Help Fund The New Animated Action Sci-Fi Thriller, UNDER THE DOG

It's high time these days for film producer Yura Hiroaki, founder of Tokyo-based Creative Intelligence Arts, Inc., who is currently underway with a team to help fund their newest ambitious animated action sci-fi venture, Under The Dog.

The project has been seventeen years in the making for Ishii Jiro (428: In A Blockaded Shibuya [pre-Canaan], Nine Hours - Nine Persons - Nine Doors), the conceived the original story in its heyday. And this year, Ishii is looking to make headway with fellow anime veteran and director Ando Masahiro (Full Metal Alchemist, Canaan, key animator on Ghost In The Shell and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex) to help bring the original concept to life, be it in the form of half-hour episode or several, or a feature-length movie if they can help it.
The year is 2025 in the city of Tokyo Bayside Special District, five years following the devastation wrought by specially enhanced groups of terrorists at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Out of the ashes of that desolation, the UN formed a special covert branch headquartered in Tokyo Bay solely purposed with searching out and eliminating the forces responsible for the attack along with anyone even bearing a remote resemblance to them. 
As a cover, the International School for Boys and Girls was established for the ongoing covert operation of discovering and recruiting gifted high school students, each with their own special abilities, and to coerce them in the service of an elite death squad. These troops are tasked with ferreting out and exterminating all individuals with powers like their own. 
There is no choosing sides for these recruits and failure is not an option. Failure on the field assures not only their own, but also their loved ones' deaths. In order to assure compliance, each agent’s dearest loved ones have been secretly outfitted with a micro cranial bomb and all agent's actions and speech are closely monitored and recorded through a battle chip embedded in their brain. In the event the UN commanding officer determines an agent falls out of protocol, their loved ones immediately suffer the consequences. 
Their Kickstarter to crowdsource the project is down to the wire at this point with barely a week left, and the campaign video pitch below really is a thing of beauty. If you love-love-LOVE anime and want to see more of where this could goes, there is plenty to view over at the Kickstater page. If at all possible, Under The Dog could really use a victory right now, and if you read the concept in the kickstarter link, you'll understand the pun.

Watch the stunning pitch video below, and share this article or the original Kickstarter link with friends and anime fans alike!


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