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Lastman is a 26-episode series full of fighting, gangsters, and paranormal activity. It's based on the French comic book “Lastman”.
Lastman is a 26-episode series full of fighting, gangsters, and paranormal activity. It's based on the French comic book “Lastman”.
Lastman is a 26-episode series full of fighting, gangsters, and paranormal activity. It's based on the French comic book “Lastman”.
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Help us save the last 12 episodes! (1 episode = 25,000€)

Aidez-nous à sauver les 12 derniers épisodes ! (1 épisode = 25 000€)

EPISODES SAVED : 5 !

The money we collect from pledges will help us finish animating our last 12 episodes. We need 25,000€ for each episode. So ideally, we would need a total of 325,000€ (which includes creating English subtitles for the series and producing pledge rewards). But if we don’t reach this goal, we’ll distribute the amount raised across the last episodes.

(FR : L'argent récolté par la campagne servira à finir l'animation des 12 derniers épisodes. Il manque 25 000 € par épisode. Idéalement, il nous faudrait donc 325 000€ (comprenant aussi le sous-titrage anglais, et la fabrication des rewards). Mais si nous n'atteignons pas ce montant, nous répartirons au mieux la somme perçue sur les différents épisodes.)

 

 

Meet the young Richard Aldana, 10 years before he kicks everyone’s ass in the comic book Lastman. Follow his adventures over 26 episodes - a total of more than 5 hours of animation - full of fighting, gangsters, and paranormal activity!

(FR : La jeunesse de Richard Aldana, dix ans avant qu’il ne vienne tout casser dans la BD Lastman ! 26 épisodes, plus de 5 heures d’animation mêlant baston, gangsters et paranormal.)

IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT (Why Kickstarter?)

« Impossible ». That’s the response we got at each step of making this series. Why? « Because we don't make adult animation series in France. » « Because you’ll never find funding. » « Because it's too ambitious. » But we decided to try anyway. And in turned out, it was possible – all it took was us working until exhaustion! For fuel, we had coffee – lots of coffee – and the joy of seeing an “impossible” project take shape, little by little.

The 26 scenarios; all of the designs; all of the backgrounds; all of the animatics; all of the music; all of the voices – all of that is ready. Ten episodes have been completely finalized, and they’re just as crazy as we had imagined them!

Along the way, a top investor became enthusiastic for the project. He promised us a large sum of money, which we were counting on. Unfortunately, the Kafkaesque maze of France’s audiovisual policy got in the way. So in short, the deal's off. And here we are, 75% done, but with a cash shortfall that will prevent us from maintaining the level of quality we had achieved in the first episodes...

...or not. You have the power to change this.

LE PROJET IMPOSSIBLE
(Pourquoi Kickstarter ?)

« Impossible » ? C’est la réponse qui nous a systématiquement été opposée à chaque étape de fabrication de la série. Parce qu’on ne fait pas de série d’animation adulte en france. Parce qu’on ne nous financerait jamais. Parce que c’est trop ambitieux. On a quand même tenté notre chance. Et en fait c’était possible. Il suffit de bosser jusqu’à l’épuisement. Avec pour carburant du café, beaucoup de café, et l’euphorie de voir petit à petit, l’impossible se matérialiser.

Les vingt-six scénarios. Tous les designs. Tous les backgrounds. Tous les animatiques. Toutes les musiques. Toutes les voix. Tout ça c’est fini. Et tout au bout de la chaîne de fabrication, déjà une dizaine d’épisodes complètement finalisés et aussi dingues qu’on les avait imaginés.

En cours de route, un investisseur de premier plan, s’enthousiasme pour le projet. Il promet une grosse somme d’argent que nous investissons immédiatement dans notre dessin animé ! C’était sans compter les méandres kafkaïens de la politique audiovisuelle en france. Le deal est cassé. Et nous voici, à 75% du boulot avec des échéances de trésorerie qui nous interdisent de tenir le niveau de qualité que nous nous sommes jusqu’à présent fixé…

… ou pas. Et c’est vous qui pouvez changer ça.  

