2013/10/30 written by Tay in All, News
Hey everybody, Tay here. The Key documentary (initiated by the Clannad Man) has been suspended. Here’s what he had to say:
Greetings fellow Key fans! I am writing to inform you that due to a conversation I had with Visual Art’s President Takahiro Baba, this Kickstarter is being suspended. While we were not asked directly to do so, it is being done as a gesture of good will towards Key/Visual Art’s. This does not necessarily mean that the project is dead, but rather that it may need to be modified in certain ways for it to be deemed more appropriate. Sometime soon a statement will be posted on Key15th.com; I would encourage you to review it to keep up with the project’s status.
Consider this: the international Key community is so passionate about their visual novels / anime that it caught the attention of even the President of Key/Visual Art’s! That isn’t an easy feat. And while I can’t say with any degree of certainty how this will turn out, I have a hunch that your collective passion will be seen in a very positive light.
I’d like to take this chance to say that the support you have shown towards this project has been incredible! I am very proud to be a part of such a devoted community. No matter how this turns out, I wish everyone all the best! ^_^
- Steve S. (the Clannad Man)
At the time of suspension, the project had raised $10,875 of its $20,159 goal (54%).
::Update:: Lulz provided a link to a blog post which purportedly details the twitter exchange between ClannadMan and Key’s owner/president Vava which led to the suspension of the Kickstarter project. Check it out here. Please note: I haven’t looked into this exchange myself, and cannot vouch for its accuracy.
Some clarification on what happened