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Crowdfunding campaigns to thank for brilliant new anime film on Netflix

Crowdfunding campaigns to thank for brilliant new anime film on Netflix
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Netflix has just launched the new anime movie Child of Kamiari Month, with the film’s production being sourced from a fantastic crowdfunding campaign.

The international anime streaming industry may be dominated right now by Crunchyroll and Funimation, who are simulcasting the likes of Demon Slayer and Attack on Titan.

However, Netflix is ​​continuing to regularly release fantastic anime titles across the Winter season, following the launch of The Orbital Children and Dota: Dragon’s Blood season 2 in January.

This week, the streaming giant launched the fantasy movie Child of Kamiari Month worldwide.

Child of Kamiari Month | Official Trailer | Netflix

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Child of Kamiari Month | Official Trailer | Netflix

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Netflix launches Child of Kamiari Month

Child of Kamiari Month is an anime movie produced by Liden Films, the production team behind the hit series Berserk, Cells at Work Code Black, Build Divide and Tokyo Revengers.

The movie centers around a 12-year-old girl called Kanna who is a descendent of ancient gods. Her family de ella, throughout history, has been responsible for delivering “offerings” to the Gods from all over Japan.

However, after her mother passes away suddenly, it’s up to the young Kanna to finish the mission and eventually, reunite with her mother in the land of the Gods.

“A year after losing her mother, a young girl learns that she must journey across Japan to the annual gathering of gods in the sacred land of Izumo.” – Netflix caption.

Following a short delay to the scheduled debut, Child of Kamiari Month premiered first in Japanese theaters back in October 2021. This week, the anime movie was released by Netflix for worldwide streaming on Tuesday, February 8th2022.

Crowdfunding campaign to thank for new anime

Whilst big-budget movies from massive production companies with vast resources are welcomed, an independently funded project often means more to the global anime community.

For Child of Kamiari Month, fans of the movie have to thank Cretica Uniervsal, who ran three successful Crowdfunding campaigns for its production from 2019 to 2020.

The campaigns brought much-needed funding for the movies early-production, including the second campaign which purely focused on investing in staff.

The first campaign ran from March to May 2019, the second from July to August the same year; rounding off its third campaign in June 2020.

Interestingly, this is the second major animated streaming release of 2022 that we have to give thanks for public crowdfunding websites.

The Legend of Vox Machina recently made its debut on Amazon Prime, following an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign funding the production of its first 10-episodes.

Recognizing the voice cast

Whilst Child of Kamiari Month was indeed originally funded by expectant fans, this did not stop Liden from acquiring the very best voice actors for the movie.

The film has three main characters, Yasha (Miyu Irino), Shiro (Maaya Sakamoto) and of course, Kanna (Aju Makita).

Miyu Irino has lent his voice to such characters as Haku (Spirited Away), Shoya (A Silent Voice), Jiro (One Piece) and Ritsu (Mob Psycho 100).

Maya Sakamoto is best known for her roles as Matsuri (Naruto), Merlin (The Seven Deadly Sins) and Zero (Yashahime).

Finally, Aju Makita will be making her voice acting debut in Child of Kamiari Month, with previous roles in She will also feature in the upcoming Netflix live action drama adaptation of The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House, which is set to premiere later this year.

A full cast list for Child of Kamiari Month includes:

  • Riko Nagase as Miki
  • Chafurin as Kotoshironushi
  • Wataru Takagi as Ryūjin
  • Kō Shibasaki as Yayoi Hayama
  • Arata Iura as Norimasa Hayama
  • Akira Kamiya as Ōkuninushi

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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