On December 17, the official Twitter account for the Dropkick on My Devil! Television anime announced that the anime’s crowdfunding project has raised 60,800,166 yen (about US$446,900) with help from over 1,326 supporters. The campaign was launched on November 30.
It has raised about 200% of its goal of 30 million yen (about US$220,600). As of press time, the campaign still has 26 days remaining. The project met its 30 million goal within 35 minutes of launching the crowdfunding campaign. The campaign will end on January 13, 2023.
The franchise hopes to crowdfund enough episodes to create a fourth season titled Dropkick on My Devil! NEXT. The staff provided a breakdown of the expenses required for production. They explained that the production cost for making a one-cours (quarter of a year) anime is about 300 million yen. They will require 30 million yen to create one episode.
It was disclosed that the staff will add another episode to the season for every additional 30 million raised. The staff plans on screening the episodes at events and also streaming them. A “Jashin-chan Festival” event is planned for May 4, 2023.
If the campaign can manage to generate enough to produce 12 episodes, the episodes will be compiled and broadcast as an official fourth season of the anime.
The first season of the Dropkick on My Devil! anime premiered in July 2018. It is streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime video. The second and third seasons premiered in April 2020 and on July 5 respectively. Both seasons are streaming on Crunchyroll.
The third season of Dropkick on My Devil! also has a successful crowdfunding campaign that launched in September 2020 and ended in December 2020. The campaign had about 2,880 backers.
The manga that the anime is based on was launched by Yukiwo in Flex Comic’s web magazine Comic Meteor in April 2012. The manga series is currently ongoing.
About Dropkick on My Devil!
Dropkick on My Devil! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yukiwo. The series began serialization in Flex Comix’s Comic Meteor web magazine in April 2012. An anime series was adapted in 2018.
A witch and student named Yurine Hanazono summons Jashin, a lamia from hell. Jashin cannot return to hell by herself so she tries to either kill Yurine(although being unsuccessful every time) or spend the day with her and other beings from Hell and Heaven.