And the Survey says...
I have a favor to ask of you. We are strongly considering licensing several classic Anime TV series from the 70's, 80's and 90's and releasing them using the... Read more
Based on feedback in the update threads and directly from some of you, I decided to investigate the intricacies of international customs handling. Obviously, on future projects, I want to... Read more
I thought it would be a good idea to take some time and write about what went right -- and wrong -- with the project. Overall, it's been a great... Read more
It is often said that "No plan survives contact with the enemy", and so it was when we shipped out all the sets.
While things did go pretty smoothly, we... Read more
All Postage Abandon, Ye Who Enter Here
The BGC Ultimate Edition has arrived at AnimEigo HQ late Friday afternoon, and we have entered The Hell of Perpetual Shipping. I've posted a few pictures on the AnimEigo... Read more
Production Update II
Just a quick update: I got an email from OEMthat they expect to be shipping the basic sets to us on Dec 10th (Wednesday) and the premium sets on... Read more
Today marks the one year anniversary of the end of the kickstarter campaign, so I thought I would post an update on the production process.
All components of the BGC... Read more
Priss and the Replicators
Production has begun!
The replication check discs arrived earlier this week and have checked out. The project is in production, and I should have a better idea of the delivery... Read more
We have checked the final test discs and cleared them for mastering, and the replication data files are currently being uploaded to the replicator. At this point, the approximate schedule... Read more
The Manufacturian Candidate
On the 15th we shipped the final candidate discs for comprehensive testing by CheckDisc, in addition to paranoia checks by myself and another fresh set of eyes from one of... Read more
I got a set of test discs today and there are only a couple of trivial tweaks that still need to be made. The CrowdProduction team is doing... Read more
I have created a "beta" version of the Bubblegum Crisis data archive, and will post the links later today in a private backer update (and email them to... Read more
The last month has been very challenging, as we ran into multiple problems while authoring the discs -- and to make it even more frustrating, at every point it looked... Read more
Here are the proofs of the final packaging -- with links to the full-resolution versions. The Premium / Patron backer names on the Premium package are current as of August... Read more
Before I do anything else, I would like to thank everyone for being so graciously supportive of the decision to delay the release. I really appreciate the vote of confidence.... Read more
Better Safe than Sorry
After giving the matter a lot of thought, I have decided to push back the shipping date of the set by 4 weeks (from late August to late September)... Read more
Just a quick mini-update to keep you apprised of our progress.
The embroidered patches arrived a few days ago...
Here's a closeup of both the front and the back. The... Read more
Collation and Coinage
This update is light on words and heavy on pictures. First, the obligatory links:
- Ultimate Edition Waitlist (if you haven't signed up yet)
- Ultimate Edition Addons (if you want to... Read more
One of the more convoluted challenges I am facing in this project is figuring out the optimal way of shipping out all the packages -- balancing actual shipping costs, packaging... Read more
“Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things.” ― Robert A. Heinlein
The last two weeks have been the most exhausting for me since the project began. With the project in ordering lockdown, I had to start the ball rolling getting all... Read more
Locked and Loading!
The Numbers Are In
On Monday morning, I closed the ordering pages, and now I'm busy starting the production process. When the dust had settled, we had orders for 1791... Read more
I'm Making A List...
...of all of the backers so that I can include it on the Blu-Ray discs, and on the Packaging if you're a Premium backer. And since... Read more
Deadline Deferred until June 8th
After last weekend's update, I got a lot of helpful feedback about the packaging, and several people suggested that I move the deadline back so... Read more
“Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”
The deadline I set in the last... Read more
“At the time, it seemed the logistical thing to do…”
Ordering / Upgrading Deadline -- June 1st!
The deadline for ordering the Ultimate Edition or upgrading from Basic to Premium is June 1st, 2014. June 1st is also the deadline... Read more
Honey, I Shrunk the Production Expenses!
In the last update, I posted the results of the voting and what the sets would look like based on the current budget.
