Sekai Project, the publisher of visual novel Sakura Spirit among other quasi-erotic anime games, had recently launched a Kickstarter on the 28th of December with a base goal of $100,000, with the promise of an OVA adaptation of Nekopara, Sekai Project’s most popular series featuring catgirl maids. Surprisingly, the project reached its audacious objective within a mere hour, and as of the 31st, sits at a whopping $425,000 with more than 30 days left in the campaign.
Meanwhile, a concurrent global fundraiser established to finance a charitable project is struggling to gain appreciable support. The project’s primary objective is to create cost-effective shelters for the homeless, but an arduous three months of campaigning has only accumulated just under 10% of the $1 million minimum goal.
“We’ve reached out to countless organizations, political committees, and potential investors,” Michael Corgan, a head representative of the project, told Anime Maru. “Many just couldn’t afford sparing the funds, while others were simply uninterested in philanthropy.”
Meanwhile, Sekai Project’s response to Anime Maru’s request for comment was simply, “We’re sitting in so much money right now, it’s purrfect (sic)“.
Meanwhile, popular YouTube user iDubbbzTV is reportedly resuming his “Kickstarter Crap” series with the Nekopara campaign in mind.