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The famous manga by Sonoda Ken'ichi comes to life in this action-packed Anime mini-series, available for the first time in stunning HD!
Estimated ship date: April 2019
The famous manga by Sonoda Ken'ichi comes to life in this action-packed Anime mini-series, available for the first time in stunning HD! Estimated ship date: April 2019
4,249 backers pledged $350,879 to help bring this project to life.

Kneel before your Supervillain!

Posted by Robert J Woodhead (Creator)

Dear Backers,

As you know, the highest backing level on this project is Supervillain. The Supervillain gets some original Sonoda artwork based on their design suggestions.

This artwork has been completed and The Clandestine Czar of Chicago has deemed that it meets their standards. Accordingly, they have forwarded to Mr. Sonoda the instructions on how to remove the “performance inducement device” that was attached to him in his sleep earlier this summer.

However, The Lawless Lord of the Loop also gets to decide whether to keep the artwork for themselves or share it with everyone. And as you might expect, someone who has achieved such exquisite heights of criminality is not just going to give it away for nothing!

And since they have already attained wealth and power far beyond that of everyone reading this, mere money matters naught to them. No, the only currency that has any meaning anymore is the submission of the masses.

Therefore, Kneel before your Supervillain!

Grovel at their feet! In the comments, beg them in the most obsequious way to release the artwork for use in the project!

If your fawning blandishments are sufficient in both quantity and quality, they might – just might, mind you – deign to share the artwork with you. And as an extra inducement, the finest flatterer will be rewarded with a special bonus.

To inspire your truckling, here is an extremely small segment of the artwork...

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    1. Adam on

      Pretty please with sugar on top?

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      James Rebholz on

      Gimme it or I'll slap you.

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      Ddash on


    4. Lachlan on

      To thee, the High King of Heisting, the Captain of Crime, the Prince of Planning, I beseech you.
      To thee, who can pull off a job more complex than Danny Ocean, who is more skilled with a pencil than John Wick, who is braver in the face of the enemy than Private Kelly, I beseech you.
      To thee, who remains undefeated in the face of John McClane, Chan Ka-Kui and Nicholas Angel, I beseech you.
      Please, reveal to us the spoils of your latest heist, the art that has been hidden away from the public eye! Allow us mere mortals to gave upon it!

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      Mefw on

      We bow before you in supplication, oh Lawless Lord of the Loop. We offer the finest gifts for your favor - lucious beef from Vienna; mythical Italian combos crafted by the mighty Al; thick, golden, slabs cut from the unctuous discs formed in the eternal fires of Uno; the tenderest fried swine carried by virgin acolytes from the Temples of Maxwell. We beseech thee, in the name of the metal god El, the spirits of the Great Lake, the doomed road gods Kennedy, Stevenson, Dan Ryan, and Eisenhower, locked in a cycle of decay and rebirth from which they will never be free - bestow upon us a glimpse of your most glorious artwork, that we unworthy vassals may bask in the unsullied beauty that is yours to command; for the merest glance will fill your humble servants with unbridled joy at its brilliance and your gracious magnanimity. This, we meekly beg of you, our Lawless Lord!

    6. Jaime Robertson

      I'm not worthy of your Lavishness, Lawless Lord of the Loop orz

    7. Eric Svensson on

      I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!

    8. Marley on

      (KNEELS BEFORE THE LAWELESS LORD OF THE LOOP) oh great lord of endless lawbreaking please bestow unto this unworthy wretch the sonada art if it pleases you

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      Theodore Nikopoulos on

      Oh great Loopy one,bless us with thine divine wisdom thou hast come to possess from the source of the Rallies and Minnies so that we too may be blessed, oh great lord of Chicago, great conqueror of Illinois.

      Thine humble servant,
      Some guy on the internet that wants Sonoda art OwO

    10. Kenneth Callaway on

      HAHA, you guys crack me up! Wait a minute, "Lawless Lord of the Loop." Does this supervillain own the L Train? SWEEET!

    11. Wendell on

      Lawless Lord of the Loop may you live forever! Grant us use of this great art work you now own.

    12. Jason Paul Moon on

      The only supervillain I will kneel before is General Zod(the Terence Stamp classic one).


    13. Robert Rollins on

      I sure hope we get to see this. I love Sonoda-sensei's art.

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      mst on

      What we've seen speaks for itself.
      The kickstarter has apparently been taken over "conquered" if you will by a master race of giant space ants.
      It is difficult to tell from this vantage point whether they will consume the captive earth man or merely enslave them.
      One thing is for certain, the ants will soon be here.
      And I for one welcome our new insect overlords.
      I would like to remind them that as a trusted TV personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others, to toil in their underground sugar caves.

