On the official site for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by yukiwo, Jashin-chan Dropkick (Dropkick On My Devil!), it was announced production of three new OVAs for the franchiseafter the fundraising campaign successfully closed with an accumulated 115,964,266 yen, through the donations of 3,348 people.
This is the fourth fundraising campaign, so a total of 183,540,631 yen has been accumulated through the four. Also, It should be noted that the production has previously established that for every 30 million yen accumulated they would produce a new OVAwhich explains why three were announced simultaneously.
Although there are plans to screen the episodes at events and broadcast them on streaming platforms, the long-term goal is that if the campaigns manage to raise enough money to produce twelve episodes, these will be collected and aired as a fourth season from the overall anime.
In fact, if we look at the chart of collection by day, we can see that one day before the end of the campaign, the collection had been stuck at the 80 million yen mark. However, the production expressed its desire to break the record previously set by a campaign of Dies Iraeprompting fans to start donating large amounts.
For his part, Yukiwo publishes the manga through the service Comic Meteor from the publisher flexcomix since April 2012. Jashin-chan Dropkick has financed much of its anime adaptation project through fundraising campaigns, demonstrating a great measure of interaction between fans and production. This level of relationship was probably what led to this franchise being named the most popular of 2022 at the event. Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2023 (TAAF2023).
Synopsis for Jashin-chan Dropkick
The demon Jashin-chan has been summoned to Earth by Yurine Hanazono, a girl with a gift for the occult. Unfortunately, Yurine doesn’t really know how to send Jashin-chan back to hell. Now stuck on Earth, she must live in Yurine’s apartment as her familiar. The only way for Jashin-chan to return would be to kill her summoner, but that’s easier said than done for the incompetent demon. Since Jashin-chan is immortal and can regenerate her body, Yurine doesn’t stop at attacking her with a variety of weapons, punishing her in horrifying ways for her evil plans. Jashin-chan is also often visited by her demon friends: the kind-hearted Gorgon Medusa and the energetic minotaur Minosu, who seem much more polite by contrast, and disapprove of her plans to kill Yurine.
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