AnimEigo’s Kickstarter campaign for a Blu-ray Disc release of the Gunsmith Cats anime has raised more than US$300,000, funding a final stretch goal to feature an English commentary track for Episode 3 with voice actors Amanda Winn Lee and Kimberly Yates.
The company also announced that it is planning a final “Backer’s Choice” stretch goal. AnimEigo will propose several possible stretch goals after the campaign ends, including some based on backer feedback, and backers will vote for which goal they want.
The campaign launched on March 24, 2018 and met its initial goal of US$75,000 in just over four hours. As of this writing, the campaign has raised US$314,694, and it will end on April 23, 2018.
Stretch goals have funded commentary tracks featuring Kenichi Sonoda, Masahiro Arai, and Takanori Kaza’ana; Takeshi Mori and Hiroki Satō; and Bennett the Sage and Marc Swint. Other stretch goals include a new four-page manga by Sonoda, a post card, a how-to-draw tutorial by Sonoda, and a sticker set.