Pied Piper, Inc. announced the acquisition of the Skip Beat! anime for DVD and Blu-ray release in North America earlier today. In addition to releasing the series itself, Pied Piper will be launching an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to enhance the quality of the anime’s English dub.
Pied Piper’s Indiegogo campaign is scheduled to run from March 1 through March 31. The Skip Beat! dub plans include Mela Lee (Rin Tohsaka in Fate/stay night) as executive producer along with Christina Vee (Sailor Mars in Sailor Moon) and Jason Charles Miller (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Final Fantasy XIV). Stretch goals will be announced with additional features such as behind-the-scenes bonus videos and other surprises, and rewards will include exclusive merchandise and more.
While the campaign isn’t live yet, there’s a coming soon page on Indiegogo.
More on Skip Beat! from Pied Piper’s press release:
In the 25-episode shojo series, 16-year-old Kyoko Mogami is devastated to learn that her long-time crush Sho Fuwa has been using her as a servant while he waltzes to stardom. She vows to beat him at his own game and joins a rival talent agency, and in the process transforms from a docile people-pleaser to ingenious creative talent. The anime’s riveting story arcs include Kyoko’s discovery of friendship with fellow actress Kanae (“Moko”) Kotonami and her tumultuous relationship with romance-challenged star Ren Tsuruga, who slowly leads her away from revenge and returns her to the path of love
©YOSHIKI NAKAMURA-Hakusensha / Skip Beat! Production Committee