Jashin-chan Dropkick asks for support to produce a fourth season
On the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Jashin-chan Dropkick (Dropkick On My Devil!) two press releases were published reporting on two matters of “extreme importance” to the production. In the first of them, they reported that they will allow the creation of “secondary content” (that is, publishing fragments of the episodes of the series) on platforms such as YouTube, Niconico Video, among others.
In fact, the production informs that it will take half of the income received by the videos that use the production material, while the other half, logically, would belong to the content creator. More importantly, however, is the second statement, which informs about plans to produce a fourth season, which will depend on fan participation.
The statement in question wrote:
- A full season of television animation costs approximately 300 million yen (just over US$2 million) to produce. Currently, the “Jashin-chan Dropkick” committee does not have the capacity to raise these funds. Therefore, the first challenge will be to produce an OVA (original video animation not broadcast on television) through a fundraising campaign, something that has already been done three times.
- One episode will be produced with a target amount of 30 million yen (over US$207,000), and one episode will be added for every additional 30 million yen. The episode, or episodes created, will not air on television, but will be delivered at events and through syndication.
- And we would like to continue this initiative in the future for several installments, and one day, when all twelve episodes have been collected, we would like to collect them all and broadcast them as the “Jashin-chan Dropkick 4th Season” TV animation. This great project is the culmination of all the work done so far by the production committee, with a variety of events planned in the company of fans.
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 demoness. Since Jashin-chan is immortal and can regenerate her body, Yurine doesn’t hold back from attacking her with a variety of weapons, punishing her in horrible ways for her evil plans. Jashin-chan is also often visited by her demon friends: the good-natured Gorgon Medusa and the energetic minotaur Minosu, who seem much more polite in contrast, and disapprove of her plans to kill Yurine.
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