It appears that manga author Kenichi Sonoda (Gunsmith Cats) has developed a taste for the opportunities that crowdfunding presents, because at Anime Central 2018, a Kickstarter campaign was announced for the creation of an original 5 minute+ anime featuring the "Roadbuster" Bean Bandit as well as other characters from Gunsmith Cats.
The campaign runs until June 17, 2018, and it seeks to raise about $135,375 US in order to create a 5 minute animated short starring Bean Bandit, Rally Vincent, and Minnie May. If the campaign is successful, Sonoda and company intend to premiere the results at Anime Central 2019, and there are also plans to expand the project into a 20 minute feature if the crowdfunding campaign goes well.
Check out all of the details at the official "Kenichi Sonoda’s Bean Bandit New Anime Project" Kickstarter page here.
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