I’ve been a big fan of Satoshi Urushihara for as long as I can remember, He’s one of those artists in Anime & Manga that has left his mark on the industry in his drawings. The man has a very unique and very specific style which has been used a great deal in Anime from 80’s & 90’s, his involvement in works such as Bubblegum Crisis, Growlanser, Langrisser, Crying Freeman & Legend of Lemnear were what made his work really stand out because it was designed very differently. Even his involvement in western productions such as Transformers working in the mechanical design and animation direction was rather interesting to see without really knowing of his involvement.
There really isn't enough praise that’s been given to someone like Kenichi Sonoda for being an influence on Anime in the 80’s & 90’s, Partially because his works have been a part of my life since the early 2000’s of the Sci-Fi channel anime years. Riding Bean in particular is one of those classics that was destined to be something greater in the means of a long life-span, but due to creative differences it ceased to take on a life of its own but found a new life in the form of Gunsmith Cats, what’s worth mentioning is that Riding Bean is something very special to me and has so much going for it that it wanted you wanting more at the end of it.
So with The Professional over and done with, the second movie or OVA this time takes Duke Togo in a slightly different direction in regards to its themes and story. Whereas Golgo 13: The Professional focused heavily on a never ending vengeance trip on how so much can be thrown at the main character without being 100% active in his own film, Queen Bee’s story is focused more on the themes of tragedy and corruption and how suffering can be profited from that and then silenced through the deal carried out by the hired man, yet despite that though the result of this doesn’t live up to its name or what it delivers.