Project Mention: Cannon Busters
As you know, we like to support the animation community within the Kickstarter ecosystem, so we would like to show our support by mentioning a new project by... Read more
Supporting the Kickstarter Community
We would like to help show our support for fellow animation creators on Kickstarter. We are a small community, but we all share a common passion for creating... Read more
Kick-Heart Producer at New York Comic Con
Hello Kick-Heart Backers,
We have a quick announcement for anyone planning to attend this year's New York Comic Convention.
This Sunday, October 12th from 1:00pm, one of the producers of... Read more
Promo Code Woes & More Kickstarter Anime
Promo code Issues on Vimeo
Hey everyone, as some of you may have noticed, there were some issues with the promo codes not working due to a glitch which I... Read more
Kick-Heart on Vimeo and VHX Next Week!
It has been a while since our last update, but we wanted to send an important update your way. On August 1st, 2014 (next Friday), Kick-Heart will be... Read more
It's hard to believe that over a year ago we embarked on a journey to crowdfund and make Kick-Heart together. It has certainly been an exciting run to say the... Read more
Kick-Heart wins Best Animated Short Award at Fantasia 2013
We have some really great news to share with everybody. Today, the Fantasia Film Festival Jury announced that Kick-Heart has won the Best Animated Short Film Award.
Here is what... Read more
Rewards and Festival Updates for August
We have been really busy showing Kick-Heart on the festival circuit. Here are some recent updates:
We showed our film on July 28th (Canadian premiere) at the Fantasia... Read more
The Moment We Have Been Waiting For
Today, we have sent out the digital downloads for Kick-Heart. This is the moment we have been waiting for and we are so excited to finally be able... Read more
Backer Survey Reminder!
Just a quick reminder to our backers-- If you have not filled out your survey response please do so now! We are planning on shipping the rewards next... Read more
Digital Rewards Shipping
Just a quick update. Starting from now, we will be sending out the following digital rewards:
- Making of Kick-Heart
- Artwork PDF (storyboard, color script, backgrounds, designs etc.)
- Kick-heart... Read more
Reward Status and Festival Updates!
It's been a really busypast month and we apologize for not sending out an update for quite a while. We have been extremely busy coordinating the rewards... Read more
New Kick-heart Trailer
We just released a new Kick-heart trailer today. Stay tuned to future announcements regards reward delivery and upcoming screening events! Thanks again to everyone for their support of the... Read more
Kick-heart is almost here!!
It's been a little while since our last update so we wanted to update everyone on the latest happenings.
The Japan premiere will happen on May... Read more
Sneak-preview from the Kick-Heart Soundtrack
Some backers requested to hear a track from our soundtrack so here it is! Here is a special sneak-preview track from Oorutaichi's original music that he created for... Read more
BackerKit Invites Being Sent Out Shortly
Backers who completed their Kickstarter Surveys should expect to receive a BackerKit invite shortly. Once you have signed up for BackerKit, you will be able to confirm your... Read more
Rewards Fulfillment Update
We would like to let everyone know that we will be sending out our Kickstarter surveys within the next week to begin our process of rewards fulfillment. Please... Read more
Breaking News: Kick-heart makes Annecy 2013 Selection
It has just been announced that Kick-heart has made the official selection for Annecy 2013. This is exciting news since Annecy is considered one of the world's premiere... Read more
We just wanted to send out a quick update on the status of Kick-heart to our backers and supporters. We are getting closer to April!!
- Currently... Read more
It has been a little while since our last update, so we wanted to give all of you a quick update on our progress:
- The film... Read more
Backer Dub Auditions Due Tonight 12/27 6pm EST!
Backer Dub Reminder
Thanks to all of you who submitted video responses on our youtube channel! They have been really fun to watch. Here are some of the ones we... Read more
Announcing the "Backer Dub" Auditions!
As we mentioned in our last update, we would be releasing some information about what we call the "Backer Dub". Well, the moment has arrived and we are... Read more
December 2012 Update
It has been a while since we posted our last update so we wanted to give all of you some information on how things have been going. Yuasa-san and the... Read more
Japan Voice Talent Announced for Kick-heart
Main Voice Actors in Japan Announced
Today at an event that took place in Tachikawa celebrating Production I.G's 25th Anniversary, we announced our main Japanese voice actors that have been... Read more
24 hours Left!
175K Goal Met!!
We have met our goal and will now include Spanish subtitles on our Blu-ray disc! Also the total duration of the film will be 12 minutes!
Join... Read more
48 Hours to go!
We've got only 48 hours left in our campaign. We are currently %110 percent funded and less than 10k away from our next stretch goal!
We have created... Read more
Paypal, Stretch Goals: Backer Dubs,More Animation and Production Update
We really are all so excited to have met our goal and we really can't thank all of you enough! Because of you, we are going to make... Read more
As of now, we have 5 more days to go and we are 103% funded.Yuasa-san, Mihara-san, Eunyoung-san and Aymeric-san and the rest of the staff from Production I.G would... Read more
98% Funded, 6 more days! New Stretch Goals Announced!
To YOU, the fans..
As of this moment, we are about 2% away from reaching our goal. It has been an inspiring journey and we really wanted to thank all... Read more
Live Reddit AMA Q&A Session with Masaaki Yuasa
Just a quick update-- things have been going verywell over the last two days. Thanks to all of you who have been helping us get the word... Read more
We Made Project of the Day!
Today we were selected as Kickstarter's Project of the Day! What an honor! We just wanted to say thank you to the Kickstarter staff and all of the backers... Read more
Final Color Script for Kick-heart
Here is the full color script for Kick-heart. A group of story panels has been selected to help establish the flow of color through the film. Aymeric painted these based... Read more
Meet the Team Behind Kick-heart
As of today have met 70% of our goal and have 14 days to go! We also recently reached a significant milestone having crossed the 100k line... Read more
Stretch Goals, NYCC, Subtitles, Twitter, and More!
First off, we would like extend our sincere gratitude to the backers of Kick-heart. We are nearly 60% funded with 18 days left to go. We still have... Read more
Team Kick-heart Update
We are steadily heading towards our goal thanks to all of you. Yuasa-san and the rest of the team is hard at work animating shots for the film.... Read more
From the Kick-heart Staff
Our Character Designer, Michio Mihara and our Background Artist, Kevin Aymeric worked together on these two images just for you. We hope you enjoy them. Everyone on the team is... Read more
New Stretch Goals Announced!
We are pleased to announce two new stretch goals!
It's amazing-- Almost 5 days in and have already reached 44% of our goal with around 831 backers. We didn't expect... Read more
Danny Choo Discusses "Kick-heart" with Mitsuhisa Ishikawa.
Danny Choo, one of the most respected members of the anime community, visits Production I.G to discuss "Kick-heart". Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, the CEO of Production I.G., shares his thoughts on the... Read more
Thank You Kickstarter!
Thank You Kickstarter! We are very humbled and honored to be featured on your Kickstarter blog:
We are really grateful for all of the support that the Kickstarter Community... Read more
We have just launched this new project by Masaaki Yuasa.
We had never imagined we could raise funds at this rate. We would like to thank all the backers in the world... Read more