MASAAKI YUASA’S “KICK-HEART”
After the encoding fiasco that pushed our Kickstarter campaign back a week, we spent a good amount of time looking through compelling projects, many of which are staff picks with awesome rewards. One of the most compelling we have found is the story of a masochist male wrestler and nun lady wrestler. Kick-Heart looks like a collision between Aeon Flux, Powerpuff Girls, and the work of Dutch illustrator Parra, but it is animated in a very unique style characteristic to Yuasa’s other work.
The lead animator at Production I.G. states that his focus on visually compelling animation has forced story to take a back seat, but this interesting story which is very near its goal looks to be just what fans have been seeking from his work. Check out some of the animation above and the many great rewards here.