 

 

 

REWARDS

 

Paxtown is a capital under the influence of drugs and corruption, torn apart by inequality and poisoned by the mafia. Here, trouble lurks at every corner. In this depraved metropolis, Richard Aldana grew up to be a cunning young man, without attachments or ambitions. In his spare time, he boxes. For Aldana, boxing is neither a sport nor a passion; it's just a way to keep annoyances at bay. Despite having real talent, Richard would rather die than wear satin shirts and participate in the championship of ultra-violent martial arts, the Fist Fight Funeral Cup, for which all of Paxtown turns out.

(FR : Paxtown, capitale corrompue, ivre de drogues et de médias, déchirée par les inégalités et rongée par la mafia. Ici les emmerdes sont aussi inévitables qu’une loi de la nature. Cette mégapole pourrie, elle a vu grandir Richard Aldana, démerdard, sans attache ni ambition, boxeur à ses heures. La boxe pour le jeune Richard, c’est ni un sport, ni une passion ; c’est juste un « répulsif à relous ». Et bien qu’il soit salement doué, plutôt crever pour Richard que de porter un short en satin et de participer à leur foutu championnat d’arts martiaux ultra violent, la Fist Fight Funeral Cup, pour lequel tout Paxtown s’arrête de respirer chaque année.)

But all that was before everything fell apart. Before his friend Dave, the owner of the boxing club, was murdered. Overnight, Aldana becomes the protector of his friend’s orphaned daughter, Siri. Those who killed Siri’s father are now targeting her. They call themselves “The Order of the Lion”. They are a religious sect much more dangerous than the cops or gangsters that usually cause trouble in Paxtown. These nutjobs think Siri is the key to their "other world". Searching in Dave's past for what could have triggered such a shit storm, Aldana and Siri are drawn into a quest that overwhelms them, one in which the words “Valley of the King” - a mythological land of magic and demons – keep popping up.

(FR : Mais tout ça c’était avant que tout ne bascule. Avant que son ami Dave, le patron du club de boxe, ne soit assassiné. Du jour au lendemain, Aldana se retrouve avec la charge de son orpheline. Cette gamine, Siri, est maintenant prise pour cible par ceux qui ont déjà tué son père. Ils se font appeler « L’Ordre du Lion ». Ils forment une secte religieuse autrement plus dangereuse que les flics ou les gangsters qui pourrissent d’ordinaire Paxtown. Ces cinglés pensent que Siri est la clef vers leur « autre monde ».
En cherchant dans le passé de Dave ce qui a pu déclencher une pareille tornade d’emmerdes, Richard et Siri sont aspirés dans une quête qui les dépasse, où revient le nom de « Vallée des Rois », lieu mythologique de magie et de démons.) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jérémie Périn is a director/animator. He’s internet-famous for his music videos Truckers Delight (Flairs), Fantasy (dYe), and Hi Life (Syd Matters). Additionally, he animated the opening sequences for the film Gainsbourg - Vie héroïque and has worked for several years in television (CO2, Nini Patalo, and more).

 

Balak is one of the three writers of the comic book Lastman, and he too is a fixture in the world of animation. He is known for the web series Les Kassos, as well as Turbo Media, an innovative platform for digital comic books, which he created and adapted for several publishers including Marvel and Dupuis.

 

Je Suis Bien Content is an animation studio founded in 1996 by Franck Ekinci and Marc Jousset. Their work includes feature-length films such as Persepolis and Avril et le monde truqué, as well as television series such as L’île à Lili, Nini Patalo, and Molusco. They also produce many award-winning shorts.

The Lastman team is also made up of Jérémie Périn’s longtime collaborators: Laurent Sarfati (Writing Director) and Mikael Robert (Art Director), as well as some of the usual suspects from studio JSBC, such as Jérémie Hoarau (Assistant Director) and Nils Robin (Supervising Animator). In the creative team, we’ve got Christelle "Kuri" Abgrall (Storyboard Supervisor), Benoît "Bill" Boucher (Storyboarder), and Baptiste "Gobi" Gaubert (Character Designer). Lastman would not be complete without its set design, produced by the studio Tchak, and its original score, composed by Fred Avril (a master of electronica and film music) and Philippe Monthaye (from the bands Prophet et Los Chicros). Lastman is produced by Everybody On Deck, which was also at the helm of the feature-length film Polina, adapted from a graphic novel by Bastien Vivès. And something exceptionally rare for a French series, Lastman is financed by only one TV channel (France 4 - France Télévisions).

