The team behind Fujiyama Ichiban has recently started up a kickstarter to support the film for the project. For those who don’t know the series launched as a web series on Youtube last year. The series was created by Michi Yamato who previously worked on varius Tokusatsu series such as Big Bad Beetleborgs, Masked Rider, and Super Sentai. He has also worked on other projects such as the Wolverine and other Hollywood films. Fujiyama Ichiban is a series mainly targeted for young adults and teenagers. Currently the set goal for the project is $137,000.
The team consists of:
- Michi Yamato – Director
- Yuuki Yamagiwa – Sakura (Sakura Ichiban)
- Adam Forrest – Sun (Fujiyama Ichiban)
- Haurjie Gunn – Eric (Ninja Ichiban)
- Michael Lehrman – Sun’s Father
- Bob Telford – Prof. Sebastian
- Michi Yamato – Tsurugi Sensei
- Kenichi Muraeda – Cartoonist
- Tsuyoshi Nonaka – Toy designer / illustrator
- Kazunobu Sano – Visual effects designer
- Yoichi Suzuki – Japanese side designer / production designer
The official Kickstarter page also provided a synopsis for the film.
The Ichiban team is fully formed with Sun as Fujiyama Ichiban, Sakura as Sakura Ichiban, and Eric as Ninja Ichiban. They fight Dark Matter, a group of mysterious villains who want to destroy Earth.
While the team fights these Dark Monsters, they are also looking for a way to rescue Sun’s father, who was kidnapped by Dark Matter. Unbeknownst to Sun, his father is actually working with Dark Matter, creating a powerful new enemy: Dark Ichiban.
Sun’s father is also working on another dangerous weapon: a doomsday device that has the potential to destroy the Earth. Sun, Sakura, and Eric need to stop Dark Ichiban before Armageddon is unleashed.
Why did Sun’s father create Dark Ichiban? How will the Ichiban warriors stop Dark Matter? And what is Fujiyama Ichiban Ultimate?
If you are interested in backing the project and if you also want to see the backup benefits check out the link below. The series can be watched on the official Fujiyama Ichiban Youtube channel.