This is our new weekly segment, Kickstartalypse Now! This is a segment where I’ll bring you Kickstarters that I think deserve the attention.
Just about anything that Studio Ghibli makes is cinematic gold. Hayoa Miyazaki is an extraordinary director and his recent announcement that he’s going to retire is all the more saddening. He’s an amazing visionary that I only wish would have made at least one live action film. Of all of the Studio Ghibli films there’s what I consider to be an unofficial trilogy I call the Spirit trilogy composed of “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Spirited Away”, and my personal favorite “Princess Mononoke”. Of all of the Ghibli films that I feel would translate well into live action this is the one that I would crave to get the live action treatment. While I know that this will never happen in any official form, and that this is probably for the best, I can at least take solace in seeing the top notch work coming from the Kickstarter community.
Wolf Girl is a fan made follow up to Princess Mononoke that takes place 600 years after the first story. The balance between man and nature is in turmoil again. The wolves need a new princess.
I love the idea behind this project. I normally hate when Kickstarter is used for fan films. I feel that most fan films are a waste of time as they will never be official releases and usually get shut down fairly quickly. However this is more than just a fan film, it’s also a showcase for some very talented individuals that appears to have some real craft behind it. You can support their Kickstarter right here!