Grand X-Change Co. based out of Cleveland, Ohio, USA.) The team is multi-disciplined, so if for some reason a member of the production staff is unable to perform their duties, another person will be able to step in on their behalf and fulfill said duty.

The biggest risk to the documentary's success is the weather. While the climate in Japan is predicted to be mild this year, severe weather can derail even the best laid plans. If inclement weather arises, the production team will reschedule that day's activities to a more hospitable location. We intend to be on a 24 hour weather watch and constantly travel to achieve the ultimate Key visual novel/anime pilgrimage!

I have spent years of my life working on and promoting Key works because I feel they have the ability to positively change people's outlooks on life. No one wants this project to succeed more than I do; therefore, even in the event of atypically poor weather or equipment failure, I will endeavor to do whatever I can to provide you with unique content you will enjoy, be it footage of staff interviews or extended coverage of more protected areas, even if it means extending my personal funds more than I would otherwise like. This is a project for the fans and by the fans, and I intend to make it a positive experience for Key fans from around the world!

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FAQ

  • Original production materials mean exactly what the name suggests: goods used in the production of a piece of media. In the case of this Kickstarter, the terms 'original production materials' & 'original setting materials' are used to designate photocopies of sketches produced by the main animators of a specified anime. The photocopies are then distributed to the subordinate animators who use them as reference material for their own illustrations. The specified original production materials were printed and used by the animators in the productions of said anime; in other words, they are not replica photocopies, but actually the ones used in studio. Some materials may have bends, wrinkles, or fading due to the amount of use received in production, though many appear crisp. Distribution of individual materials will be conducted at random, therefore no one will be able to choose a specific character, background, or object depicted.

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  • The reason for having a delivery date so far in the future is twofold. First, once the documentary is filmed, it will take several months for the footage to be properly edited and the DVDs manufactured. Additionally, we don't want to create unachievable delivery expectations; there is a reasonable chance that some rewards will be delivered before May, though we'd rather maintain a conservative estimate going forward.

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  • The preliminary plans are to film the documentary between January 1, 2014 through January 17, 2014. These dates were chosen for a few reasons. First, it was a period when the production team had available time. Second, filming in the winter places the production of the documentary in between Key's 15th Anniversary and Clannad's 10th Anniversary. Third, the Japanese weather is predicted to be mild in January this year, suggesting that conditions will be suitable for filming. Finally, flight costs for these days are currently listed as much lower than the surrounding days, making it a cost effective time to travel.

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  • The project hopes to have the documentary content subtitled in various languages. While we cannot commit to specific languages at this time, it will be a priority for subtitles to be included for as many languages as reasonably possible.

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  • Because the album is still being worked on, the final number of tracks has not yet been set. A more suitable question might be, "How much music will the album have?" I can answer this question with more certainty. There will be at least one full disk of content included in the album, though due to the number of contributions and their overall length, it is entirely possible that the album will contain 2 CDs worth of music.

    Confirmed album artists include (but are not limited to) Kyle Landry, Animenz, TehIshter, The Setting Sun, Frank Tedesco, xclassicalcatx, Zorsy, JoyDreamer, HollowRiku, 8BitBrigader, Biophonism, Ng Jun Yan, & others. Several of the aforementioned artists can be found on YouTube or SoundCloud using their listed screenames.

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  • We'd love it if you'd share it with each of them and all of their acquaintances as well! The amount being requested is the minimum amount needed for the project to be successful; more funding will enable us to do more to improve the documentary. Therefore, the more people that know about the project and decide to sponsor it, the more likely the documentary will be a rousing success!

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  • Yes. There seems to have been a bit of miscommunication with one of the reward tiers, so let me attempt to clarity. I nor the other members of the production team feel it is appropriate to have project updates or information about the locations being filmed at to be kept private from project contributors. Doing so would be contradictory to the aims of the project. The Google Maps link mentioned in the description of the 'Devoted Fan' package was listed there for convenience's sake; we have every intention of sharing that link/location information with all interested supporters once we're underway.

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  • I would personally like to see that happen someday. Again, no one at Key15th is looking to profit off of the documentary, so there is no reason to prevent fans from enjoying it. That being said, without the minimum required amount of funding to back the project, any such intent is moot. In a scenario where the documentary is publicly released, it would be done some time after the project backers receive their rewards as to not diminish the importance of the contributions said backers have made.

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  • Good question. This is usually the idea that concerns project skeptics the most, so it is important that a thorough answer is provided.

    There are several ways this fundraiser could have been organized to net additional revenue. Kickstarter and Amazon fees account for ~10% of collected funds. Running a well organized Paypal campaign or even an eBay based fundraiser would have allowed for fewer fees and a larger global audience without restrictions on reward offerings. So why did we choose to run the project through Kickstarter?

