The campaign raised 115,964,266 yen, more than Dies irae did in 2015
Kodoani.com – Official Twitter account of Dropkick On My Devil! (Jashin-chan Dropkick) television anime announced on Friday that the anime’s crowdfunding project has raised more than 100 million yen (approximately US$782,000). The campaign ended on Friday, raising a total of 115,964,266 yen (about 907,000 US dollars). The account had previously revealed that if the campaign raised more than 96,560,858 yen (about US$756,000), employees would apply for a Guinness World Record for the most money raised for a project. anime production project. The amount refers to the anime Dies irae, which raised 96,560,858 yen through a crowdfunding campaign in 2015.
Other non-anime projects have raised more money through crowdfunding campaigns, including The Legend of Vox Machina, led by the Dungeons and Dragons team, and critical role voice actors with around 11 $.3 million and The Wingfeather Saga Season 2 with about $1.7 million.
The project achieved its initial goal of 30 million yen (approximately $235,000) within 35 minutes of launching its crowdfunding campaign on November 30.
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 anime explains that to make an anime series (first quarter of the year), the production cost is 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 capital”, so the first goal was to launch a crowdfunding campaign for a new OVA. The goal is 30 million yen to produce one episode. The crowdfunding campaign is adding 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 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 evil! 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 (about US$10,000) to earn 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.
Light previously ran a successful crowdfunding campaign on the UNEEDZONE.jp website from May to July 2015 for the Dies irae anime project, raising 96,560,858 yen from 5,188 supporters. The campaign’s initial goal was 30 million yen, which is the same as Dropkick On My Devil!.