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Enchanting anime-inspired masterpieces by Japanese illustrator Fuzichoco. Be one of the first to own these 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles.
Enchanting anime-inspired masterpieces by Japanese illustrator Fuzichoco. Be one of the first to own these 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles.
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Spring in Sakuragaoka - LIVE as it Will Ever Be!

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Hello Everyone,

Just a gentle reminder that Spring in Sakuragaoka: The Animation Art of AYMRC is now live!

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Thanks, as always, for your support. Hope to see you there =)

All the Best,

Lara and Eric

Happy Anniversary!!!

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Happy May 1st Everyone!

Do You NEED to Read This Update?

We are less than one month away from our May 23rd launch date. If you receive our newsletter, then you do not need to read this update, because we're repeating ourselves.

If you're not a subscriber or you didn't read today's newsletter, then please read on....

Premium quality Spring in Sakuragaoka 1000 Piece Puzzle + Post Card and Certificate.
Premium quality Spring in Sakuragaoka 1000 Piece Puzzle + Post Card and Certificate.

Just a reminder, on Wed. May 23rd 10AM EST we will be launching our campaign for Spring in Sakuragaoka: The Animation Art of AYMRC.

Here's the preview link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/playinggrounded/1958251719?ref=476145&token=e1c34805

Please note: the video is not complete just yet. We're keeping it short, sweet and to the point. We hope to add a short video of AYMRC's showing the making of Spring in Sakuragaoka (originally 3 hours long), but he's currently in Japan on business, so that might get added after the campaign goes live. We'll let you know.

Please feel free to leave comments, feedback or send us messages if you have any questions.

Stretch Goals

We did not put in the stretch goals, but we would love to unlock those next two works of art. As we progress in the campaign, we'll reveal them and how much we'll need to unlock them. 

Thanks to everyone that has been reaching out to us over these past few months! We love hearing your feedback, so please keep it coming.

As always, if you care, please share!!! 

Thank you and have a great week!

All the Best,

Lara and Eric

Launch Date Announcement!!!

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Hey Everyone!

We hope you're all doing well! We just wanted to give you a quick update on our upcoming campaign here on Kickstarter - Spring in Sakuragaoka: The Animation Art of AYMRC

Mark Your Calendars

The sample boxes arrived last week and they look fantastic! We're thrilled, Aymeric is thrilled; we're all really excited about this campaign.

~Spring in Sakuragaoka~
~Spring in Sakuragaoka~

If you want to own this original work of art by animation artist and background director, Aymeric Kevin, then mark your calendars for [Wednesday May 23rd, 2018!] We'll be launching at [10am EST], so please join us and help us spread the word. 

We'll be releasing the preview link once we make a few more tweaks to the project page, so stay tuned for that update. Our videographer, Zak, is working on the edits now, so we hope to have that available for viewing soon. 

Stretch Goals

~Stretch Goals 2018~
~Stretch Goals 2018~

If you follow us on social media, you've probably seen teasers of our other two puzzles: A Late Breakfast by Imoman and Welcoming All Wonders by Fuzichoco. These are our two stretch goals, and we'll need all the help we can get to unlock them. We think that this is a good combination of three different styles of the animation art form. We hope you agree!

Fenrir

Until our next update, we'll leave you with the making of one of the early animation videos that Aymeric Kevin completed during his time at Gobelins School of the Image in France. It's called Fenrir. Enjoy and have a great week!

All the Best, 

Lara and Eric

Discovering Something New!!

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Greetings Everyone!

After a rather long hiatus, Eric and I are refreshed and ready to commence work on our next Kickstarter (launch date TBD). To get the ball rolling, we have chosen a work of art that is a little different from what you’ve seen from us so far, we hope you love it as much as we do.

 

The Moment of Discovery

Spring in Sakuragaoka, by animation artist Aymeric Kevin, caught our attention immediately eliciting feelings of nostalgia, reminiscent of childhood exploration; the discovery of something new and being transfixed by it, wanting to know more. We’ve all had those moments of discovery when our little worlds were changed forever. As you can see by the look of wonder and amazement on the kids’ faces, Aymeric is able to capture this magical moment when a child sees something for the very first time, in this case a figure of the iconic Astro Boy sitting on a kitchen countertop. Beautifully painted with just the right dose of fun and adventure, we are thrilled to introduce Spring in Sakuragaoka as our next 1000-piece puzzle!

 

Who is Aymeric Kevin?

Originally from France, Aymeric Kevin (aka AYMRC) is a best known for his work as the visual development artist and background director for the cult classic  Space Dandy (from the creator of Cowboy Bebop), the hugely popular Cartoon Network series Adventure Time and the award winning Ping Pong the Animation. A graduate of the top rated college of animation, Gobelins School of Images in France, Aymeric is highly respected by the professional animation and artist community worldwide. He is currently the senior artist at Riot Games.

 

We are once again honored to have the opportunity to work with such a talented and accredited artist as AYMRC.

Our First Mission of 2018

 

We’ll have more details for you in the coming months, so keep an eye out for our newsletter and Kickstarter updates.

All the Best, 

Lara and Eric