16 Aug, 2014 · Sascha · Alles sonst so
Höchst beeindruckender Kickstarter-Pitch für den Anime-Thriller Under The Dog nach einer Geschichte von Videospielemacher Jiro Ishii und Regisseur Masahiro Ando, der u.a. an Fullmetal Alchemist, Ghost in the Shell, Neon Genesis Evangelion mitgearbeitet hat.
The year is 2025 in the city of Tokyo Bayside Special District, five years following the devastation wrought by a 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.
Kickstarter: Under The Dog – “An anime science fiction action thriller that will explore what it means to live and die well, testing the limits of all we hold dear” (via)