    15. John Mead

      So, me and the boys were talking amongst ourselves, see?

      We'd heard you'd just pulled off a big one, almost worthy of Al Himself. (You're pretty hot stuff, but NO ONE is in Al's league, not these days...)

      A nice piece of a nice piece, if you get my drift. And that you was considerin' letting folks see it.

      If they grovelled enough.

      Well, grovelling is for putzes and downstaters.

      Maybe those weisenheimers from New York might do that kind of thing, but us?

      We've worked in the Big Windy, eaten at Due (back in the 1980s), heck, we was even at Chicon V, fer crying out loud!

      We don't grovel, it's not our 'thing'.

      But, if you was ta do it right, ya might get some good PR out of this, know what I mean?

      Get those nancy boys at the Art Institute to fawn all over youse for a bit... the Daleys would like that, a lot.

    16. Zenmetsu Saseru on

      Heed me thou who is darker than dusk
      Heed me thou who is more red than blood
      In the name of-*hackwheezecough*


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      Shachihoko on

      That's quite a nice piece of artwork, to judge by the minuscule (and probably ridiculously enlarged) glimpse we're being favored with. Of course, I also have a sense of what Sonoda-sensei's artwork looks like, and I would truly love to see the full image, just to figure out whose knees those are ... I think they're knees, anyway?

      At any rate. I would utterly hate, more than anything, for this lovely piece of artwork to suffer any damage or loss before the rest of the world has a chance to glimpse its true beauty. Perhaps we might come to an arrangement ... What say you? What would convince you that it's worth sharing this work of art with others who can appreciate its splendor and its true value?

    18. Sonny Bone (Phantom Green Studios) on

      HA! As the most supreme and the most masterful of all villains, you surely know that such a charitable and gracious act would result in your immediate impeachment. Why give in to the groveling demands of these wretched losers? I encourage you to HOARD your treasure, and protect your investment with absolute power.

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      Manuel Moran

      With your power Mountains shall move, and earth shall shatter I dare not look up for greatness is in my presence On a pyre of envy your enemies stand, you could incinerate their bones but on a whim by clemency alone you let us live. Your slaves and followers ask nothing for our devotion but a release of a simple piece of art for one all-powerful such as you it is nothing but a piece of paper be it kept or shared we would still follow you to hell and back. Our all mighty leader, the destroyer of heroes and champion of Yin, our evil overlord who knows no equal we beseech you to grant us the release of the art we offer only but our lives and souls as worthless as those are to you it is all we can offer to you the powerful,captivating,Genius and overall almighty Overlord.

    20. Jákup Fuglø

      Nice rack!...
      Mighty pretty eyes!?...

      I don't even know who we're dealing with here. ¯\_༼ ಥ ‿ ಥ ༽_/¯
      Need more info. Did I miss an update?

    21. FlamingFirewire on

      Oh duplicitous master of the dark arts, I grovel before your magnanimous rule over all (that is original within the domain of the ancient Japanimation vaults).

      You which held the key to Kenichi "The One Who Shalt Always Be Named" Sonada's fine artistic talents - I implore... I beg... I grovel... I lower myself in the hopes to see your fine taste forever remembered in this glorious & explosive set.

      May your rule be immortalized in print across Anime shells across your domain - the Earth and beyond - so that the masses may finally know what it means to be ruled over by such a feared ruler.


      I hope this is enough to even get the most minute piece of attention from the great "The Lawless Lord of the Loop".

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    23. Ethan on

      I’ve always believed art to be one of the most beautiful parts of the human condition. Anime, however, is trash.


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      James O. on

      Oh Lawless Lord, we small worthless vermin doth beseech thee to have mercy upon our useless selves, and to let us glimpse the magnificence of the artwork that thou, oh mighty one, hath caused to be rendered into this maggot-ridden world. Yes, we know with our tiny impotent minds that but a single moments sight of such greatness as is yours will extinguish our contemptible existence utterly. But as such as we deserve nothing more than to be blasted into filthy ashes, we beg of you, oh omnipotent one, to let us meet our well-deserved end with but a single second's sight of the wonderfulness of what thou hast wrought.

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      Blairmen on

      I bow to my new lord and master. may your reign be long and glorious oh vile one.

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      William Yee on

      Is it two of those fancy "S" things kids used to draw on everywhere back in the 90's?