Would you pay USD10,000 to spend a day with Production IG's president as well as Mamoru Ishii and Masaaki Yuasa? That is what Production IG is offering if you are willing to pledge that much in their kickstarter project, Kick Heart.


Directed by Masaaki Yuasa (not in the picture), Kick Heart is a modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, with a twist involving wrestling, nuns, and good ol' animation. It will be 10 minutes in length and the people involved are hoping that they could get USD150,000 pledges by the end of October.

The shift from traditional Japanese business of getting investors with a western way of getting money directly from the target market is due to investors shying away from projects that is deemed “too risky” and due to the recent economic problems worldwide.

The kickstarter page for Kick Heart can be found here, where you can choose from several offerings:-
PLEDGE $5 OR MORE
[ The Schoolboy ] : Our sincere gratitude

PLEDGE $15 OR MORE
[ The Monkey flip ] : “Kick-Heart” Standard Definition (480p) Digital Download

PLEDGE $30 OR MORE
[ The Pumphandle Drop ] :”Kick-Heart” High Defintion (720p) Digital Download

PLEDGE $45 OR MORE
[ The Cobra Clutch ] :”Kick-Heart” HD Digital Download (720p) + Character Designs PDF + Digital Storyboard PDF + Background Art PDF
PLEDGE $60 OR MORE
[ The Pile Driver ] :”Kick-Heart” Blu-ray (1080p) + “Making of Kick-Heart”(480) + “Kick-Heart” HD Digital Download (720p) + Character Designs PDF + Digital Storyboard PDF + Background Art PDF

PLEDGE $100 OR MORE
[ The Russian Legsweep ] “Kick-Heart” Blu-ray (1080p) + “Making of Kick-Heart” + “Kick-Heart” HD Digital viagra prices Download (720p) + Character Designs PDF + Digital Storyboard PDF + Background Art PDF + Special “Silver Sponsor” website credit + Limited Edition postcard set (8 cards) featuring artwork from the film.

PLEDGE $250 OR MORE
[ The Spinning Spinebuster ] “Kick-Heart” Blu-ray (1080p) + “Kick-Heart” HD Digital Download (720p) + “Making of Kick-Heart” Digital Download (720p) + Character Designs PDF + Background Art PDF +Digital Storyboard PDF + 1 Giclee “Kick-Heart” illustration print signed by Masaaki Yuasa + Special “Gold Sponsor” website credit

PLEDGE $10,000 OR MORE
[ The Michinoku Driver II ] :A private tour of Production I.G + A dinner with the Kick Heart’s Director, Masaaki Yuasa, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, the CEO of Production I.G and Mamoru Oshii, director of Ghost in the Shell) + Travel and Accomodation(1 night) in Tokyo + Blu-ray (1080p) + “Kick-Heart” HD Digital Download (720p) + “Making of Kick-Heart” Digital Download (720p) + Character Designs PDF + Background Art PDF + Digital Storyboard PDF +1 Giclee Background Art Print Signed by Yuasa + Special “Platinum Sponsor” website and film credit

We hope that this project can be successful and change the culture of Japanese animation

via @dannychoo