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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:
...  Sylia Stingray 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Kinuko Ômori ...  Priscilla 'Priss' S. Asagiri 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Linna Yamazaki 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Nene Romanova 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Mackie Stingray 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Leon McNichol 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Ken'yû Horiuchi ...  Daley Wong 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Shûichi Ikeda ...  Brian J. Mason 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...  Largo 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Kiyoshi Kawakubo ...  Quincy 8 episodes, 1987-1991
David Arnold ...  Quincy 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Linna Yamazaki 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Nicholas Bottom ...  Executive B 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Jack Bowden ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Joyce Leigh Bowden ...  Interviewer / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Largo 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Jay Bryson ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Dick Bunting ...  Miriam 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Katherine Burton ...  Ann 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Marshall Carroll ...  Dailey Wong 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Dr. Miriam Yoshida 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Sean Clay ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Annabelle Clifton ...  Harmonies For The Replicants / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Clifton Daniel ...  Frederick 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Ted Davis ...  Sho 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Kevin Dowling ...  Professor Stingray 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Jemila Ericson ...  Sylia 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Hadley Eure ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Mr. Chang 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Marc Garber ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Nathan Gray ...  Guard 1 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Susan Grillo ...  Nene 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Jon Gutman ...  Flint 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Kyôko Hamura ...  Sho 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Eddie Harrell ...  McLaren 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Maiko Hashimoto ...  Reika Chang / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Nam 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Lisa Vanette 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Tom Holmes ...  Doctor 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Geoffrey Honaker ...  Fargo 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Jean Hrdlicka ...  Irene Chang 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Irene 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Hiroko Kasahara ...  Cynthia 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Female Boomer / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Chuck Kinlaw ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
David Kraus ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Steve Lalla ...  Additional Voices 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Additional Voices 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Barbara C. Lewis ...  ADP Commander 8 episodes, 1987-1991
David Long ...  Ebisu President 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Mindi L. Lyons ...  Naomi / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Tomoko Maruo ...  Meg 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Loren Mash ...  Young Sylia 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Marc Matney ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Kou 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Mike McGovern ...  Manager 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Yûko Mizutani ...  Anri 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Brad Moranz ...  Leon McNichol 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Senri Nakajima ...  Sho's Mother 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Priss Asagiri 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Deputy Commander / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Ken'ichi Ogata ...  Raven 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Eric Paisley ...  Mason 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Harmonies Of The Replicants / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Eliot Preschutti ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Steve Rassin ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Kevin Reilly ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Silivea Robinson ...  Sings Of The Replicants 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Masaharu Satô ...  Chief 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Sylvie 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Gibson 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Naomi 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Gray Sibley ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Additional Voices 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  AD Police Officer / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Tammy Starling ...  Lou 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Matt Sullivan ...  Company Man A 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Yoshino Takamori ...  Sylvie 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Urara Takano ...  Kate Madigan 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Amanda Tancredi ...  ADP Receptionist / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Michael Titterton ...  Dr. Raven 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Sophia Tolar ...  Additional Voices 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Frank Trimble ...  Mackie Stingray 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Hank Troscianiec ...  Additional Voices 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Yumi Tôma ...  Lou 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Steve Vernon ...  Additional Voices / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Timothy J. Walsh ...  C&G Chairman 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Michael S. Way ...  Commander Swarz 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Cyndi Wheeler ...  Sings Of The Replicants 8 episodes, 1987-1991
...  Fargo 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Emily Young ...  Kate 8 episodes, 1987-1991
Teiji Ômiya ...  USSD Chief 8 episodes, 1987-1991
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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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Trivia

In 'Tinsel City' AKA 'Bubblegum Crisis Episode One', the 'Konya Wa Hurricane' sequence at the club is a homage to Streets Of Fire (1984). The dance moves and the music is performed exactly the same way in the first 10 minutes of the Movie. And this movie, as well as Bubblegum Crisis, both feature characters named 'Raven'; additionally, Bubblegum Crisis has a character named "Madigan", while Amy Madigan is a featured performer in Streets Of Fire. See more »

Quotes

Priscilla S. Asagiri "Priss": You'd better work out, or you won't be able to fit in your suit.
Nene Romanova: Ha! I contribute to the Knight Sabers with my good looks and amazing brain. I never want to be such an ape woman like you are. Besides, if you really are as hot as you say you are then how come I had to give you a speeding ticket?
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Connections

Spin-off AD Police Files (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Remember
Lyrics by Aran Tomoko
Music by Tsubokura Yuiko
Arranged by Nagaoka Choojiroo
Performed by Oomori Kinuko
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Finally, the classic series given the treatment it deserves.
5 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

The DVD set of this series is excellent. The sound is great, and the picture quality is perfect, even surpassing the laserdisc release. The ability to watch it in the original Japanese without subtitles covering the picture is nice, also. All 8 episodes are in the set, which is a steal at about $50 (compared to about $120 for the tapes, or around $100 for the laserdiscs, if you can even find them). My only complaint is that the music videos are compressed really badly, giving them an M-PEG look, and compared to how the actual episodes look in this set, that low quality is unacceptable. Still, that one complaint aside, this set is more than worth the money if you like this series even a little.


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