    The answer is simple: Accountability. While other methods are less restrictive, we wanted to prove that we were willing to be open with our goals in a forum where our efforts could be monitored by contributors and interested parties. By arranging for the project to only collect funding if the full designated amount is donated, we aim to show that we're committed to producing a high quality, informative, and entertaining production. By publicly providing my name and showing my face on camera, I put my reputation on the line as both a passionate member of the Key community and from a professional standpoint as well.

    The fact of the matter is that while anyone could come up with an idea to film a Key documentary, it takes a higher level of commitment to follow through with the idea and act upon it. One must have the time, resources, foresight, and initiative to organize an effort capable of completing such a task. While a focus is placed on the project's filming period, the particularly challenging parts consist of the months of preparation, research, planning, and post-production work which must take place for the documentary to be skillfully crafted. All things considered, I hope this explanation helps put the costs of the effort into perspective while helping to prove that everyone's best interests are served by the production being produced in a professional manner.

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  • Sure it would. Naturally all of the contributors and members of the production team want it to be a rousing success. That being said, even if the project fails to get funded, it helps advance the aims of Key15th. How? Recall the founding framework of Key15th: A. to unite Key fans from around the globe to showcase their love of the studio & its works, and B. to convince Key to consider officially localizing their games. A high level of interest in the project, regardless of outcome, will help exemplify how much Key means to those outside of Japan while helping to make the case for localization. For that reason, I see the mere existence of this Kickstarter as a win-win for international Key fans.

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  • According to Kickstarter, excess contributions collected will still go to the project being funded. As mentioned in the body of this project brief, the amount being requested is the minimum amount required for the production team to properly film and edit the documentary in a professional quality manner. (Some buffer room is included to cover for equipment damages, currency fluctuations, and other unexpected events.) Assuming the amount is within a few hundred dollars (the most likely scenario), the additional funds will be allocated as additional 'buffer funding'.

    In the unexpectedly fortunate event that a significant amount of additional funding is collected, it would be reinvested into the documentary in some way. The most likely options would be to use them to invest in additional production equipment (additional batteries, memory, etc.) or to expedite certain low-key processes (such as shipping) to make the production of the documentary more efficient. Another option would be to attempt to schedule in an additional area for filming, though as it is the schedule is pretty full. I'm all about maximizing value regardless of the resource, so that same mindset will be applied to whatever additional funding is received.

    If you have an idea for a way excess funding could be utilized which would benefit the project as a whole, please let us know. We'd be happy to hear your suggestions on the matter!

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  • Sure, why not! I would recommend reviewing the 'Rewards' section of the Kickstarter for detailed information, though feel free to check out the rewards spreadsheet at http://tinyurl.com/Key15-Rewards. (The spreadsheet is in a Google Docs format.)

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $5 reward

    6 backers

    THE KEY KAZOKU : Being part of the Key Kazoku isn't just about fandom, it's about fellowship. Therefore, for a base donation of $5, you will be recognized as a contributor to the documentary in the credits of the production. Furthermore, we will provide you with updates on our progress as the documentary gets underway. Please note that all donations of $5 or more will receive these benefits, regardless of whether this reward is claimed.

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  • You selected
    $15 reward

    2 backers

    THE GXC SPECIAL : This is the most cost effective way to view the documentary. You will receive an interactive GXC Digital Video playable on Java enabled devices. Windows and Mac OS recommended.

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  • You selected
    $15 reward

    8 backers

    DIGITAL 'REBIRTH' MUSIC ALBUM : Quite possibly the greatest collection of anime music cover artists ever assembled. To support the funding of this documentary, talented musicians from around the world offered their time and talents to create arrangements from each of Key's productions - Kanon, Air, Clannad, Planetarian, Tomoyo After, Little Busters!, Angel Beats!, Kud Wafter, Rewrite, and Rewrite Harvest festa.

    Musicians range from the highly regarded Kyle Landry, Animenz, TehIshter, and The Setting Sun to lesser known artists from around the world who give the album an ethnic flair. (A larger partial artist list can be found in the FAQ section.) Their arrangements are exclusive to the 'REBIRTH' album and cannot be obtained outside of this Kickstarter!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $15 reward

    5 backers

    THE STANDARD STAPLE : This is the most cost effective way to view the documentary along with the 'GXC SPECIAL'. You will receive a digital copy of the documentary in a standard MPEG format. Great for those requiring widespread flexibility on media players.

