Kenichi Sonoda launched an English subtitled mannequin of his Bean Bandit episode 0 mission on April 12. The mannequin is obtainable to backers that subscribed to Plan 2 and higher tiers.
The Kickstarter advertising marketing campaign for the mission ran from May 2018 through June 2018 and raised 23,343,872 yen (about US$1,79,718 by as we communicate’s conversion), surpassing the distinctive 15 million yen intention. The preliminary intention of the mission was to make a five-minute animation. The advertising marketing campaign had stretch targets to extend the runtime to twenty minutes (at US$380,000) or 45 minutes (at US$800,000), nonetheless did not attain these targets. Sonoda launched a Campfire crowdfunding advertising marketing campaign in Japan in January 2019.
Sonoda is credited with the distinctive work, planning, and state of affairs, and could be credited as chief director and chief animation director. Yū Aoki (firearm animation director for Sword Art Online II, GATE every seasons) is directing the anime. Keizō Shimizu (Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Cobra The Animation) is the character designer, Shujirou Hamakawa is the animation supervisor, and Hisayoshi Hirasawa is the sound director.
The cast incorporates:
- Hidenori Takahashi as Bean Bandit
- Ayaka Asai as Rally Vincent
- Hiromi Igarashi as Minnie May
- Eri Kitamura as Becky
The animation acquired a Blu-ray Disc launch that shipped in September. Sonoda moreover talked about on the Kickstarter internet web page that he needs to “bring Bean Bandit to the big screen, and even an animations series and movie.” Sonoda attended the Anime Central convention in Illinois in May 2019 to show display the world premiere of the episode.
Sonoda moreover created an paintings e-book with thought paintings, designs, and an genuine shade comic. All releases from the Kickstarter advertising marketing campaign could be present in Japanese and English.
The mission melds elements of Riding Bean and Gunsmith Cats, and like these earlier works it takes place in Chicago.