Anime director Yasuhiro Irie has revealed that he will launch a Kickstarter campaign on Friday, October 20, 2017 to adapt his Halloween Pajama manga into a 20-minute anime. The planned anime is titled “Halloween Pajama in Seattle: The Dream Catcher,” and is based on the similarly-named chapter of the manga. Irie has made the chapter available in English on Kindle and PDF.
The draft campaign page on Kickstarter seeks to raise 20 million yen (about US$178,600). The anime will expand the content of the chapter to fit the 20-minute runtime. In addition, the anime will be a musical that will feature the characters singing. The production is expected to finish in December 2018.
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, Italian, and 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.