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

Video  |   |  Animation, Action, Sci-Fi  |  10 December 2014 (USA)
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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 ...
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Kinuko Ômori ...
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)
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Quincy (voice) (as David J. Arnold)
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Linna Yamazaki (voice)
Nicholas Bottom ...
Executive B (voice)
Jack Bowden ...
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Joyce Leigh Bowden ...
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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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Quotes

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Soundtracks

Asu E Touchdown
(Touchdown to Tomorrow)
Lyrics by SHOW
Music and Arrangement by Makaino Kouji
Performed by The Knight Sabers
English Performance by The Night Sabers
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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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