Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (1998– )

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Set in 2039-2040, This series is set in Megalo City, a city built over the ruins of Tokyo. Boomers, a line of android workers created by the Genom Corporation, perform dozens of tasks, from... See full summary »

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Set in 2039-2040, This series is set in Megalo City, a city built over the ruins of Tokyo. Boomers, a line of android workers created by the Genom Corporation, perform dozens of tasks, from cleaning to management, to heavy industry. However, a strange series of events has caused a great deal of these boomers to go rogue, despite government and corporation cover-ups to the contrary. The AD Police, a special anti-Boomer task-force, performs it's best to stop the maniacal machines. However, always a step ahead of them are the mysterious vigilantes known only to the public as the Knight Sabers. No one is sure who these warriors are, but a young office lady named Lina Yamazaki is intent on finding out and joining them. Written by Miriani

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In addition to new character designs, the characters personalities have been altered greatly. Priss is much more stoic in 2040 than she was in the original version, while Sylia, originally very stoic in the first series, is now very emotional. Linna is given much more screen time and depicted as being an idealistic farm girl rather than as a shallow, greedy man-eater. Nene is also much more aggressive (and arrogant) than she was in the original version. The character of Daley Wong is also more subdued and no longer depicted as a homosexual caricature, as he was in the original series. The Leon McNichol character is also different, more of a "tough guy" and less of a pretty boy. See more »

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In "One Of These Nights", Leon's weight trainer glove disappears from his hand in the close up of him showing Priss the video scan of the soldiers who are moving in to Tokyo to fight the boomer plague. See more »

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Linna Yamazaki: [to Priss] My goal is to replace you as the top dog on this team!
[bites into the hoagie vengefully]
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Animation that covers as many bases as it can.
4 September 2001 | by (Toronto, Ont. Canada) – See all my reviews

Half decent TV series that cover a whole range of topics, mainly those of science and morality. Do robots have a soul? Some very interesting side stories apart from the main Knight Saber fights (the wife cheating episode sticks to mind) to some very long drawn out battles towards the end of the series (Knight Sabers versus Galatea).

It's Tokyo in 2040, seven years after the huge earthquake that devastated the metropolis. Boomer technology used by Genom to make the new Tokyo are now a nuisance to some humans and treat them horribly. But these Boomers have a tendency to go 'mad' and Genom enlists the AD Police to fix the problem. Unfortunately, the AD Police have to get there before the Knight Sabers do; a rogue squadron of Boomer haters that destroy the mad ones.

Later on in the series, the whole idea of fusion takes the whole story further by leaps and bounds and the story, though sped up really fast, maintains an episodic feel so no one feels too lost. The character growth is done well and overall, BUBBLEGUM CRISIS: TOKYO 2040 is a good and most needed update to a cult classic anime.


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