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Bubblegum Crash 

Baburugamu kurasshu! (original title)
Several years after the end of Bubblegum Crisis, things have calmed down, or so it seems. Sylia's disappeared, Priss has stumbled from one manager to another, Nene's still working with the ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Yoshiko Sakakibara ...  Sylia 3 episodes, 1991
Jemila Ericson Jemila Ericson ...  Sylia (US dub) 3 episodes, 1991
Tamsin Hollo ...  Sylia (UK dub) 3 episodes, 1991
Ryôko Tachikawa Ryôko Tachikawa ...  Priss 3 episodes, 1991
Sinda Nichols ...  Priss (US dub) 3 episodes, 1991
Julia Braams Julia Braams ...  Priss (UK dub) 3 episodes, 1991
Michie Tomizawa ...  Linna 3 episodes, 1991
Elizabeth Becka ...  Linna (US dub) 3 episodes, 1991
Stacey Gregg Stacey Gregg ...  Linna (1996) 3 episodes, 1991
Akiko Hiramatsu ...  Nene 3 episodes, 1991
Susan Grillo Susan Grillo ...  Nene (US dub) 3 episodes, 1991
Barbara Barnes Barbara Barnes ...  Nene (UK dub) 3 episodes, 1991
Toshio Furukawa ...  Leon 3 episodes, 1991
Brad Moranz Brad Moranz ...  Leon (US dub) 3 episodes, 1991
Matthew Sharp ...  Leon (UK dub) 3 episodes, 1991
Ken'yû Horiuchi Ken'yû Horiuchi ...  Daley Wong 3 episodes, 1991
Marshall Carroll Marshall Carroll ...  Daley Wong (US dub) 3 episodes, 1991
Michael McGhee Michael McGhee ...  Daley Wong (UK dub) 3 episodes, 1991
Kazuyuki Sogabe Kazuyuki Sogabe ...  Largo 3 episodes, 1991
Pierre Brulatour ...  Largo 3 episodes, 1991
Phil Locke Phil Locke ...  Lando 3 episodes, 1991
Nozomu Sasaki ...  Mackie 3 episodes, 1991
Frank Trimble Frank Trimble ...  Mackie 3 episodes, 1991
Gray Sibley Gray Sibley ...  Yuri 3 episodes, 1991
Scott Simpson ...  Bogarde 3 episodes, 1991
Hideyuki Umezu Hideyuki Umezu ...  Yuri 3 episodes, 1991
Minami Takayama Minami Takayama ...  ADAMA 3 episodes, 1991
Loren Mash Loren Mash ...  ADAMA 3 episodes, 1991
Tomomichi Nishimura Tomomichi Nishimura ...  Haynes 3 episodes, 1991
Sam Burke Sam Burke ...  Haynes 3 episodes, 1991
Zaharoula Katsikis Zaharoula Katsikis ...  Boomer 3 episodes, 1991
Chuck Kinlaw Chuck Kinlaw ...  Chief 3 episodes, 1991
Matt Sullivan Matt Sullivan ...  Chief 3 episodes, 1991
Noah Shane Noah Shane ...  Cop / ... 3 episodes, 1991
Granoldo Frazier Granoldo Frazier ...  Detective 3 episodes, 1991
Basile Basile ...  Foreman / ... 3 episodes, 1991
Stan Norman Stan Norman ...  DJ 3 episodes, 1991
Nicholas Michaels Nicholas Michaels ...  Kid 3 episodes, 1991
Marc Garber Marc Garber ...  Manager 3 episodes, 1991
Patt Noday ...  PA 3 episodes, 1991
Jennifer Hammond-Moranz Jennifer Hammond-Moranz ...  Waitress / ... 3 episodes, 1991
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Several years after the end of Bubblegum Crisis, things have calmed down, or so it seems. Sylia's disappeared, Priss has stumbled from one manager to another, Nene's still working with the AD Police and trying to keep the Knight Saber ideal alive, and Linna has moved into the Stock market and is doing quite well. Things are quiet, until a group of mercenaries calling themselves the Illegal Army begins to attack high tech companies, stealing rare parts. Sylia returns with new hardware to reform the Knight Sabers, but will they be able to take on the Illegal Army, and whoever is behind them? Written by Miriani

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Taglines:

The crisis in Mega Tokyo is not over! Now it is time for the Crash!


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

1991 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Bubblegum Crash See more »

Company Credits

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Artmic, Artland, DARTS See more »
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Runtime:

(3 episodes)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Due to a strict contract, Kinuko Ômori was not available to continue the role of Priss in this follow-up. See more »

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Featured in Anime Abandon: Bubblegum Crash (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Catch Me
Lyrics by Tachikawa Ryooko
Music by Nakazawa Takehito
Arranged by Oota Michihiko
Performed by Tachikawa Ryooko
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A solid follow up in spite of its predecessor.
4 March 2019 | by jcain1635See all my reviews

I came into this OVA thorougly worn down from my frustration with the plot of the first. I had a little more hope for this, due to hearing that it was more action oriented than "Bubblegum Crash", to the chagrin of series fans. It is further alienated from the fanbase by being accused of not only being an ill attempt to tie up the series, but straight up non cannon. How could this be?

That brings us to our first problem, why make a conclusion to the original series if you're going to retcon a massive portion of the plot? In this OVA, the robot "boomers" are portrayed as not being sentient or even human passing. This is directly contradictory of MANY characters in the original series. This decision is made even stranger by the fact that while it's a key plot point, it is not at all necessary to the stories conclusion.

Forgoing all of that and a weak first act, I quite enjoyed this. My suspicions were confirmed in shifting the focus to action: this was a justifiable shift in focus away from plot and character development. In my opinion, this was always the weakest part of the show. The writing ranged from bland and cliche to laughable. In the last two acts especially, I found myself enjoying the simplistic characters and story more because it wasn't trying to fumble a narrative and it just let itself be as fun as the best parts of the original run.

I generously rounded my score up to a seven, because I absolutely would conditionally recommend this to fans of the original 8-episode installment. Take my word with a grain of salt, though. Because people who liked the original for reasons that I didn't seemed to hate this one.

Still, this never really ascends past an adult Saturday morning cartoon with unusually fantastic art and style. Watch it with your breakfast and coffee.


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