Dropkick on My Devil! To Crowdfund New OVA Episodes That May Become 4th Season

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The Dropkick on My Devil! website has announced a new crowdfunding campaign to produce new OVA episodes, which may form the anime’s fourth season if enough episodes are produced. The third season, Dropkick on My Devil!! X, premiered this past July 2022 and concluded the following September. 

The official explanation says that the crowdfunding project was born out of an inability to produce the roughly 300 million (US$2,072,539.20) yen needed to create one cour. For every 30 million yen (US$207,2539.20) goal that is met, one OVA episode will be produced. These episodes will be screened at events and streamed online. 

If 12 episodes are funded, they will be collected together and broadcast on television as the anime’s fourth season. 

Image source: Dropkick on my Devil!! X website

As a reward to backers, they will be granted prioritized access and “sponsorship” for a “Jashin-chan Fest” that will feature various stage programs, a screening(s) and exhibition(s), booths from various parties, doujinshi sales, and cosplay. The fest will also feature a special Jashin-chan version of the party game Werewolf (also known as Mafia) with the anime’s voice actors involved.

Dropkick on My Devil!! X itself had a crowdfunding campaign with 2,880 backers raising 36,181,238 yen (US$351,100) for the production funding. Pledgers were given the opportunity to name the anime’s latest season and episode titles, as well as voice background characters in the show. The funds for this campaign were meant to fund part of Dropkick on My Devil!! X as well as the production of “Season 2.5” content, the rebroadcast of Season 1 and 2 content, and other promotional activities.

The first two seasons of Dropkick on My Devil! aired in 2018 and 2020 respectively, with Kazuyuki Fudeyasu as series screenwriter, Makoto Koga as character designer, and NOMAD as the animation production company. Hikaru Satou directed the first season and served as chief director on the second season. Yano Takanori directed the second season in his place. The third season was directed by Hikaru Satou and Taku Tamada. Nomad produced the series.

Image source: Dropkick on my Devil!! X website

Yukiwo’s original manga series was first published in April 2012 under Flex Comix’s Meteor Comics label. It received a one-shot manga spin-off titled Minos no Beef 100% that was released in 2019.

Amazon streamed the first 11-episode season in July 2018. Crunchyroll licensed and released all 11 episodes of the second season in April 2020, as well as the third season in July 2022. 

Amazon describes the anime as:

Jashin-chan, a devil from Hell was abruptly summoned to the human world by Yurine Hanazono, a stoic college student who lives in a run-down apartment in Jinbocho. They’re forced to become roommates since Yurine doesn’t know how to send Jashin-chan back. But according to Jashin-chan, she could return by killing Yurine, so she takes action…?! A viperous roomie comedy that keeps you on your toes!

Source: Dropkick on my Devil!! X website

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