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Studio 4℃'s Kickstarted Red Ash Animation Hopes To Extend The Runtime With More Crowdfunding

by Kyle Hilliard on Aug 15, 2015 at 06:58 AM

Red Ash, the Mega Man Legends spiritual successor that had a strange Kickstarter journey, is getting an animated accompaniment and the studio is hoping to expand it.

Red Ash's Kickstarter may have technically failed, but the Kickstarter run by Studio 4℃ (best known for Tekkonkinkreet, The Animatrix, and animated shorts based on Halo and Batman) to create an animated short based on Red Ash was successful. Despite that success, however, Studio 4℃ is hoping to expand the movie with a longer runtime by continuing its crowdfunding efforts.

The short, titled Red Ash: Magicicada, raised $162,882 of its $150,000 goal on Kickstarter, and is using its own crowdfunding platform, Studio 4℃ Fun, to hopefully raise up to $260,000 in additional funding to make the film 30 minutes long and add add more to the film. The campaign to make the film longer will go until October 14.

[Via: CrunchyRoll, NeoGAF]

 

Our Take
Red Ash has had a strange journey. Investors, and those related to project (like Studio 4℃) seem very confident in the game and the IP, but the fans and backers have been slow to embrace it. I'm all for something new like a Mega Man Legends, but watching this franchise come to life has been odd.