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Oct 18, 2018 9:39 AM

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So for anyone who hasn't seen Gunsmith Cats or Riding Bean this may not mean much. But for those who have YEEEEEEESSSSS!!!!!

This was the 80s anime version of the Transporter. Great animation and action. Cool as all hell car chase sequences, and gunfights that would make Riding Bean an amazing live action movie if Drive, Baby Driver, and the aforementioned Transporter weren't already there to scratch that itch for most people.

That said, this was the last OVA I expected to get a modern lift and the fact that they're sticking to just an OVA means that maybe we'll get that same enjoyment of high quality action animation!

I can't wait to see who is the staff on board this project but if it has any talent worth mentioning, then this will surely be worth people's time.

Anyone else excited?
 
 
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Oct 18, 2018 9:41 AM

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Don't think I can get excited until I see the staff, a lot of reboots just don't feel the same. If it goes well, hope Gunsmith Cats gets the same treatment.
Sieg Zeon!
 
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Oct 18, 2018 9:55 AM

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QuattroVaginas said:
Don't think I can get excited until I see the staff, a lot of reboots just don't feel the same. If it goes well, hope Gunsmith Cats gets the same treatment.


Definitely where most of my anxiety stems from for the most part. This one of those OVAs where even if the plot is mediocre but the visuals are stunning I'll be satisfied

The promo art looks like it would make an amazing woodprint poster though.
And what little animation I saw in the Kickstarter page looked pretty cool
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Mar 1, 2019 1:34 PM

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WHAT IS THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I knew about Riding with Bean and all, but i never expected a OVA reboot.

Wait, is that Vincent in the cover?? She's blond?? I'm confused...
 
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Mar 3, 2019 9:38 AM
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Chibi-wolf-10 said:
WHAT IS THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I knew about Riding with Bean and all, but i never expected a OVA reboot.

Wait, is that Vincent in the cover?? She's blond?? I'm confused...


In the original OVA Rally was blonde and British, while the in the manga Rally was black haired and part Indian. I think the change had to do with some copy rights involving Bean Bandit, so the change was made to get around it.

I am looking forward to the OVA too, Gunsmith Cats is was the first manga I ever read and is still my all time favorite. Its hard to beat Guns, Muscle Cars and hot babes! I am hoping Percy makes a come back......
 
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Mar 12, 2019 6:21 PM

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I'm hoping to!
I would love to get my hands on new printed volumes of GSC if possible <D.
 
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Mar 21, 2019 12:50 AM
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I don't know anything about this series. But it's an OVA and old. Old means no moe girls, no ecchi, no shitty superpowers, no 10 year old story. If you are reading this right now, definitely i can say "you were born in wrong generation".
Also it's seinen. C'mon man, it just can't be bad. *Clicks plan to watch*
 
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Mar 29, 2019 9:10 PM

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BEAN IS BACK BABYYYYYYYY LETS GET IT MY BOYS!
 
 
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Apr 21, 2019 1:05 AM

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Its almost the end of April, any news about this?
 
May 6, 2019 3:52 PM

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Any idea what has happened to this?
 
May 7, 2019 1:11 AM

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Please don't be a scrapped project!
 
 
May 12, 2019 4:05 AM
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The kickstarter also said that the digital download of the OVA would come May 2019.
The last update was from June 2018.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/beanbandit/kenichi-sonodas-bean-bandit-new-anime-project/
They raised around $212,323.02 US-Dollar and wrote that a 20 min OVA would cost ~$380,000. 45 minutes would cost $800,000.

So I guess we can expect a ~10-15 minute OVA?

Edit:
There is also a "Campfire" campaign, but I can't read japanese. Maybe there is some info in there / the FAQ section?

https://camp-fire.jp/projects/view/119770
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May 19, 2019 6:49 PM

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The world premiere was planned for this weekend at Anime Central, but they could not complete it in time. Attendees were shown a "rush film" (rough cut for timing, director checks) and Sonoda stated that they intend to have it completed by the end of June. Their goal is to get a full television run.
 
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TheTsunami said:
The world premiere was planned for this weekend at Anime Central, but they could not complete it in time. Attendees were shown a "rush film" (rough cut for timing, director checks) and Sonoda stated that they intend to have it completed by the end of June. Their goal is to get a full television run.


