Total # of Volumes: 1
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Languages: English VHS, Japanese w/subtitles VHS, or Multilingual DVD
Video: 4:3 NTSC Standard Aspect Ratio
Audio: Dolby Digital
American Release Status: Unavailable
Creator: Kenichi Sonoda
Director: Takeshi Mori
Character Designer: Kenichi Sonoda
Music: Peter Erskine
Animation Director: Toshimitsu Kobayashi
Animation Studio: OLM-Oriental Light & Magic
American Producers: ADV Films
Running Time: 90
Number of Episodes On This Volume: 3
1: Neutral Zone
2: Swing High!
3: High Speed Edge
Episode 1: Neutral Zone
The story opens in the early morning in the Windy City of Chicago. Rally is sitting in her Shelby GT 500 and May is in a nearby phone booth, placing a call.
Up in a dingy room in a rooming house across the street, the phone rings. A gruff man, Jonathan Washington answers and hears May's voice asking for a girl. When he answers, May replies, "I'm sorry. I have the wrong number." But as she says this, a subway train screeches by on the elevated tracks. Jonathan realizes that the call must be coming from right outside and he races to get his gun.
Meanwhile, May signals Rally to let her know that their target is inside. Rally exits the car and heads on in. May gathers her materials and goes around back to support Rally.
Up in the room, Jonathan positions himself facing the door and levels his shotgun. Suddenly, a grenade (with a pink bow tied around it) drops into the room. Jonathan swears and is then blown to the floor by the smoke bomb. Rally enters and coughs her way across the room to open a window. Jonathan tries to grab his dropped shotgun but Rally stops him by putting her foot down on his hand. "You're no cop", Jonathan remarks. "That's right. I'm Rally Vincent; Bounty Hunter.", she answers as she flips out her license. "And I'm her partner, Minnie May", says May as she pops her head in the window. "There. We're all introduced", Rally comments and the scene gives way to an exciting and stylish opening sequence.
After the opening, the action is at the Gunsmith Cats gun shop. In the back room, Rally talks on the phone with her longtime PI/researcher friend, Becky. Becky fills Rally in on the details surrounding Jonathan Washington and reveals that he was not a drug dealer, as Rally was lead to believe, but a gun runner. It is then that a light on the wall blinks, indicating a customer in the shop. Rally hangs up and heads into the store.
In the shop, she encounters a Chicago police officer who has come in to have one of his guns worked on. Rally is able to tell, without even looking, that the officer has left a bullet in the chamber and she lets the officer know her displeasure. The officer comments that he came here on the advice of Roy, another police officer and good friend of Rally's. Rally is unimpressed and politely turns down the man's romantic advances. As the officer leaves, May chastises Rally for passing up on the guy.
As the two women argue, another man enters the store. He is slightly seedy looking and Rally moves her hand closer to the gun she keeps hidden under the counter. But the man says he is harmless and he came here to ask a favor. He introduces himself as Bill Collins of the ATF (The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) and he has a small job to discuss with them. They all adjourn to the back office.
There, over coffee, Bill tells them that he would like the two women to help in a "sting" operation against Jonathan Washington. But he can't offer them any money. Rally and May promptly show him the exit but he lightly implies that if the women don't cooperate he will makes things difficult for them (via license checks, weapons charges, etc.). The women grudgingly agree to "think about it".
Later that evening, Rally and May return home. Rally, peers into a fridge that is bare except for a block or two of C-4 explosive and laments that there is nothing to eat. May counters that she just got dinner for them (take-out Chinese) and that Rally should stop whining. The two women (both prancing around in skimpy tops and panties) sit down to eat and yammer on about Bill and his deal. Outside, Bill and a couple of fellow officers listen from an unmarked van to the conversation via bugs that they had planted in the house.
The women eventually head to bed and settle down for the night. But soon after they have fallen asleep, a gang of thieves pull up to the house and break in. They find Rally's private (and very sizable) collection of weapons and proceed to stuff the guns into bags. Upstairs, the thieves' break in has triggered a silent alarm and Rally slips out of bed, with a look of wry glee on her face.
She slips downstairs with her trusty pistol in hand. She careful positions herself at the top of the stairs leading down to her basement armory and figures out how many men there are. May joins her but Rally tells her to back off (because she does not want explosions in the house). Rally then slips down the stairs.
At the bottom, she flips the light switch, throwing the thieves into darkness. Rally quickly disables one thief with a single shot and ducks a second opens fire with a machine gun. She downs that thief just as swiftly. But the third thief heads for a back stairway. Rally tries to tell him to stop but he does not listen and charges right into a web of grenades suspended on wire.
The resulting explosion attracts the police and Bill uses the opportunity to "put the thumbscrews" to Rally. Rally reluctantly gives in and agrees to the job, but on one term: Bill stays out of her way.
The next day, Rally goes to visit Jonathan Washington in jail and strikes a deal to buy guns from him. After posting his bail, she returns home to await further instructions from the gun dealer. Becky drops by and yells at Rally for cutting her out of the mission and Rally mollifies her by promising to buy dinner. May then enters, saying that the expected FAX from Jonathan has arrived.
Meanwhile, at ATF headquarters, Bill's boss calls him in a demands to know what is going own. Bill plays it cool and does not reveal that Rally is working for him. But he does says that he believes that there is a mole in the ATF.
Rally, Becky and May pile into the Shelby and head off for "dinner". But, of course, Rally wants to run one quick "errand" first. She takes them to a dark warehouse and leaves May and Becky in the car as she heads in.
Inside, a couple of goons check Rally over and remove her guns. They then send her up to Jonathan's office. In the office, Jonathan says he has a simple test for Rally to complete so that she can prove that she is on the up and up. He opens the door to an adjoining room and reveals Bill tied to a chair. Jonathan asks if Rally knows who he is and she pauses for just a moment and then says "Yes. This is the guy who tried to blackmail me into ratting you out."
Jonathan replies "thought so" and hands Rally a gun. She knows immediately (from the weight) that it is unload and she scoffs that Jonathan must not trust her to hand her an empty gun. Jonathan is suitably impressed with her skills and her a single bullet.
Rally levels the gun at Bill and fires. Her shot just grazes him and cleanly cuts the ropes tying him down. Bill quickly knocks another gun to Rally and she swiftly disables the guards and Jonathan. Out in the warehouse the other guards here the gunshots and prepare for Rally and company to exit the office.
When they do, a terrific action sequence (highlighted with amazing acts of marksmanship) occurs. The end result is that all of the bad guys are disabled (no deaths) and justice is served. Of course, there is some comedy (involving May and her grenades) and little "fan service" (Rally manages to lose her coat, her shirt and most of her bra) tossed in. The episode closes with the two women standing amid the aftermath and Bill coming up to them with a request for just one more little favor...(to be continued in Episode 2).