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Bubblegum Crisis Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray Set -- Shipping is Complete -- We will begin accepting late orders in a few days!

We have shipped copies to all the current backers, and we do have some extra sets available. We will being accepting orders for these remaining copies in a few days; we expect that the price (after applying our website discounts) will be about $60 for the basic set and $110 for the premium set. The set will not be available anywhere else, and it will never be available for less than what the current backers paid.

The KickStarter for the Bubblegum Crisis Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray Set reached its goal in only 4 days, and ended up raising over $155,000! This bespoke limited-edition was specifically crafted for the backers, and they got to help decide exactly what goes into it, and even do some of the work -- something we rather unimaginatively called "CrowdProduction"! The entire process has been documented in a regular series of KickStarter updates.

This resulted in the set having both Japanese and English audio, and subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Finnish and Japanese. It also has a digital archive of information and artwork, digital versions of the BGC Grand Mal comic book and RPG game books, and an online wiki version of the archive.

And more people signed up, we were able to repeatedly increase the budget and add new goodies to the set, such as an embroidered patch for Premium backers and the choice of a Challenge Coin or Keychain (Premium backers get both!).

You can get more details on the project here.

Farewell, Cherry

We note with great sadness the passing at age 82 of Nagai Ichirō, one of Japan's most beloved voice actors. Nagai-san appeared in several titles AnimEigo released over the years, including Jingoro in Yawara and, of course, the demented monk Cherry in Urusei Yatsura.

Special Savings!

We're offering special pricing on several of our titles; the Special Sale Page makes it easier to order multiple titles. Some of these titles are going out-of-print soon, so quantities are limited, and they may become unavailable without notice.

And for a limited time, we're bringing back $10/$10/10% - $10 off if your order is $50 or more, another $10 off if it's $100 or more, and another 10% off if it's $200 or more. So if Santa delivered some cash this year (hey, it's always the right size, and always the right color!), there's no better place to get rid of it than AnimEigo!

The Clone Returns Home DVD
Miyamoto Musashi - The Set of 5 Discs
Sleepy Eyes of Death DVD Box Set 1
Sleepy Eyes of Death DVD Box Set 2

Sleepy Eyes of Death DVD Box Set 3
Tora-San DVD Boxset 1
Shinobi no Mono DVD Box Set 1

Newly Released

The Final Four Films in the Adventures of Nemuri Kyoshiro
Sleepy Eyes of Death DVD Box Set 3
The incomparable Raizo ICHIKAWA returns in the final four Sleepy Eyes of Death, jam-packed with scheming officials, devil-worshippers, hidden christians, psychotic royalty, and even two nuns with guns!

Oh, and there's a harem too!

  • One of the most iconic and longest-running samurai film series of all time.
  • The final 4 Kyoshiro Nemuri films starring the incomparable Raizo ICHIKAWA
  • Directed by Kazuo IKEHIRO (9,12), Tokuzo TANAKA (10) and Kimiyoshi YASUDA (11)
  • Based on the writings of legendary novelist Renzaburo Shibata.

Recently Released Products

Eleven Samurai DVD
The Great Killing DVD
13 Assassins DVD


Lone Wolf & Cub goes out of print

Lone Wolf & Cub is now out of print. As it was the first Samurai film AnimEigo released, it will be greatly missed. However, the original Shogun Assassin film that was created from Lone Wolf & Cub is still available.

35mm screenings of Black Rain
The Japan Foundation is sponsoring 3 three theatrical screenings of Black Rain this November, using a 35mm print with English subtitles. The locations are the University of Florida on 11/06, the University of Mississippi on 11/12, and Eckerd College on 11/22.
Summer Box Set Blowout
Summer is upon us, and that means it's time for some sizzling bargains. This year we've outdone ourselves, with some massive price drops on our most popular box sets.

The Shogun Assassin (DVD or BluRay), Lone Wolf and Cub (DVD or Blu Ray) Shinobi no Mono, Tora-san and Sleepy Eyes of Death (DVD) box sets are all $29.99 until further notice. And we've also cut the price on the Miyamoto Musashi "Set of 5 Discs" to $39.99.

In addition, The Clone Returns Home is only $7.99.

You can find all these items on our Special Sale Page! Some of these titles are going out of print at the end of the year, so don't wait!