Masaaki Yuasa Looking To Kickstart His KICK-HEART

Andrew Mack, Contributing Writer
Hey you! Yes, you. One of Japan's unique voices in animation wants your help! Masaaki Yuasa, writer and director of Mind Game and television series like Kemonozume and The Tatami Galaxy is making a new short called Kick-Heart. And a Kickstarter campaign has been launched to crowd-fund this project and finish this ten-minute short.

Kick-Heart is a love story between Romeo, a successful pro-wrestler, and Juliet, a nun who lives a secret double-life as a female pro-wrestler. Romeo's secret is that he enjoys taking a beating in the ring, while Juliet feels invigorated when facing her opponents as a wrestler. When the two meet in the ring, the fireworks fly. Their story is set in the colorful backdrop of the professional wrestling world. Will Juliet reveal her true identity to the one she loves? Will Romeo be able to share his secret to the world?


How about that? A sadist Nun and a masochist Wrestler fall in love in the Wrestling ring? Sold! With still 24 days left before the deadline the crowd-funding project is already halfway to its goal of $150,000 dollars. The short film will be completed if they reach their goal and will be done so at Production I.G. How many of us get to say that we financially backed a Production I.G. animation? Watch the introduction video and consider contributing to this project!


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  • It's half way to the 150k goal!

  • stallionweasel

    Holy shit, count me in! Love Yuasa. Lets make this a feature film!

  • Jin

    you guys forgot the link to the kickstarter page in the article

  • Arthur Bond

    I'll help: http://www.kickstarter.com/pro...

    Also, if the Kickstarter raises $1 million, they'll make a feature film instead of a short!

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