My Mission Statement
My name is Cid and my mission is to have a Homuha anime on Japanese airwaves.
Nothing more, nothing less.
So I've started reading and listening to a lot of self-help. Stuff like inspiring motivation and courage, learning to recognize your faults, and always striving for more from yourself. In the end, I've come to the conclusion that I have to think big. So, this is it-- This is my mission. And if this fails, my mom kicks me out of the house and I have to beg for change in front of Wendy's. Mmm, Wendy's.
Plus, anime is what I enjoy the most in life. It sounds crazy, but thanks to anime, I've gotten into many interesting hobbies, made life-long friends from all over the world, and even gotten closer to my family. You heard that right, I have family members who I couldn't even talk to if not for a shared interest in anime. Therefore, anime feels like... a part of me.
The barrier to an anime adaptation is surprisingly low. One of the most popular franchises in recent times, Sword Art Online, started out as a web novel. Basically a teenager's story on WattPad. Despite that, it got a beautiful anime from one of the top studios and a kick-ass theme song.
It seems that studios take a chance on the most random things nowadays so I've got to step into the wild and get random'ed. I speak Japanese so that should increase the odds a bit.
Plans for 2019
Release the full Homuha game on Steam, complete with original artwork, an amazing voice cast, and legitimately funny writing.
Gain a fanbase and love them. Learn from game companies that poop all over their fans faces and don't do that.
Make fun stuff for Youtube or whatever outlet the fans want.
Research entry points into the Japanese market.
Plans for 2020
Get the Homuha game translated into Japanese. Would do it myself but my Japanese prose is less than riveting.
Alternatively, secure a manga deal. Homuha should have been a manga from the start, but I can't draw. Anyway, it might even be cheaper than the game route.
Reach out to Japanese publishers for collaboration.
Do another game if I'm strapped for cash. I will probably not have time for this.
Plans for 2021
Collaborate with Japanese entities in a production committee and secure funding for the anime. Possible partners include DMM, Kadokawa, Warner Bros. Japan, Netflix, etc.
Release of the Homuha anime on Japanese airwaves.
Hold a Homuha release party with champagne and fried chicken.
Collaborate with the Japanese government for Homuha-related festivities at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
I have to succeed or my mom kicks out of the basement. WTF I'm not even 30 yet!