In a Q&A where they answer questions from fans, the production team behind the Under the Dog anime project says that the budget for the project is tight, but that it won’t affect the animation production itself.
“Although we have succeeded in accumulating substantial funds, we have to admit our budget situation is very tight,” the Kinema Citrus team writes in response to a Kickstarter backer inquiring about the project’s completion and backer rewards. “This came to light from reviewing the production aspect of all the backer rewards. The production costs turned out to be simply quite high.”
They add, “Despite this fact, we are working on finding ways to make everything happen. As for the animation production itself, please rest assured it will be made!”
Regarding the creative direction for Under the Dog after the split between Kinema Citrus and Creative Intelligence Arts, Kinema say that the project remains largely unchanged.
“Our creative team wanted to make the animation work that gives our audience the same feel as the promotion video did,” they write. “So the project itself is unchanged and still heading in the same direction as it was originally planned. In that sense, the overall project is not impacted at all by what has happened. That is also the reason why we referred to our refreshed start as ‘reboot’, since many months have passed much to our anguish, too.”