Riding Bean (OAV)

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Alternative title:
ライディング・ビーン (Japanese)
Genres: action, comedy
Themes: crime, police
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Bean Bandit and his partner Rally Vincent are couriers for hire - transporting clients and delivering goods in his custom sports car "Roadbuster" for a hefty price. But when they are hired to escort a kidnapped girl named Chelsea to her home, they don't realize they're being framed for kidnapping as their former clients Semmerling and Carrie plan their escape with Chelsea's father and the ransom money.
User Ratings: 325 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 11 votes (sub:6, dub:4, others:1
1 German subtitled
)
 Excellent: 32 votes (sub:17, dub:14, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Very good: 69 votes (sub:42, dub:26, others:1
1 German subtitled
)
 Good: 109 votes (sub:67, dub:36, ?:1, others:5
3 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
)
 Decent: 58 votes (sub:30, dub:25, ?:1, others:2
2 German subtitled
)
 So-so: 22 votes (dub:10, sub:10, others:2
1 German subtitled
1 German dubbed
)
 Not really good: 7 votes (dub:5, sub:2)
 Weak: 7 votes (sub:5, dub:1, others:1
1 German subtitled
)
 Bad: 6 votes (sub:3, dub:2, others:1
1 German subtitled
)
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 550 users, rank: #1643 (of 6087)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.877 (Good), std. dev.: 1.6816, rank: #2689 (of 6079)
Weighted mean: 6.827 (Good−), rank: #2693 (of 6079) (seen all: 6.83 / seen some: 6.33)
Bayesian estimate: 6.854 (Good), rank: #2414 (of 4582)
Running time: 46 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 1989-02-22
Release dates: We have 4
Opening Theme:
"Road Buster" by Phil Perry
Ending Theme:
"Runnin' the Road" by Phil Perry
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 5
Comment:
Along with Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01, Riding Bean was AnimEigo's first anime release.
Review:
Riding Bean DVD (Jan 26, 2003)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Riding Bean (DVD) 2002-03-22 (from $7.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Hideyuki Tanaka as Bean Bandit
Naoko Matsui as Rally Vincent

Chieko Honda as Chelsea Grimwood
Kei Tomiyama as Percy
Mami Koyama as Semmerling
Megumi Hayashibara as Carrie
Nobuo Tobita as Dick(Percy's Assistant)

Jun Hazumi as George Grimwood
Juurouta Kosugi as Guard
Kazumi Tanaka as Guard
Kôzô Shioya as Guard
Michitaka Kobayashi as
Morris
Robber
Tomoko Maruo as Waitress
Yuusaku Yara as Chief
Japanese companies
Backgrounds:
Film Magic
Ital Studio
Distributor: Toshiba EMI
DVD Distribution: Bandai Visual
Music Production: Toshiba EMI
Titles: Maki Production
English cast
English staff
Director: Michael House
Executive producer:
Janice Hindle
Peter R. Haswell
Producer: Robert J. Woodhead

Audio Engineer:
Chuck Agresta
Randy Drew
Dialogue Editing: Roe R. Adams III
Dubbing Production:
Chuck Agresta
Randy Drew
Editing: Roe R. Adams III
Production Assistant: Nancy Powell
Production Coordination: Natsumi Ueki
Production manager:
Janice Hindle
Peter R. Haswell
Voice Direction: J. Randolph (Dubbed)
Brennan MacKenzie as Rally Vincent
J. Patrick Lawlor as Bean Bandit

Adam Guzman as Dick(Percy's Assistant)
Barbara Lewis as Semmerling
David Kraus as Percy
Mary Boucher as Chelsea Grimwood
Susan McQueen as Carrie

David Arnold as George Grimwood
Jean Hrdlicka as Waitress
John Peckham as Guard
John C. Stuart as Hick
Mark Garber as
Morris
Robber
Timothy J. Walsh as The Chief

English companies
Distributor:
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
MVM (UK)
Internet Streaming: Hulu
Licensed by: AnimEigo
Italian staff
Italian companies
(none)
Distributor:
Dynit (sub only)
Italian cast
(none)
German staff
German cast
(none)
Bruno Niederprüm as Bean Bandit
Inge Schilling as Rally Vincent

Frank Strobelt as Inspektor Percy
Hannes Seebauer as Polizeichef
Jochen Kuhl as Morris Grey
Karin Schubert as Chelsea Grimwood
Nina Marschke as Semmerling
Thomas Witte as George Grimwood

Melanie Wiegmann as Polizistin
Pit Gregorg as Rick
German companies
Distributor:
ACOG
OVA Films
Dubbing: Aaron Synchros
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