About this project
This animation project is launched by STUDIO4℃ via comcept’s Kickstarter account. It is planned, managed and operated by STUDIO4℃. For more details, please see FAQ at the end of the page.
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The main characters will explore separate unique worlds and stories in the animation and game created by two production teams with full creative freedom.
STUDIO4℃, a creative studio consistently producing high quality video works and highly acclaimed worldwide with its distinctive outputs.
comcept, a creative team led by Keiji Inafune, a man involved in the creation of countless hit games as a creator at Capcom.
The two entities will unleash their creative powers, with Red Ash as the common theme.
“Red Ash THE ANIMATION” is envisioned as a fast-paced, entertaining film in which unique characters explore various stages.
We call it a “treasure-hunting animation.” Progressive stages of the adventure will be created by STUDIO4℃ creators, artists whom we wish to collaborate with, and young up-and-coming talents. The idea is to incorporate different worldviews by bringing together creators of diverse talents to develop each new stage of the adventure. The ultimate vision is to produce a movie involving dozens of talented creators!
We need your support to create a movie filled with gimmicks, riddles, secrets and conspiracies that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
It is an innovative entertainment concept brought to you by STUDIO4℃, the creative studio of the groundbreaking “Genius Party” anthology!
Key Word: Cicada
Key Numbers: 13 & 17
They say that pushing the wrong button will cause “them” to awaken and emerge from underground.
Is the map grandpa gave to Beck a treasure map? Or a landmine map? Intrigued by the mysterious code, Beck and his best friend Deny continue to dig caves in search of hidden treasure. But the friends end up parting ways and competing for the treasure.Pictures drawn by Automata
As the action-filled treasure hunt evolves, Call and Tyger befriend Beck.
Different mysteries and items appear at each new stage of the saga. The imaginations of the creators behind the stories run wild!
The top creators of STUDIO 4℃ are developing an unprecedented 3D animation experience!
First of all, we try to reach the initial goal to the first 12 min episode.
Every time we reach a new stretch goal, additional stage (minute) will be added to the story.
Animation production requires meticulous preparation and development. By building the story step by step, the level of excitement and quality of each stage will be well improved.
Talented creators will participate in each new stage, bringing their unique worldviews, characters, mecha designs, weapons, props, puzzle schemes and music to the project.
The story unfolds as the main characters travel through various stages.
How many artists will participate in the work? How will the story turn out? It’s all up to YOU, the backers of this project!
Talented, young CGI creator Yuta Sano will take the helm as director of RED ASH THE ANIMATION. In his directorial debut, Sano will challenge himself in this new form of expression.
I plan to create all characters in 3D models in Red Ash THE ANIMATION. Instead of using cel shader, I’m developing the models in the style of illustration in order to mix the excellent essence of 2D painting with 3D's solid image. As for motion, I want to combine fluent 3D animation moves and Japanese hand-drawn animation techniques.
Expressions such as changing a character’s perspective in a motion or dynamic character deformations are some of typical techniques in Japanese animation, which are considered to be difficult to adopt in 3D. We would like to take on the challenge of developing those difficult expressions in 3D on this project.
STUDIO4℃ is putting everything to create this new form of Japanese animation. Please support Red Ash THE ANIMATION –Magicicada– !
STUDIO4℃ is a creative studio consistently producing high-quality film and video work. Its distinctive outputs traverse genre and are highly acclaimed worldwide.
Major works are theatrical movies such as “MEMORIES” (1995), “Spriggan” (1998), “MIND GAME” (2004), “Tekkonkinkreet” (2006), “Genius Party” (2007), “BERSERK The Golden Age Arc” trilogy (2012), and more. There are also many co-production titles with international companies such as “The ANIMATRIX”, “BATMAN: Gotham Knight”, game “HALO”, TV series “THUNDERCATS”. STUDIO4℃ has been creating cutting edge visual works for various media from theatrical movies, short films, music clips to commercials, and has received many awards in and outside of Japan. The latest film “harmony/ ” (2015) will be released in theaters in fall 2015 (Japan). The studio is led by Eiko Tanaka, who participated in theatrical movies “My Neighbor Totoro” (1988) and “Kiki's Delivery Service” (1989 ) directed by Hayao Miyazaki, as a line producer at Studio Ghibli. Taken from the fact that water is at its densest at 4℃, the company name represents STUDIO4℃’s creative manifesto: “Always create works that are dense with substance and quality.”
STUDIO4℃ established our own crowd funding platform “STUDIO4℃FUN&” only for STUDIO4℃’s new creative projects, hoping to make them happen with a direct link to our users. Funding for “Red Ash THE ANIMATION” through STUDIO4℃FUN& will start after achieving our initial goal. There will be a special reward for the project exclusive on STUDIO4℃FUN&. Keep an eye on update news! There are also new exciting projects and product plans to come out!
・ ＜GAME＞ RED ASH The Indelible Legend: Kickstarter Campaign page
Risks and challenges
The materials presented here are still under development. The designs and duration of stages are subject to change. Depending on the amount of funds raised, overall duration may also change, and completion of the project may be delayed.
Production of theatrical film will be contingent upon achievement of the final stretch goal.
There’s a reason why we launched our project via comcept’s account.
As we launch two projects (animation and game) with comcept at the same time, we thought it’d be better to start both through the same account so that they appear side by side. If we both start own projects on separate accounts, it’d be harder to be recognized as a joint project.
We hope this is working and makes it easier to understand our projects!
Red Ash -Magicicada- is an animation movie.
It starts as a short movie, and every time we meet a stretch goal, a new stage (more duration) will be added to the story. We hope to make it as a theatrical movie (about 90 min), and it will happen when we reach the final goal!
Reward #6 says"Upgrade when we reach 2nd goal." for Blu-ray. Is this a free upgrade or do we have to pay an additional price to our pledge?
There will be NO additional cost for the Bluray. It will be a FREE upgrade!
Please spread the word about the project to reach the 2nd goal and confirm Blu-ray production!
The animation will be in Japanese dialogue with English subs.
We are also discussing about subs and dubs in other languages.
Why are there differences between the Animation and the Game such as the skin color of Call and etc.?
Animation and Game are parallel worlds and each worldviews are very different.
There are differences in character designs, color designs, voice actors and more. We hope you enjoy the two worlds!
Our plan is General. We want everyone to watch our film!
The animation will be a short movie if the project does not reach the final goal. The story changes depending on how many goals we clear and how long the duration will be, but the animation won't be incomplete!
YES. We plan to open another means for pledges after the Kickstarter has succeeded. With that, we’d like to extend the runtime of the animation by achieving stretch goals! We will inform you the details when everything is set.
Same as the initial plan, the animation will be green lit when we reach the initial goal of $150,000. Backers’ supports are all we’ve got! Let’s make the anime happen together!!
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