Under the Dog

A project in Tokyo, Japan by Creative Intelligence Arts, Inc.

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An anime science fiction action thriller that will explore what it means to live and die well, testing the limits of all we hold dear
Backers: 12157
Average Pledge Per Backer: $72

Funded: $878,028 of $580,000
Dates: Aug 8th -> Sep 7th (30 days)
Project By: Creative Intelligence Arts, Inc.
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Latest News

Kickstarter-Funded Anime "Under the Dog" Releases Official Guidebook

December 23rd - via: crunchyroll.com
Those interested in the world of crowdfunded anime Under the Dog can now reserve a special hardcover supplement to the project, complete with character designs, charts, and more. (Read More)

Kickstarter-Funded Under the Dog Anime's Promo Reveals August 1 Release

April 27th - via: animenewsnetwork.com
While the staff had aimed for a release in May, Kinema Citrus said that "a bit more time is needed to create an episode that all our backers hope to see in Under the Dog." (Read More)

Kickstarter-Funded Under the Dog Anime Shares Animated Scenes, Cast Additions

December 25th - via: animenewsnetwork.com
Haruka Takahashi, Naomi Ozora join cast for anime episode slated for May (Read More)

Under the Dog Anime Project Streams New Trailer

September 7th - via: animenewsnetwork.com
Kickstarter-funded anime aiming for spring 2016 release (Read More)

Under the Dog: Getting An Anime Kickstarter Back On Track

June 22nd - via: siliconera.com
The goal was to create a ‘90s-style animated sci-fi thriller penned by Jiro Ishii that would “explore what it means to live and die well, testing the limits of all we hold dear”. (Read More)

UTD: We Love the Whole World

September 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://youtu.be/nC1yLD7R0ZU  Dear backers,  Thank you so much for believing in the Under the Dog Project.   We have received overwhelming support from our backers and are very much shocked and at the same time, pleasantly surprised... (Read More)

UTD: A big Thank You from Kinema Citrus, Muneki Ogasawara

September 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Muneki Ogasawara-san Muneki Ogasawara is the CEO and animation producer of Kinema Citrus. After working for Production I.G, Bones, and Khara, he became independent in 2008 and founded Kinema Citrus. ☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★... (Read More)

Under The Dog Anime Kickstarter Campaign Raises US$878,028

September 7th - via: animenewsnetwork.com
Creative Intelligent Arts' proposed science-fiction anime Under The Dog's Kickstarter campaign ended on Sunday with US$878,028 in pledges raised. The project's official website will continue to accept donations via Paypal starting on September 11. The project reached its minimum US$580,000 goal on Thursday. (Read More)

UTD: How's My Figure?

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://youtu.be/cIYjKmopNuk Anthea FigureHere is a rough sketch of what the Anthea Figure *may* look like. Keep in mind we are very early on in the process and we are playing with ideas here. I know many of you voiced suggestions on the... (Read More)

UTD: A Quick Thanks from Masahiro Ando

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://youtu.be/3SwNXQMoNps Goal!Secondary Obligatory: http://youtu.be/nIyHJFiBUkk As you may know by now we are striding along as we near the final hours of the KS campaign. With the meeting of our goal we have received a veritable flood... (Read More)

UTD: All the Feels

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://youtu.be/QH2-TGUlwu4 (pretty much how we feel right now) Thank you and Congrats again to all of all of our backers! YOU made this happen!  And now, a word from some friends in the biz. Keiji Inafune Japanese... (Read More)

UTD: Under the Dog is now a thing

September 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://www.fanaru.com/doge/image/18361-doge-follow-your-dreams.jpg  People, we are making an anime and we shall call it Under the Dog! Another obligatory, what the heck: http://youtu.be/ArNz8U7tgU4 Congrats to all! You have made this... (Read More)

UTD: Don't Stop

September 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://youtu.be/1k8craCGpgs Makoto Fukami Makoto Fukami is a renowned writer and screenwriter who debuted as a writer in 2001 and has seen continued success for his writing. Since his first commercial debut in 2001, he has co-written for... (Read More)

Under The Dog Anime Reaches Kickstarter Goal

September 4th - via: animenewsnetwork.com
Creative Intelligent Arts' proposed science-fiction anime Under the Dog met its Kickstarter goal of US$580,000 on Thursday. The campaign has two days left to accept backers. (Read More)


September 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://youtu.be/MlXGDBX_JdY 09/03/14 @ 11pm EST / 8pm PSTWe will be attempting an AMA tonight with Hiroaki Yura. I have not heard back from the AMA mods so we might not make the mention on the calendar but we should still be able to have... (Read More)

UTD: A New Challenger Approaches

September 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://old.one4theotherthumb.com/images/stories/2013season/bengalspreview2/ttp1.gif  Yukinori Kitajima joins the team! Yukinori... (Read More)

UTD: The Addening

September 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://youtu.be/XfTdnWLMLDA Add-ons Added on! We have been hearing quite a few requests to get add-ons added so here's to hoping this helps people get the individual items they want at a little bit of a lower price.  At this time, these... (Read More)

[FORUM POST] I am Hiroaki Yura, Producer of anime such as Under the Dog, and have taken part in Steins; Gate the Movie, and The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya as well as video games Project Phoenix and music for Diablo III and many more! So AMA! : IAmA

September 3rd - via: reddit.com
I'm Hiroaki Yura, Producer of the anime Under the Dog and Director/Producer of the JRPG video game, Project Phoenix. Also, I've had the opportunity to work on many AAA game titles like Diablo III, SOULCALIBUR V, Valkyria Chronicles and anime like The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya and the Steins;Gate movie. Last month, my team of animators, writers and designers and I launched an independent anime project called "Under the Dog" where we're aiming to revive the freedom of creation for animators by funding it through Kickstarter. (Read More)

UTD: Moar!

