Over at kickstarter.com, Peter Hyoguchi has some epic plans underway for a crowdsourced, CGI series of 5-7 minute episodes of a science fiction series called The New Kind. Inspired by a genre of anime that doesn’t resonate with Hollywood producers, the project aims at a niche seldom explored outside of Japanese animation.
Eventually all episodes will be released on the web free in monthly installments, but funders of a dollar or more receive early access. As with most kickstarter.org projects, larger pledges result in greater concessions, including the ultimate prize of an onscreen cameo with spoken lines. Like most crowdsourced initiatives, The New Kind seems to be a labor of love.
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