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Bubblegum Crisis 

Baburugamu kuraishisu (original title)
A female mercenary team, armed with unique power armor suits, battle the forces of the corrupt mega-corporation, Genom in futuristic Tokyo.
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Series cast summary:
Yoshiko Sakakibara ...  Sylia Stingray 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Kinuko Ômori Kinuko Ômori ...  Priscilla 'Priss' S. Asagiri 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Michie Tomizawa ...  Linna Yamazaki 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Akiko Hiramatsu ...  Nene Romanova 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Nozomu Sasaki ...  Mackie Stingray 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Toshio Furukawa ...  Leon McNichol 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Ken'yû Horiuchi Ken'yû Horiuchi ...  Daley Wong 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Shûichi Ikeda Shûichi Ikeda ...  Brian J. Mason 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Kazuyuki Sogabe Kazuyuki Sogabe ...  Largo 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Kiyoshi Kawakubo Kiyoshi Kawakubo ...  Quincy 8 episodes, 1987-1991
David Arnold David Arnold ...  Quincy 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Elizabeth Becka ...  Linna Yamazaki 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Nicholas Bottom Nicholas Bottom ...  Executive B 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Jack Bowden Jack Bowden ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Joyce Leigh Bowden Joyce Leigh Bowden ...  Interviewer / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Pierre Brulatour ...  Largo 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Jay Bryson Jay Bryson ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Dick Bunting Dick Bunting ...  Miriam 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Katherine Burton Katherine Burton ...  Ann 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Marshall Carroll Marshall Carroll ...  Dailey Wong 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Shigeru Chiba ...  Dr. Miriam Yoshida 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Sean Clay Sean Clay ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Annabelle Clifton Annabelle Clifton ...  Harmonies For The Replicants / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Clifton Daniel Clifton Daniel ...  Frederick 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Ted Davis Ted Davis ...  Sho 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Chuck Denson Jr. ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Kevin Dowling Kevin Dowling ...  Professor Stingray 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Jemila Ericson Jemila Ericson ...  Sylia 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Hadley Eure Hadley Eure ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Mark Fincannon ...  Mr. Chang 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Marc Garber Marc Garber ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Nathan Gray Nathan Gray ...  Guard 1 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Susan Grillo Susan Grillo ...  Nene 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Jon Gutman Jon Gutman ...  Flint 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Kyôko Hamura Kyôko Hamura ...  Sho 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Zach Hanner ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Eddie Harrell Eddie Harrell ...  McLaren 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Maiko Hashimoto Maiko Hashimoto ...  Reika Chang / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Nam 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Aya Hisakawa ...  Lisa Vanette 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Tom Holmes Tom Holmes ...  Doctor 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Geoffrey Honaker Geoffrey Honaker ...  Fargo 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Jean Hrdlicka Jean Hrdlicka ...  Irene Chang 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Miki Itô ...  Irene 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Hiroko Kasahara Hiroko Kasahara ...  Cynthia 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Belinda Keller ...  Female Boomer / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Chuck Kinlaw Chuck Kinlaw ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
David Kraus David Kraus ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Steve Lalla Steve Lalla ...  Additional Voices 8 episodes, 1987-1991
J. Patrick Lawlor ...  Additional Voices 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Barbara C. Lewis Barbara C. Lewis ...  ADP Commander 8 episodes, 1987-1991
David Long David Long ...  Ebisu President 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Mindi L. Lyons Mindi L. Lyons ...  Naomi / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Tomoko Maruo Tomoko Maruo ...  Meg 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Loren Mash Loren Mash ...  Young Sylia 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Marc Matney Marc Matney ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Yasunori Matsumoto ...  Kou 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Mike McGovern Mike McGovern ...  Manager 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Yûko Mizutani Yûko Mizutani ...  Anri 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Brad Moranz Brad Moranz ...  Leon McNichol 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Senri Nakajima Senri Nakajima ...  Sho's Mother 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Sinda Nichols ...  Priss Asagiri 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Patt Noday ...  Deputy Commander / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Ken'ichi Ogata Ken'ichi Ogata ...  Raven 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Eric Paisley Eric Paisley ...  Mason 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Amy Parrish ...  Harmonies Of The Replicants / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Eliot Preschutti Eliot Preschutti ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Steve Rassin Steve Rassin ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Kevin Reilly Kevin Reilly ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Silivea Robinson Silivea Robinson ...  Sings Of The Replicants 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Masaharu Satô Masaharu Satô ...  Chief 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Martha Ellen Senseney ...  Sylvie 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Kaneto Shiozawa ...  Gibson 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Mayumi Shô ...  Naomi 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Gray Sibley Gray Sibley ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Scott Simpson ...  Additional Voices 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Michael Sinterniklaas ...  AD Police Officer / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Tammy Starling Tammy Starling ...  Lou 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Matt Sullivan Matt Sullivan ...  Company Man A 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Yoshino Takamori Yoshino Takamori ...  Sylvie 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Urara Takano Urara Takano ...  Kate Madigan 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Amanda Tancredi Amanda Tancredi ...  ADP Receptionist / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Michael Titterton Michael Titterton ...  Dr. Raven 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Sophia Tolar Sophia Tolar ...  Additional Voices 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Frank Trimble Frank Trimble ...  Mackie Stingray 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Hank Troscianiec Hank Troscianiec ...  Additional Voices 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Yumi Tôma Yumi Tôma ...  Lou 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Steve Vernon Steve Vernon ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Timothy J. Walsh Timothy J. Walsh ...  C&G Chairman 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Michael S. Way Michael S. Way ...  Commander Swarz 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Cyndi Wheeler Cyndi Wheeler ...  Sings Of The Replicants 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Kôichi Yamadera ...  Fargo 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Emily Young Emily Young ...  Kate 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Teiji Ômiya Teiji Ômiya ...  USSD Chief 8 episodes, 1987-1991
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Storyline

