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15 years after it began airing worldwide (on NHK-BS, Jetix, ABC Family, France 3, Super-RTL, GMTV etc.) the award-winning* series Oban Star-Racers remains a one of the kind succesfull collaboration between Japanese and Western artists. Offering a rich sequential story for all ages, filled with touching moments, a kick ass heroine, and breathtaking race sequences, it has beautifully stood the test of time and deserves more than ever to be released in HD – all the more as it is its original format!
Since no distributor ever bothered to do so, it’s up to us: the indie studio behind the series and more especially you – THE FANS AND THE ANIMATION ENTHUSIASTS – to make it happen!
This 15th Anniversary crowdfunding campaign has three main goals:
- Allow you to discover Oban, for the very first time, the way is was always meant to be seen – in its original 1080p, 24 frames per second, 4/3 format (and without any breaks too) !
- Support the heavy investments already spent by Sav! The World in order to restore the series’ original HD masters as well as look for, acquire, and resynchronize the international dubs of the series, 11 of which, rescued from years of neglect, will be featured in this Blu-ray release.
- Encourage our studio to develop new Oban related projects !
Not familiar with Oban yet? Here’s the pitch in a nutshell:
Every 10.000 years, champions from every civilization in the galaxy face off during a mystical and dangerous competition – the Great Race of Oban. Though shrouded in mystery, it is said the outcome of the race will completely redefine the balance of power within the Milky Way. For the Earth-Team, defeat is not an option as it may well spell the end of the fragile and embattled human race.
Too bad Earth’s ace pilot falls victim to a terrible sabotage in the early stages of the pre-selection! With no other replacement available within a 25 light years radius, our last chance of victory now squarely rests on the shoulders of a rebellious 15-year-old mechanic, Molly, and her gung-ho copilot, Jordan. But the young woman is not prepared to shoulder such a huge responsibility. The only reason she joined the team (under an alias: her real name’s Eva) was to confront her father, stern race manager Don Wei, the man who abandoned her in a boarding school ten years ago and never even bothered to call.
Will “Molly” manage to pilot under her father’s harsh command, let alone survive the mad competition? Will she ever find the strength to tell him who she truly is, and grow past the wounds of her past thanks to her new friends: Jordan and Nourasian prince Aikka? Whatever happens, Molly’s fate, as well as the future of the human race, are now inextricably intertwined!
As of February 21st, this project has raised $286,000 of their $34,086 goal. This project has 14 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $29, you will get one digital soundtrack. For a pledge of $63, you will get one regular edition Blu-Ray. To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/savtheworld/oban-star-racers-15th-anniversay-bluray?