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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Series cast summary:
Yu Asakawa ...
 Priss Asagiri (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Satsuki Yukino ...
 Sylia Stingray (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Rio Natsuki ...
 Linna Yamazaki (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Hiroko Konishi ...
 Nene Romanova (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kiyoyuki Yanada ...
 Leon McNichol (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
 Priss S. Asagiri (English Dub) (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Hilary Haag ...
 Nene Romanova (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kelly Manison ...
 Linna Yamazaki (26 episodes, 1998-1999)


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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Due to contractual problems and the ownership of the original character designs, all of the characters have been redesigned for the new series. However, the hardsuits the Knight Sabers use are the same in design as the original series. See more »


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 »


Leon: [crushing coffee cup] Man, I'm glad you're on my side!
Daley Wong: We're hopelessly linked together, idiot.
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Spun-off from Bubblegum Crisis (1987) See more »


Performed by Akira Sudô (as Akira Sudou)
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Better than the original
26 April 2007 | by (Puerto Rico) – See all my reviews

This is a remake of the anime classic from the 80's, and this one is even better. Sylia, Nene, Linna, and Priss are all back as the Knight Sabers in their hard-suits battling the robotic boomers. The animation is crisp, the characters are well-developed, and the action rocks. Priss is a singer in her regular job, so the series features some wonderful songs as well. There is a fair amount of violence, but most of it is against robots, and there is some fan service, but nothing too racy. The DVDs also have many extras, including commentaries, which really enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the show. A must-have for any anime fan.

Also recommended: Burst Angel, Armitage III

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