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Kenichi Sonoda's New Anime Project 'Bean Bandit' Announces Staff and Cast Members

by tsubasalover
Jan 19, 2019 7:46 PM | 9 Comments

Kenichi Sonoda's new anime project Bean Bandit has announced staff and cast members. A crowdfunding project was announced during Anime Central last May when the new GunSmith Cats short was screened, and the goal was reached within a month. The anime will be screened at Anime Central this year.

The initial goal for the anime project was to produce a five-minute animation. It later announced additional milestones where the length of the animation would be increased for each subsequential milestone met, with a limit of 20 minutes per episode that also included an opening sequence. The anime will have both Japanese and English audio versions, as well as an English subtitled one. A new crowdfunding project for the opening and ending scenes, Blu-ray discs, direct download availability and more, also launched. Production for the series began last December.

Original, Chief Director, Plan, Scenario, Chief Animation Director: Kenichi Sonoda
Director: Yuu Aoki (Sword Art Online: Alicization supportive prop designer)
Character Design: Keizou Shimizu (Chihayafuru 2 assistant animation director)
Sound Director: Hisayoshi Hirasawa (Netsuzou TRap)
Animation Supervisor: Shuujirou Hamakawa (Digimon Adventure tri. 6: Bokura no Mirai original animation)
Production Supervisor: Shouji Murahama (Vandread executive producer)

Bean Bandit: Hidenori Takahashi (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
Larry Vincent: Ayaka Asai (Hibike Euphonium series)
Minnie May: Hiromi Igarashi (Brave Witches)
Becky: Eri Kitamura (Working!! series)

Bean Bandit is a new OVA based on the Riding Bean OVA released on February 1989. Sonoda serialized the manga version via Monthly Comic Noizy, which was left unfinished due to the magazine ending its publication. It was later included in a revised edition of the final volume of GunSmith Cats' spin-off manga.

Official Twitter: @anime_projectbb

Source: Moca News

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I'm a fan of Sonoda's works, but I'll be passing on this one.

May 11, 2019 7:10 AM by Seiya

tsubasalover said:
A new crowdfunding project for the opening and ending scenes, Blu-ray discs, direct download availability and more, also launched.
The goal not met but ED will be created.

May 11, 2019 2:58 AM by tsubasalover

Anyone has an idea what has happened to this?

May 10, 2019 7:37 PM by lkevsan

I expected they would bring Hideyuki Tanaka back as Bean.

Then again, younger seiyu are better suited for reboots.

Jan 20, 2019 4:26 AM by Psajdak

So, it this will be one OVA ?!

I hope it get full TV series

Jan 20, 2019 3:26 AM by thepath

@Rei366 I'm not sure if Rally will be appeared, but there will be more characters announced later.

Jan 20, 2019 3:01 AM by tsubasalover

Wait, there will be Minnie and Becky?? So, the Rally is the one from Gunsmith Cats rather than the original Bean character?

@tsubasalover Thank you.

@thepath There will be no series around car chases, drugs, gunfights and geometrically designed sexy girls on nowadays japanese TV...
Also, the world wasn't ready back then and still isn't ready for Bean. You should rather see this as a revenge/dream comes true for Sonoda.

Jan 20, 2019 2:53 AM by Rei_III

finally can't wait to watch this.

Jan 20, 2019 12:30 AM by Cnon

Really want this to turn out good. If it did this would be like a major achievement being crowdfunded.

Jan 19, 2019 11:49 PM by VyseLegendaire

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