Get your grenades ready and your Shelby Cobra polished, because it’s time to go ballistic!
Earlier today, AnimEigo announced that they licensed the Gunsmith Cats OVA. The company will host a Kickstarter to produce a Special Edition Blu-Ray for the title. AnimEigo will start previews among Kickstarter backers in January, with the actual campaign expected to launch in February 2018.
Gunsmith Cats is based on Kenichi Sonoda’s manga of the same name. The three-episode OVA was directed by Takeshi Mori (Stratos 4, Vandread) at Oriental Light and Magic, with Kenichi Sonoda (Bubblegum Crisis, Gall Force) and Norihiro Matsubara (Pokémon: Black and White, Berserk) teaming up to provide character designs. Atsuji Kaneko wrote the screenplay.
Jazz drummer Peter Erskine composed the show’s soundtrack.
ADV Films released Gunsmith Cats in North America on VHS in 1996. The series received a DVD release in 2001, followed by a re-release under ADV’s “Anime Essentials” imprint in 2004. The series has been out of print since the mid-2000s.
ADV described Gunsmith Cats as:
They’re here! Chicago’s most lethal ladies have finally made it back to DVD. Join the pistol-packing Rally Vincent and her partner, grenade happy Minnie May Hopkins, as they infiltrate a gun running operation at the “suggestion” of the ATF. Burn up the highway in Rally’s Shelby GT-500 as she chases a psychopathic Russian assassin who’s kidnapped Minnie. And then watch the bullets fly in a duel to the death with a cache of illegal weapons as the prize.