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13th January 2016


Well, on top of the X-mas presents, we now deliver our beloved backers otoshidama!

Note: Otoshidama can be translated as New Year’s gifts in English.

So what do we have in our gift-bag?
– A message from Mr. Kevin Penkin
– New wallpaper available for downloads
– A new column by Mr. Jiro Ishii


We would like to share the following video message from Mr. Kevin Penkin, our music composer for Under the Dog:

Note: This message was recorded back in November 2015, so at that point, Mr. Penkin had not yet seen the newly animated scenes that were shown on X-mas.


Following the wallpaper downloads back in April last year, we now have a new wallpaper ready for downloads! We will start delivering the wallpaper as backer rewards. Those who qualify will soon receive an email from BackerKit with download information. Due to how the system works, there might be a slight delay in receiving email notifications. The wallpaper design is based on one of the teaser posters.

Note: Wallpaper downloads are available for UTD backers on WALK-IN tier or above.


Starting this month, we will have a new serialization of a column by Mr. Jiro Ishii, the author of Under the Dog’s original story.

To read Mr. Ishii’s new column, visit the Forum page from the link below:


Note: You must have a backer status of AGENT tier or above to access the Forum.

Find out how Under the Dog came to be – told from none other than the point of view of the original creator!

There is a notion in Japan that oshogatsu (New Year celebration) lasts until January 15. So we just made it in time! (Or rather, we hope to think that way…)

Anyway, see you again on our next Update!

15 comments on Otoshidama

  • David Stull2nd August 2016 on 0:22

    The DL link for the 3rd wallpaper is still corrupt in my backer kit. I am combing through my emails looking for a new DL link but haven’t seen anything…

  • Romy (from the PR team)28th January 2016 on 17:25

    Hi Jose Manuel Ortiz-san,

    Sorry to hear about your problem.
    Please contact us by sending us an email to:
    Thank you in advance.

    Romy (PR Staff)

  • Jose Manuel Ortiz27th January 2016 on 10:37

    hello there Romy (from the PR team),
    for the past month or so i have been waitin’ for the Backerkit Survey email for PayPal backers and hav still yet to receive it nor hav i gotten the email for the new backgrounds. i even went to the FAQ to see if i could find somethin’ that could explain the delay. i saw that it said that if u still haven’t recieved it to go to the link (that you provided) and sign it to backerkit with the kickstarter/paypal email we registered with. i tried this and it said my email wasn’t registered even though i am backed for the Covert Operative tier and so i finallly decided to fill out a contact form. a week or two later and still havent gotten a response but from reading other backers comments, some seem to be experiencing the same thing… please respond at your earliest convenience, we only have till the 29th of Feb. haha

    Thanks and Good Luck to the UTD team!?

  • Romy (from the PR team)25th January 2016 on 18:58

    Hi Sven-san,

    Please contact us by sending us an email to:

    We’ll work it out from there! :)

    Romy (PR Staff)

  • Sven Post23rd January 2016 on 22:54

    Hello Romy-san, I still have the issue (no new wallpaper) and used the Contact form some days ago but no luck/feedback. Could you help me please?

  • Placoly14th January 2016 on 18:13

    Thx a lot for the new wallpaper :)

  • Romy (from the PR team)14th January 2016 on 8:44

    Thanks for your patience, everyone!
    The downloading problem is now fixed! The new file is tagged “Wallpaper3_updated”. Eligible backers should have received a new email with a link to the file.

    Sven Post-san,
    Please check your inbox for the said email with a link to the new file. If you still have an issue, please let us know via CONTACT.

    Romy (PR Staff)

  • Sven Post14th January 2016 on 3:47

    I have no new wallpapers. I found at my backer site two wallpapers. But they are the same ones which I downloaded on December 16 already from there. Could you please check this?

    Thank you :)

  • Ryan Benjamin14th January 2016 on 3:29

    So far, this looks amazing!!! I can’t wait till to see the rest of it. -Ryan

  • Kei13th January 2016 on 23:51

    Thanks a lot for the new Wallpaper. And happy new year to you guys as well (still on time XD).

    Hope you and your families have had a great last year and an amazing 2016!!

  • Romy (from the PR team)13th January 2016 on 21:43

    Thanks! We’re aware of the problem and working on it. Will let you know when it’s fixed!

    The link was sent via BackerKit. You should check your inbox (or maybe spam folder). However, the link seems to be broken for the new wallpaper. Please wait until it’s fixed!

    Romy (PR Staff)

  • Gabriel Scocozza (gabri_xp)13th January 2016 on 21:43

    yeap… the wallpaper is a corrupted file :S

  • satoshi (from the PR team)13th January 2016 on 21:40

    > Placoly
    Sorry, for some technical reason, the digital distribution system is not working well at this moment but I’m going to fix it asap.
    Thank you for your patience.


  • KnightBaron13th January 2016 on 21:38

    It seem that the link for wallpaper3 (inside backerkit) is broken…

  • Placoly13th January 2016 on 20:51


    Thx for the gift … Could you please recall the link to download the wallpaper please ?

    Bests regards and happy new year :)

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