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''Riding Bean'' is an {{Anime}} {{OVA}} produced by studio Creator/{{AIC}}, created by KenichiSonoda and directed by Yasuo Hasegawa, released in February 22, 1989 with a run-time of 48 minutes.

The anime OVA follows the exploits of [[AwesomeMcCoolName Bean Bandit]], a professional getaway driver (Think ''Film/TheTransporter'') who's been framed for kidnapping the daughter of an electronics CEO. Using a series of tricks, clever plots and disguises, Bean and his friend (and trigger-woman) Rally Vincent attempt to avoid being captured as they work to clear their name. With many a good plot twist and a interesting story and plot, the OVA was well received.

This OVA was supposedly the pilot for a suggested Anime series, but due to a falling out between Kenichi Sonoda and Toshiba EMI over the series left it with only one episode. Quickly moving on, Riding Bean served as a pilot of sorts for the related project ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' that Kenichi Sonoda went on the create in its place. ''GSC'' featured a redesigned Rally as the main character, with Bean making a number of appearances.

A {{Manga}} adaptation of Riding Bean was also produced by Kenichi Sonoda in 1989 but was left unfinished after four chapters due to the cancellation of Monthly Comic Noizy, the Japanese magazine in which it was published.
!!This anime contains examples of:
* AwesomeMcCoolname
* AxCrazy - Percy
* BadassDriver - Take a wild-ass guess.
* TheBerserker - Bean got really pissed at Semmerling for hitting him with a fragmentation grenade. Later, she tries to run him over. He ''shoulder-checks'' her car and not only stops it cold, but pops it right off its front wheels!
* BerserkButton - Don't diss or mess with Bean's car. And do not mess with kids around him.
* BulletProofVest: All but said that his leather jacket is heavily armored, with a strong hint that his headband bullet proof too, though the shot it stops does daze him for a moment.[[note]]The Gunsmith Cats version explicitly says this, revealing that the jacket weighs a ton.[[/note]]
* CannonFodder - Potentially, any one of Semmerling's Mooks.
* [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] - Semmerling
* CoolCar - Bean's especially so. With Bulletproofing, Gun Ports, [[BladeBrake Blade Braking]] and the ability to turn it's wheels 90 degrees and drive that way.
** According to creator Kenichi Sonoda, all of the high tech gadgetries found on Bean's car, except the strange break-fins on the wheels, were 100% technologically feasible at the time in which the anime was made. Although the Series/MythBusters might take issue with this...
* FriendToAllChildren - Bean Bandit
* HeavySleeper - Bean. Not even a ''stungun'' can wake him!
* HyperCompetentSidekick - Dick (the Ying to Percy's Yang)
* InspectorLestrade - Percy, to a degree.
** InspectorZenigata - He's way more interested in taking out Bean than doing his duty as a Chicago PD officer.
* KarmicDeath - [[spoiler:Semmerling is killed when her attempt to murder Carrie triggers an explosion, made doubly more embarrassing by the fact that she probably would have survived the entire altercation were she not to have done that.]]
* KickTheDog - How Semmerling treats Carrie.
* LatexPerfection - Semmerling can flawlessly impersonate a man with a handy rubber mask and a throat-ring that makes her voice low.
* KillItWithFire
* MadeOfIron - Bean. This guy can take stungun shocks without even flinching, and [[spoiler:even takes a BULLET TO THE HEAD while still remaining standing]]!
* MoreDakka
* NamesTheSame - This version of Rally has absolutely nothing in common with the Rally of ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' aside from being a woman who is good with guns.
* PedestrianCrushesCar: There's a scene where the BigBad attempts to use CarFu on Bean Bandit, who instead lifts the car off its front wheels.
* PsychoLesbian - Semmerling.
* PunchClockVillain - Anyone stupid enough to join Semmerling's gang. See CannonFodder above.
* RatedMForManly: Exemplified by Bean Bandit. His typical breakfast includes a salami the width of a normal person's arm and an entire pineapple. A taser blast to the neck can't even ''wake him up.'' ''He crushes shelled walnuts with his teeth.''
* SmugSnake - Semmerling fancies herself as a competent and elegant schemer, but makes plenty of extremely stupid decisions throughout her caper and goes absolutely ballistic when her plans inevitably goes awry.
* TooDumbToLive - [[spoiler:Semmerling decides that attempting to murder Carrie for offering to pay Bean their entire ransom in exchange for Semmerling's life is a good idea. Except for the fact that this is the only thing keeping Bean from killing her and taking the money anyway.]]