AnimEigo Releases Riding Bean OVA on Blu-Ray on September 10

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© AnimEigo

Anime distributor AnimEigo has announced the home media and streaming release of the 1989 Riding Bean OVA special on September 10, 2024. 

The OVA was directed by Yasuo Hasegawa (Tenchi Muyo series producer) with a screenplay written by Kenichi Sonoda (Gunsmith Cats, Otaku no Video) and a musical score composed by American keyboardist David Garfield. Sonoda also handled the OVA’s character designer and is credited as the original creator. AIC was the animation production company. 

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© AnimEigo

The Riding Bean OVA Blu-ray Edition has the following special features: 

  • • Image Gallery
  • • Original Trailers
  • • New interview with creator Kenichi Sonoda
  • • New Blu-ray Trailer
  • • 4:3 Full Screen
  • • English Subtitles
  • • Single Layer, Region Free disc
  • • Running Time: 45 mins
  • • English 2.0 LPCM
  • • Japanese 2.0 LPCM
  • • German 2.0 LPCM
  • • Catalan 2.0 LPCM

The OVA will be available on Blu-ray, as well as streaming on video-on-demand platforms such as Google Play, YouTube, and Amazon. Pre-orders are now open on the Blu-ray’s official website via MediaOCD, which is offering an exclusive slipcover for the product for orders made directly on its online store. 

AnimEigo describes the Riding Bean OVA as: 

Visiting the Chicagoland area and in need of a getaway driver? Well, there’s no better wheelman than Bean Bandit—the infamous Roadbuster! Provided you’ve got the scratch, Bean and his blonde bombshell of a partner, Rally Vincent, will get you where you need to go. Not long after finishing up a sketchy job, the Roadbuster is tasked with returning a young member of Chicago’s elite to her family’s estate. But what starts out as a simple taxi gig quickly becomes way more than Bean and Rally had bargained for…

Source: press release 

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