Bubblegum Crisis Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray Set -- Late Ordering Now Open
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!).
On June 8th, we stopped accepting preorders so we could finalize production quantities. We are now accepting late signups, so you can still get in on the project. You can get the details on the project here
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.
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 Final Four Films in the Adventures of Nemuri Kyoshiro
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.
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.