Hiroshi Nishikiori Starts with a New CG Animation Project, Chika Chicka Idol
The original CGI animation project Chika Chika Idol has launched an English language version of its website. Hiroshi Nishikiori (Azumanga Daioh and A Certain Magical Index) will be directing the animation.
Chika Chika Idol is a a CGI animation project about Chika Idols, which uses the ‘cel look’ technique in order to achieve the appearance of traditional cel animation in 3DCG. Also, it will be an idol animation that focuses on exciting live performances.
Another exceptional thing about it is that the management and the production will be accomplished through crowdfunding.
In today’s Japanese original animation production scene, crowdfunding is not that simple. Raising money is never easy even for an original anime (not based on a manga or book) or for a director such as Nishikiori, who’s well known to make up for the gamble of the material.
With crowdfunding, the production team as well as the fans can all help develop the characters and the project together. The crowdfunding campaign will happen from February 5, 2016 via Kickstarter. They have already published an English Language version of the original manga, which can be read for free on their official website.