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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.
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.

The Moment We Have Been Waiting For

Hello everyone,

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 to give our backers a chance to see the movie. We sincerely hope you like it (please let us know what you think of the film in our comments section). If you pledged any amount over $5.00 you should be getting a link to view the film. Also, here is the list of the sponsor credits of backers who pledged over $100.

Also, today we will begin shipping our physical rewards! We have many shipments to handle so the shipments will start to go out over the course of this week starting from today.

Thanks once again for your support of Kick-Heart. A project like this would not get made otherwise. Thanks for being part of it.

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      Top Gun on August 3, 2013

      Out of curiosity, did anyone who pledged at a level including a higher-res digital download get links for the lower-res files as well? I got my 1080p download, but I wouldn't mind having a 720p version as well.

      As for the movie itself, it's fantastic. I'm so glad this was able to get made. :)

    2. Ani Medyum on July 29, 2013

      Is there any way to track the shipment's whereabout?

    3. Justin Leach on July 27, 2013

      @simon @sean @gabriel If you still haven't received your download links, pelase send us an email to We will do our best to reply in a reasonable amount of time.

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      takopus on July 25, 2013

      Umm... It's been 10 days and there's no download link. I wrote a direct message through kickstarter some days ago and no respond too. Kinda disappointing...

    5. Simon Drein on July 24, 2013

      I can't download the digital PDF artwork (dl link expired!).
      Fun to watch. The fat stains made me laugh.

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      takopus on July 20, 2013

      Still no download link, not in the inbox, nor in spam folder. Is something wrong?..

    7. Simon Drein on July 19, 2013

      I love you guys. Thanks.

    8. Rhys Prosser on July 17, 2013

      I watched the movie last night and it was fantastic! I'm so glad that I contributed something to this project, and I'd happily contribute to future projects, great work!

    9. Sean Connors on July 17, 2013

      Still waiting for an email with the download link :-(

    10. Imaginary on July 17, 2013

      Very dynamic and lively ♥

    11. Matthew C on July 17, 2013

      As your shipping via Right Stuf (USA) are the uk backers going to be changed import duty?

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      bird on a wire on July 17, 2013

      I haven't received my download link either. :/

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      Jeremy Zhang on July 16, 2013

      Just watched the movie. Love the style, really great time management to tell a complete story and meaningful setting in not much more than 10 minutes.

    14. Gabriel Diosan on July 16, 2013

      :( I haven't received my download link.

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      Lachlan Fraser on July 16, 2013

      Loved it, but I was very sad that the funding didn't reach the level of being a full movie. Sadomasochist intergender wrestling has never looked better!

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      peach on July 16, 2013

      13 minutes of enjoyment.I love your opening and the theme.Thank you.

    17. Vince Vazquez
      on July 16, 2013

      Oh, and also, the music was fantastic! Forgot to mention that before. It was awesome; I'm amazed @_@

    18. Vince Vazquez
      on July 16, 2013

      geofr33: Check your email mans. The VIMEO links were sent out, along with the passwords to access the video. You can download it right there from the VIMEO site once you put in your password and get in; they sent out two emails for me, one linking to the 480p and one linking to the 720p version. Make sure to check your Junk folder!

    19. Vince Vazquez
      on July 16, 2013

      I loved it! I'll be honest too; when I backed, I was kinda unsure about this thing. I mean, I wanted to support y'all 'cuz you're Production IG! I'm a huge fan of Ghost in the Shell and other stuff that you do, so I basically just put my faith in the project even though what I saw was unconventional. But, in this case at least, different was definitely still super good!

      The animation is so different, weird and exciting! So much color, you guys played around with form and action so much - it's really unique, visually speaking. And the story is filled with weird, charming moments... and I LOVED the ending. I didn't really feel like the story was hampered by the short runtime at all. It really was lovely. I may have been unsure when I started watching, but it doesn't take more than a minute in to fall in love with this. I'm glad you guys brought such a weird, wacky and unique project to Kickstarter, and glad I helped bring it to life in some small way!

      Thanks for an awesome movie :)

    20. geofr33 on July 16, 2013

      I have not received my download link for my $30 pledge. When can I expect to receive it? The torrents are already up but since I paid for it I would like to watch the official release.

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      Zabuni on July 16, 2013

      I have not received a link to download Kick-Heart.

    22. Production I.G Creator on July 15, 2013

      @Brent Lee - I will submit the info to Production I.G's web admin. Sorry about the mix up.

      @Vinzius - This was due to a delay caused by Oscar qualification. We are done with the now, so we can ship it to the backers.

    23. Brent Lee on July 15, 2013

      My name is not on the list either.

    24. Vinzius
      on July 15, 2013

      Nice short film! 13min are short, but I'll probably watch again. Still, 3 weeks to upload on vimeo, can't understand why it was so long.

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      Michael Kulikov on July 15, 2013

      Absolutely stunning short film! Stylistically recognisable but yet very unique in look and feel and the overall vibe of it all. I really look forward to see other great projects from the team.

    26. Remy "Eisu" Mokhtar
      on July 15, 2013

      Love what you guys have done with the short film. As a wrestling fan as well, I love seeing how you animated the luchadore moves in it and overall heartwarming film (and funny as well). This was so good, I'm proud to have helped backed it up.

    27. Ginko-sensei on July 15, 2013

      Waw, thanks a lot, to all of you who worked on it!
      It was beautiful, funny and overall, a very nice watch!
      I'm really proud I backed it, it's just sad that it's so short. ^^

    28. Timothy Wochnick on July 15, 2013

      Well, that was fun an enjoyable watch. It was short, it was sweet, it clearly had a style of its own, and the ending made me laugh.

      As for the dubbed version, do we have to wait till the physical release gets shipped out to see that?

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      schuenator on July 15, 2013

      Loved it within seconds. All the rush came back when I saw the animation style and immediately had that same feeling I had back in 2006 when I saw Kemonozume for the first time. So glad I found this project. Thank you to the team who brought this to life.

    30. Ed Harrison on July 15, 2013

      Inspired and inspiring. Thanks for your beautiful work! I hope you kickstart more unique projects. Masaaki Yuasa, you are one of my favourite artists and I fantasize about composing music for you one day :)

    31. anonym on July 15, 2013

      It was a joyous watch! Thank you! Now I look forward to my posted goodies!

    32. Production I.G Creator on July 15, 2013

      @jakupFuglo - please send me a message with your credit name to I'll make sure the sponsor list gets updated. Sorry about that!

    33. Jikap on July 15, 2013

      Loved it, thx!

    34. TheKillerZees on July 15, 2013

      I just watched it, and I loved it. Great style!

    35. gavin kusters on July 15, 2013

      woohoo was awesome guys!!!!! well done ;)

    36. Jákup Fuglø
      on July 15, 2013

      My name's not on that list!?