The production committee of Me and Roboco started a new crowdfunding campaign in order to raise funds for advertising the anime.
With Me and Roboco anime starting to air on Dec 4, 2022 in Japan, the staff felt that Jump was not advertising the anime enough when compared to the likes of Spy x Family or Bleach. Author Shuhei Miyazaki explained this thought process in a short manga strip which he created for this purpose.
In the strip, Roboco finally decides to start her own crowdfunding campaign so that the anime can place advertisements on the Yamanote Line starting next year.
In exchange for donating to the campaign, fans can win exclusive merchandise, a letter from Roboco and even get a chance to meet author Miyazaki for an exclusive autograph session.
The winner can also be a part of a planning meeting for the manga and also be featured in a chapter.
Studio Gallop is in charge of animating the series.
The staff working on Me and Roboco anime include:
- Director: Akitaro Daichi
- Assistant Director: Michihiro Sato
- Series Composition: Sayuro Ooba
- Character Design: Yuko Ebara
- Art Design: Manami Koyama
- Sound Director: Kazuya Tanaka
Me and Roboco is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Shuhei Miyazaki. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2020, with its chapters collected into 9 tankobon volumes. The 10th volume will release on Oct 4, 2022.
The series is published digitally in English language by Viz Media.
MAL describes the plot of the manga as follows:
Robotic OrderMaids are popping up in every household, and 10-year-old Bondo Taira has found out that his two closest friends—Motsuo and Gachi Gorilla—have OrderMaids too. Motsuo, in particular, owns Meico, a beautiful robot that gives excellent massages and serves drinks with a smile. Jealous of his friend, Bondo convinces his mother to get him an OrderMaid, hoping for a similar experience.
However, to Bondo’s surprise, the maid that appears outside of his door is incredibly muscular and clumsy enough to destroy a house when completing simple chores. Going by the name Roboko, this new robot is the exact opposite of what Bondo wanted. But despite that, Bondo, together with his friends, learns that there is more to Roboko than they could ever expect.
Source: Official Website
© Shuhei Miyazaki/Shueisha, Me & Roboco Production Committee