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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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Series cast summary:
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Kinuko Ômori ...
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 Linna Yamazaki 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Akiko Hiramatsu ...
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 Mackie Stingray 8 episodes, 1987-1991
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Ken'yû Horiuchi ...
Shûichi Ikeda ...
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
Kiyoshi Kawakubo ...
David Arnold ...
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 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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Jay Bryson ...
 Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Dick Bunting ...
Katherine Burton ...
Marshall Carroll ...
 Dailey Wong 8 episodes, 1987-1991
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 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 ...
Ted Davis ...
Chuck Denson Jr. ...
 Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Kevin Dowling ...
 Professor Stingray 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Jemila Ericson ...
Hadley Eure ...
 Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
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Marc Garber ...
 Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Nathan Gray ...
Susan Grillo ...
Jon Gutman ...
Kyôko Hamura ...
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 Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Eddie Harrell ...
Maiko Hashimoto ...
 Reika Chang / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
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Tom Holmes ...
Geoffrey Honaker ...
Jean Hrdlicka ...
 Irene Chang 8 episodes, 1987-1991
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Hiroko Kasahara ...
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 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
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 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 ...
Loren Mash ...
 Young Sylia 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Marc Matney ...
 Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Yasunori Matsumoto ...
Mike McGovern ...
Yûko Mizutani ...
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
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 Deputy Commander / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Ken'ichi Ogata ...
Eric Paisley ...
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 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 ...
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Kaneto Shiozawa ...
Mayumi Shô ...
Gray Sibley ...
 Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Scott Simpson ...
 Additional Voices 8 episodes, 1987-1991
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 AD Police Officer / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Tammy Starling ...
Matt Sullivan ...
 Company Man A 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Yoshino Takamori ...
Urara Takano ...
 Kate Madigan 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Amanda Tancredi ...
 ADP Receptionist / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Michael Titterton ...
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 ...
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
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Emily Young ...
Teiji Ômiya ...
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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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Trivia

A duty roster that appears in episode 8 reveals that the AD Police apparently employed many of the artists who worked for Marvel Comics during the 1980s. See more »

Quotes

Largo: Dead, eh? Or rather, I imagine it would be more exact to say it has ceased functioning. It IS a machine after all.
Priscilla S. Asagiri "Priss": You bastard!
[fires railgun]
Largo: [catching the spike] Is this all your anger amounts to?
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Connections

Featured in Manga! (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Kodoku No Angel
(Angel of Loneliness)
Lyrics by SHOW
Music and Arrangement by Makaino Kouji
Performed by Ueda Yuki
English Performance by Anabelle Clifton
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Finally, the classic series given the treatment it deserves.
5 January 1999 | by 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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