But I also said that now that... Read more
The People Have Spoken!
The polls have closed on the historic (for admittedly small values of historic) Production Poll!
675 Basic and 274 Premium Backers cast their ballots, and the results are as follows... Read more
Get your ballots right here!
Hey everyone, it's time to vote on how the excess budget will be used! My apologies for the delay, it took a couple of weeks longer than expected to get... Read more
Postcard Election Results!
The polls have closed and the people have spoken -- or at least, 471 of you have. Those of you who are political junkies may be interested in a trace... Read more
Postcards from MegaTokyo
Now that you've (hopefully!) recovered from celebrating the New Year, it's time to start making some decisions about the Ultimate Edition.
We'll kick off this process by voting... Read more
End of Year Update
Just a quick update to let you all know how things are progressing as the year winds towards an end.
The Three Subtitleers, Isaac, Wayne and Daniel, are now completing... Read more
Full Cotton Jacket
Here is an update on what's been happening on the project over the last couple of weeks. I'll inflict these reports on you every few weeks as we... Read more
Oh my back... my delicate back...
Here I am, setting off on the long, arduous trek to the Post Office to send out the posters (it is, of course, uphill... both ways). The hours will pass... Read more
This morning, I started sending out account status emails to the backers. This process will take several days, as google limits me to 500 emails a day. Once we get... Read more
Well, the campaign is over... which means the hard work of delivering the set has only just begun.
I'll post a more detailed update tomorrow once I've crunched some numbers,... Read more
One last update...
Just a quick update to let you know that with 12 hours to go, we're at about $147.5k.
I've also reduced the Patron Inspector reward level from $500 to $300.... Read more
22 Hours to Go
It's hard to believe that there's less than a day left in the KickStarter campaign. As I write this, including PayPal pledges, we're at about $143k, and it looks like... Read more
72, 130 and 160
I'm pleased to announce that a little after 8pm ET, we passed the $130k mark (counting $1250 of pledges that have come via PayPal). This means that the first part... Read more
3 Days to Go
With 3 days to go, we're approaching the $130k mark. In fact, we're closer than it appears, since a little over $1K has been pledged via PayPal. In these last... Read more
With just over a week to go, we are in the home stretch -- so how about actually having something to stretch for?
Some of you have been encouraging me... Read more
Just a quick note to give everyone a headsup. First, one of your fellow backers has generously donated two Vinyl kits to be used as Patron rewards; they are available... Read more
Balancing the Budget
Dear Bubblegum Backers,
As you know, one of the cool things about this project is that half the money raised goes into the production budget, and you get to decide... Read more
Will you be a member of the FANtastic Four?
We're pleased to announce that at 8pm ET tonight (11/7), a new Patron pledge level will be available!
Bubblegum Crisis Character Designer Sonoda Ken'ichi has kindly consented to create a... Read more
Rolling the Odometer!
At about 10:30PM, the KickStarter passed the $100K mark!
Over the past few days, I've been working on a new Platinumreward tier with a special bonus item -- a... Read more
Just a quick update -- I spent the morning scanning in the Bubblegum Crisis Settei (line-drawings), and while they are not yet organized and contain some duplicates, I thought you... Read more
This will be a quick update as I am on the road right now with #2 son, who is competing at a Brazilian Jui Jitsu tournament. Let's hope he has... Read more
Mission Accomplished -- And Only Just Begun!
I continue to be surprised and humbled by the level of support this project has attracted. Hitting the goal in less than 4 days? Wow!
But now that we know... Read more
Seeing Double... Again
Based on advice from supporters, I've made a change to how the Double Visionoption lets you get an extra copy of the product. Instead of specific rewards, it is... Read more
Domo Arigato Gozaimasu!
Wow! I'm speechless... but fortunately, I can still type!
Your support of the KickStarter has exceeded my wildest expectations. We made it to $44,500 (59%) in the first 24 hours,... Read more