Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040

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Synonyms: Bubblegum Crisis 2040
Japanese: バブルガムクライシス TOKYO2040


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 1998 to Apr 1, 1999
Premiered: Fall 1998
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:15 (JST)
Licensors: ADV Films, Funimation
Studios: AIC
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MechaMecha
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.081 (scored by 1492614,926 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #37912
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3509
Members: 39,253
Favorites: 191

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After a mysterious eathquake levels Tokyo, Genom becomes a powerful influence providing their artificial organic lifeforms called Boomers to rebuild and act as a labor class to humanity. However, some of them ocasionally run amok, and even the specially created AD Police are at a loss to stop them. Lina Yamazaki travels to Tokyo for employment but also hopes to join a vigilante force called the Knight Sabers, who pilot powered suits to destroy these rogue Boomers.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Hayashi, Hiroki
Director, Storyboard
Nakazawa, Kazuto
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Suzuki, Kaoru
Episode Director
Hosoda, Masahiro
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Y'Know" by Akira Sudou

Ending Theme

"Waiting for You" by Akira Sudou


Jul 15, 2008
Bubblegum Crisis 2040 is quite an oddball series, it was something I really enjoyed watching simply for the fact that it's rather unique and there's just not a lot out there quite like it. Simply put it was a nice break from your everyday typical anime, harem, mecha, comedy, fantasy, whatever.

2040 is an indirect sequel to the original Bubblegum Crisis (sometimes with the additional "2032" or just "OVA" thrown at the end there). They're alternate versions of each other therefore nothing is really connected, other than the fact that they're different stories with some of the same characters in the same setting and whatnot. ...
Jul 25, 2016
Mixed Feelings
In a reboot of the original series from the 1980’s, Bubblegum Crisis had the background to become a top series. Along with the work from Studio AIC and director Hiroki Hayashi, both whom worked on everything Tenchi from before could go in either direction from classic to bust much like Tenchi.

Set in a futuristic society compared to the likes of Blade Runner, manual labor is done by organic robots called Boomers. These Boomers are made by a corporation by the name of Genom. One fateful day, office worker Lina sees one of these Boomers rage out of control and morph into some crazy monstrosity. Her ...
Jan 8, 2023
Maybe this is a bad idea. Writing this review, I mean. I've already made it clear that I think Bubblegum Crisis 2032, the late 80's OVA, is my favorite goddamn media product and has been for the past six years or so, right? Of course I'm going to be disappointed in any reboot that tries to not only do different things than the OVA, but does so on what's clearly a fraction of the budget. Why should you listen to me? Ah, but who am I kidding, when was the last time bias or decorum stopped someone on the internet?

Fuck this. It's time for a ...

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