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Let's give Skip Beat! the Official North American Release it deserves!
Let's give Skip Beat! the Official North American Release it deserves!
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Skip Beat! Retail Release

Posted by Pied Piper, Inc. (Creator)

Dear Backers,

It’s Alan, I help run Pied Piper’s social media along with various other things, and I’ll be subbing for Ann on this update.

Exactly two years ago we launched Skip Beat! On Kickstarter to right the ship after our Indiegogo campaign went off the rails. So the timing of this announcement is serendipitous to say the least. We’re ecstatic this project is moving from its crowdfunding stage to a full-on retail release.

Pre-orders are now officially open on Right Stuf Anime, and discs will be making their way into people’s homes in June! We're incredibly happy to be partnering with the awesome folks at Right Stuf to bring Kyoko’s story to a wider audience. They will be the exclusive retailer and are excited to work with us on making this release a success.

We know that you all did tremendous work as ambassadors to make this dream become a reality. We’re going to need you once more, to ensure that as many people as possible know about this wonderful title. So that Kyoko becomes the shining star we all know she deserves to be!

For Those of You Waiting on a Response from Ann

I know that after the last update a lot of you reached out to Ann in regard to missing items or getting replacements. Ann has undergone surgery for appendicitis and will be in the hospital for about five days. Please give her some time to get back to you. Thank you.



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    1. Giusseppe Gonzales- on

      Get well, and hope for the fast recovery!

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      Marco van Loon on

      Get well soon, Ann! @Markus Helmersson: release by MVM is slated for the 26th.

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      Adam on

      Ann, I hope you have a speedy and successful recovery! Take care of yourself! :)

    4. Mariz on

      Get well soon, Ann!

    5. cybereye on

      Here's wishing you a blissful speedy recovery, happiness, and good health to enjoy the rest of your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this horrible time. You're not left alone and I hope to see you return to your healthy life soon. May God heal you soon and make you feel better to enjoy your life!

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      Nina Davis on

      @Daniel, what blows my mind is Funi can simulDUB the same day an episode drops in Japan. You get the ep beforehand to do the work, but we're talking a few days? It has to be bonkers on the production side -- that someone (or someones) get the script done is the tip of the iceberg -- which is why they've yet to do an entire season or cour like that, never mind a whole season of shows, but to do the few weeks they do for the select shows they do it for is astounding.

    7. Boxster2002 on

      @Ann: I hope you have a quick recovery! Sending you tons of well wishes!

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      obasan3488 on

      Praying for you, @Ann!

    9. Daniel on

      The fact that's it's taken you guys two years to do one series makes me so impressed at Funimation for doing ten or more series every season. I thought the only hard part was the actual dubbing but you have opened my eyes to the rest of the process also being hard, or if not hard then time-consuming.

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      Sherri Schladen on

      Ann hoping for a speedy recovery!!! Feel better soon

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      Vincent Fabbri on

      I hope Ann gets well soon. I understand that she’ll need to take it easy for the next few days.
      Also, thanks for the update. I hope more people will get the retail copy of the series.

    12. Felaguin

      Terribly sorry to hear about the appendicitis. Hope Ann gets back on her feet soon.

    13. Richard J. on

      @ Ann: we wish you a speedy recovery and a long and prosperous life!

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      Brett S.

      Congrats on the retail release!
      And I hope Ann has a quick recovery! :)

    15. Peter J. LaPrade Jr.

      I hope Ann gets well soon. Thanks for the update

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      Mandy on

      I'm glad it's getting a retail release for the people I informed too late! And I hope Ann gets to feeling better soon! I hope you have a fast recovery!

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      Nina Davis on

      Oh no! Poor Ann. Wishing her a speedy recovery.

      Two years. Wow. Happy Anniversary, everyone!

    18. Lauren Miller on

      No worries! I hope she gets well soon! And thanks for the update

    19. Maura Werner on

      Oh, jeez! Appendicitis?! That sucks. Get well soon, Ann! *MASSIVE HEALING VIBES!!*

    20. Markus Helmersson on

      And also the best of luck and hope to Ann, that she'll recover.

    21. Markus Helmersson on

      It's hard to believe it's been two years since then. Congratulations and hope it won't be long now until there is an UK version available. :)

    22. Libby on

      OMG! I hope she’s okay! Sending good vibes her way! I hope she gets better soon! Surgery is never fun. :(