The goal would be to crowdfund up to 12 episodes, which would be the 4th season of the anime.
The production cost to make one cour (12 episodes) is apparently around 300 million yen (approximately 2.072 million USD). Dropkick on My Devil!’s staff doesn’t currently have the power to raise that kind of capital, which is why they decided to launch the crowdfunding campaign for new OVA episodes.
The Dropkick on My Devil! crowdfunding goal will be 30 million yen (approximately 207,200 USD). For every 30 million raised they will add an additional OVA episode.
The Dropkick on My Devil! staff also plan to screen the episodes at fan events and the episodes will also be made available for streaming.
If enough capital is raised to produce 12 episodes they will be compiled and broadcast as the anime’s official 4th season on TV.
If you’re lucky enough to live in Japan along with the crowdfunding campaign there will be a special event for fans called “Jashin-chan Festival”, which will have screenings, corporate/local government/individual booth exhibitions, doujinshi (fan-made comic) sales and cosplay events. More information on this event will be forthcoming at their official website here.
Where can I read the manga and watch the anime?
Dropkick on My Devil! is an anime adaptation by Nomad. The manga that inspired it has the same name, and was written and illustrated by Yukiwo. In April 2012, the manga began its serialization in Flex Comic’s Comic Meteor web magazine. As of December 2021, 18 volumes have been released.
On July 10, 2018, Dropkick on My Devil! anime began airing on BS-Fuji TV and ran for 11 episodes until September 17, 2018. Amazon Prime Video has a special unaired episode 12 available for steaming. Episode 12 is also available with the second Blu-ray and DVD volume.
A second season entitled Dropkick on My Devil! Dash aired April 6, 2020. The second season also streamed on Crunchyroll in spring 2020. halca sang the opening of Dropkick on My Devil! Dash entitled Toki Toshite Violence and with Aina Suzuki in the lead as the voice of Jashin-chan.
The production of Dropkick on My Devil! X was helped by contributions from four cities in Japan. Donations were acquired through the “Hometown Tax” system where people from Japan can donate through the system to specific towns to help various projects (such as animes) come to fruition on the incentive that if the project takes off they may get a special item related to the project (such as a bookmark, stuffed animal, etc). The city of Hokkaido raised 184 million yen (1.7 million US) for the second season of Dropkick on My Devil!
What is the plot of Dropkick on My Devil?
The story is set in a world filled with demons, angels and other otherworldly creatures. When a human witch named Yurine Hanazone summons a lamia “snake demon” from Hell things get complicated. Jashin, the lamia, is unable to find a way back to Hell, and angrily spends her days trying to kill Yurine with a fierce dropkick in order to force her to send her back home. In a fit of pique, Jashin also writes Yurine’s name down in a black book, which she calls her “Death NOT” (this is an inside joke about the anime Death Note). Yurine and Jashin encounter various beings from Heaven and Hell during their antics, including someone named Pino, who possesses a dangerous weapon.
Fans of the virtual idol Hatsune Miku are in for a real treat during the third season of Dropkick on my Devil! X – Miku joined the cast.
Who are the production team members?
Dropkick on My Devil production team members include:
- Director – Hikaru Sato
- Animation – Nomad
- Scriptwriter – Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
- Music composers – Yuki Kurihara, Yuzuru Jinma
- Original creator – Yukiwo
- Character Designer and Chief Animation Director – Makoto Koga
- Art Director – Sawako Takagi
- Sound Director – Yuichi Imaizumi
- Director of Photography – Kasumi Tougou
- Executive Producer – Kouichirou Natsume
- Animation Producer – Akihiko Oosawa
- Color Design – Yuki Noguchi
- Theme Song Performance – Aina Suzuki, Chiaki Omigawa, Miyu Kubota, Nichika Omori, Rico Sasaki, Riho Iida, Yurie Kozakai, and Yutaro Miura
Who are the main cast members?
Dropkick on My Devil! main cast members include:
- Aina Suzuki – Jashin-chan
- Nichika Omori – Yurine Hanazono
- Chiaki Omigawa – Minos
- Kazusa Aranami – Yusa
- M.A.O. – Bete
- Miko Terada – Kouji
- Miyu Kubota – Medusa
- Natsuko Hara – Mei Tachibana
- Rico Sasaki – Poporon
- Riho Iida – Persephone the Second
- Yurie Kozakai – Pekora
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