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)
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 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)
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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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Nigel: I've had some new ideas. I'd like to try them out on this one.
Sylia Stingray: [smiles mischievously] Of course. Do whatever you like.
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A great remake of a classic series
8 January 2001 | by (Keene NH USA) – See all my reviews

The original Bubblegum Crisis came out in 1985 and spawned a very popular following on both sides of the pacific. It was also one of the earliest anime titles to get a video release in the states. An 8-part OAV series, it was a mix of Charlies's Angels, Batman, and Terminator. Now, it's been remade as a television series. Although the animation has a much cleaner look and incredibly vivid color, it's not as fluid as the original OAVs, but that shouldn't be a problem. The story expands on the concepts of the OAV, and exceeds them to a degree. It's also much darker, to an extent. The Boomer design isn't as realistic as those in the original OAVs-here, the Boomers appear more like Zombies or Monsters when they go nuts. The character designs and personalities are also very different(and very 90's) But the changes help improve the series rather than hinder it. Overall, it's very pleasing.


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