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A limited-edition Blu-ray release of Sonoda Ken'ichi's hyperkinetic mix of gears, guns and mayhem on the streets of Chicago!
A limited-edition Blu-ray release of Sonoda Ken'ichi's hyperkinetic mix of gears, guns and mayhem on the streets of Chicago!
A limited-edition Blu-ray release of Sonoda Ken'ichi's hyperkinetic mix of gears, guns and mayhem on the streets of Chicago!
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The Return of Rally Vincent!

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We are pleased to announce that our next Blu-ray special edition will be Sonoda Ken'ichi's Gun Smith Cats. We are currently in the early planning stages for the crowdfunding project; we'll start previewing it in January to get your feedback, and hope to go live in late February.

More details soon!

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    1. Jerker Löjdmark on December 5

      The Sonoda classic works restoration project continues! And what great news it is, maybe now I can retire the laserdiscs :)

      Was there already a Japanese bluray remaster out for this one? I know the previous titles already had JP blurays out but I don't know if GSC has a BD out yet.

    2. Dave Brown
      Superbacker
      on December 4

      I'll be waiting to back as soon I see it drop!

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      accRei on December 4

      Guess I'll be checking out Gun Smith Cats in the future (I've always wanted to anyway).
      Just gotta make room for it in my budget though. ^_^'

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      Sascha Weiss on December 4

      Thanks for this early (or late, depending on how you look at it) Christmas gift! This is awesome!

    5. jo holloway
      Superbacker
      on December 3

      hells yes! i can not wait for it! i have the complete manga and a copy of the original dvd release, this is gunna be good! since you guy's are in contact with Mr. Sonoda please thank him for us! so damn excited!

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      Chris Thurston on December 3

      Been waiting a long time for this.
      So excited to see GSC finally getting its due.

    7. Joshua Brafman on December 3

      Yes! YES! I was hoping this was next. LOVE this anime!

    8. kyrt on December 3

      Was waiting for this one looking forward to finding out more info.

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      Thomas Smith on December 3

      I think I still have the ADV laser disk...

    10. SpacemanHardy on December 3

      Finally, my all-time favorite OVA is coming back in print and being re-released on bluray!! Hopefully you'll be able to get the old special features that ADV made back in the day as well.

      And as far as new features, how about a commentary track with Amanda Winn Lee and (if you manage to track her down) Kimberly Yates?

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      Timothy P. Coyle on December 3

      Just take my money! Backed all three AnimEigo KS so far, and haven't regretted it. What's one more?

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      Brett Schwartz
      Superbacker
      on December 3

      Yes! This is awesome!

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      Chris on December 3

      Wow, awesome. I'm really excited about the chance to support this new release. Great choice!

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      Mr Jon Dracup on December 3

      Fan-freaking-tastings news! I’ll definitely be funding this! Please can I ask that the packaging ties-in (design-wise, and size-wise) with the Blu-Ray of RIDING BEAN?! As both films are linked, it’d be lovely to have them look like two-halves of the same item - if that makes sense.

    15. Patrick Bierlein on December 3

      Great to hear. RB and GSC is where my love for the '67 Shelby Cobra GT-500 originated. I have to express my surprise though. I had always assumed that Funimation had snatched up the rights for it when ADV went under, along with all of ADV's other catalog titles. Count me in yet again for this KS and I'll throw my request in as well for the OST.

    16. Eric Mongeau on December 3

      I hope there will be a tier rhat includes a reprint of the manga.

    17. David Mixon on December 3

      OK! Really looking forward to this.

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      Michael Holzinger on December 3

      Count me in! always willing to double dip for this classic.

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      edzieba on December 3

      I'll add the inevitable request for the fabled OST CD.

    20. Tad Simmons on December 3

      I was hoping that would be the natural next step.

    21. Nolan Schmidt on December 3

      I'm down to get this! :)

    22. Noah Ramon on December 3

      OH.
      OH, YEAH.
      That's the stuff.

      Looking forward to this one!

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      Ragnar on December 3

      Awesome was really hoping you would go with this after the others. I assume this one might take a little more time since you don't have a Bluray product to work with already but any tentative time frames or need to see how the Kickstarter goes?

