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The famous manga by Sonoda Ken'ichi comes to life in this action-packed Anime mini-series, available for the first time in stunning HD!
Estimated ship date: Late June 2019
The famous manga by Sonoda Ken'ichi comes to life in this action-packed Anime mini-series, available for the first time in stunning HD! Estimated ship date: Late June 2019
4,249 backers pledged $350,879 to help bring this project to life.

August Update - Art Contest Winners

Posted by Robert J Woodhead (Creator)

We're pleased to announce the winners of the Gunsmith Cats Fan Art contest! Mr. Sonoda has made his arbitrary, capricious and final decisions, and awarded 5 grand prizes!

In addition, the Gunsmith Cats Production Staff was dragooned into awarding 6 Merit Prizes to entries they particularly liked, as follows:

You can see higher-resolution versions of the winners on the contest page. We'd like to thank the over 40 artists who sent in entries!

Patchwork Progress

We have completed the design of the embroidered patches, and are currently having test samples made; these become the "team patches" that members of the production team receive.

Assuming everything works well, the final production patches will be identical except that the text color will be different.

Production Report

The proofreading team is working hard tweaking all the subtitles. We're particularly happy with the results, because every team member has a special skill or two that has already paid off in ways we didn't fully anticipate.

Blu-ray menu design is underway; we expect to use a similar style as we have in our other 4:3 Blu-ray discs.

The team at DidYouKnowAnime have delivered the rough-cut of their HD version of the production documentary, and they really went the extra mile! In addition to all the HD updates, they did additional research, shot new footage of Radinov's Mercedes, recorded a new interview with series composer Peter Erskine, and Mr. Erskine has kindly provided some home video of the original recording session for use in the documentary!

That's all for this month. Thanks again for your support.

Robert & Natsumi

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    1. Austin Dahlke on

      Those patches look fantastic!

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      Eric Crippen on

      This is why I recommend your Kickstarter projects to anyone that loves anime.

    3. Kenneth Callaway II on

      Once again, blown away by the updates! Now if only the movie industry would see a surge in the "Buddy Cop/Bounty Hunter" Genre. I'd love to see more Gunsmith Cats adventures, but brought into a Ready Player One style VR universe.

    4. Kevin Jackson on

      These look fantastic! Really and May in bed is especially awesome! This project is looking better and better! Super excited!

    5. Sonny Bone (Phantom Green Studios) on

      WOW patches look awesome and the documentary sounds like it's going to be incredible. Erskine providing that old footage is outstanding! And congrats to all the art contest winners!

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      Chris on

      Wow, I love the look of those patches. Well done.

    7. Reid Stapleton on

      Whoever did the one with Rally and May in bed, you are amazing.

    8. Giancarlo D'Alessandro on

      Those patches look so good!

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      John Ellis on

      The one of them in bed is amazing, why was it not in the original Anime

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      Chris Scalissi on

      Ok so,.... was mine lost in the shuffle?
      ‘cause I know it was fire.
      And I submitted it waaaaay back at the beginning. :(

    11. Sami on

      The production documentary changes sound great, I'm very excited to see it!

    12. Robert Rollins on

      Super cool! I especially like the one with Rally and May in bed, and that awesome one of the Russian assassin woman whose name I've forgotten.

    13. Ed Pirrie on

      Intended to enter... failed!