Animation studio Symphonium (recently founded by Hiroshi Nishikiori) has at last launched the Kickstarter for their upcoming “Chika Chika Idol” anime, which follows the endeavors of local idols on their way to stardom, an incredibly over-done concept that could probably do well enough without crowdfunding under most circumstances…
The Kickstarter pitch video:
The studio has also apparently attempted to reach out to westerners as well, as an English website is available as well as a web comic to help solicit attention:
The anime’s numerous cute idols:
Symphonium have cleverly taken advantage of both hemispheres however, as they have also utilized Japanese crowdfunding website Makuake, but considering how common idol anime have become, (with established franchises like IdolMaster miles above the rest) it seems unlikely that consumers are eager for more of the same.
The Kickstarter has unfortunately only amassed about $6,500 after about a week with its goal of $130,000 seeming quite far off, but those who’d like to see the project come to fruition can do so at the anime’s Kickstarter page.