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AnimEigo to Crowdfund Gunsmith Cats Blu-ray Disc

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
AnimEigo previously ran successful Kickstarter for Riding Bean Blu-ray

AnimEigo announced on its page for the Riding Bean original video anime's Kickstarter campaign on Sunday that it will launch a crowdfunding campaign for a Blu-ray Disc of the Gunsmith Cats OVA. The company will begin previewing the project in January, with a planned campaign launch in February.

The anime, based on Kenichi Sonoda's manga of the same name, centers on marksman and gunsmith Rally Vincent, and explosives expert Minnie May Hopkins, two bounty hunters who chase criminals and other bounties in Chicago, often running afoul of gangs, police, and other bounty hunters along the way.

The three-episode OVA originally shipped in Japan from 1995 to 1996. ADV released the anime on VHS in 1996, and on DVD in 2001. Dark Horse Comics released the manga from 1996 to 2002, and also released the Gunsmith Cats Burst sequel from 2007 to 2010. Dark Horse offered a revised omnibus re-release of the original manga in 2007.

An alternate version of the character Rally Vincent also features in Sonoda's Riding Bean manga, as well as the OVA adaptation. The manga's protagonist Bean Bandit also appears in Gunsmith Cats.

AnimEigo previously ran a successful Kickstarter to release the Riding Bean OVA on Blu-ray Disc last year. AnimEigo previously released Riding Bean in 2002 on a dual-audio DVD, marking the company's first anime release along with MADOX-01.

AnimeEigo successfully funded a Kickstarter to release Bubblegum Crisis on Blu-ray Disc in 2013, and also funded a similar campaign to release Otaku no Video on Blu-ray Disc in June 2015.

Thanks to jlaking for the news tip.

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