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JAPANESE

テレビアニメ『Lastman ラストマン』

フレンチ漫画『Lastman ラストマン』の型破りなヒーロー、リシャール・アルダナがまだ若かった頃、10年前にさかのぼってアニメ化。ギャングスター、バトルアクション、超常現象。新感覚トリコロールアニメ全26話、時間にして5時間以上!

プロジェクト:インポッシブル「なぜキックスターター?」 「インポッシブル=不可能。」制作過程で僕らが方々で聞いた答えがこれ。フランスのアニメ市場には青年アニメ枠がない。資金は出せない。作品が野心的すぎる。「そんなの関係ねえ!」僕らのチャンスにかけて、眠気覚ましのコーヒーを燃料に、大量のコーヒーとともに死ぬほどハードに働けば「不可能は可能になる」少しずつでも。 26話分のシナリオ、全ての設定、全ての背景、全てのアニマティック、サウンド、アフレコ…、パーツは全てスタンバイ。そして僕らが想像していた以上にクレイジーな10数話も既に完成。 制作過程で有力な出資者が熱意を持って、アニメ制作に充分な資金を直に投入すると約束。それが想定外の問題と大人の事情で契約は交わされず。僕らの前には75%完成済みの作品が残り、プロジェクトはストップ。今まで維持してきたクオリティーを貫き通すために必要な資金はもう底をついた。これが今の僕らの状況だ。… でも、あなた達はそれを覆せる。

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Risks and challenges

The money we collect from pledges will help us finish animating our last 12 episodes. We need 25,000€ for each episode. So ideally, we would need a total of 325,000€ (which includes creating English subtitles for the series and producing pledge rewards). But if we don’t reach this goal, we’ll distribute the amount raised across the last episodes.

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FAQ

  • Towards the end of 2016, on the TV channel France 4.
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    Sur la chaîne TV France 4 à la fin de l'année 2016.

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  • Yes, the series is in French. The trailer with English dubbing was used to seek foreign investment, which has since been withdrawn from the project.
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    Oui, la série est en français. Le trailer en anglais avait été fait à la base pour l'investisseur étranger qui s'est désisté du projet.

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  • Yes! And any episodes released as part of pledge rewards will be offered in English subtitles.
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    Oui ! Et les épisodes 1 & 2 sont offerts en VOD dans les rewards.

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  • Yes, all backers will be credited on our official website http://lastman.tv
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    Oui, tous les backers seront crédités sur le site officiel http://lastman.tv

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  • Yes, we're open to new rewards ideas, within the limits of reason :)
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    Oui, dans la mesure du réalisable :-)

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  • Animatics are the episodes in the form of animated storyboards. As part of the FullDigiGoods Pack rewards, you’ll have access to the animatics for all 26 episodes.
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    Les animatiques sont les épisodes en vidéo à l'état de storyboard animé. A partir du FullDigiGoods Pack, vous aurez accès à l'intégralité des 26 épisodes en animatiques.

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    Thanks !

    Merci beaucoup ! Comme tous les backers, votre nom apparaîtra sur le site de la série.

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    [Digi pack]

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    [DigiGoods pack]

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    [FullDigiGoods pack]

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    • Accès VOD aux animatiques des 26 épisodes de la série
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    Artbook + [FDG pack] EARLY BIRD

    Pack limité à 100ex avec artbook dédicacé!

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    Artbook + T-shirt + [FDG pack]

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    VIP + BD + Artbook + Tshirt + [FDG pack]

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    • La Nuit Lastman (soirée ciné avec toute l’équipe)
    • 1 Tome de BD Lastman dédicacé par les auteurs
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    Toy + Artbook + T-shirt + [FDG pack]

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    • 1 Figurine Lastman 15 cm
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    Drawing + Artbook + T-shirt + [FDG pack]

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    • 1 illustration originale signée Jérémie Périn (dessin au choix)
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    LASTMAN Pack

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    • Visite des studios et déjeuner avec l'équipe
    • 1 Figurine Lastman 15 cm
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    ULTIMATE PACK

    BECOME A LASTMAN CHARACTER !

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    • Vous serez dessiné en tant que figurant dans un épisode !
    • Visite des studios et déjeuner avec l'équipe
    • 1 Figurine Lastman 15 cm
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