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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 ...  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 ...  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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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 »

Also Known As:

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(8 episodes)

Color:

Color

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4:3
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In Revenge Road, Priss's display shows the name "Madonna" and lists some of her singles. See more »

Quotes

Largo: Human beings... how vulgar. For the crime of injuring me, a god, I demand, as atonement, death!
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Spoofs Streets of Fire (1984) See more »

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Boomer Baby
22 October 2006 | by juliankennedy23See all my reviews

Bubblegum Crisis: 7 out of 10: Hot chicks, giant robots, and evil corporations fill every frame of Bubblegum Crisis as does some surprisingly catchy Eighties tunes.

Bubblegum Crisis much like Akira or Macross is one of those Anime that separate the thirty something Anime fans from this year's crop of snot nosed wannabees. When you think Japanese cartoons do you think Pokemon or shower scenes. Do you think irritating children or kick ass adults. Do your favorite plots involve the little kids defeating the big evil corporation or adults facing economic hardship and self sacrifice. Bubblegum crisis is an Anime of the latter.

As I settle into my damn kids today voice and distaste for every over hyped, rapid cut seizure inducing, saccharine piece of crap that passes for entertainment these days. (I'm looking your way Cartoon Network). I can sit back and watch full grown woman destroy some boomers (as well as half of Tokyo) and reminisce about my childhood when cartoon characters swore and every battle was followed by a gratuitous nude scene.

Is Bubble Crisis as good as I remember it? No. The episodes are not connected well and vary in quality. Some of the dubbing is dubious and the live action music videos contained in the extras are simply painful.

Does it both allow me to relieve my childhood and look down upon kids today? You betcha.


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