By Nolan P. Smith
We are back once again to shine the massive spotlight called the internet on an outstanding project that needs YOUR help to get funded on the crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. This time, we take a look at a book that visually blew me away at first glance- are you ready for Anima?
The amazing graphic novel by Coffee Tree Studio and by creator Chiara, Anima looks so kinetic, bursting with color and creativity, it drew me in as soon as I laid eyes on the project. Here’s the info straight from the Kickstarter page:
Anima is an exciting journey that will take us through the emotions of the protagonists Anima, Hormon, Oblak, Nebe, Alastor and others, leading us in enchanted and always different worlds, where we will meet fascinating creatures and mysterious places populated by amazing entities, demons, monsters and spirits.
Anima is a fantasy graphic novel, a fantastic and funny adventure full of emotions, colors and madness. A story contaminated by videogames like Kingdom Hearts e Zelda and the Japanese style of Gainax, FLCL Evangelion, Kill la Kill, Gurren Lagann, the masterpieces of Miyazaki.
If you pay attention you can also find some references to US productions like Adventure Time and Steven Universe, where improbable elements and magic reign supreme.
In this first book we will read the story of Marco, a young boy trapped in an obsessive and depressing routine, who is suddenly catapulted into an alternate reality, the Village. A fantastic place inhabited by strange magic creatures, where reality is in a constant and whirling transformation. Anima, a chaotic “demon hunter”, will force the protagonist to face himself with his deepest fears, starting an obscure fight that will put him in front of his inner demons, in order to overcome them and become a new person.
This beautiful project still has a way to go as the clock ticks down. Let’s Kickstart this project and make it a reality! You can check out the Kickstarter campaign at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coffeetreestudio/anima.