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25 February 1987 (Japan) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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One of the best science-fiction anime ever, Bubblegum Crisis is a cyberpunk classic. See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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 ... Largo (episodes 5 & 6) (voice)
Kiyoshi Kawakubo ... Quincy (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Arnold ... Quincy (voice: English version) (as David J. Arnold)
Elizabeth Becka ... Linna Yamazaki (voice: English version)
Nicholas Bottom ... Executive B (voice: English version)
Jack Bowden ... Sings Of The Replicants / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Joyce Leigh Bowden ... Interviewer / Sings Of The Relicants (singing voice)
Pierre Brulatour ... Largo (voice: English version)
Jay Bryson ... Captain / Ebisu Worker / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Dick Bunting ... Miriam (voice: English version)
Katherine Burton ... Ann (voice: English version) (as Katherine Kopec Burton)
Marshall Carroll ... Dailey Wong (voice: English version)
Shigeru Chiba ... Dr. Miriam Yoshida (episode 8) (voice)
Sean Clay ... Company Man B / Executive A / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Annabelle Clifton ... Harmonies For The Replicants / Sings Of The Replicants (voice: English version)
Clifton Daniel ... Frederick (voice: English version) (as Daniel Clifton)
Ted Davis ... Sho (voice: English version)
Chuck Denson Jr. ... Announcer / Newscaster / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kevin Dowling ... Professor Stingray (voice: English version)
Jemila Ericson ... Sylia (voice: English version)
Hadley Eure ... Meg / Sings For The Replicants / Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Mark Fincannon ... Mr. Chang (voice: English version) (as Mark Finncannon)
Marc Garber ... Retort / Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Mark Garber)
Nathan Gray ... Guard 1 (voice: English version)
Susan Grillo ... Nene (voice: English version)
Jon Gutman ... Flint (voice: English version)
Kyôko Hamura ... Sho (episode 3) (voice)

Zach Hanner ... Gibson / Boomer / Kou / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Eddie Harrell ... McLaren (voice: English version)
Maiko Hashimoto ... Vision / Reika Chang (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Nam (episode 5) (voice)
Aya Hisakawa ... Lisa Vanette (episode 8) (voice)
Tom Holmes ... Doctor (voice: English version)
Geoffrey Honaker ... Fargo (voice: English version)
Jean Hrdlicka ... Irene Chang (voice: English version)
Miki Itô ... Irene (episodes 2 & 7) (voice)
Hiroko Kasahara ... Cynthia (episode 1) (voice)

Belinda Keller ... Female Boomer / Nam / Naoko (voice: English version) (as Belinda Bizic)
Chuck Kinlaw ... Kaufman / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
David Kraus ... Chopper 3 Pilot / Police Chief / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Steve Lalla ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

J. Patrick Lawlor ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Barbara C. Lewis ... ADP Commander (voice: English version)
David Long ... Ebisu President (voice: English version)
Mindi L. Lyons ... Naomi / Vision / Reika (voice: English version)
Tomoko Maruo ... Meg (episode 5) (voice)
Loren Mash ... Young Sylia (voice: English version)
Marc Matney ... Bogey / Funk / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Yasunori Matsumoto ... Kou (episode 7) (voice)
Mike McGovern ... Manager (voice: English version) (as Mike McGovern)
Yûko Mizutani ... Anri (episodes 5 & 6) (voice)
Brad Moranz ... Leon McNichol (voice: English version)
Senri Nakajima ... Sho's Mother (episode 3) (voice)
Sinda Nichols ... Priss Asagiri (voice: English version)

Patt Noday ... Deputy Commander / Outrider (voice: English version)
Ken'ichi Ogata ... Raven
Eric Paisley ... Mason (voice: English version)

Amy Parrish ... Sho's Mother / Lisa / Harmonies Of The Replicants (voice: English version)
Eliot Preschutti ... Ebisu Operator / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Steve Rassin ... Checkpoint Guard / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kevin Reilly ... Staffer A / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Silivea Robinson ... Sings Of The Replicants (voice: English version)
Masaharu Satô ... Chief (voice)

Martha Ellen Senseney ... Sylvie (voice: English version)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Gibson
Mayumi Shô ... Naomi (episode 4) (voice)
Gray Sibley ... Yamada / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Scott Simpson ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Michael Sinterniklaas ... Young Mackie / AD Police Officer / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Tammy Starling ... Lou (voice: English version)
Matt Sullivan ... Company Man A (voice: English version)
Yoshino Takamori ... Sylvie (episode 5) (voice)
Urara Takano ... Kate Madigan (voice)
Amanda Tancredi ... ADP Receptionist / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Michael Titterton ... Dr. Raven (voice: English version)
Sophia Tolar ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Frank Trimble ... Mackie Stingray (voice: English version)
Hank Troscianiec ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Yumi Tôma ... Lou (episode 5) (voice)
Steve Vernon ... Callahan / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Timothy J. Walsh ... C&G Chairman (voice: English version)
Michael S. Way ... Commander Swarz (voice: English version)
Cyndi Wheeler ... Sings Of The Replicants (voice: English version)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Fargo
Emily Young ... Kate (voice: English version)
Teiji Ômiya ... USSD Chief (episodes 1 & 2) (voice)

