The official Twitter account for Dropkick on My Devil! anime announced that their crowdfunding project has raised over 15,964,266 yen (approx. US$907,000) on Friday.
— 【クラファン大成功】邪神ちゃんドロップキック (@jashinchan_PJ) January 13, 2023
The Twitter account for the anime had previously mentioned that if the campaign managed to raise 96,560,858 yen (approx. US$756,000), then they will apply for a Guinness World Record for the most money raised by an anime production project through crowdfunding.
In 2015, Dies irae anime raised the aforementioned amount through a crowdfunding campaign.
The franchise aims to create the entirety of the fourth season titled Titled DropKick on My Devil! NEXT through crowdfunding money.
Furthermore, the staff also explained that the cost of producing one-cours (quarter of a year) anime is approximately 30 million yen. And, they do not have the resources to raise enough capital. Hence, led to the crowdfunding campaign for a new OVA episode.
Additionally, the staff explained that the cost of producing one-cours (quarter of a year) anime is about 30 million yen, and they do not have the resources to raise that much capital, which is why they launched the crowdfunding campaign for a new OVA episode.
The campaign reached its initial goal of 30 million yen within 35 minutes of its launch on November 30. The staff has plans to add one more episode for every additional 30 million yen raised, and to screen the episodes at events and stream them online.
A Jashin-chan Festival event will take place on May 4, 2023, as well.
The staff had also said that with every 30 million added, they will compile the episodes and release them as the fourth season of the anime.
They have also mentioned that the funds will be used for various animation expenses. This includes main production costs, promotion costs, and other animation expenses.
The third season of the anime also had a successful crowdfunding campaign that launched in September 2020 and ended in December 2020. It raised 36,181,238 yen (approx. US$351,100) for that campaign.
More about Dropkick on My Devil!:
Dropkick on My Devil! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yukiwo. The series began serialization in Flex Comix’s Comic Meteor web magazine in April 2012.
Nineteen volumes have been released as of June 2022. Also, ab anime television series adaptation by Nomad aired from July to September 2018, with an additional episode streamed online in October 2018.
Later, a second season aired from April to June 2020. Next, the third season aired from July to September 2022.