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:
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)
Nozomu Sasaki ...
 Mackie Stingray (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 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)
...
 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)
Shigeru Chiba ...
 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)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
 Nam (8 episodes, 1987-1991)
Aya Hisakawa ...
 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)
Miki Itô ...
 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)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
 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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Trivia

In Revenge Road, Priss's display shows the name "Madonna" and lists some of her singles. See more »

Quotes

Leon McNichol: One of these days, I'll uncover the truth about you.
Brian J. Mason: Be careful what you say, little puppy.
Leon McNichol: Even a little puppy can nibble an sleazebag like you to death!
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Connections

Spoofed in Super Deformed Double Feature (1992) 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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Pretty cool cyberpunk OVA of the late 80s
14 December 2014 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

"Bubblegum Crisis" is an 8-episode anime OVA-series which was released in Japan through 1987-1991. Made by AIC, Artmic and Youmex.

Basic plot: The year is 2032 in MegaTokyo, seven years after Tokyo was destroyed by a giant earthquake. Genom Corp, the big company which recreated the city, began mass-producing cyberdroids called Boomers meant to serve mankind by taking part in recreating MegaTokyo. When the Boomers started to run out of control, the A.D. Police tried to stop these cyberdroids, something which proved to be more difficult but deadly than imagined.

But, the hope isn't over yet, because four girls who have banded together as the Knight Sabers are also in MegaTokyo. These girls in powerful armor suits are strong enough to defend the city from Genom and the Boomers. And their names are: Sylia Stingray, Priscilla S. Asagiri, Linna Yamazaki and Nene Romanova.

I first heard about this anime around year 2004. However, for some reasons, I didn't get a chance to watch this anime until late autumn 2014. And I'm so glad to get to see this for once, at least with Japanese dub. This anime was epic, with lots of cyber/robot-action, car chases, humor and a pretty cool soundtrack which all together made me hooked from beginning to end. The MegaTokyo-setting in this anime was fairly realistic.

This anime was originally planned as a 13-episode long OVA-series, but was cancelled after 8 episodes due to legal problems between Artmic and Youmex. However, a 3-episode sequel called "Bubblegum Crash" was made. Still, the entire franchise remains a cult classic among anime fans.

This anime is highly recommended for any fans of Japanese cyberpunk animation set in future. I mean, if you haven't seen this yet, then this anime is not to miss, the same with "Bubblegum Crash". My overall rating for such a classic is therefore: 9/10.

Some similar anime also to be recommended include: "Angel Cop", "Appleseed", "Genocyber" and "Battle Angel".


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