“Riding Bean” (1989) IMDb

Categorization

The result of watching too many bad American movies. Automotive OVA action with some horror and gore. Apparently intended as the first 40-minute episode of a series, but the pilot wasn’t picked.

Subject

A pair of mercenary drivers are set up by a psycho and get caught between rabid cops and a rich Chicago family. Bullets, bulletproof gadgetry and one fucked-up sidekick take the stage.

Commentary

Schlocky.

References here: “Scramble Wars: Step on It! Genom Trophy Rally” (1992).

Japanese production animation fiction moving picture

Spin-off:

Gunsmith Cats (1995) IMDb

Categorization

Same setting, same writer, and one reworked, recycled character from Riding Bean. Different style though. Babes-with-guns adventure romp.

Subject

Two women sell guns by day and hunt bounty by night, in Chicago. They go after various criminals and dodge the ATF.

Commentary

Bland and damaged by a focus on fan service. Sonoda’s design work is now archaic.

Japanese production animation fiction moving picture