Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040

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Alternative Titles

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

Information

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, MechaMecha, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.111 (scored by 1181111,811 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #31292
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Popularity: #2850
Members: 29,437
Favorites: 168
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Synopsis

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Hayashi, Hiroki
Director, Storyboard
Suzuki, Kaoru
Episode Director
Hosoda, Masahiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
Midoro, Musei
Episode Director


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Opening Theme

"Y'Know" by Akira Sudou
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Ending Theme

"Waiting for You" by Akira Sudou



Jul 15, 2008
Echelon (All reviews)
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. read more
Jun 8, 2008
kawaiimisato (All reviews)
At a glance, Bubblegum Crisis seems to be just about girls with suits kicking butt, but in reality this is one amazing anime.

The story takes place in a post earthquake Tokyo where robots are used in mass amounts to assist with everything from being waiters to construction workers. Of course these robots dont always do what they're told, and its up to the knight sabers to step in.

The characters in this show are all amazingly created and very distinct from each other. The four main girls are have very different personalities which makes for great character interaction not only in battles but in read more
Feb 5, 2017
AugmentedTurnip (All reviews)
The original Bubblegum Crisis is an iconic and stylish OVA that everyone should watch. It seems logical that remaking something that is so stylish would be going in waaaay over your head. And yet here we are! A good remake! Instead of trying to copy everything that made the original good and surely failing. It found its own strengths by taking the core of the original and doing something different, like a good remake should.

The year is 1998. Bubblegum Crisis 2040 was made into a 26 episode show presumably after AIC won the whole legal rights debacle by slicing the head of their former read more
May 3, 2019
Cnon (All reviews)
** THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS**




Ah Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo what went wrong with you?
Initially I loved this show. It was great up until the last arc.
But there was some issues with the villain Mason. This guy was introduced as a mysterious string-puller but the show rarely explored his character enough. We had no info about him except he was a manager of genom (The company making boomers) and Mason's boss he died too easily and wasn't explained either.
When a show starts killing villains easily left and right you know it's going down the drain.
In the last episodes for some reason show included humor like read more

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