CLANNAD Goes to Kickstarter!


For those seeking to play the Visual Novel that started it all, Sekai Project has officially launched its Kickstarter campaign for the English localization of CLANNAD!  Seeking $140,000, as of posting this, it has already reached $106,000 and steadily climbing.

clannadvn1Based on the amount of backing, Sekai Project is offering DRM based digital downloads and physical copies ranging from $40-50.  Beyond that, they are offering perks such as digital fanbooks, music collections, and download packages for friends.

It’s uncertain if they had little expectations or humble goals in mind, but with 59 more days to go on the campaign, there’s little doubt that it will far exceed its goal.  The question remains as to if they will offer stretch goals for console versions, but for now they only have plans for a Stream release following fulfillment of backers.

If you’re interested in backing the project, visit their Kickstarter page for more information.  Please know the risks involved in offering money to a Kickstarter campaign before backing.

Update 1
After a successful first 12 hours, Sekai Project has announced to their backers that a few ideas are on the table, but warns that they nothing is in stone yet.  They are already discussing possible stretch goals including importing HD materials that were present in the PS3 version of the game.  On top of that, they have addressed concerns regarding adding Tomoya’s voicing, but claims it would be improbable as even the PS3 version lacked it.  The excitement surrounding this project is increasing by the minute!

Update 2
Within 24 hours, the Kickstarter campaign has already reached its goal of $140,000.