Another successful Kickstarter campaign is underway for Animeigo, this time with the goal of funding the definitive Blu-ray release of classic anime OVA Metal Skin Panic: MADOX-01. Read on for more.
For decades, the original 35mm film materials for Project A-ko — a 1986 theatrical anime film about the daily adventures of a perfectly ordinary Japanese schoolgirl, her mad scientist inventor rival classmate, and the occasional full-scale alien invasion — were thought to be lost. Through a strange series of circumstances, the film has been found. This is the story of those who uncovered the treasure and how the missing film was rediscovered. Hit the jump to learn more.
Are you ready to roll? AnimEigo's Gunsmith Cats Kickstarter kicks off this weekend! The company has revealed its tiers and stretch goals, including a "Supervillain" set and an unlockable "Cannon Fodder" reward. Hit the jump to get the scoop!
Recently on Twitter, AnimEigo founder Robert Woodhead teased an announcement that is likely related to the 1989 action OAV Riding Bean. Hit the jump to learn more.
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.