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      Seed on December 3

      This is what I was hoping for.

    25. Jákup Fuglø
      Superbacker
      on December 3

      I've loved GSC since the first time I saw it so I can't wait for this one. And we'll finally get to see one of the greatest anime openings ever in HD.
      ٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و

      Hope my work picks up again by then so I can spend a little extra.

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      xdrfiredogx on December 3

      Oh man, Christmas just came early!

    27. Phillip O'Connor on December 3

      Absolutely excited for this kickstarter! Between this, the previous Animeigo KS and the Aria KS, it's a great time to be a physical media anime fan.

    28. Adam F on December 3

      Awesome! Wish I could fund a new series of it too... I really want a "Complete Sonoda Box" at some point to put all of these in. Real HD too, yay!

    29. Matthew L. Sharpe on December 3

      I am soooooo hyped right now!!!!!!!

    30. Abdullah Al-Khalagi on December 3

      Rob..

      My heart and wallet are open for you...

      :)

    31. FlamingFirewire on December 3

      Oh, and please be sure to tantalize us with some test footage of what the remaster will look like in the pitch video if you can - I love seeing well-done remastered cell animation!

    32. FlamingFirewire on December 3

      And I was just thinking about this OVA the other day too - nice to see it coming so soon!

      Obviously details are coming soon, but as with other sets you've re-released, I hope you're able to get all of the existing special features from the old sets & create some new ones! At this point, I think a retrospective piece on all of the projects Sonoda has been involved in up to Gunsmith Cats would be cool, or other features like "Chicago X years later" (get Sonoda and some of the anime crew out to the city to discuss how it's changed since they were last, maybe infeasible, but a neat idea nonetheless), "The Remaster Process" (specifically how this one came about/what kind of decisions are made in regards to colour retention, etc.), and doing some of the other things you've done with prior sets (like new commentary tracks, including excerpts of manga, providing stretch goal for new original package and disc artwork, insert with the blu ray including liner notes/new manga).

      Just some ideas I'm sure you've already looked at, but thinking about this new release gets me excited - the audio quality was pretty amazing from memory on the dub and sub side on this one, and it will be great to see in proper remastered HD and hear in a lossless format.

      Can't wait to see the preview page! :)

    33. J.Sanders134 on December 3

      Gunsmith Cats on Blu-Ray?!? Where do I sign up?! XD

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      Arturo Arreseigor on December 3

      WOOOOOOT!!!!!!!!

    35. John Fiala
      Superbacker
      on December 3

      Sounds awesome!

    36. Kamil Tworkiewicz on December 3

      yuppi!!!! that is awesome news!!! Robert is TopMan!!!

    37. Robert J Woodhead 4-time creator on December 3

      Just to clarify, it's real HD. Not an uprez!

    38. Desslok on December 3

      Well, I'm on!

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      Sean Steder on December 3

      So awesome, glad I held out on buying them the OVAs on DVD. Definitely one of my most anticipated Kickstarters. Brings back memories of renting the VHSs from the local video store and showing my mom anime for the first time.

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      Robert on December 3

      Keep Us Updated. I am interested

    41. ChrisOlsen3
      Superbacker
      on December 3

      That’s great news!

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      Louis Bryant Jr. on December 3

      Thank you sir!
      Can't wait to see what the other project is as well...

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      Kristian Zdunek on December 3

      Great! The obvious, logical continuation to the Sonoda Kickstarters, but I didn't dare to hope since it doesn't have a Blu-ray release in Japan and didn't receive any kind of remastering for DVD. Are you able to confirm that it'll be real HD from a new film scan like the previous titles?

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      Radosław Wójciak on December 3

      Amazing, but it's never was released on BD? It's normal BD or just BD-SD?

    45. Tonio Schelker on December 3

      Shut Up and take my Money!!!!!! Yeah im waiting so much for this grast OVA's!!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!

    46. Dan Lamm on December 3

      Been waiting for this!

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      Peerless Girl on December 3

      Well...there goes all my money. Dammit Robert, you have to stop this, it's a disease! A DISEASE!!!