Animeigo planning Kickstarter campaign for classic Riding Bean OVA
Date: 2015 June 3rd Wednesday [11:05] | Posted By: Eeeper
U.S. label slips in news of summer campaign to restore and release classic 80's OVA from Gunsmith Cats creator Kenichi Sonoda
While updating backers on the lightning fast achievement for their Otaku No Video Kickstarter reaching its USD$40,000 goal in a matter of hours, Animeigo boss Robert Woodhead teased some information as to the company's next project on the crowdfunding platform. One of Animeigo's more famous OVA releases, Riding Bean has been a request of fans since the company launched their original Bubblegum Crisis campaign in 2013. A creation of famed manga author and anime character designer Kenichi Sonoda, Riding Bean introduced the character of Bean Bandit, a no questions asked driver for hire in 1980's Chicago working with ace gun fighter Rally Vincent. While the one shot video did not lead to further projects with the character, he did turn up in Sonoda's seminal manga Gunsmith Cats which featured a reimagined version of Rally as the main character.
No further details were given other than a summertime 2015 launch date. As Bubblegum Crisis and Otaku No Video are designed to be region free blu-ray's, we will update our Otaku News readers as soon as we have more information.