Gunsmith Cats

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Alternative Titles

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


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, PolicePolice, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.291 (scored by 1605616,056 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24132
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2838
Members: 37,314
Favorites: 243

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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


Mori, Takeshi
Matsumoto, Norio
Key Animation
Sonoda, Kenichi
Character Design, Original Creator
Yoshida, Kenichi
Key Animation


Opening Theme

"Gunsmith Cats Theme" by Peter Erskine

Ending Theme

"Gunsmith Cats ending theme" by Peter Erskine

Feb 4, 2009
Beatnik (All reviews)
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
May 16, 2015
literaturenerd (All reviews)

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
Sep 11, 2008
BigKwell (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 15, 2010
darkcommanderq (All reviews)
Overview: Gunsmith cats is a good anime cop show. With bounty hunters, ATF, local cops and gunrunners, its hard to go wrong with this anime if your looking for a good action fix that is grounded in reality.

Story: the story is great, at least as far as cop stories go. gun runners, a Russian assassin, and a dedicated ATF agent back up the two main characters in making this show both fun and intriguing to watch. Im not going to lie though, the story is simple and you will probably figure it before the end, but thats really not why your read more

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