Bubblegum Crisis

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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 1652216,522 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #27282
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2968
Members: 55,628
Favorites: 561

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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

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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)


Aug 8, 2007
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 ...
Jan 27, 2009
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 ...
May 5, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Bubblegum Crisis has one main issue, and that is focus. The focus of the budget seemed to have gone towards the aesthetics, many of which happen to be lifted directly from Blade Runner, and while the aesthetics are certainly good, you need more than that for a series to thrive.

So, accounting for the absence of focus towards other areas, the one that is most negatively affected is the story. With that said, it is an action series, which are typically sparse in story for the obvious reason that if you have to regularly include action sequences, then that’s going to subtract from the available time ...

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