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  • You selected
    $23 reward

    19 backers

    PHYSICAL 'REBIRTH' MUSIC ALBUM : Those pledging at this level will receive a limited edition physical CD of 'REBIRTH' with a full color booklet featuring the album artists and exclusive bonus content. One or more bonus tracks will also be included!

    Full Album Title: '「key15th」 / 「clannad10th」 Global Collaborative Arrange Album : REBIRTH'

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $25 reward

    1 backer

    CORE CONTRIBUTOR : Viewers have the opportunity to watch the documentary in two separate ways: as an interactive GXC Digital Video playable on Java enabled devices (Windows and Mac OS recommended) and in a standard MPEG format for those requiring more flexibility. (MPEGs are playable on all standard media players.)

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  • You selected
    $25 reward

    6 backers

    TOTALLY TEE: Showcase your passion for Key productions with a t-shirt showing your support of Key15th projects! The bidder will receive one high quality t-shirt in a size of their choosing, featuring a printed Key15th illustration designed by 'Dizzyworld2', the lead artist for the Key15th initiatives.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $35 reward

    3 backers

    DEVOTED FAN : The most inquisitive visual novel / anime fans may choose to select this option. Donating at this level will earn you an Extended Edition DVD copy of the documentary sent to your home. This DVD will contain additional information about the production team's journey throughout Japan, potentially including site visits for select Kyoto Animation works. This package also includes a Google Maps link which will display the locations of many important Key landmarks.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $40 reward

    3 backers

    SWEET 'N SIMPLE: Select this option and you will receive a digital copy of the standard edition Documentary in MPEG format as well as a digital copy of the album 'REBIRTH'. Cost effective, though no bonus content is included.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $50 reward

    5 backers Limited (155 left of 160)

    THE 'LITTLE BUSTERS' PACKAGE : By pledging at this level you will be entitled to one piece of original printed setting material used in the production of 'Little Busters!'. The piece will be selected from among those available in no particular order. (Setting materials are often used by animators in the production of anime. No preference will be given to the type of image selected.) An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary shall also be included with this package.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $50 reward

    5 backers Limited (89 left of 94)

    THE 'K-ON' PACKAGE : By pledging at this level you will be entitled to one piece of original printed setting material used in the production of 'K-On!'. The piece will be selected from among those available in no particular order. (Setting materials are often used by animators in the production of anime. No preference will be given to the type of image selected.) An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary shall also be included with this package.

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  • You selected
    $50 reward

    1 backer Limited (223 left of 224)

    THE 'MADOKA MAGICA' PACKAGE : By pledging at this level you will be entitled to one piece of original printed setting material used in the production of 'Puella Magi Madoka Magica'. The piece will be selected from among those available in no particular order. (Setting materials are often used by animators in the production of anime. No preference will be given to the type of image selected.) An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary shall also be included with this package.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $50 reward

    0 backers Limited (159 left of 159)

    THE 'TO LOVE-RU' PACKAGE : By pledging at this level you will be entitled to one piece of original printed setting material used in the production of 'To Love-Ru Darkness'. The piece will be selected from among those available in no particular order. (Setting materials are often used by animators in the production of anime. No preference will be given to the type of image selected.) An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary shall also be included with this package.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $55 reward

    12 backers

    BREAD & JAM: Why get one unique reward when you can get two? Select this option and you will receive both the Extended Edition Documentary DVD and the audio CD 'REBIRTH' along with all the bonus content they have to offer!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $60 reward

    1 backer

    A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS : A $60 contribution will earn you Gold Level Sponsor status, indicating that you can provide an image/photo next to your name in the documentary credits. Please note that all donations of $60 or more will receive this benefit, regardless of whether this reward is claimed.

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    (EXTRA)ORDINARY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT : Congratulations! You have just been enrolled into High School and are ready to live out your days as a typical high school student... or are you? Fat chance! You have people to help, creatures to fight, and secrets to uncover! As such, need to be dressed properly. With this reward, you will receive a custom three-button 'Anvil' brand polo shirt featuring an embroidered crest from a famous anime high school. (Not a sewn on patch - fully embroidered!)

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    'WISH THREAD' : Ever wish you could go to a Key concert or Comiket to get a bag of rare goodies? What if you could get the goods without running into a bajillion people? Well, this is our attempt to offer just that! In this package you'll receive the Extended Edition Documentary DVD, the Limited Edition 'REBIRTH' music album, and the exclusive project t-shirt. A great value!

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    THE 'ANGEL BEATS' PACKAGE : By pledging at this level you will be entitled to one piece of original printed setting material used in the production of 'Angel Beats!'. The piece will be selected from among those available in no particular order. (Setting materials are often used by animators in the production of anime. No preference will be given to the type of image selected.) An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary AND the audio album 'REBIRTH' shall also be included with this package.

