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Bubblegum Crisis (1987)
"Baburugamu kuraishisu" (original title)

Video  -  Animation | Action | Sci-Fi  -  25 February 1987 (Japan)
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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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Credited cast:
Yoshiko Sakakibara ...
Sylia Stingray (voice)
Kinuko Ômori ...
Priscilla 'Priss' S. Asagiri (voice)
Michie Tomizawa ...
Linna Yamazaki (voice)
Akiko Hiramatsu ...
Nene Romanova (voice)
Nozomu Sasaki ...
Mackie Stingray (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Leon McNichol (voice)
Ken'yû Horiuchi ...
Daley Wong (voice)
Shûichi Ikeda ...
Brian J. Mason (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
Kiyoshi Kawakubo ...
Quincy (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Arnold ...
Quincy (voice) (as David J. Arnold)
Elizabeth Becka ...
Linna Yamazaki (voice)
Nicholas Bottom ...
Executive B (voice)
Jack Bowden ...
Sings Of The Replicants / Additional Voices (voice)
Joyce Leigh Bowden ...
Interviewer / Sings Of The Relicants (singing voice)
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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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There are many references to Blade Runner:
  • The band is called "The Replicants";


  • The general mission in both is to kill androids who are almost too human;


  • There happen to be characters named Leon and Priss in both;


  • Both feature a huge, pyramid-shaped building.


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Quotes

Priscilla S. Asagiri "Priss": You'd better work out, or you won't be able to fit in your suit.
Nene Romanova: Ha! I contribute to the Knight Sabers with my good looks and amazing brain. I never want to be such an ape woman like you are. Besides, if you really are as hot as you say you are then how come I had to give you a speeding ticket?
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References The Third Man (1949) See more »

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Lyrics by Aran Tomoko
Music by Tsubokura Yuiko
Arranged by Nagaoka Choojiroo
Performed by Oomori Kinuko
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Finally, the classic series given the treatment it deserves.
5 January 1999 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

The DVD set of this series is excellent. The sound is great, and the picture quality is perfect, even surpassing the laserdisc release. The ability to watch it in the original Japanese without subtitles covering the picture is nice, also. All 8 episodes are in the set, which is a steal at about $50 (compared to about $120 for the tapes, or around $100 for the laserdiscs, if you can even find them). My only complaint is that the music videos are compressed really badly, giving them an M-PEG look, and compared to how the actual episodes look in this set, that low quality is unacceptable. Still, that one complaint aside, this set is more than worth the money if you like this series even a little.


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