Edo Superstar Kickstarter

dateslapped: September 3, 2013 | by: Hawken King

Update: Wohoo! they made it!!

Jed Henry & David Bull are probably two of the most talented non-Japanese Ukiyo-e aficionados on the planet. So why can’t they strike gold in the same place twice?

Something wonderful is happening, a video game is being made from Japanese woodblock style prints and they are asking for your support.

The rewards themselves are freaking amazing – albeit niche – original hand cut woodblock prints. I personally want an 8-Fuji woodblock print for $50 (that is nothing, considering the original prints they did a while back now go for $200+).

Previously, they had a major success on Kickstarter with Ukiyo-e Heros (Japanese artwork of video game characters). The project raked in $313,341 of their $10,400 goal. It was a true rags to riches tale, a very low asking point and a very high turn out.
Video games get funded quite well on Kickstarter. The artwork on Edo Superstar is gorgeous. But this project only just made it, phew!

Edo Superstar, on Kickstarter

Edo Superstar Kickstarter