Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 25, 1991 to Dec 21, 1991
Duration: 45 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 6.741 (scored by 1379 users)
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2 based on the top anime page.
Aug 19, 2008
Crash is basically a direct continuation of the original OVA and it's completely obvious. The animation and everything in that aspect is the same, with many improvements because it's newer - this made me second guess myself after saying I liked the redesigned characters in 2040, because Priss, Nena, Linna, and Sylia all looked really cool in this one. The cyberpunk setting is still very grim, dark, heavily detailed, like it rightfully should be! The music also retains its awesomeness from the original OVA, great 80's hair metal that you can't help but love if you grew up in the age. The BGM fits the mood and is great too. Oh and the opening is just downright awesome, timeless stuff!
I've head some complaints about this one mainly geared towards the plot being a little contradicting against some events in the OVA. The only issue that might bother me here is that Priss could be a little out of character, with her constant attitude and decision with being a Knight Saber and fighting Boomers changing - but I have to ask, do you really go in watching Bubblegum Crisis for an in depth story and thought provoking characters? Not exactly, if you ask me... that aside the characters reminded me a lot of how they act in 2040 pretty often. Priss can be pretty hotheaded, Nena is cheerful and weary that the Knight Sabers are breaking up, Linna is just all over the place, and Sylia is her mysterious self but shows a little more character towards the end. They're all fun and enjoyable characters.
The three episodes do connect in the end. They're a little episodic, but 40 minutes pure episode isn't bad. The horrible events in episodes 1-2 eventually lead up to the finale, where a previous villian is brought back (one of the best ones from the OVA, with that being said some can maybe make a guess as to who that is). Though the show does get a little silly towards the end kind of like 2040 did, it tries a little too hard to be overly weird and thought provoking. But it's just part of the episode, rather than an entire story arc ... so it's not a huge complaint.
Overall Bubblegum Crash is simply put, more Bubblegum Crisis, more Knight Sabers kicking ass, great cyberpunk settings, awesome old school music. It's always been something you shouldn't take TOO seriously, but if you go in just looking for some quick enjoyment with action/comedy this should deliver. If you're a fan of the OVA, 2040, and still haven't seen this - definitely give it a shot sometime. read more
Oct 4, 2009
With Crash we pick up again the series some months after the last episode and events of Crisis. It is now 2033 and Megatokyo has become more dangerous and AD Police is getting it’s hands tied because of political powers from above. The Saber Knights are nowhere to be found and the city is collapsing. Then… Naturally of course they’ll turn around again to save the day.
In these OVAs we had some improvements regarding the first OVA, like Nene, she’s pretty more dependable now than she ever was.
And also some bad points, while Nene became a dependable character, Priss on the other side, became a more shallow character, unfortunately.
There’s also the Seyuu of Priss, which was the best of the first OVA and here she had left the task to pursue her singing career leaving a new seyuu for the character, but she still managed to sing for the opening and ending songs of the anime, it was still pretty cool.
All in all it was a nice way to end the series. I’ve read before the two OVAs were intended to be a series, but I don’t know how they ended up being two OVAs instead. Perhaps they had lost some story in that transmission and some episodes didn’t went as well as others, but they’re still good episodes.
Rate; 7.0 read more
Nov 9, 2012
Priss after being signed by a record label is overjoyed over the prospect of being a professional singer.
Linna works for the financial district and have found a new passion besides fighting,making money.
Nene still work for AD Police and is the only one that truly misses the knight sabers. And Sylia whereabouts is unknown.
Trouble brews as rogue criminals armed with the latest suit technology are going on a rampage through the city in a diabolical scheme to use the latest AI technology in their plot of terror.
I really enjoyed this anime,each episode followed the same plot and the pacing was excellent.The characters were realistic which each having their own distinguishable personality.There some nice humor especially in the second episode.Being an early nineties anime the animation showed its limitation in terms of detail and is by no means the best animation of that period but was still pretty decent.The opening music was nice but otherwise nothing musically inspiring about this.Overall a fun high energy ova that's worth your time.