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    THE 'SUZUMIYA HARUHI' PACKAGE : By pledging at this level you will be entitled to one piece of original printed setting material used in the production of 'The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya'. The piece will be selected from among those available in no particular order. (Setting materials are often used by animators in the production of anime. No preference will be given to the type of image selected.) An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary AND the audio album 'REBIRTH' shall also be included with this package.

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    POLO PARADE: Perfect for those who want to show off their Key fandom... while looking classy in the process! The bidder will receive two high quality three-button 'Anvil' brand polo shirts in a size and style (men's or women's) of their choosing, each featuring an embroidered (stitched) logo from a Key work. Please note that the shirts may come from ANY Key work, though requests may be considered. An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary shall also be included with this package.

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    THE ULTIMATE MADOKA : By pledging at this level you will be entitled five pieces of original printed setting material used in the production of Puella Magi Madoka Magica including one partially colored piece. (Setting materials are often used by animators in the production of anime.) The piece will be selected from among those available in no particular order. No preference will be given to the type of image selected. An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary AND the audio album 'REBIRTH' shall also be included with this package.

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    THE SECRET OF THE WORLD : By pledging at this level you will be entitled to FIVE pieces of original printed setting material used in the production of 'Little Busters!'. The pieces will be selected from among those available in no particular order. (Setting materials are often used by animators in the production of anime. No preference will be given to the type of image selected.) An Extended Edition DVD of the documentary AND the audio album 'REBIRTH' shall also be included with this package.

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    DIRECTOR'S CUT : Journey to Anime North 2014 and have a meal with the Clannad Man! You, along with CM & four others, will eat at a casual restaurant adjacent to the Toronto Congress Centre to discuss the making of '「key15th」 : A Visual Documentary'. As an added bonus, each attendee will receive a custom Clannad polo shirt featuring an embroidered Hikarizaka Private High School crest with their name as well as both an autographed copy of the Extended Edition Documentary DVD and the audio album 'REBIRTH'. Prime seating for any presentations conducted by the Clannad Man at Anime North 2013 will also be provided where available.

    (NOTE: Each individual will be responsible for the cost of their meals as well as any travel costs which may be incurred.)

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    LITTLE BUSTERS COLLECTORS EDITION VINYL : The ultimate prize for a Little Busters! fan. The backer will receive a new and unopened copy of the aesthetically beautiful Little Busters! Analog Collector's Edition Vinyl. The album contains six tracks, three on Side A and three on Side B (though it is intended as a display piece!) In addition, the backer will also receive a signed Extended Edition Documentary DVD / 'REBIRTH' CD and have an opportunity to suggest to us a location to include in the documentary. Prime seating for any presentations conducted by the Clannad Man at Anime North 2014 will also be provided (travel costs not included).

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    KEY 10TH MEMORIAL SCORE : The ultimate prize for a Key music fan. The backer will receive a new & unopened copy of the Key 10th Memorial Score, a book containing fourteen musical scores as arranged by KEY's staff. In addition, the backer will also receive both a signed Extended Edition Documentary DVD / 'REBIRTH' CD and have an opportunity to suggest to us a location to include in the documentary. Prime seating for any presentations conducted by the Clannad Man at Anime North 2014 will also be provided (travel costs not included).

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    CLANNAD MAN SPECIAL : Because what the hell, it's worth a shot, right? A $3750 donation will net you the following:

    [A] 1x Digital Copy of 'REBIRTH'
    [B] 1x Digital Copy of the Documentary
    [C] 1x Signed Copy of 'REBIRTH' (just by me)
    [D] 1x Signed Copy of the Documentary (again, just by me)
    [E] 1x 'Dizzyworld2' Designed T-Shirt
    [F] 16x Individual Embroidered Polo Shirts (in other words, one of each design)
    [G] 15x Pieces of printed Little Busters! setting material (Black & White, Different Designs)
    [H] 15x Pieces of printed Madoka Magica setting material (Black & White, Different Designs)
    [I] 1x Piece of printed Angel Beats! setting material (Black & White)
    [J] 1x Piece of printed Suzumiya Haruhi setting material (Black & White)
    [K] An opportunity to suggest to us a location for inclusion in the documentary
    [L] Behind the scenes access to all presentations/panels given by Clannad Man at Anime North 2014 (travel costs not included)
    [M] The original notes & room key used by the Clannad Man in his presentation of '「KEY15th」: A History of Emotion' from Anime North 2013

    (NOTE: This is more or less a placeholder reward which may be changed if not claimed. But hey, if you want it, go for it! Also note that)

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