Gunsmith Cats

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ガンスミス キャッツ
English: Gunsmith Cats
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 1, 1995 to Sep 1, 1996
Producers: VAP, TBS, Kodansha
Licensors: ADV Films, AnimEigo
Studios: OLM
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Theme: DetectiveDetective
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.371 (scored by 2465124,651 users)
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Ranked: #23672
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Popularity: #2888
Members: 58,645
Favorites: 508


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In the dangerous suburbs of Chicago, skilled bounty hunters Irene "Rally" Vincent and "Minnie" May Hopkins run Gunsmith Cats, a firearms store of questionable legality. One day, Bill Collins, an agent for the Chicago branch of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, blackmails Rally and May into working with him on a case. The stakes are high, but Rally’s gunmanship and May’s knowledge of explosives are unmatched. As Rally and May unravel the secrets of the case, the two will need to use guns and grenades while being faster, stronger, and better than everyone else in order to stay alive.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Haints, Edward

Katou, Seizou

Black, George

Gouri, Daisuke

Coleman, Roy

Sawaki, Ikuya


Ono, Kenichi


Yoshikawa, Toranori


Murata, Kazuya
Episode Director
Matsumoto, Norio
Key Animation


Opening Theme

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"Gunsmith Cats Theme" by Peter Erskine

Ending Theme

"Gunsmith Cats ending theme" by Peter Erskine


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 does not 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 ...
Sep 11, 2008
Girls and guns - a combination that can't go wrong! In the mean streets of Chicago, Illinois, Rally Vincent, a beautiful young woman with a mean aim, and "Minnie" May Hopkins, her streetwise explosives expert partner, do their best trying to keep the city clean by rounding-up bail jumpers.

This anime, a good vision of Kenich Sonoda's manga, is unique because of the production team's eye for detail, making many trips from Japan to get accurate locale scenes - even going as far a visiting the Illinois Police Academy and an actual gunshop, a rarety in gun-controled Japan.

The only sad thing about this ...
Jan 4, 2017
Mixed Feelings
It's January and time to begin girls with guns month. Gunsmith Cats was a manga written by Sonoda Kenichi that ran from '91 to '97. In '95, OLM, Inc. released a three episode OVA. Incidentally, OLM also worked on Steel Angel Kurumi 2, Berserk and the anime that never ends or changes, Pokemon. So, let's take a look at the OVA and see if it's worth the three episodes.


Rally Vincent & Minnie-May Hopkins are bounty hunters who also work as gunsmiths. After a mission, they're approached by agent too much hair oil of the ATF. He coerces them into working for him, ...

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Is the Gunsmith Cats manga (both the revised and burst ones) completely out of print?
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Is the soundtrack available anywhere on the internet?
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