2012 marks the year of the success of crowd-funded anime. Is this something which will continue in the following year? Maybe. Maybe not. It all depends on how the Japanese companies tackle the matter, but surely Kick-Heart will give a certain boost since it showed that crowd-funded anime is possible.
It feels great to have seen and been a part of this, however silly it may sound.
At the moment the overall production of Kick-Heart is done, with the “Backer Dub” currently up. Besides the Japanese and English dubs, we will also have a dub provided by the backers of the project! Now, I am a bit skeptical how it will go, but it is still a great and fun thing to add.
I love transparency and this is what Kick-Heart has been for the most part.
Hopefully this success will inspire others to do the same!