Directed by
Katsuhito Akiyama 
Hiroaki Gôda 
Hiroki Hayashi 
Fumihiko Takayama 
Masami Ôbari 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Katsuhito Akiyama 
Shinji Aramaki 
Hideki Kakinuma 
Ken'ichi Matsuzaki 
Toshimichi Suzuki  story

Produced by
Junji Fujita .... executive producer
Hiroshi Tazaki .... producer
Kin'ya Watanabe .... producer
Robert J. Woodhead .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kôji Makaino 
 
Cinematography by
Kazuhiro Konishi 
Akihiko Takahashi 
 
Production Design by
Shinji Aramaki 
Hideki Kakinuma 
Kimitoshi Yamane 
 
Art Direction by
Kazuhiro Arai 
Shigemi Ikeda 
Kazuhiro Konishi 
Yôichi Nangô 
 
Sound Department
Noriyoshi Matsûra .... sound director
 
Animation Department
Kunihiro Abe .... animator
Atsushi Aono .... animator
Fujiko Aoyagi .... animator
Shinji Aramaki .... mechanical designer
Toshiko Baba .... animator
Hisashi Ezura .... animator
Miki Fujita .... animator
Yoshimitsu Fujitaka .... animator
Hiroaki Gôda .... guest character designer (episodes 5 and 6)
Tadashi Hasegawa .... animator
Takashi Hashimoto .... animator
Chihiro Hayashi .... animator
Kôichi Horikawa .... animator
Hiroyuki Horiuchi .... animator
Kiyoshi Iijima .... animator
Suguru Iijima .... animator (as Takeshi Ijima)
Nobuyuki Ikigame .... animator
Masaya Irahara .... animator
Atsuko Ishida .... animator
Ken'ya Ishitani .... animator
Akihiro Izumi .... animator
Masaki Kajishima .... animator
Hideki Kakinuma .... mechanical designer
Jirô Kanai .... animator
Katsunori Kimizuka .... animator
Mitsumasa Kimura .... animator
Nobuyuki Kitajima .... animator
Masaru Kitao .... animator
Hiroyuki Kitazume .... animator
Shigetaka Kiyoyama .... animator
Yukihiro Makino .... animator
Hidenori Matsubara .... animator
Makoto Matsuo .... animator
Hideaki Matsuoka .... animator
Shinichirô Minami .... animator
Tôru Misaka .... animator
Kazuhiko Miyake .... animator
Sadami Morikawa .... animator
Masaru Nagashima .... animator
Ken'ichirô Nakamura .... animator
Masanori Nishii .... animator
Fujio Oda .... animator
Jun Okuda .... animator
Hirotoshi Sano .... animator
Hideyuki Satô .... animator
Yûichi Satô .... animator
Satoru Shigeta .... animator
Yoshiharu Shimizu .... animator
Ryûji Shiromae .... animator
Kenichi Sonoda .... character designer
Kenichi Sonoda .... mechanical designer
Shigeyuki Suga .... animator
Hiroyuki Sugano .... animator
Eiji Suganuma .... animator
Noboru Sugimitsu .... animator
Akio Takami .... animator
Akira Takeuchi .... animator
Atsushi Takeuchi .... animator
Tatsuyuki Tanaka .... animator
Kenji Teraoka .... animator
Shinsuke Terasawa .... animator
Tomokazu Tokoro .... animator
Atsushi Tsukamoto .... animator
Katsutoshi Tsunoda .... animator
Tomomi Urayama .... animator
Satoshi Urushihara .... animator
Satoshi Urushihara .... guest character designer (episode 7)
Kôichi Usami .... animator
Kôichi Wada .... animator
Eiji Yamanaka .... animator
Michihiro Yamane .... animator
Masashi Yanagishita .... animator
Jun Yano .... animator
Hidetoshi Yoshida .... animator
Masami Ôbari .... animator
Shin'ya Ôhira .... animator
Hiroyoshi Ôkawa .... animator
Haruo Ôkawara .... animator
Hidetoshi Ômori .... animator
Ken'ichi Ônuki .... animator
Ikuyo Ôtani .... animator
 
Other crew
Yasunori Ide .... technical director (episode 3)
Ken'ichi Yatagai .... technical director (episodes 1 and 2)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Baburugamu kuraishisu" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:25 min (8 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:M (DVD rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Germany:16 | New Zealand:PG | New Zealand:M | UK:PG (episodes 1-3) | UK:12 (episodes 4-8)

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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:
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 if the Knight Sabers actually defeated Genom, the world woudl come to a halt. What I want to know is, just what are the Knight Sabers trying to accomplish?
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Manga! (1994) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Kodoku No AngelSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
One of the best science-fiction anime ever, Bubblegum Crisis is a cyberpunk classic., 10 November 2010
Author: I B from Mars

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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