Gunsmith Cats Explosive Edition Campaign is Live!
I completely forgot to post an update when the campaign went live! My apologies, and here is the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/madoverlord/gunsmith-cats-explosive-edition
EU/UK Shipping Update
I have received word from Spiral Galaxy that all remaining UK/EU shipments should be in the mail by the end of business today.
If you have not gotten a shipping... Read more
UK / EU Shipping Delay
Normally I try to make my updates light-hearted and entertaining, but in this case there is little to be amused about, so I will keep this concise and to... Read more
Just a couple of quick notes:
You should all have gotten emails with tracking numbers -- if you didn't, email me and I'll look them up for you.... Read more
More Ship Happening
Just a quick update to let everyone know about the progress of shipping:
Packages have arrived at the warehouse and shipping has begun. In order to avoid the possible... Read more
I am happy to report that initial shipping of Otaku no Video has been completed!
All Canadian and UK/EU orders have been individually packed. When they arrive at the CA... Read more
The Hell of Perpetual Shipping is upon us!
We were just informed by our replicator that all the package assembly has been completed and everything is on a truck on its way to our offices. We expect that... Read more
Just a quick note to let everyone know that the master discs have been approved and are in replication. I'll provide further updates as they progress through the production pipeline,... Read more
Production Update -- May 20th
Today we received the actual production check discs for Otaku no Video. They have been sent off to the Patron Inspector backers for final review, just in case we missed... Read more
Masterers of our Domain
I'm pleased to report that the Otaku no Video disc has passed QC and is headed off for mastering. I want to give a big shout-out to CheckDisc Labs, who... Read more
Just a quick update on project progress before I get on a plane to fly back to the US.
Yesterday the final candidate disc arrived at CheckDisc Labs... Read more
Big Books and Big Batches
Project Status Update
The "bigger" artbooks have arrived at our office!
The smaller artbooks that go into the chipboard case are en-route to the disc manufacturer.
The (hopefully) final set... Read more
Discs, SMOOs and Riding Bean
Just a quick progress report:
- The artbooks are being printed.
- The latest test disc has only a few issues that need tweaking; the next one should be the final pre-mastering... Read more
Certificate of Otakunization
Just a quick update for your weekend reading pleasure.
- The artbooks have gone through a final set of galleys and will be going to the presses early next week.
- The... Read more
First things First
The deadline for getting your name on the disc (and in the insert poster) is 12:01 AM ET February 15th. If you order or upgrade after that... Read more
Production Progress Update, War Story, & Art Auction
Just wanted to give you an update on progress.
One of the cool things about these projects is that the scope tends to expand as backers come up... Read more
New Years' Resolutions
Before we dig into yet another progress update, I have a favor to ask of you. As you know, I'm currently planning the Riding Bean crowdfunding campaign. I have an... Read more
Just a few minor updates...
Here's a quick preview of the "smaller and longer" artbook that will be included in the premium set. As with the big book in the... Read more
The Big Book of Otaku!
Here's the rough draft of the large artbook for your comments and suggestions. It's not 100% complete but I'd like to get feedback on the general presentation and... Read more
Insert Graphics Here
I just thought I'd take a break from my extensive preparations for attending the first show of the The Force Awakensto give you a little update of... Read more
It's only been a few days since the last update but there are several bits of news to convey.
First of all, we've received the first... Read more
Just a quick update on various topics. I thought it best to do this before I gorge myself into a multi-day turkey coma.
The Wiki and Data Archive
A reasonably... Read more
From Japan With Love
Natsumi and I are back from our trip to Japan. We had lots of interesting discussions that hopefully will spawn some exciting projects in 2016.
Back here in the US,... Read more
As I mentioned in a previous update, right now Natsumi and I are in Tokyo working on lining up some new projects. I'll hopefully be able to make some interesting... Read more
In the last update, I asked for feedback on the format of the premium set artbook. It soon became pretty clear that most people wanted the Amaray-size/200-pages in chipboard case... Read more
In the last update, I started a discussion about tweaking the premium set to account for a manufacturing limitation. Based on responses and suggestions in the comments thread, I've gone... Read more
As you know, I'm a big fan of the idea that part of the "product" of a crowdfunded project is the backstage pass backers get into the production process.
One... Read more
Lots of grinding production work has been completed over the past few weeks. The Crowdproduction team is currently finishing up all the work on the images, tweaking the patch, doing... Read more
Most of this week was spent working on commentary subtitles, but we will pass a significant milestone this weekend when I send off a preliminary package of assets to Casey... Read more
Your SMOO Colors
This week the crowdproduction team chugged along cleaning up some graphics. In addition, the English subtitles are basically locked barring any last minute tweaks, the first half of the English... Read more
Otakings at Otakon?
Just a quick note to let everyone know that I'll be at Otakon Friday and Saturday. I look forward to chatting with all the backers, just look for the old... Read more
This week the topic for the update is reconstruction -- in this case, the reconstruction of the Otaku no Video trailers.
Just as we did with the Bubblegum... Read more
Since our last update, we've been hard at work on preproduction. The English subtitles are almost locked, and we're working on a first pass of English SDH subtitles... Read more
Earlier this evening I started sending out the Kickstarter surveys to get your current mailing addresses. Once I have them, I can load all your data into our... Read more
Thank you for your support
First things first.
Thank you for your support and faith in us. We will not disappoint you.
As a little taste of what is to come, here are the first... Read more
The Day of Reckoning
Well, here we are on the final day. As I type, only about 16 hours remain in the campaign, and we're right on the edge of the next stretch goal... Read more
Just a very quick update -- I just got off the red-eye and I've only had a few hours sleep.
With 60 hours to go we are less than $15K... Read more
Counting the direct PayPal signups, we are right on the edge of the next stretch goal, and as I am heading off on a weekend trip in a few hours,... Read more
Yesterday, I announced that we're going to be adding a new reward level with a 40mm miniature figure as one of the rewards. Even though we haven't added the reward... Read more
The Secret Masters of Otakudom
One of the interesting things about running a crowdfunding campaign is how a tiny seed can grow into something quite unexpected.
For example, one bit of feedback I've gotten is... Read more
So here it is, Monday morning, and in the hopes of brightening your day, I thought I'd give you a quick update of developments over the weekend.
We're at about... Read more
Good morning, Gentleotaku.
As I write this we are very close to achieving the first stretch goal, and the premium/basic ratio (as discussed in the previous update) is holding up... Read more
Per Otaku Ad Astra
When I launched the campaign, I was fairly confident we'd get to our funding goal -- in 4 or 5 days. Doing it in 13.5 hours is just... Read more