Right Stuf's License for Cat's Eye Anime Expires

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Company released series in 2 season DVD sets in 2014

Anime retailer and distributor Right Stuf announced on Tuesday that its license to the Cat's Eye anime has expired. The anime's home video release is going out of print, and Right Stuf is offering the anime at 60% off, although the complete collection set featuring both seasons is no longer available.

The Cat's Eye television anime series is based on Tsukasa Hojo's manga of the same name. The first 36-episode season aired between 1983-1984, and the second 37-episode season aired from 1984-1985. Yoshio Takeuchi (Oishinbo, Night Head Genesis) directed the first season and Kenji Kodama (City Hunter, Tales of the Abyss) directed the second season. Tokyo Movie Shinsha animated the series.

Crunchyroll describes the series:

Cat's Eye is the most notorious group of art thieves in Japan. No one knows their identities, but for most of Tokyo, the mystery only heightens their allure. To bumbling detective Utsumi Toshio, Cat's Eye is a colossal pain in the neck. They outwit him and the rest of the police at every turn, making them look ridiculous. He would never dream of being in love with someone in Cat's Eye. Except he already is.

ImaginAsian Entertainment previously released the series on subtitled-only DVD in 2007, and Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment re-released the series on two DVDs in July and November 2014.

Crunchyroll began streaming the series in 2015, and the anime is currently still available on the service.

Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip.

Source: Right Stuf's Twitter account

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