Yet another Pokémon-related project has appeared on Kickstarter. It’s called Cycle Across Kanto by Stephen Aymond, who is hoping to raise at least $132,000 in pledges by January 21, 2018. To learn more about this project, read on below or click here.
A 40-day, feature-length documentary taking the first-ever cinematic journey through the real-life world of Pokémon. Every game in the main series of the Pokémon franchise has a fictional land for you to explore, and every one of these adventurous areas were inspired by locations here on Earth. The first Pokémon games (titled Red/Green/Blue/Yellow) took place in a region called Kanto, a place nearly identical to the south-eastern Kanto region of Japan. We want to be the first to take an in-depth look into how these forests, mountains, and towns inspired the layouts of the games we’ve come to love. We’re a group of cinematographers, animators, and storytellers and we want to take you on this adventure. Not just a tour from location to location, but a real, documented, down-and-dirty, month-long adventure biking down every route to every city, to learn about each of their individual histories, to talk with their people, and to share this experience with everyone. We’d like for seasoned Pokémon fans to rediscover their childhood in a way unlike any other. Let’s take a cinematic journey through the real-life world of Pokémon. Let’s ‘Cycle Across Kanto’!