Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Director Yasuhiro Irie Launches 'Halloween Pajama in Seattle' Anime Kickstarter

posted on by Karen Ressler

Anime director Yasuhiro Irie (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Scorching Ping Pong Girls, Code:Breaker) launched the Kickstarter campaign for his "Halloween Pajama in Seattle" anime project on Friday.

As previously announced, the project seeks to raise 20 million yen (about US$178,600) by December 5 to fund a 20-minute anime plus opening and ending sequences. The production is expected to finish in December 2018 if the campaign is successful.

The planned anime is based on the "Halloween Pajama in Seattle: The Dream Catcher" chapter of the manga, and it will be a musical that features characters singing. Irie has made the chapter available in English on Kindle and PDF.

The backer rewards listed include a thank-you message; the completed anime accessible via streaming; a subscription to a backer-exclusive magazine; a digital soundtrack; the original manga in Japanese and Italian or English; a Kindle download for a rough sketch book for the manga; the backer's name in the ending credits sequence; a download of the anime materials (storyboards, key frames, in-betweens, photography, backgrounds); a copy of the anime on physical DVD; a tote bag with original illustration by Irie; signed shikishi; illustrated T-shirts; invitations to attend a kick-off event for the production in Tokyo, a private screening, and the after-production party; an appearance in the anime as a character for a total of 10 cuts; and an appearance in the anime as a key character. The campaign also includes backer tiers specifically for companies seeking to fund the anime's production.

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