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Yasuhiro IrieBy Yasuhiro Irie
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Yasuhiro IrieBy Yasuhiro Irie
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Hello! Everyone! This is "NEXT" UPDATE!(It will be iterative information for everyone in Backer. Backerの皆さんには繰り返しの情報になります)

Posted by Yasuhiro Irie (Creator)

[日本語は英語の後に続きます。Japanese text follows after English.]

[Backerの皆さんには繰り返しの情報になります。It will be iterative information for everyone in Backer.]

Hello! Everyone!

Thank you so much for joining this crowdfunding effort to turn Halloween Pajama into anime. Unfortunately, we were unable to reach the goal amount. However, I have not given up all of my hope. I am eager to move on to my next attempt, while making improvements on the aspects that did not work well this time.

My Next Crowdfunding: 

A new crowdfunding will be launched in March of 2018, to help fund production of a 90-second OP of Halloween Pajama. 

The goal amount will be 2-million yen. [roughly equivalent to $17,733]

Originally, my plan was to edit and use the cuts (shots) from the actual animated feature (the body part) for the opening sequence. By allocating funding specifically for it, we can have the OP entirely consisting of new animation.

A budget of 2-million yen will suffice to create an opening sequence consisting of all new animation. It’s 90 seconds long, so even if the production starts in March, there is still enough time to make it by Halloween in 2018!

Also, the more funding we gather, the more gorgeous the animation will be. With a 2-million yen budget, the animation quality will be good already. But with more budget we have, more in-betweens we can use. The animation with fluid movement and superb quality will be possible. At the same time, this means in-between animators’ earnings will also be increased.

I do not think it will be so easy, however. So I am taking notes on where I made mistakes. I will come up with a plan that definitely works to achieve the goal.

Why did it fail?

I think the biggest reason for the failure was the fact Halloween Pajama was not publicly well known. There are many people who know about Fullmetal Alchemist, but when it comes to Halloween Pajama, it’s nowhere near. There is a need for greater number of people having heard of Halloween Pajama so that they can become potential backers. I must have had something of a high quality reference material that can convey how the finished work would look like, however short it may be.

So what comes next?

By the end of this year, Halloween Pajama manga vols. 1-5 (Kindle version) will become available for purchase on More people will come to know about this manga.

If you enjoyed reading the manga, please promote and spread the Amazon link on your SNS, when the Kindle version becomes available. Please let your friends know there is something called “Halloween Pajama”.

If more people are familiar with Halloween Pajama through the sales of the Kindle version, there is a better chance for the next crowdfunding to succeed. It would eventually lead to production of the 20-minute musical animation that I planned in the very beginning.

What would be the rewards?

My plan is to produce and provide rewards starting from 500 yen tier up to 400,000 yen tier. [roughly $4.5 to $3550] I will have the finished OP made available not just for the backers but to the wider audience of general public.

On the other hand, I will make backer-exclusive “Production Report” newsletter subscription available at 500 yen [$4.5]. I also plan to have rewards such as “Production Material Downloading,” “Printed Manga Shipment,” “Original Shikishi Board with Exclusive Art,” and “the Right to Appear in the OP.”  

So please look forward to the announcement of the rewards!

Lastly, the next crowdfunding project will include production of a 90-second ED crediting backer names. The ED credits will feature your names, so the image/animation will be very simple. If I say it’s something similar to the end roll from My Neighbor Totoro, you might have a clearer image. I will provide more details and the specifics of how it’s going to be done, when the next campaign begins.

So, that’s it for now. Thank you again for your encouragements! It was my pleasure and delight to have connected with 501 people around the world.

My hope is to keep working together with everyone to bring Halloween Pajama to life. So I would appreciate your continued support!

Yasuhiro Irie


今回はハロウィン・パジャマのアニメ化クラウドファンディングにご参加頂き、まことにありがとうございました。 残念ながら目標金額達成には至りませんでした。 しかし、入江は全く諦めておりません。 今回の失敗を糧とし、次のクラウドファンディングを行いたいと思います。  




元々オープニング映像は本編の映像を加工・編集して作る予定でした。 ですが、クラウドファンディングで資金を集めることにより完全新作映像で作ることが可能になります。  

200万円あれば完全新作映像でオープニングを作ることができます。  そして90秒であれば3月から始めても2018年のハロウィンに充分間に合います!    

なお、金額が多く集まれば集まるほど映像は豪華になります。 200万円でも映像はできますが、予算が豊富であればあるほど、多くの動画を使用することが可能になり、より美しく滑らかなアニメーションが実現します。 それは同時に、動画アニメーターへ渡す報酬の向上にもつながります。  

しかし簡単に達成できるとは考えておりません。  そこで今回の反省点を洗い出し、確実に成功を収めるための計画を練ります。   


ハロウィン・パジャマの知名度の低さが最も大きな原因と考えています。 鋼の錬金術師は知っていても、ハロウィン・パジャマを知る人は少ないのです。 知名度を向上させることでBackerの母数を増やす必要を感じています。 また、完成映像のビジュアルを正確に提示できなかった事も問題でした。 短くても、完成形が伝わるような、クオリティの高い参考映像が必要であったと感じています。  


年内に、全五巻の漫画のKindle版をAmazonで販売開始します。 これによってハロウィン・パジャマの物語をもっと多くの人に知って頂けるようにします。Kindle版発売の際には是非、SNSなどでAmazonのリンクを宣伝して、お友達にハロウィン・パジャマの存在を教えてあげてください。 Kindleが売れてハロウィン・パジャマを知る人が増えれば増えるほど、次回のクラウドファンディングが成功する可能性は高くなります。 最終的には、最初の計画である20分のミュージカルアニメーション制作にも繋がることでしょう。


リワードは500円~40万円の価格帯で設定する予定です。 「動画視聴」はBackerだけでなく広く一般にも開放します。 一方、Backer限定として「制作工程報告メルマガ」を500円で配信します。 「素材のダウンロード」や「漫画製本版の送付」「描き下ろしオリジナル色紙」「OP映像への登場権」も予定しております。  


なお、このクラウドファンディングでは同時に、Backerのみなさんのお名前をクレジットする約90秒のエンディングムービーも制作します。 こちらはお名前がメインなので、映像は簡単なものになります。 となりのトトロのエンディングをイメージしていただけると近いかもしれません。 詳しい仕様に関してはクラウドファンディングがスタートしてからご提示していきたいと思います。  


重ねて、今回はありがとうございました! 世界中の500人を超える皆さんと繋がる事ができて、とても嬉しく思います。 これからも皆さんと一緒にハロウィン・パジャマを育てていきたいと考えています。 今後ともよろしくお願い致します!  


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      Hello sensei,
      I hope that the next crowdfunding will succeed.
      Best regards