Thanks for the update! I would prefer them to take the time to polish the film up instead of rushing it. I would be pretty ecstatic if this lead to a TV run, Gunsmith Cats was one of the first animes I watched and it would be great to see Rally and the Shelby tearing it up again. If it gets a TV run I wonder if they will go with the Bandit blonde Rally or the Cats Rally with black hair.....

 
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DiscoDespot said:

Thanks for the update! I would prefer them to take the time to polish the film up instead of rushing it. I would be pretty ecstatic if this lead to a TV run, Gunsmith Cats was one of the first animes I watched and it would be great to see Rally and the Shelby tearing it up again. If it gets a TV run I wonder if they will go with the Bandit blonde Rally or the Cats Rally with black hair.....



They will be going to the blonde version (Sonoda stated that he changed her look for Gunsmith Cats due to an issue with the rights to Riding Bean at the time).
 
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TheTsunami said:

They will be going to the blonde version (Sonoda stated that he changed her look for Gunsmith Cats due to an issue with the rights to Riding Bean at the time).


Thanks for the info, I do recall hearing something about copyrights somewhere down the line, which I would assume is also the reason why Bean didn't appear in Gunsmith Cats until later in the series.

Thats too bad about Rally though. There is so much more materiel with darker skinned Rally (wasn't she supposed to be part Indian?) that despite coming after the original version the GSC Rally seems like the real Rally. But hair and skin color doesn't matter as long as she is the same muscle-car driving crack shot that I love.
 
Jul 6, 2019 2:58 PM

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Is there any update about this?
 
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I prefer the way she looks in Gunsmith Cats, but I don't really care as long as this actually comes out :_:
 
 
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TheTsunami said:
The world premiere was planned for this weekend at Anime Central, but they could not complete it in time. Attendees were shown a "rush film" (rough cut for timing, director checks) and Sonoda stated that they intend to have it completed by the end of June. Their goal is to get a full television run.
Do you have any news what is happening to it?
It's already August and I haven't heard anything new...
 
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mozgow said:
TheTsunami said:
The world premiere was planned for this weekend at Anime Central, but they could not complete it in time. Attendees were shown a "rush film" (rough cut for timing, director checks) and Sonoda stated that they intend to have it completed by the end of June. Their goal is to get a full television run.
Do you have any news what is happening to it?
It's already August and I haven't heard anything new...


The link they provided to the first few attendees of that panel wound up being nothing more than the rush film that was shown at A-Cen. So nothing new so far.
 
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Oh...
Thanks anyway.
 
Sep 30, 2019 7:46 AM

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Mfw they probably dropped this
 
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I Two Syaorans from Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE and TRC!!!
 
 
Jan 5, 2020 1:49 PM

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Damn, I was looking forward to this project for a while now. But knowing Mr.Sonoda he's probably working extra hard to make sure the finished product is up to snuff.
Looking at the revised Gun Smith Cats manga volumes should help with the wait in the mean time.
 
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Thanks for the update.

Saying sorry with cute chibis makes everything better. I am just happy the project is alive and well, I will happily wait if it means a better finished product. No word on a Rally Vincent dakimakura though :(
 
Mar 16, 2020 8:24 AM

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Cool. I wish we got a full TV series of Gunsmith Cats in the style of Megalo Box.
 
May 14, 2020 1:29 AM

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any news on this? is it comming this year at least???
 
 
May 14, 2020 1:41 AM

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The anime production is in the final stages. No date yet, tho.

https://twitter.com/Anime_ProjectBB/status/1255791515768516608
 
Sep 2, 2020 4:38 PM

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I just stumbled across Gunsmith Cats while trying to quench my thirst for some decent mid-90's anime after finishing the Great Teacher Onizuka. I loved the three episodes and Riding Bean, so I'm really happy to hear about this.

Crazy coincidence that I'd find the franchise the same year that they'll hopefully release this OVA.
 
Dec 6, 2020 6:44 AM

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Based on the Twitter posts, it's almost here.

https://twitter.com/Anime_ProjectBB/status/1317084110305730560
 
Dec 11, 2020 1:06 PM

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Thank you, was just gonna ask what its status was.
 
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A tweet was sent saying its available to backers.