Riding Bean (OAV)

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[ adapted from Riding Bean (manga) ]

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 549 users, rank: #1629 (of 6020)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.877 (Good), std. dev.: 1.6816, rank: #2672 (of 6015)
Weighted mean: 6.827 (Good−), rank: #2667 (of 6015) (seen all: 6.83 / seen some: 6.33)
Bayesian estimate: 6.854 (Good), rank: #2385 (of 4523)
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
Director: Yasuo Hasegawa 
Story: Kenichi Sonoda 
Music: David Garfield 
Character Design: Kenichi Sonoda 
Art Director: Hiroaki Sato 
Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Konishi 
Executive producer: Junji Fujita 
Artboard: Ley Yumeno 
Audio Director: Noriyoshi Matsuura 
Mechanical animation Director: Shinya Ohira 
Planning: Toshimichi Suzuki 
Supervision: Kenichi Sonoda 
Technical Director: Yasunori Ide 
Theme Song Composition:
Larry Klimas ("Bad Girl") 
Phil Perry ("Road Buster") 
Ray Wolff ("King of the Road") 
Theme Song Performance:
Andrea Robinson ("Bad Girl") 
Phil Perry (OP, ED, "King of the Road") 
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 
In-Between Animation:
K Production 
Office Next-One 
Studio Rod 
Music Production: Toshiba EMI 
Photography:
ACC Tanihara Studio 
AIC 
Production:
AIC 
ARTMIC Studios 
Youmex 
Titles: Maki Production 
English cast
English staff
Director: Michael House 
Translation:
Michael House 
Shin Kurokawa 
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) 
Dubbing: Southwynde Studios 
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 

Anna-Maria Kuricova as Carrie 
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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