Hassei Takano, who portrayed Miyuki Tezuka/Kamen Rider Raia in Kamen Rider Ryuki and Hiroya Fujimiya/Ultraman Agul in Ultraman Gaia, announced on Twitter that he has opened crowdfunding for HE-LOW on Campfire. HE-LOW is about the world of creating tokusatsu films. Takano has been involved in tokusatsu work for decades, and had a dream of creating his own series.
Campire funds will be used to help production costs, fund an independent screening, and pay for advertising expenses.
Goals include the movie on DVD, an invitation to attend the screening, and appearing in the movie.
On the Campfire campaign page, Takano stated:
“The relationshio between hero and enemies is made up of a power balance. What would the world be like after the enemy won? From that question, I thought about making this movie.
In this era, CG has also evolved. Opportunities to practice time-consuming explosion scenes are gone.
Through this work, I hope to convey the charm of the origins of tokusatsu.
Tokusatsu fans think they know, but tokusatsu production costs are more compared to ordinary dramas.
It is a low budget, borrowing the power of the cast and staff. I would like to make it in the form of a voluntary movie.
Please lend me your power!”
(Director) Hassei Takano – Miyuki Tezuka/Kamen Rider Raia, Hiroya Fujimiya/Ultraman Agul, and Kamen Rider the first.
(Scriptwriter) Yuji Kobayashi – Space Sherriff Gavan the Movie, Ultraman, and Sailor Moon Crystal
Takaya Aoyagi – Makoto Asamura of Kamen Rider Drive, Jugglus Juggler of Ultraman Orb
Takeshi Yoshioka – Gamu Takayama/Ultraman Gaia
Takamasa Suga – Shinji Kido/Kamen Rider Ryuki
The target amount to fund HE-LOW is 1,000,000¥. Since the announcement on June 6, 2017, the film was fully funded, but will continue until July 13, 2017.
Check out the preview here: