Ranked #2295

Gunsmith Cats

Alternative Titles

English: Gunsmith Cats
Japanese: ガンスミス キャッツ

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 1, 1995 to Sep 1, 1996
Producers: VAP, TBS, Kodansha
Licensors: ADV Films
Source: Manga
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.281 (scored by 7,066 users)
Ranked: #22952
Popularity: #2279
Members: 12,783
Favorites: 67
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Synopsis

Rally Vincent knows her weapons well, while her partner Minne May Hopkins loves to play with explosives. The pair run a gun-shop illegally and one day Bill Collins of the ATF, blackmails Rally and Minnie May into working for the ATF. Little do they know, that they are getting involved in a mission larger than they could imagine.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Vincent, Irene
Vincent, Irene
Main
Neya, Michiko
Japanese
Neya, Michiko
Hopkins, May
Hopkins, May
Main
Araki, Kae
Japanese
Araki, Kae
Washington, Jonathan
Washington, Jonathan
Supporting
Ikemizu, Michihiro
Japanese
Ikemizu, Michihiro
Haints, Edward
Haints, Edward
Supporting
Katou, Seizou
Japanese
Katou, Seizou

Staff

Mori, Takeshi
Mori, Takeshi
Director
Sonoda, Kenichi
Sonoda, Kenichi
Original Creator, Character Design
Lee, Amanda Winn
Lee, Amanda Winn
ADR Director
Maeda, Mahiro
Maeda, Mahiro
Key Animation

More episodes Episodes(3/3)

Episode Title Aired
1 Neutral Zone
Nov 1, 1995
2 Swing High!
Apr 1, 1996
3 High Speed Edge
Sep 1, 1996

Opening Theme

"Gunsmith Cats Theme" by Peter Erskine

Ending Theme

"Gunsmith Cats ending theme" by Peter Erskine



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literaturenerd
May 16, 2015
Overview:

Time to review a nostalgic classic! Be warned that this anime is VERY cheesy, but it is also quite fun! This is what you might call a "guilty pleasure" anime. Gunsmith Cats almost entirely revolves around 3 fetishes: guns, the 1967 Mustang GT, and tits. I have never seen an anime that seemed to try SO hard to pander to American rednecks. This is basically the anime Dukes of Hazzard! Too bad Rally's car isn't as cool as the General Lee. Firstly, the 69 Dodge Charger is cooler than the 67 Mustang. Secondly, Rally's car isn't painted an absolutely garish orange featuring the Confederate flag. read more
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Beatnik
Feb 4, 2009
Gunsmith Cats. The original Cowboy Bebop. Almost. There's a jazzy OP with simple 70's style split-screen graphics madness, bounty hunters, western sensibilities. The prototype for Shinichiro Watanabe's version which maxed out everything this franchise has. Unfortunately it doesn’t have Watanabe.

What it has is Rally Vincent and Minnie-May causing havoc in Chicago in their Mustang GT500 via their trusty guns and bombs.

Watching this OVA after reading the manga is preferable as if you dig the manga then watching it animated after 9 volumes of guncrazy magic, is nice. Another reason is that 9 volumes doesn’t translate into 3 episodes, read more
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Ryntaia
May 5, 2015
Oh what to say about Gunsmith Cats? One of the earliest anime I ever had the luxury to view, it was quite a fantastic experience as a teenager. Having recently re-watched the show I found that I enjoyed it even more, having noticed the little details that I disregarded when I was younger (such as the welded on 'S' on the Gunsmith Cats store, obviously indicating that the business was opened before Rally made contact with Minnie May) and understanding a bit more of the culture at hand. That is...Chicago. Yep, this anime takes place in the glorious U.S. of A, so if that isn't read more
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Luquillo
Apr 2, 2015
One of the sub-genres within the anime medium that has grown to irritate me over the years has been the girls with guns genre, because it would usually follow two simple rules: provide as much over the top action as possible, and bombard the viewer with as much fan service as humanly possible. The former I don't have a problem with as long as there's some type of creativity and interesting characters to go with it. The latter on the other hand is something I do have a problem with, because some anime directors will jam pack the screen with constant bouncy moments and panty read more
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