Apr 17, 2013
Production IG's Kick-Heart Debut Trailer
Funded thanks to a successful Kickstarter that concluded late last year, Kick-Heart just got a fancy new trailer giving us our first taste of the hyper kinetic wrestling love story between a pro-wrestler and a nun. The style of the trailer definitely showcases the wild, over the top style of director Masaaki Yuasa, responsible for some truly bizarre, but endearing anime features including Cat Soup, Mind Game and some work on Genius Party.
A good thing to note about this project is that it's an attempt to bring back the more creative, artistic driven projects that once dominated the anime scene back in the 80's and 90's. Due to the global economic crisis, any innovative projects have been labeled as 'risky,' resulting in a widespread creative stagnation across multiple industries over the last decade or so, with some exceptions. We can definitely appreciate this attempt to revitalize a more innovative approach, and look forward to supporting this project upon it's release.
Kick-Heart is a love story between Romeo, a successful pro-wrestler, and Juliet, a nun who lives a secret double-life as a female pro-wrestler. Romeo's secret is that he enjoys taking a beating in the ring, while Juliet feels invigorated when facing her opponents as a wrestler. When the two meet in the ring, the fireworks fly. Their story is set in the colorful backdrop of the professional wrestling world. Will Juliet reveal her true identity to the one she loves? Will Romeo be able to share his secret to the world?