So I was reading stuff on the official website of the anime 僕のヒーローアカデミア and stumbled upon this handwritten message from the original manga's author.

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I cannot read the encircled part because I do not recognize the first character at all, and the second one I think is 係 but I'm not sure, either. If I'm right about the second character, and if I squint hard enough, I can see it as 関係, but am I right? Am I even close?

If needed, the full image is in http://heroaca.com/special.html, at the very bottom of the page where the "Special Message" can be accessed.

I don't often see/read handwritten Japanese so I am not used to this. Thanks!

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    Your guess is right; this simplification is called ryakuji. See this and this
    – dROOOze
    Commented Apr 26, 2018 at 13:05

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Indeed, it reads 「アニメ関係{かんけい}の皆様{みなさま}」 ("To all parties involved in animation").

In handwriting, the "simplified" form of the radical 「門」 (called 門構{もんがま}え) shown below is quite often used particularly, but not exclusively, by adults.

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