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Bubblegum Crisis

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, Darts
Source: Original
Duration: 41 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.331 (scored by 9,301 users)
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Ranked: #23992
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Popularity: #2615
Members: 28,044
Favorites: 330
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In the near future, Tokyo was left flattened as a result from a great earthquake. A new city, MegaTokyo, was then recreated due in no small part from the aid of a multi-million dollar company, Genom Corp. Genom created and mass-produced biomechanical creatures called Boomers to aid in the restoration of MegaTokyo. When the Boomers began to run out of control, the ADPolice at first tried to stop them, but they proved to be far more difficult to deal with than was first imagined. Under the ever looming Boomer threat, a group of four girls from varying degrees of society banded together. Calling themselves The Knight Sabers, they were the only ones with enough firepower and resourcefulness to defend the fledgling MegaTokyo from Genom and its berserk Boomers.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Oobari, Masami
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Mechanical Design, Animation Director
Akiyama, Katsuhito
Director, Script
Gouda, Hiroaki
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director

Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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

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Aug 8, 2007
YourMessageHere (All reviews)
Given that this is Bubblegum Crisis\' 20th anniversary year, I\'m going to start with some historic background. In 1987, amid the boomtimes in the west, the rise of Japanese industrial and corporate power appeared to be potentially endless and the west seemed unable to match it. Japan, and much of the first world was getting rich quick and advancing technologically in leaps and bounds; but at the same time, other countries were still stuck in a past age, unable to keep up. For the first time socioeconomic concepts like the multinational corporation and the global market became realities, and the division between read more
Jan 27, 2009
Beatnik (All reviews)
Containing what might be one of the best opening 7 minutes of an anime ever, this OVA opens with a montage of the future, a dark sprawling Mega-Tokyo.

Immediately Ghost in the Shell comes to mind, some scenes look almost identical, the Oshii vibe so thick, the possible influence on the man (and even Shirow himself) is made more and more questionable throughout the OVA with many stylistic choices bringing the GitS franchise to mind.

After the introduction of the various comings and goings of the city, a concert suddenly begins, introducing a blonde wigged character Priss, and is intercut with the appearance of a boomer wrecking read more
Oct 4, 2009
RobdeFR (All reviews)
Finally I watched this cyberpunk classic which was lacking in my list.
This anime (more than Gall Force) was considered something like a groundbreaking for opening the way for groups of female heroines.

The story is set in Megatokyo year 2032, a blade runneresque society where androids are quite developed to even look like normal humans, except that they do not have the hability to speak.
Our heroines are an secret and independent force called the Knight Sabers, with some high developed suits and they do the work that the cops, in this case the special force of the police, the AD Police, can't do. Which is mainly read more
May 27, 2015
BGCLeonK12 (All reviews)
I didnt want to write a review of the series for a long time since im clearly a fan and anything i write might be seen as having bias towards rating BGC too highly.
However at the same time, being a fan I think i can give you a true reflection of the series, being able to mention things that other reviews are missing because they glossed over the series and did not give it the attention it deserved. I think in some ways a review that the reader can relate to can sometimes improve their watching/re-watching of a series.

So onto the matter at hand Bubble read more


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