On the 17th, the production committee of the anime “Yakin-chan Dropkick X” (Yakin-chan) collected the production costs from the furusato nozei ( hometown tax ) in Furano City, Hokkaido. About the image of Furano”.
It was reported that the story was deemed inappropriate by the Furano City Council’s Special Committee for the Review of Financial Statements, saying that it “may damage the image of Furano” and that the 2021 general account settlement, which included a production commission of 33 million yen, was not approved.
In response, the committee has been conducting free distribution of the story on YouTube for one week and executing the same questionnaire from the 16th.
The survey was conducted 24 hours a day until 12:30 pm on the 17th, and out of 83,912 votes on Twitter, 71% said that the image of Furano had significantly improved, 22% said it had improved, and one said it had decreased. 7%, and 5.2% for “very low.” According to Google Forms, which collected 22,723 valid responses, 69% said they had “greatly increased,” 26% said they had “increased,” 0% said they had “decreased,” 1% said they had “decreased a lot,” and “neither of them.” was 4%. Since it is an official Twitter account, it is assumed that there will be many fan votes, but more than 93% of the more than 100,000 people expressed their intention that the image of Furano has improved.
The story was completed in March this year and has already been televised. Mr. Kazuki Yanase, the advertising producer for “Jajin-chan,” revealed that he had “checked the script” about the communication with the Furano City side during production.
It was reported that the committee pointed out that the scene in which the main character, Jashin-chan, proposed to sell organs to pay off the debt was inappropriate. Mr. Yanase commented on the fact that a part of the work was “cut out” and discussed, “I usually send a lot of clipped videos, so I can’t say anything, but I’m distributing the entire nine episodes for free, so I’d love to see it from the beginning to the end.
I want you to look at it and tell me how your image has changed.” He replied, “I don’t know, ” regarding the impact on the production side.” Mr. Yanase said, “Our production team visited Furano for location scouting and was able to enjoy the charm of Furano fully. After that, I want you to watch the main story and leave the judgment to the viewers.” (Various news, Kazuki Matsuda)