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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: 392 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 25 votes (sub:19, dub:5, others:1
1 German subtitled
 Excellent: 38 votes (sub:21, dub:16, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Very good: 81 votes (sub:51, dub:28, raw:1, others:1
1 German subtitled
 Good: 126 votes (sub:74, dub:45, ?:1, others:6
3 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Decent: 67 votes (sub:35, dub:29, ?:1, others:2
2 German subtitled
 So-so: 26 votes (dub:12, sub:12, others:2
1 German subtitled
1 German dubbed
 Not really good: 10 votes (dub:5, sub:4, ?:1)
 Weak: 10 votes (sub:7, dub:2, others:1
1 German subtitled
 Bad: 5 votes (sub:3, dub:1, 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 645 users, rank: #1759 (of 9519)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.982 (Good), std. dev.: 1.7209, rank: #4001 (of 9638)
Weighted mean: 6.927 (Good), rank: #3989 (of 9638) (seen all: 6.93 / seen some: 6.33)
Bayesian estimate: 6.946 (Good), rank: #3577 (of 7236)
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 6
Along with Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01, Riding Bean was AnimEigo's first anime release.
Riding Bean DVD (Jan 26, 2003)
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DVD (Region 1)
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    Riding Bean (Sub.VHS) 1995-02-22

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yasuo Hasegawa
Original creator: Kenichi Sonoda
Character Design: Kenichi Sonoda
Art Director: Hiroaki Satō
Sound Director: Noriyoshi Matsuura
Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Konishi
Executive producer: Junji Fujita
Advertising Producer: Eiji Okamura
Airbrush Work: Toyohiko Sakakibara (Light Magic)
Artboard: Ley Yumeno
Assistant Sound Director: Jun Watanabe
Color Coordination: Yuko Kanemaru
Mechanical animation Director: Shinya Ōhira
Music producer: Junji Fujita
Planning: Toshimitsu Suzuki
Production Advancement: Munenori Ono (Office Next-One)
Production manager: Takanori Yaegaki
Sound Effects: Daisuke Jinbo
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")
Title Design: Yutaka Murakami
Hideyuki Tanaka as Bean Bandit
Naoko Matsui as Rally Vincent

Chieko Honda as Chelsea Grimwood
Kei Tomiyama as Percy Bacharach
Mami Koyama as Semmerling
Megumi Hayashibara as Carrie
Nobuo Tobita as Dick Ryan

Jun Hazumi as George Grimwood
Jūrōta Kosugi as Guard
Kazumi Tanaka as Guard
Kōzō Shioya as Guard
Megumi Hayashibara as Hostage
Michitaka Kobayashi as
Maurice Grey
Tomoko Maruo as Waitress
Yūsaku Yara as Chief
Japanese companies
Animation Production: AIC
Film Magic
Ital Studio
Distributor: Toshiba EMI
DVD Distribution: Bandai Visual
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Music Production: Toshiba EMI
Recording Studio: Seion Studio
Sound Production: Gen
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
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
Timothy J. Walsh as The Chief

English companies
Broadcaster: Sci-Fi Channel (UK)
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Internet Streaming:
Midnight Pulp (Dubbed)
RetroCrush (Dubbed)
Licensed by: AnimEigo
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Carme Abril as Rally Vincent (Catalan dub)
Marc Zanni as Bean Bandit (Catalan dub)

Ana María Camps as Chelsea Grimwood (Catalan dub)
Geni Rey as Carrie (Catalan dub)
Montse Puga as Semmerling (Catalan dub)
Pep Bermúdez as Dick Ryan (Catalan dub)
Ramon Puig as Inspector Percy (Catalan dub)
Toni Sevilla as George Grimwood (Catalan dub)

Mark Ullod as Chief (Catalan dub)
Montserrat Roig as Waitress (Catalan dub)
Ramon Canals as Robber (Catalan dub)
Ramón Hernández as Morris (Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Dubbing Studio: Triveu (Catalan dub)
Licensed by: Manga Films (Spain)
Italian staff
Italian companies
Dynit (sub only)
Italian cast
German staff
German cast
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
OVA Films
Dubbing: Aaron Synchros

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