If you're a fan of the Dropkick on My Devil! (Jashin-chan Dropkick) anime, you'll be excited to hear about the new spinoff episode that's coming in Winter 2023! The official website recently announced that the new episode, titled Jashin-chan Dropkick: Seikimatsu-hen (Dropkick on My Devil! Apocalypse Arc), will be premiering on the BS NTV channel.
But before you get too excited, it's important to note that this television spinoff is different from the crowdfunded fourth season of the anime. The spinoff episode is being animated by Makaria, and it promises to be an exciting addition to the Dropkick on My Devil! franchise.
The anime is a collaboration with the town of Takamori in Kumamoto Prefecture, and its title, visual, and imagery from the teaser trailer reference Fist of the North Star. The anime follows Yurine as the tyrannical ruler of a Jinbocho left in ruins after a meteor strike. Jashin-chan heads south, guided by the stars to defeat Yurine, and has a peculiar meeting in Takamori.
For those who aren't familiar with the anime, the first season premiered in July 2018 and is currently streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video inside and outside of Japan. The second season, Dropkick on My Devil!! Dash, premiered in April 2020 with 11 episodes, and the third season, Dropkick on My Devil! X, premiered in July 2022. Crunchyroll streamed both seasons as they aired.
The third season of the anime also had a successful crowdfunding campaign, with 2,880 backers raising 36,181,238 yen (about US$351,100). The campaign raised enough money to fund the production of the season, and a campaign backer even pledged 1.1 million yen (about US$10,000) to coin the season's title.
The crowdfunding project for the anime's fourth season met its initial 30 million yen goal (about US$235,000) within 35 minutes of the campaign's launch on November 30, 2022. The campaign raised a total of 115,964,266 yen (about US$865,200), and the staff applied for the Guinness World Record for the most money raised by an anime production project.
If you're a fan of the Dropkick on My Devil! anime, there's a lot to be excited about in the coming months and years. From the upcoming spinoff episode to the fourth season, there's plenty of new content to keep you entertained!
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