Bubblegum Crisis

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Alternative Titles

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


Information

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: AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MechaMecha
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 41 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 7.301 (scored by 1372613,726 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24782
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2843
Members: 44,111
Favorites: 445

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Synopsis

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.

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Staff

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


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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)
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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
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 19, 2020
STMPD (All reviews)
Okay, so Bubblegum Crisis isn’t the greatest anime of all time. It’s not even the greatest cyberpunk anime of all time. It’s not even the greatest cyberpunk anime of the eighties, because critical opinion placed that crown firmly on Akira’s head long, long ago. And yet Bubblegum Crisis, not Akira, or Ghost in the Shell, or even Evangelion, is far and away my *favorite* anime out there - nothing else even comes close. Admittedly, I’m something of an obsessive person. I’ve been latching onto sea-tossed fandoms like a memetic lamprey for years. But why BGC?

Because it’s fucking awesome, that’s why. Because it’s a synthesis of 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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