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Bubblegum Crisis 

Baburugamu kuraishisu (original title)
A female mercenary team, armed with unique power armor suits, battle the forces of the corrupt mega-corporation, Genom in futuristic Tokyo.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Yoshiko Sakakibara ...
 Sylia Stingray (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Kinuko Ômori ...
 Priscilla 'Priss' S. Asagiri (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Michie Tomizawa ...
 Linna Yamazaki (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Akiko Hiramatsu ...
 Nene Romanova (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
...
 Mackie Stingray (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Leon McNichol (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Ken'yû Horiuchi ...
 Daley Wong (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Shûichi Ikeda ...
 Brian J. Mason (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
 Largo (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Kiyoshi Kawakubo ...
 Quincy (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
David Arnold ...
 Quincy (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
...
 Linna Yamazaki (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Nicholas Bottom ...
 Executive B (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Jack Bowden ...
 Additional Voices / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Joyce Leigh Bowden ...
 Interviewer / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Largo (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Jay Bryson ...
 Additional Voices / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Dick Bunting ...
 Miriam (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Katherine Burton ...
 Ann (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Marshall Carroll ...
 Dailey Wong (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
...
 Dr. Miriam Yoshida (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Sean Clay ...
 Additional Voices / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Annabelle Clifton ...
 Harmonies For The Replicants / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Clifton Daniel ...
 Frederick (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Ted Davis ...
 Sho (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Chuck Denson Jr. ...
 Additional Voices / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Kevin Dowling ...
 Professor Stingray (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Jemila Ericson ...
 Sylia (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Hadley Eure ...
 Additional Voices / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
...
 Mr. Chang (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Marc Garber ...
 Additional Voices / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Nathan Gray ...
 Guard 1 (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Susan Grillo ...
 Nene (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Jon Gutman ...
 Flint (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Kyôko Hamura ...
 Sho (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
...
 Additional Voices / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Eddie Harrell ...
 McLaren (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Maiko Hashimoto ...
 Reika Chang / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Nam (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
...
 Lisa Vanette (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Tom Holmes ...
 Doctor (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Geoffrey Honaker ...
 Fargo (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Jean Hrdlicka ...
 Irene Chang (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Irene (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Hiroko Kasahara ...
 Cynthia (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
...
 Female Boomer / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Chuck Kinlaw ...
 Additional Voices / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
David Kraus ...
 Additional Voices / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Steve Lalla ...
 Additional Voices (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
...
 Additional Voices (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Barbara C. Lewis ...
 ADP Commander (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
David Long ...
 Ebisu President (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Mindi L. Lyons ...
 Naomi / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Tomoko Maruo ...
 Meg (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Loren Mash ...
 Young Sylia (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Marc Matney ...
 Additional Voices / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Yasunori Matsumoto ...
 Kou (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Mike McGovern ...
 Manager (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Yûko Mizutani ...
 Anri (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Brad Moranz ...
 Leon McNichol (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Senri Nakajima ...
 Sho's Mother (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Sinda Nichols ...
 Priss Asagiri (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
...
 Deputy Commander / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Ken'ichi Ogata ...
 Raven (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Eric Paisley ...
 Mason (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
...
 Harmonies Of The Replicants / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Eliot Preschutti ...
 Additional Voices / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Steve Rassin ...
 Additional Voices / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Kevin Reilly ...
 Additional Voices / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Silivea Robinson ...
 Sings Of The Replicants (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Masaharu Satô ...
 Chief (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
...
 Sylvie (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Kaneto Shiozawa ...
 Gibson (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Mayumi Shô ...
 Naomi (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Gray Sibley ...
 Additional Voices / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Scott Simpson ...
 Additional Voices (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
...
 AD Police Officer / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Tammy Starling ...
 Lou (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Matt Sullivan ...
 Company Man A (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Yoshino Takamori ...
 Sylvie (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Urara Takano ...
 Kate Madigan (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Amanda Tancredi ...
 ADP Receptionist / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Michael Titterton ...
 Dr. Raven (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Sophia Tolar ...
 Additional Voices (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Frank Trimble ...
 Mackie Stingray (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Hank Troscianiec ...
 Additional Voices (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Yumi Tôma ...
 Lou (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Steve Vernon ...
 Additional Voices / ... (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Timothy J. Walsh ...
 C&G Chairman (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Michael S. Way ...
 Commander Swarz (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Cyndi Wheeler ...
 Sings Of The Replicants (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
...
 Fargo (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Emily Young ...
 Kate (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Teiji Ômiya ...
 USSD Chief (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
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Storyline

This eight-part OVA (Original Video Animation, or made-for-video) series is set in the giant megalopolis of MegaTokyo in the year 2033. The story chronicles the battles of four women in power armor against an evil mega-corporation called GENOM. BGC is one of the most popular series among fans of Japanese animation ("anime"), as well as fans of the cyberpunk genre. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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10 December 2014 (USA)  »

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(8 episodes)

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4:3
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Trivia

In 'Tinsel City' AKA 'Bubblegum Crisis Episode One', the 'Konya Wa Hurricane' sequence at the club is a homage to Streets Of Fire (1984). The dance moves and the music is performed exactly the same way in the first 10 minutes of the Movie. And this movie, as well as Bubblegum Crisis, both feature characters named 'Raven'; additionally, Bubblegum Crisis has a character named "Madigan", while Amy Madigan is a featured performer in Streets Of Fire. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Vanette: Do you know about the Knight Sabers?
Sylia Stingray: Uh-huh, I've heard about them.
Lisa Vanette: Why do you suppose they fight boomers? I hear they take their clients for lots of money, but... I wonder... if they're supposed to be the good guys.
Sylia Stingray: What do you think?
Lisa Vanette: I don't know... But fighting boomers means taking on Genom, doesn't it? For a mere four people to take on such a large corporation is just... well... Genom makes a lot of things that make wars possible. But they also make boomers that are useful to society. And ...
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Spoofs Streets of Fire (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

(All names in Japanese order)
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One of the best science-fiction anime ever, Bubblegum Crisis is a cyberpunk classic.
10 November 2010 | by (Mars) – See all my reviews

Bubblegum Crisis has its share of advantages and disadvantages. It's a notable anime of the 1980s, and I enjoyed watching it very much. The look of its characters has definitely been influential in the medium. Its mecha designs are fantastic, with battles that are truly exciting. The soundtrack is the series' strongest point. In addition to the catchy rock & pop songs (mostly sung by Ohmori Kinuko) there is also an exquisite score composed by Kouji Makaino. The characters are another strong point. The stories, however, are a letdown in some ways. Revenge is an overused theme in the series. The animation is also a letdown in some ways. While the designs are impressive, the quality of the animation is poor especially in the first few episodes. Even the best episodes don't feature animation that can be called exceptional. Blade Runner (1982) was obviously a major influence on the series. My verdict is that, while enjoyable, Bubblegum Crisis is a mixed bag, with some original parts and some unoriginal parts. It's a good series though, especially for an anime, and I recommend watching it.


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