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  • [Streaming] "Go! Samurai" - An animated short film by Keiichiro Kimura [Kickstarter]

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    This started a couple days ago, but a thread never went up...


    154 Backers
    $6,034 pledged of $10,000 goal
    26 days to go


    Pledge $5 or more
    Receive the downloadable version of "Go! Samurai" (MP4) and a message from Keiichiro Kimura!
    Estimated delivery: Apr 2015

    Pledge $10 or more
    Receive a wallpaper for your PC and smartphones! Rewards from $5 Pledge included!
    Estimated delivery: Apr 2015

    Pledge $50 or more
    Receive a high-quality digital print of his color illustration (29.7 x 21cm or 11.7" x 8.3") with his signature on it and edition number! Rewards from $10 Pledge included!
    Estimated delivery: Apr 2015

    Pledge $100 or more [of 50]
    Receive an actual sketched key frame with Kimura's signature on it! (29.7 x 21cm or 11.7" x 8.3") Your name in the Special Thanks column in the credits! Rewards from $10 Pledge included!
    Estimated delivery: Apr 2015

    Pledge $400 or more [of 20]
    Receive a hand-drawn color illustration by Keiichiro Kimura with his signature on it! (38 x 27cm or 15"x 10.6") Your name in the Special Thanks column in the credits! Rewards from $50 Pledge included!
    Estimated delivery: Apr 2015

    Pledge $2,000 or more [of 5]
    Receive a sketched key frame (29.7 x 21cm or 11.7" x 8.3") and a hand-drawn color illustration (38 x 27cm or 15"x 10.6") by Kimura with his signature on both! Your name in the Special Thanks column in the credits! Rewards from $50 Pledge included! Have a meal with the legend! (Travel expenses not included)
    Estimated delivery: Apr 2015


    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-keiichiro-kim
    The first animated artistic short film by the legendary Japanese animation director of Cyborg 009, Keiichiro Kimura!

    Project Outline

    The first animated short film by the 76-year-old legendary Japanese animator, Keiichiro Kimura. “GO! SAMURAI” is a sketch animation (素描動画 Sobyo-doga) where each and every frame will be hand-drawn in pencil by the legendary animator. It will consist of approximately 2000 frame works focused on a single samurai that fights for his life against 100 of his vicious enemies. It will be around 5 minutes duration (or longer depending on budget).


    Why did we start this project?

    We would like to produce a fully original action animated film that only Keiichiro Kimura could create.

    "I've been working on sketch animations for years now. A collection of works on paper. Then to an animation." —Keiichiro Kimura

    A one and only action film is what we wish for. Action of the characters and camera movements are all composed based on Kimura's expansive imagination instead of using actual references. We would like to amaze and impress people around the world with his energetic and exciting animation, and we would like you to become a part of it!

    What happens if an animator that's kept drawing for half a century produces a traditional animated short film using countless amount of experience and different ways of expressions?

    Well, that's what we would like to find out


    Why is it in black-and-white?

    For this project, the final product will be left as it is in its sketched stage. It will be a traditional "hand-drawn animation." To reserve the artistic value of Kimura's composition, the sketches will not be cleaned up or traced, have in-betweens, or have it digitally colored by other professionals like in the usual process of animation. This is more of a personal artistic film than the usual commercial animation.


    What we plan to do with the finished film:

    Once the animation is finished, we are planning to send it into a few international animated film festivals (e.g., Annecy, Ottawa, Zagreb). Also, if we succeed to make a "GO! SAMURAI" part II, we plan to combine the two animations into a DVD (approx. 10 min.) later.


    Where your funding goes towards:

    10% - Kickstarter/Amazon Payments

    30% - Rewards/Shipping & Handling/Translating Page

    60% - Film Production/Music

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    Re: "Go! Samurai" - An animated short film by Keiichiro Kimura [Kickstarter]

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-keiichiro-kim

    251 Backers
    $10,226 pledged of $10,000 goal
    15 days to go

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      Re: "Go! Samurai" - An animated short film by Keiichiro Kimura [Kickstarter]

      This looks very cool!
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