Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 Anime’s Kickstarter Campaign Reaches Goal in 42 Minutes

AnimEigo’s Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for its Blu-ray Disc release of the Metal Skin Panic: MADOX-01 original video anime (OVA) reached its goal of US$50,000 on April 30, 2021 within 42 minutes of its launch. As of this writing, the campaign has surpassed its first two stretch goals with 1,319 backers pledging US$114,748.

The company had earlier announced that the campaign would launch on April 30, 2020, aiming to raise US$50,000 within 30 days.

AnimEigo had wanted to release the OVA in HD for years, but was unable to because the company had thought suitable film assets were not available. The original print was actually at Tokyo Genzо̄shо̄.

The release will include a new HD transfer of MADOX-01 with English subtitles and an English dub, a “Weapons of MADOX-01” featurette, color and line art galleries, list of all Kickstarter backers, a six-panel insert with a poster and list of backers, and all bonus features from the 2003 DVD release. Rewards for various backer tiers include a production art book and a set of the production check discs.

If the project reaches the second stretch goal, the company will also perform a digital restoration pass on the film, doing additional color grading, dust and scratch removal, image stabilization, camera flicker reduction and splice removal. Both the original transfer and the digital restoration will be included on the Blu-ray Disc. All additional work will be supervised by the OVA’s director Shinji Aramaki. Other stretch goals include a new commentary featuring Aramaki and a “Madox Redux,” in which AnimEigo will hire Aramaki to fix any scenes with animation mistakes.

Metal Skin Panic: MADOX-01 premiered in December 1987. The OVA was AnimEigo’s first anime release in 1990. RetroCrush is currently streaming the anime.

Source: ANN

AnimEigo to Launch a Kickstarter for a Blu-ray Release of the Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 Anime

AnimEigo has opened a Kickstarter campaign page for its next project, a Blu-ray Disc release of the Metal Skin Panic: MADOX-01 original video anime (OVA). The company posted a project video for the “Unobtainium Edition” release.

The company is aiming to raise US$50,000 within 30 days. The campaign page does not list when the project will start.

AnimEigo had wanted to release the OVA in HD for years, but were unable because the company had thought suitable film assets were not available. The original print was actually at Tokyo Genzо̄shо̄.

The release will include a new HD transfer of MADOX-01 with English subtitles and an English dub, a “Weapons of MADOX-01” featurette, color and line art galleries, list of all Kickstarter backers, a six-panel insert with a poster and list of backers, and all bonus features from the 2003 DVD release.

Rewards for various backer tiers include a production art book and a set of the production check discs. If the project reaches the second stretch goal, the company will also perform a digital restoration pass on the film, doing additional color grading, dust and scratch removal, image stabilization, camera flicker reduction and splice removal. Both the original transfer and the digital restoration will be included on the Blu-ray Disc. All additional work will be supervised by the OVA’s director Shinji Amaraki.

Other stretch goals include a new commentary featuring Aramaki and a “Madox Redux,” in which AnimEigo will hire Aramaki to fix any scenes with animation mistakes.

Source: ANN

RetroCrush Announces Debuts for September 2020

Digital Media Rights has announced that it has licensed six new anime titles for its RetroCrush streaming service. The company also announced the release dates for the anime titles that will stream on the service in September 2020.

The titles will launch on consecutive Fridays in September 2020:

  • Haruka Nogizaka’s Secret – September 4, 2020
  • Haruka Nogizaka’s Secret: Purezza – September 4, 2020
  • Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 – September 11, 2020
  • Kite: International Version – September 11, 2020
  • Kobato. – September 18, 2020
  • Lupin III: Part II – September 25, 2020

The Kite original video anime (OVA) will stream in English on the service. The Lupin III: Part II anime will stream in both Japanese with English subtitles and with an English dub. The other four anime will stream in Japanese with English subtitles.

RetroCrush is a free, ad-supported video-on-demand service available in the United States and Canada. The service has apps on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, and smart TVs, in addition to being available on browsers.

Source: ANN