September 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://www.portlandmercury.com/binary/317e/1363152393-moar.gif Physical Tier Additional OfferingsIf you have pledged at the $60 reward tier or above, UTD will make additional BD/DVD orders available at cost after the KS is funded. UTD... (Read More)

New Anime Under the Dog on Kickstarter

September 2nd - via: animenewsnetwork.com
TOKYO... Hideo Kojima announced today his very moving and humbling endorsement of the Under the Dog anime Kickstarter project. We are honored to receive such words. (Read More)

UTD: The Metalist Gear

August 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110823122057/villains/images/1/1f/Metal_Gear_Solid_Boss_Psycho_Mantis_Hideo.jpg Greetings, boys and girls! We have some special words regarding UTD from a very well known video game icon. Hideo... (Read More)

UTD: Digital Offerings!

August 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://youtu.be/TV3Oncvz_cU  We have two things to share today. Digital Offering  The first is the announcement that we will be allowing all backers of the $20 tier and higher to have digital access to any future Under the Dog... (Read More)

UTD: Freaky Dreams

August 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://youtu.be/yc4efBM_9JM  Storyboarding We are fortunate enough to be able to experience the "freaky dreams" of some very talented minds. Here is a peak at some of the storyboarding that went into the PV trailer on the front page from... (Read More)

UTD: Times They are a Changin

August 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://youtu.be/e7qQ6_RV4VQ Everyone could use a little Bobby D in their lives.  =) Days Gone By and Looking Ahead We have been working on some developments over the past couple of days and wanted to let you know that we will hopefully... (Read More)

UTD: Guns

August 20th - via: kickstarter.com
First off, we would like to thank the Project Phoenix backers for their continued support for CIA and our projects. We experienced quite the jump in pledges within a few hours of the Project Phoenix update. Without backers like you guys, we could... (Read More)

UTD: Trailer Commentary

August 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Real quick, we wanted to round up a list of questions regarding the trailer for Ando-san to comment on. Send questions via message here on KS or comment on Facebook (underthedogfilm) and Twitter (@underthedogpr)! Thanks! We hope to get these... (Read More)

UTD: Trike!

August 17th - via: kickstarter.com
There was no obligatory last update because it did not seem appropriate so now you get two:  Obligatory 1: http://youtu.be/dEtm_Q2LK9g Obligatory 2: http://youtu.be/GugsCdLHm-Q (tricylce! tricylce! tricylce!)  General You'll need an HTML5 capable... (Read More)

UTD: A Note on Subtitles

August 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Regarding the statements made in the previous update about fansubs, we wanted to disclose a number of factors that led to our decision. Here is our current plan regarding languages.  We will create the following with our $580k KS goal: 1. One 24... (Read More)

UTD: Queries

August 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://youtu.be/LgqV6fByW20?t=47s  This is mainly a KS informational and business update with regards to explaining budget, confirming questions about rewards, exciting news on subs and dubs, and detailing some of our goals for the... (Read More)

UTD: Exclamation!

August 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://youtu.be/tD2Nd-rwQOM I have never used so many exclamation marks in my entire life as I have these past few days... Fan ArtWe have had 3 pieces of fan art so far that I am aware of. A Mexican flag coloring scheme of Anthea on the... (Read More)

UTD: Things You Wouldn't Believe

August 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://youtu.be/ZTzA_xesrL8 Going image-lite this time around so I hope you like text.  =) Backer Bounties?"Shucks howdy!" Introducing "Backer Bounties!" Not really, but maybe... Read on. So, just thinking out loud here... what do you... (Read More)

UTD: Cons!

August 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://youtu.be/wRnSnfiUI54?t=18s FundsWe are now roughly 5 days in and we now sit at 20% funded at $116,642 as of writing this. Congrats to all of our backers and fans working hard to support the cause! @Otakon2014  Otakon is an annual... (Read More)

Under the Dog Sci-Fi Anime Thriller Seeks Out Kickstarter Support

August 11th - via: siliconera.com
Under the Dog is described as a sci-fi action thriller, and is being produced by a variety of well-known anime veterans. (Read More)

UTD: First Blood

August 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Obligatory: http://youtu.be/cVqOgklHhF0?t=20s Alright! We have a lot to share so let's get right to it. First up! A matter of business. Funding! Funding! Funding! "Stay on target." We are at 15% over the weekend so far. Quite the feat! (And just... (Read More)

Under the Dog Sci-Fi Anime Kickstarter Launches

August 8th - via: animenewsnetwork.com
Creative Intelligence Arts announced a Kickstarter on Friday for an original 24-minute anime titled Under the Dog. The project is seeking to raise US$580,000 by September 7. (Read More)

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