RED ORIGINS: An Original African Animated Series


RED ORIGINS is an original African animated series created by Kolanut Productions, an up and coming independent animation, comic, and game productions company. Kolanut Productions focuses on providing diverse media that is predominantly centered on, but not exclusive to the untapped and emerging market of African Magical Futurism. The premise of RED ORIGINS is the following:

“Red Origins is a show that follows Obi, Temi and John as they mystically get transported to Neo Africa in 2070. Upon arrival they mistakenly break a bronze taboo and are forced to join a Peacekeeping Magical Juju Force. In order to return home they must help stop a brewing war between Ancestral Africa and Neo Technological Africa. It is spell casting magical juju daggers versus energy wave cannons; which side will you take?”

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I actually learned about this project a few months ago, and took it upon myself to dialogue with the creative team behind it. I have long been a fan of animation of all types (with such favorites as Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Death Note, Justice League Unlimited, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, etc), and felt that African Animation was long overdue. After a few exchanges, I decided to lend my support to this project, and I am asking you to do the same. The creators have set up a Kickstarter campaign in order to produce the first edition of the Red Origins comic, as well as subsequently produce a 10 minute trailer for the animated series. From the preview that they’ve already posted, its exciting to think of what this team could come up with the right resources:

They’ve also managed to get the support of Sci-Fi/Fantasy heavyweights such as Alan Dean Foster:

As well as my friend Nnedi Okorafor:

Time is running out for this Kickstarter campaign. Let’s show our support and help RED ORIGINS show what Africa has to offer!