The campaign has raised over 60 million yen, 26 days left
Kodoani.com – Official Twitter account of Dropkick on My Devil! (Jashin-chan Dropkick) announced on Saturday that the anime’s crowdfunding project has raised 60,800,166 yen (about US$446,900) from 1,326 backers, about 200% of its 30 million goal yen (about 220,600 US dollars). The campaign still has 26 days left as of press time.
The project achieved its initial goal of 30 million yen within 35 minutes of the crowdfunding campaign launched on November 30. The project will end on January 13, 2023.
The overall goal of the franchise is to crowdfund enough episodes to make an entire fourth season titled Dropkick on My Devil! NEXT (Jashin-chan Dropkick NEXT). The staff explained that to make an anime series (first quarter of the year), the production cost was around 300 million yen (about 2.153 million US dollars). The staff explained that they didn’t have “the power to raise that kind of funding” and so the first goal was to launch a crowdfunding campaign for a new OVA. The goal is 30 million yen (about 215,000 US dollars) to produce one episode. The crowdfunding campaign will add one more episode for every 30 million yen raised, with plans to show episodes at events and stream episodes. The “Jashin-chan Festival” event is scheduled for May 4, 2023.
If the campaign (or campaigns) manages to raise enough money to produce 12 episodes, these episodes will be compiled and will be aired as the fourth season of the anime overall.
The first anime season premiered in July 2018. The second season, Dropkick on My Devil!! Dash, premieres April 2020 with 11 episodes.
Dropkick on My Devil! X, the third season of the anime, premiered on July 5.
The third season of the anime also featured a successful crowdfunding campaign that started in September 2020 and ended in December 2020. 2,880 supporters raised 36,181,238 yen (approximately US$351,100. ) for that campaign. One campaign supporter pledged 1.1 million yen (approximately US$10,000) to claim the title of the season and explained that the title shows affection in the hope that “Yurine and Jashin-chan will continue to surpass each other and fight forever.”
Yukiwo launched the original manga in Flex Comix’s Comic Meteor web magazine in April 2012, and the series is still ongoing.