This eight-part OVA (Original Video Animation, or made-for-video) series is set in the giant megalopolis of MegaTokyo in the year 2033. The story chronicles the battles of four women in power armor against an evil mega-corporation called GENOM. BGC is one of the most popular series among fans of Japanese animation ("anime"), as well as fans of the cyberpunk genre. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Country:

Japan

Release Date:

10 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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(8 episodes)

Color:

Color

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4:3
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Episodes 5 and 6 take the Blade Runner resemblance to the breaking point and feature the exact same story, with some of the scenes copied almost verbatim; and even some of Vangelis's score is stolen. (specifically "MegaTokyo 2032") See more »

Quotes

Priscilla S. Asagiri "Priss": You little idiot! If you die, what will Sylvie have died for?
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Connections

References Streets of Fire (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Crisis - Ikari O Komete Hashire
(Crisis - Run With Anger)
Lyrics by SHOW
Music and Arrangement by Makaino Kouji
Performed by Tsubokura Yuiko
English Performance by Hadley Eure
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Glitzy action trash.
2 March 2019 | by jcain1635See all my reviews

I have listed my brief thoughts and score with a rating on every episode. I then averaged them to receive the score above. It's accurate. I liked it mostly, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, unless you are a hardcore cyberpunk completionist.

PROS

+ Beautiful still artwork. Constantly thinking how great certain ones would be for gifs or wallpapers. + Great action. Not too over the top, and always fun. + Kick-ass music. Lends itself to an 80's cyberpunk action setting perfectly. I believe all the soundtrack was original. Worth a listen! + Good for watching idle. It has a Saturday morning cartoon (but for adults) feel. worth watching with your breakfast and coffee.

CONS

+Terrible Writing. Plots are often contrived and events and actions frequently make no sense. +Horrible dialogue. The amount of exposition is so high and so unnatural feeling that every character may as well just look at the viewer and break the fourth wall directly. +Predictable. Each episode is very formulaic. You have your relevant side plot and your ending action sequence. +Story never truly advances. The first episode tells us about the AD Police, Knight Sabers, and the Boomers. After that, they are all in perpetual war, same s**t different episode. Each episode the boomer is more "powerful", but this never truly makes a difference. Once in awhile a character gets new equipment that is "better" despite being visually equivalent to the previous. One wonders how this was a sustainable long term plot model.

If you want plot, look somewhere else. If you want action, there's better anime to scratch that itch. I really wanted to like it. I came out just not hating it.

Music still kicks ass, though.


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