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The production company IDA Entertainment has announced at Tokyo's TIFFCOM industry event on Tuesday that it plans to release the Cat Shit One video anime on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in the United States this December. IDA plans to independently distribute this computer-animated title through the online retailer Amazon. The company emphasized its intent to handle international distribution for this video on its own, "which unfortunately means we are currently not interested in collaborating with other television, Internet distribution, DVD, or Blu-ray distribution related companies."
The previously announced stream of the English dub is set to begin in the United States on the website YouTube in November. Will Prescott and Tom Flynn are credited with the English dubbed voices of the characters Packy and Botasky, respectively. (IDA had already announced that it will include the English dub on the Japanese DVD and Blu-ray releases in early December.)
In addition, IDA has announced that it completed a stereoscopic 3D version of the project. The company showed a trailer of the stereoscopic 3D version at TIFFCOM, and it is considering partnerships with other companies for this version.
The anime adapts Motofumi Kobayashi's manga about American soldiers who happen to be cute animals in the Cat Shit One recon group. ADV Manga released three volumes of the original Cat Shit One manga under the title Apocalypse Meow in North America.
IDA is still working towards an eventual 12-episode television series version of Cat Shit One, and it is putting together the writer, production details, budget, and distribution plan. Unlike the current video version, IDA is considering partnerships for this planned television version.
Image © 2010 Motofumi Kobayashi/anima inc./IDA