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A love story between two people that each have a secret to hide. One a pro-wrestler, the other a Nun. Losing never felt so good. Now available for sale or rental within the United States and Canada on Vimeo.
A love story between two people that each have a secret to hide. One a pro-wrestler, the other a Nun. Losing never felt so good. Now available for sale or rental within the United States and Canada on Vimeo.
3,232 backers pledged $201,164 to help bring this project to life.

Stretch Goals, NYCC, Subtitles, Twitter, and More!

Posted by Production I.G (Creator)

Hello everyone,

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 a ways to go, so please help us keep our momentum!

Updated Stretch Goals

We are happy to announce some changes to our current stretch goals. In support of the project, and because so many backers have supported us, Yuasa-san and Production I.G have decided that if we can reach 400k, then they will extend the current film an additional 30 minutes. Bringing Kick-heart to a total of 40 minutes of animation! If we are unable to reach 400k, then any additional funds over our goal of $150,000 would be put it directly back into the film.

  • 400k  = + 30 minutes of extended animation (total of 40 minutes)
  • 1 Million = Kick-heart Feature Film

New York Comic Convention / ANN Panel

For those of you in the New York Area, Justin Leach, the Producer of Kick-heart will be attending the Anime News Network NYCC panel today at 5:15pm in room 1A23. Justin will be showing never-before-seen artwork from the short film and discuss the project. If you are nearby, please stop by and visit. We would like to give a special thanks to Christopher Macdonald, Justin Sevakis, and Zac Bertschy from ANN for helping to arrange this. 

French Subtitles

Many of the backers have asked about having French subtitles included on the Blu-ray disk. After some discussion internally, we have decided to add French subtitles to our Blu-ray release. If there are other people who would be interested in volunteering to translate our film into other languages for the digital download, please send us a message via Kickstarter.

Twitter Updates from Mihara-san

Recently Mihara-san, Kick-heart's Character Designer, has joined the effort in helping get updates to the fans using our twitter account(@kick_heart). Please visit our twitter feed to get a glimpse into the world from Mihara-san's perspective.

Destination: Kick-heart!

Here a wonderful illustration by Aymeric Kevin, the Background Artist for Kick-heart! Enjoy!

#2 on Kicktraq!

Yesterday was a really good day, and as a result we were ranked #2 on Kicktraq just behind Project Eternity! Thats amazing!

Thanks again to all of you for your support. We really could not have gotten this far without your kind support. 

Team Kick-heart

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    1. Gabriel Diosan on

      Really hope this blows past the target. Been a big fan of Prodcution I.G for a long time. Hope to see more anime projects from Production I.G funded through kickstarter. And also, DRM free digital downloads are awesome, I would happily buy most of my anime as digital downloads (DRM free). Good luck guys. :)

    2. Production I.G Creator on

      Thanks Vince. We hope so too!

    3. Vince Vazquez
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      on

      Wow! Didn't know you guys were doing so good on KickTraq... actually, I didn't even know about Kicktraq until just now. Still, just behind Project Eternity - that's impressive! You'll probably get your funding right at the last minute, like some other notable projects (Republique, for example); but here's hoping you get it sooner rather than later. Of course, this is a weird-looking project, so I'm sure some people are a little hesitant to pledge at first glance. They'll come around!