Riding Bean (1989) Online
Based on the manga (Japanese graphic novels) of the same name, this OAV is set in Chicago and (Original Animation Video) follows the adventures of expert "wheel man" Bean Bandit and his girlfriend Rally as they become mixed up in an intricate kidnapping plot involving a millionaire and his daughter. Riding Bean's creator, Kenichi Sonada, was heavily influenced by the movie The Blues Brothers.
|Hideyuki Tanaka||-||Bean Bandit (voice)|
|Naoko Matsui||-||Rally Vincent (voice)|
|Mami Koyama||-||Semmerling (voice)|
|Kei Tomiyama||-||Percy (voice)|
|Megumi Hayashibara||-||Carrie (voice)|
|Chieko Honda||-||Chelsea Grimwood (voice)|
|Jun Hasumi||-||George Grimwood (voice)|
|Yûsaku Yara||-||The Chief (voice)|
|Nobuo Tobita||-||Dick (voice)|
|Michitaka Kobayashi||-||Morris / Robber (voice)|
|Kôzô Shioya||-||Guard (voice)|
|Kazumi Tanaka||-||Guard (voice)|
|Jûrôta Kosugi||-||Guard (voice)|
|Tomoko Maruo||-||Waitress (voice)|
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|David Arnold||-||George Grimwood (voice)|
Parts of the chase scenes were rotoscoped from The Blues Brothers (1980).
Features Bean Bandit and his blonde-haired business partner Rally Vincent. When the "Riding Bean" series was canceled after just one episode, writer and artist Kenichi Sonoda created the manga comic series "Gunsmith Cats" in which the main character is also called Rally Vincent, this time a dark-haired gun shop owner and bounty hunter. Bean Bandit is a regular supporting character in the "Gunsmith Cats" comics, his relationship with Rally altering between ally and enemy.
License plate on a police car is "THX-114B", a reference to _THX 1138 (1970)_.
License plate on the car Semmerling hot-wires in the parking structure is "BDR 529", the same as the Bluesmobile in The Blues Brothers (1980).