Less than a day after launching a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a Blu-ray release of Gainax's Otaku No Video mockumentary, Animeigo successfully reach their goal of raising $40,000 in pledges. With 22 days to go, they are now approaching $55,000. Following successes on this and Bubblegum Crisis, Animeigo announced plans to launch another Kickstarter this summer to fund a new Riding Bean release. More after the jump.
Animeigo, once of the key names in North American anime distribution, is getting back into the scene in a limited capacity, turning to crowd funding to release 80's sci-fi anime Bubblegum Crisis on Blu-ray. And, fans of the rocking girls in mech suit OVA responded quickly, pledging more than the Kickstarter campaign's $75,000 goal in a week. More after the jump.
Once a key player in the North American anime scene, AnimEigo has instead turned to focusing on samurai films. 2013 sees them closing out the long running Sleepy Eyes of Death series. On February 12th, expect four films "jam-packed with scheming officials, devil-worshippers, hidden christians, psychotic royalty, and even two nuns with guns! Oh, and there's a harem too!" See the trailers after the jump.
Takashi Miike's 2010 remake of samurai classic 13 Assassins made a katana slash-like impression on North American critics, taking an aggregate score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. Prestigious Japanese film magazine Kinema Jyunpo ranked the original the second best samurai movie of all time. Now, it's come to North America. Get a look after the jump.