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Director for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Yasuhiro Irie, has launched a Kickstarter begging for funds to produce a 20-minute anime short based on his “Halloween Pajama” manga, with the most peculiar aspect of the anime possibly being the fact that it will be a musical.

The 20-minute short will be adapted from his “Halloween Pajama in Seattle: The Dream Catcher” manga (released in August this year) and will be named the same, those interested in reading it can do so now as Irie has made it free to do so.

Yasuhiro Irie has been working on Halloween Pajama since 2013 and it is set in a world full of Halloween motifs, where a 10-year-old girl transitions between both reality and her dreams to fight off evil spirits and ghosts – the cute heroine:

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While some may have appreciated a simple Halloween-type anime on its own, many are perplexed by the fact that the heroine and all the evil ghosts will sing throughout the animation – others have theorized that the element may perhaps aid in giving it a more child-friendly atmosphere.

Irie is requesting a massive $175,814 to produce the relatively short animation (slated to be completed by December of next year), of which he has already managed to accrue $22,126, those looking to help make the animation a reality have 43 days to donate.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:02 24/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's not so bad. I mean 170+k is just asking it mildly compared to some other fundings.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:44 24/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Let's just hope Kickstarter doesn't copy Patreon's "imaginary child exploitation" rules, because those Halloween Pajama images are *Chris Hansen voice* terribly sexy.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    17:27 24/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait a minute,... about $176k for a year of work. Is he going to do this all fucking alone or is he working for scraps?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:09 25/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    How much do you earn, goddamn. $176k are scraps?

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    Comment by Chen-04
    22:07 26/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    176k a year is decent, if it's for you alone. If you work in a team of ten it's only 17.6k per year: scraps.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 25/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I remember John K's Kickstarter for Cans without Labels. That was 2012 and still not close to being done. Now granted, it is John K I'm talking about, but that made me wary about a lone animator doing his pet project via kickstarter.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:02 25/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anime musicals have no place in anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:24 24/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Proof original FMA is better. This director is shit and all about the money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:35 24/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "All about the money"

    Are you fucking retarded or do you actually think all of the entertainment you consume ever day is spawned into existence with will power and guts?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:23 24/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i think its absolutely crazy how many man hours goes into our entertainment without us even giving it a second thought. take anime for instance. it takes a whole slew of people putting in 40+ hours a week and crazy over time (as per japanese industry goes) all to squirt out a 24 minute animation, 3-4 minutes of which is recycled op/ed. so really it takes a whole team of people to crank out roughly 20 minute animation. and this happens EVERY fucking week. and thats just for one show. i have at least half a dozen shit im tracking on crunchyroll(and other "places")

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:40 24/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Now consider the cost of materials, tools, office space, legal BS and just say that's $15,000 altogetherA music composer will likely charge at least $5000 for this.

    That leaves $14,000ish each for the 10 people. Let's say this takes 6 months to make.

    These guys would basically be on entry level pay to do one of the hardest jobs on the planet and work double the hours of a normal job.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 24/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Just so knuckledraggers like the op can understand this:

    $175,000, ok? Kickstarter takes 10% or so. That's $167500. Now say that 10 people are going to work on this full-time. Little Witch's documentary points to this team size being impossibly small and they will probably work 80hrs a week to meet their deadline.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:25 24/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cool story tell me more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:32 24/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not to mention the sweatshop labor outsourced. Majority of animation is done outside Japan (my country included) and the conditions and demands are insane especially when coupled with the low pay. Only desperate artists with no other choice take up anime jobs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 24/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are comparing two diamonds we have not seen the likes of since. Show some respect.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:24 24/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol another naive childish anime fan who thinks anime is produced by sheer fandom. News flash: anime is a business and its always been about the money!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:38 24/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only if they do a cover of a George Michael's song

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 24/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    dude should try netflix.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:53 24/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    A musical? not with my money



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