News Bubblegum Crisis Blu-ray Kickstarter Meets Pledge Goal
posted on 2013-10-29 17:30 EDT
AnimEigo's Kickstarter campaign to fund a North American Blu-ray Disc release of Bubblegum Crisis met its US$75,000 goal on Tuesday, less than four days after the campaign launched on Friday evening. The campaign will accept backers until November 24, 8 p.m. PST. It has not added any additional stretch goals at this time.
The campaign will release an "Ultimate Edition" of the eight-episode Bubblegum Crisis original video anime series. The US$75,000 goal includes the series itself, the HD-recut Hurricane Live 2032/2033 Bubblegum Crisis animated music videos, and the upconverted live-action music video "The Holiday in Bali" on two region-free BD50 Blu-Ray discs. The package will bundle five postcards from Megatokyo and a custom Commemorative Challenge Coin with supporter-assisted designs.
Supporters — regardless if they buy the set — can access "a downloadable Omake (Extras) Archive that will contain all the static bonus materials we have, including program notes, song lyrics, translated interviews with the original creators, and high-resolution color artwork and line-art (settei)" in both HTML and PDF formats. Supporters at the US$10 level or higher will also receive the five Megatokyo postcards. Other pledge level rewards included a "Night Night Knight Sabers" Satin Pillowcase, a set of Metal Figures, a Nene garage kit, original production cels, a Boomer+AD Policemodel, and a MotoSlave models with riders, but they are all taken.
AnimEigo cannot ship the product to Japan, the People's Republic of China, or Taiwan.
AnimEigo released Bubblegum Crisis in a DVD box set in 2004 and on remastered single DVDs in 2005.