Bubblegum Crisis

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Bubblegum Crisis 2032, Bubblegum Crisis 2033
Japanese: バブルガムクライシス


Type: OVA
Episodes: 8
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 1987 to Jan 30, 1991
Producers: Youmex
Licensors: AnimEigo
Studios: AIC, Artmic
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MechaMecha
Duration: 41 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.291 (scored by 1651816,518 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #27302
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2968
Members: 55,587
Favorites: 560

Available At


Ranked #2730Popularity #2968Members 55,587
Add to My List
Episodes: /8


The year is 2032, seven years after the Second Great Kanto Earthquake decimated Tokyo. Now, the city is reborn as MegaTokyo, built from the labors of mechanical beasts known as "Boomers." Originally created to benefit humanity, the mysterious corporation known as Genom now produces Boomers with incredible destructive power as a new type of advanced weaponry, capable of disguising themselves as humans.

The AD Police is a new special unit to counter the ever-increasing Boomer-related crimes. Overwhelmed by the sheer amount of crimes and disparity in strength, the AD Police poses little opposition to the Boomers. A mysterious vigilante force known as the Knight Sabers, wearing powersuits more advanced than the military, is the citizens' only hope for protection. Led by Sylia Stingray, Priscilla "Priss" Asagiri, Nene Romanova, and Linna Yamazaki, these beautiful girls take out any Boomer that steps out of line.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Oobari, Masami
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Mechanical Design, Animation Director
Akiyama, Katsuhito
Director, Script
Takayama, Fumihiko
Director, Storyboard
Gouda, Hiroaki


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "Konya wa Hurricane (今夜はハリケーン)" by Kinuko Oomori (eps 1)
2: "Mad Machine" by Kinuko Oomori (eps 2)
4: "CRISIS ~ Ikari wo Komete Hashire" by Yuiko Tsubokura (eps 4)
5: "Mysterious Night (ミステリアスナイト)" by the Knight Sabers (eps 5)
7: "Say Yes!" by Maiko Hashimoto (eps 7)
8: "Bye Bye My Crisis" by the Knight Sabers (eps 8)

Ending Theme

1: "Mr. Dandy" by Bluew (eps 1)
2: "Kizudarake no Wild (傷だらけのWild)" by Kinuko Oomori (eps 2)
3: "Wasurenaide (忘れないで)" by Oomori Kinuko (eps 03)
4: "Twilight" by Tsubokura Yuiko (eps 4)
5: "Omoide ni Dakarete (思い出に抱かれて)" by Tsubokura Yuiko (eps 5)
6: "Rock Me" by Yuiko Tsubokura (eps 6)
7: "Never the End" by Maiko Hashimoto (eps 7)
8: "Chase the Dream" by Kinuko Oomori (eps 8)


Jun 7, 2023
Bubblegum Crisis 2032-2033. Don't let the name fool you this series packs serious heat, despite its age. Maybe they call it Bubblegum Crisis, because three of the girls look like teenagers. Much of the focus in this series is on Priscilla (Priss) the brunette and her boyfriend from the AD Police. The focus towards the end and especially in Bubblegum Crash (the finale) shifts gradually towards Sylia Stingray the brains of the outfit (literally).

I thought the story was very enjoyable and complex. Do yourself a favor though and buy the Blu-ray version as you don't have to shuffle discs. ...
Apr 16, 2023
If you have ever been within the "classic" 90s/80s or cyberpunk anime zeitgeist for more than 3 minutes you'd probably at least heard of Bubble Gum Crisis. Its an anime that was wildly revered but these days its largely unknown (at least from my perspective) outside of the odd gif here and there. From an outside viewer a title like that sounds more fit for a romance anime than anything. However you'd be severely wrong.
Short version: its a lil cheesy and for its time but it has its charm and I think you should watch it even for historical sake
Long version ...
Sep 15, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This anime used to be huge back when it first aired by encompassing all the best elements of 80s cyberpunk. It was almost a flagship title at a time when anime were still fairly niche in America and everyone was watching tame sitcom cartoons. It was in a way the Neon Genesis or Ghost in the Shell of the 1980s, or the Psycho Pass of the 2010s. Historical importance aside, nowadays it is closer to a skeleton of a good story, since it had lots of good ideas but didn’t do much with them.

In terms of production values it holds up pretty well. Made at ...

Interest Stacks

by Ash_li
50 Entries · 140 Restacks
50 Entries · 6 Restacks


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for September

North American Anime & Manga Releases for September

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for September Week 1: September 4 - 10 Anime Releases Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season (incl. Hitori Ayumu) Comple...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Bubblegum Crisis Episode 8 Discussion
Beatnik - Jan 27, 2009
48 repliesby JuanColburn22 »»
Mar 31, 7:03 PM
Poll: Bubblegum Crisis Episode 1 Discussion
Beatnik - Jan 25, 2009
41 repliesby Lethal_Rabbit »»
Mar 29, 6:49 AM
Poll: Bubblegum Crisis Episode 4 Discussion
Veethorn - Nov 19, 2009
18 repliesby divlyfein »»
Mar 13, 6:30 PM
Poll: Bubblegum Crisis Episode 7 Discussion
Beatnik - Jan 27, 2009
27 repliesby burbels »»
Dec 20, 2023 4:42 AM
Poll: Bubblegum Crisis Episode 5 Discussion
Beatnik - Jan 26, 2009
24 repliesby burbels »»
Dec 20, 2023 4:29 AM

Blast From The Past: New Megazone 23 Anime To Be Crowdfunded Soon

Blast From The Past: New Megazone 23 Anime To Be Crowdfunded Soon

Mecha anime shows are awesome but it's a shame that so few are released nowadays. Fortunately, AIC is bringing back one of their classics for older and newer fans. Is a reboot of Megazone 23 exciting enough to secure a successful crowdfunding campaign?

by MisterD98


The Top 10 Mature Manga

The Top 10 Mature Manga

Manga comes in all flavors and for all age groups. We're about to uncover some of the best mature manga which is just right for those in their late teens. Get ready to enter the world of seinen manga!