Sav! The World Productions Kickstarter marketing campaign for a fifteenth anniversary Blu-ray Disc launch of the Oban Star-Racers anime reached its purpose of US$33,824 purpose in simply over one hour.
The marketing campaign has reached 4 stretch objectives, and as of press time, has made US$115,802. The marketing campaign will finish on March 8.
Sav! The World Productions itself secured the rights to launch the anime on Blu-ray Disc after what it stated was “several years of difficult and costly negotiations.”
The launch will embody the complete 26-episode anime on 5 region-free Blu-ray Discs with 1080p, 24 frames per second, and 4:3 format. The launch will even embody 11 dubs, together with: French, English, Japanese, German, Russian, Latin Spanish, Latin Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Turkish, and Polish. The launch will even have subtitles in French and English. A collector’s version will even embody a 120-page mini artbook.
Savin Yeatman-Eiffel co-directed the Oban Star-Racers anime with Thomas Romain. The anime was a co-production between French animation studio Sav! The World Productions and Japanese anime studios Hal Film Maker and Pumpkin3D. The staff at Sav! The World Productions lived and labored for 2 years in Tokyo to provide the anime, working with storyboard artists Kiyoko Sayama, Yoshimitsu Ohashi, and Sōichi Masui, in addition to animation director Tetsuya Kumagai and editor Takeshi Seyama. Yoko Kanno composed the opening and ending theme songs. Taku Iwasaki composed the background music.
The collection premiered in 2006. The anime aired within the United States on ABC Family and Jetix.
Sav! The World Productions describes the anime:
Every 10.000 years, champions from each civilization within the galaxy face off throughout a mystical and harmful competitors – the Great Race of Oban. Though shrouded in thriller, it’s stated the end result of the race will utterly redefine the steadiness of energy throughout the Milky Way. For the Earth-Team, defeat just isn’t an possibility as it could properly spell the top of the delicate and embattled human race.
Too unhealthy Earth’s ace pilot falls sufferer to a horrible sabotage within the early levels of the pre-selection! With no different substitute obtainable inside a 25 gentle years radius, our final likelihood of victory now squarely rests on the shoulders of a rebellious 15-year-old mechanic, Molly, and her gung-ho copilot, Jordan. But the younger girl just isn’t ready to shoulder such an enormous duty. The solely motive she joined the staff (beneath an alias: her actual identify’s Eva) was to confront her father, stern race supervisor Don Wei, the person who deserted her in a boarding college ten years in the past and by no means even bothered to name.
Will “Molly” handle to pilot beneath her father’s harsh command, not to mention survive the mad competitors? Will she ever discover the power to inform him who she actually is, and develop previous the injuries of her previous due to her new buddies: Jordan and Nourasian prince Aikka? Whatever occurs, Molly’s destiny, in addition to the way forward for the human race, at the moment are inextricably intertwined!
Shout! Factory beforehand launched the collection on DVD in 2008.
Romain said in 2017 that he’s “seriously considering” engaged on a sequel or spinoff challenge for the anime.
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