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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
Riccardo Bambini .... production staff
Matt Baumgardner .... production staff
Matt Clare .... production staff
Isaac Fischer .... production staff
Guillaume Fortier .... production staff
Dañiel L. Garcia .... production staff
Jacquet Gwenaël .... production staff
Derek Ho .... production staff
Martti Hokkanen .... production staff
Dawn Huestis .... production staff
Yasunori Ide .... technical director (episode 3)
Marc Levy .... production staff
Casey Mershon .... production staff
Harald Niesche .... production staff
Peter Pappas .... production staff
Logan Rebholz .... production staff
Alice Sgaravatti .... production staff
Ken'ichi Yatagai .... technical director (episodes 1 and 2)
Uwe Zeppei .... production staff
 

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The scene in episode 6, where Largo shoots Quincy and discovers that he's an android, was a reference to a scene in Blade Runner which was scripted but not shot. After Roy killed Tyrell, he discovered that he was a replicant. The real Tyrell had been critically wounded in an accident, and was in cryogenic suspension.See more »
Quotes:
Largo:Human beings... how vulgar. For the crime of injuring me, a god, I demand, as atonement, death!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Streets of Fire (1984)See more »
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Well-made robot anime with many distinctive touches, 3 July 2002
Author: James Terrell from Gainesville, FL

I have recently finished watching 'Bubblegum Crisis' for the second time, on DVD, and I found myself both entertained and impressed.

The problem with most sci-fi and robot anime is that they are too heavy-handed and dark; as well, they often suffer from plodding and boring plots, to the point where they are not enjoyable to watch. Not so with 'Bubblegum Crisis'. The series is actually divided into two main storylines which comprise six episodes, and two side stories for the other two episodes. While the main stories require some concentration, they are interesting without being convoluted. _BC_ does not try to ponder the human condition or find the meaning of life, as other SF stories do, but simply creates stories that the viewer can enjoy. As well, there are some plot threads that are developed throughout the series, making events and characters more significant and more part of the story. While some may argue that 'BC' is nothing but science fiction lite, it keeps the viewer absorbed, which is more than I can say for most of the sci-fi anime I have watched.

I'd say that this series's greatest strength is its characters. Not only are they well developed, but they interact wonderfully with one another. Their differing and often conflicting personalities make the viewer identify with them, their lives, and their problems. We see people trying to cope with violence and destruction on a daily basis and simultaneously keep their humanity somehow. I believe that too many anime fall into the trap of trying to impress the viewer with things such as animation, sex, and violence, forgetting more important things such as character development and interaction. Like all the other best anime, however, 'BC' not only avoids this trap, but defines new standards.

'Bubblegum Crisis' also succeeds in its use of rock music, integrating it into the series and drawing the viewer in. Even though the songs are in Japanese, I still enjoyed them and was impressed by the quality of the songwriting. I should point out that these songs are some of the few I remember from any anime.

I thought the animation was excellent, especially for an OVA. The inevitable darkness of Neo Tokyo was nicely balanced by the brighter colors of the interiors of homes, shops, etc. This was another thing that kept the series from descending into sci-fi boredom. As well, the characters are animated according to their personalities, helping to develop them.

So I would call 'Bubblegum Crisis' a success because it manages to entertain all audiences, not just sci-fi and robot fans. In fact, it even entertained me.

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