Kud Wafter Anime Movie: A “Little Busters!” Spin-Off Western Crowdfunding Campaign Launched
The Little Busters! anime spin-off, Kud Wafter, launches crowdfunding campaign to attempt and bring the project to the west.
Tokyo Otaku Mode and Visual Arts launched the international crowdfunding campaign for the Kud Wafter Anime Movie, an anime adaptation of Little Busters! visual novel Kud Wafter.
The Kud Wafter Anime Movie campaign has a target goal of $26,000 USD (3 million yen), which is similar to the campaign goal for the Japanese version of the anime. Additionally, many of the backer rewards are similar as well with a few offering many physical rewards.
The main goal of this campaign is to fund the English subtitles for the movie as well as worldwide distribution of the physical product. Also, there is currently a stretch goal set for $132,000 USD (15 million yen) that will make the film 60 minutes long instead of the targeted 40 -50 minute runtime.
It should be noted that the Japanese campaign for the movie was extremely successful with fans raising $535,000 (60 million yen) to create a 20-minute long OVA and fund a theatrical release.
Recently, Little Busters! English Edition received a western release date on PC-via Steam on November 1. Originally released in 2007 in Japan, Little Busters! is a romance visual novel where the player assumes the role of protagonist Riki Naoe. During his childhood, Riki became orphaned and began to fall into depression. However, he meets a group of four other children who call themselves Little Busters and finds reasons to be happy again.
You can watch the 5-minute Kud Wafter – Theatrical Anime Project PV below: