Bubblegum Crisis (OAV)

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©1987 A.I.C., Inc. & Youmex, Inc.


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Alternative title:
バブルガムクライシス (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: In the near future, Tokyo was left flattened as a result from a great earthquake. A new city, MegaTokyo, was then recreated due in no small part from the aid of a multi-million dollar company, Genom Corp. Genom created and mass-produced biomechanical creatures called Boomers to aid in the restoration of MegaTokyo. When the Boomers began to run out of control, the ADPolice at first tried to stop them, but they proved to be far more difficult to deal with than was first imagined. Under the ever looming Boomer threat, a group of four girls from varying degrees of society banded together. Calling themselves The Knight Sabers, they were the only ones with enough firepower and resourcefullness to defend the fledgling MegaTokyo from Genom and its berserk Boomers.
User Ratings: 790 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 58 votes (sub:42, dub:12, raw:3, others:1
1 German subtitled
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 Excellent: 126 votes (sub:86, dub:30, ?:2, raw:1, others:7
3 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
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 Very good: 189 votes (sub:140, dub:43, raw:1, others:5
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 German subtitled
1 Portuguese dubbed
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 Good: 196 votes (sub:125, dub:62, ?:4, edit.dub:2, others:3
2 German subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
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 Decent: 120 votes (sub:73, dub:41, raw:1, ?:1, others:4
2 German subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 French subtitled
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 So-so: 50 votes (sub:29, dub:18, ?:2, others:1
1 French subtitled
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 Not really good: 18 votes (sub:9, dub:8, others:1
1 German subtitled
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 Weak: 21 votes (sub:11, dub:8, ?:2)
 Bad: 7 votes (sub:5, dub:2)
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (edit.dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1983 users, rank: #513 (of 5921)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.242 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.7265, rank: #1731 (of 5914)
Weighted mean: 7.201 (Good+), rank: #1658 (of 5914) (seen all: 7.38 / seen some: 6.40 / won't finish: 4.55)
Bayesian estimate: 7.206 (Good+), rank: #1455 (of 4463)
Number of episodes: 8
Episode titles: We have 8
Vintage: 1987-02-25 to 1991-11-30
Release dates: We have 2
Opening Theme:
#01: "Konya wa Hurricane" ("There's a Hurricane Tonight") by Kinuko Oomori (ep 1)
#02: "Mad Machine" by Kinuko Oomori (ep 2)
#04: "CRISIS ~ Ikari o Komete Hashire" by Yuiko Tsubokura (ep 4)
#05: "Mysterious Night" by the Knight Sabers (ep 5)
#07: "Say Yes!" by Maiko Hashimoto (ep 7)
#08: "Bye Bye My Crisis" by the Knight Sabers (ep 8)
Ending Theme:
#01: "Mr. Dandy" by Bluew (ep 1)
#02: "Kizudarake no Wild" by Kinuko Oomori (ep 2)
#03: "Wasurenaide" ("Don't Forget") by Kinuko Oomori (ep 03)
#04: "Twilight" by Yuiko Tsubokura (ep 4)
#05: "Omoide ni Dakarete" ("Embraced by Memories") by Yuiko Tsubokura (ep 05)
#06: "Rock Me" by Yuiko Tsubokura (ep 6)
#07: "Never the End" by Maiko Hashimoto (ep 7)
#08: "Chase the Dream" by Kinuko Oomori (ep 8)
Links: We have 6
Trivia: We have 7
Comment:
Originally planned to run for 13 episodes, the storyline was left unfinished after episode 8 due to a massive falling-out between production companies ARTMIC and Youmex. The ARTMIC-produced Bubblegum Crash was based on the original concepts of the final five episodes of Crisis; however, that series stopped at three episodes due to a lawsuit by Youmex. The legal issues that beset the Bubblegum Crisis lasted until the late-1990s when ARTMIC went bankrupt and Youmex was absorbed into Toshiba EMI. Bubblegum Crisis and most of ARTMIC's titles are now property of AIC.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Bubblegum Crisis (DVD) 1999-02-09 (from $19.39)
    Bubblegum Crisis - DVD Box Set (DVD) 2004-11-09 (from $34.99)
    Bubblegum Crisis (DVD 1) 2005-02-08 (from $6.99)
    Bubblegum Crisis (DVD 2) 1999-02-09
    Bubblegum Crisis (DVD 2) 2005-03-08 (from $6.50)
    Bubblegum Crisis (DVD 3) 1999-02-09
    Bubblegum Crisis (DVD 3) 2005-04-12 (from $12.13)
    Bubblegum Crisis (DVD 4) 2000-10-24
    Bubblegum Crisis (DVD 4) 2005-05-10 (from $11.33)
DVD (Region 4)
    Bubblegum Crisis 2032 Collection (DVD)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director:
Hiroaki Gohda (ep 8)
Katsuhito Akiyama (eps 1-4)
Masami Obari (ep 6)
Storyboard: Masami Obari (eps 5-6)
Music: Kouji Makaino
Original creator: Toshimichi Suzuki
Character Design: Kenichi Sonoda
Animation Director:
Atsushi Okuda
Hidenori Matsubara (ep 8)
Masahiro Tanaka
Masami Obari (eps 5-6)
Morifumi Naka
Ryukoh Kishida (ep 8) 
Takahiro Kishida (as Ryukoh Kishida; ep 8)
Mecha design:
Hideki Kakinuma
Masami Obari ("DD" design)
Shinji Aramaki
Director of Photography:
Akihiko Takahashi
Kazuhiro Konishi (eps 7-8)
Executive producer: Junji Fujita
Audio Director: Noriyoshi Matsuura
Chief Production Supervisor: Satoshi Urushihara (ep 7)
Griffon Concept Design: Kow Yokoyama (ep 4)
Guest Character Design: Satoshi Urushihara (ep 7)
Key Animation:
Akihiro Izumi (ep 4)
Akio Takami (eps 5-6)
Akira Takeuchi (eps 2-3, 5)
Atsuko Ishida (eps 5, 8)
Atsushi Aono (ep 6)
Atsushi Okuda (eps 1, 5)
Atsushi Takeuchi (eps 5-6)
Atsushi Tsukamoto (ep 1)
Chihiro Hayashi (ep 4)
Eiji Yamanaka (ep 4)
Fujiko Aoyagi (ep 1)
Fujio Oda (ep 4)
Haruo Ogawara (ep 6)
Hideaki Matsuoka (eps 1, 4, 6)
Hidenori Matsubara (ep 5)
Hidetoshi Oomori (ep 1)
Hidetoshi Sano (ep 6)
Hideyuki Satō (ep 4)
Hiroki Sugano (ep 6)
Hiroyoshi Ohkawa (ep 2)
Hiroyuke Kitazume (ep 4)
Hiroyuki Horiuchi (eps 2, 6)
Hisashi Ezura (ep 3)
Ikuyo Otani (ep 1)
Jiro Kanai (ep 6)
Jun Okura (ep 1) 
Jun Yano (eps 1-2)
Katsunori Kimizuka (ep 4)
Katsutoshi Tsunoda (ep 6)
Kazuya Tsurumaki (ep 8)
Kenichi Ohnuki (ep 5)
Kenichiro Nakamura (eps 2-3, 5)
Kenji Teraoka (ep 5)
Kenya Ichitani (ep 1)
Kiyoshi Iijima (ep 1)
Koichi Horikawa (ep 6)
Koichi Usami (eps 1, 3)
Kouichi Wada (ep 2)
Kunihiro Abe (eps 2, 4, 6)
Makoto Matsuo (ep 6)
Masahiro Yamane (ep 6)
Masaki Kajishima (eps 4-6)
Masami Obari (eps 5, 8)
Masanori Nishii (ep 6)
Masao Nakata (ep 1)
Masaru Kitao (ep 1)
Masaru Nagashima (ep 2)
Masashi Yanagishita (ep 4)
Masaya Irahara (ep 4)
Michihiro Yamane (ep 6) 
Miho Nakata (ep 5)
Miki Fujita (eps 1-3)
Mitsumasa Kimura (ep 2)
Noboru Sugimitsu (ep 1)
Nobuyuki Ikegame (eps 1-3, 5)
Nobuyuki Kitajima (ep 1)
Ryuji Shiromae (eps 5-6)
Sadami Morikawa (ep 6)
Satoshi Shigeta (ep 5)
Shigetaka Kiyoyama (ep 2)
Shigeyuki Suga (eps 1-3)
Shinichiro Minami (ep 6)
Shinsuke Terasawa (ep 3)
Shinya Ohira
Tadashi Hasegawa (ep 3)
Takahiro Kishida (as Ryukoh Kishida; eps 6, 8)
Takashi Hashimoto (eps 4, 6, 8)
Takeshi Honda (ep 8)
Takeshi Iijima (eps 2-3)
Tatsuyuki Tanaka (ep 6)
Tomokazu Tokoro (eps 1, 3-4)
Tomoni Urayama (ep 1)
Tomoshi Urushibara (ep 6)
Tooru Misaka (ep 1)
Toshiko Baba (eps 1-2, 4-5)
Yoshiharu Shimizu (eps 1-2, 4)
Yoshimitsu Fujitaka (ep 1)
Yuichi Sato (ep 5)
Yukihiro Makino (ep 5)
Mecha Design Assist: Tony Takezaki (eps 2-4)
Planning: Toshimichi Suzuki
Sound Effects: Daisuke Jinbo
Supervision: Katsuhito Akiyama (ep 5)
Technical Director: Kenichi Yatagai (eps 1-2)
Theme Song Lyrics: SHOW
Theme Song Performance:
Akiko Hiramatsu
Kinuko Oomori (as Priss)
Maiko Hashimoto (as Vision)
Michie Tomizawa
Yoshiko Sakakibara
Yuiko Tsubokura (OP 4, ED 4-6)
Akiko Hiramatsu as Nene Romanova
Kinuko Oomori as Priscilla S. "Priss" Asagiri
Michie Tomizawa as Linna Yamazaki
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Sylia Stingray

Aya Hisakawa as Lisa Vanette(ep 8)
Kazuyuki Sogabe as Largo(eps 5-6)
Kenichi Ogata as Raven(ep 4)
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Daley Wong
Kiyoshi Kawakubo as Quincy(eps 1, 3, 6-7)
Kouichi Yamadera as Fargo(eps 5, 7-8)
Maiko Hashimoto as Reika "Vision" Chang(ep 7)
Nozomu Sasaki as Mackie Stingray
Shuuichi Ikeda as Brian J. Mason(eps 1-3)
Toshio Furukawa as Leon McNichol

Chisa Yokoyama as AD Police Receptionist(ep 8)
Chisato Nakajima as Sho's mother(ep 3)
Daisuke Gouri as Funk(ep 3)
Eken Mine as Shaochi Chang(ep 7)
Hideyuki Umezu as Ebisu President(ep 8)
Hiroko Kasahara as Cynthia(ep 1)
Hiroya Ishimaru as Katsuhito Stingray(ep 1)
Ikuya Sawaki as
Executive A(ep 6)
Kaufman(ep 5)
Manager(ep 3)
Richard McLaren(ep 7)
Issei Futamata as Miriam Yoshida(ep 8)
Junko Asami as Naoko(ep 8)
Juurouta Kosugi as F.G. Frederick(ep 1)
Kaneto Shiozawa as J.B. Gibson(ep 4)
Katsumi Suzuki as Staffer A(ep 7)
Keiichi Nanba as Retort(ep 1)
Kenichi Ono as Ebisu Operator(ep 8)
Kôzô Shioya as Executive B(ep 6)
Kyooko Hamura as Sho(ep 3)
Masaaki Ohkura as AD Police Officer(ep 2)
Masaharu Satou as ADP Chief(eps 2, 5, 7-8)
Masashi Hirose as Gulf & Bradley Chairman(ep 7)
Mayumi Shou as Naomi Anderson(ep 4)
Megumi Hayashibara as Nam(ep 5)
Michitaka Kobayashi as
Announcer(ep 2)
Boomer(ep 6)
Captain(ep 5)
Checkpoint Guard(ep 1)
Ebisu Worker(ep 8)
Outrider(ep 4)
Yamada(ep 7)
Yōji Aikawa(ep 3)
Miki Itou as Irene Chang(eps 2, 7)
Motomu Kiyokawa as Doctor(ep 5)
Shinya Ohtaki as
Callahan(ep 6)
Deputy Commander(ep 1)
Flint(ep 5)
Teiji Oomiya as Commander Shwarz(eps 1-2)
Tomoko Maruo as Meg(ep 5)
Urara Takano as
Female Boomer(eps 1-2)
Kate Madigan(ep 6)
Yasunori Matsumoto as Kou(ep 7)
Yoshino Takamori as Sylvie(ep 5)
Yuko Mizutani as Anri(eps 5-6)
Yumi Touma as
interviewer(ep 7)
Lou(ep 5)
Yuusaku Yara as Bogey(ep 1)
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
Executive producer:
Janice Hindle
Peter R. Haswell
Producer: Robert J. Woodhead

Associate producer:
George Arriola
Natsumi Ueki
Audio Engineer: Randy Drew
Dubbing: Randy Drew
DVD Co-Producer:
Leroy Radford
Pete MacKenzie
DVD Design: Mike Whybark
DVD Package Design: Lisa Page Ramey
DVD Producer: Gary Brooks
DVD Programmer: Gordon Newell
DVD Quality Assurance: Chris Chalcraft
Engineering Assistant: Eddie Harrell
Music Director: Chuck Agresta
Production Assistant:
Davids Arnold
Michael Sinterniklaas
Production Coordination: Susan Grillo
Sound Design: Chuck Agresta
Studio Management: Maryann Webb
Subtitle Script Editor: Roe R. Adams III
Theme Song Performance: Sinda Nichols (as Priss)
Vocal Arrangements: Jack Bowden
Voice Direction: J. Randolph
Elizabeth Becka as Linna Yamazaki
Jemila Ericson as Sylia Stingray
Sinda Nichols as Priscilla S. "Priss" Asagiri
Susan Grillo as Nene Romanova

Amy Parrish as Lisa Vanette(ep 8)
Brad Moranz as Leon McNichol
David Arnold as Quincy
Eric Paisley as Brian J. Mason
Frank Trimble as Mackie Stingray
Geoffrey Honaker as Fargo
Michael Titterton as Dr. Raven
Mindi L. Lyons as Reika "Vision" Chang(ep 7)
Pierre Brulator as Largo

Amanda Tancredi as ADP Receptionist
Amy Parrish as Sho's Mother
Barbara Lewis as ADP Communicator
Belinda Bizic as
Female Boomer
Nam
Naoko
Chuck Denson Jr. as
Announcer
Newscaster
Chuck Kinlaw as
Kaufman
Plant Chief
Daniel Clifton as Frederick
David Kraus as
Chopper 3 Pilot
Police Chief
David Long as Ebisu President
Dick Bunting as Miriam
Eddie Harrell as McLaren
Elliot Preschutti as Ebisu Opperator
Emily Young as Kate
Gray Sibley as
Doctor Yuri
Yamada
Hadley Eure as Meg
Jack Bowden as Sings for The Replicants
Jay Bryson as
Captain
Ebisu Worker
Jean Hrdlicka as Irene Chang
Jon Gutman as Flint
Joyce Leigh Bowden as Interviewer
Kevin Dowling as Prof. Stingray
Kevin Reilly as Staffer A
Loren Mash as
Adama
Young Sylia
Marc Matney as
Bogey
Funk
Mark Finncannon as Mr. Chang
Mark Garber as
Manager
Retort
Marshall Carroll as Daley Wong
Matt Sullivan as
Chief
Company Man A
Michael Sinterniklaas as
AD Police Officer
Young Mackie
Michael S. Way as Commander Swarz
Mike McGovern as Manager
Mindi L. Lyons as Naomi
Nathan Gray as Guard 1
Nicholas Bottom as Executive B
Patt Noday as
Announcer
Deputy Commander
Outrider
Scott Simpson as Bogarde
Sean Clay as
Company Man B
Executive A
Steve Rassin as Checkpoint Guard
Steve Vernon as Callahan
Ted Davis as Sho
Timothy J. Walsh as G&B Chairman
Tom Holmes as Doctor
Urara Takano as Female Boomer Vocals
Zach Hanner as
Boomer
Gibson
Kou

English companies
Licensed by: AnimEigo
Online Streaming: Hulu
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Bruno Meyere

Adaptation: Emmanuel Pettini
Catherine Desplaces as Priss Asagiri
Christèle Billault as Linna Yamazaki
Isabelle Volpe as Silya Stingray
Laëtitia Godes as Nene Romanova

Arnaud Laurent as Mackie Stingray
Bruno Magne as Quincy
Bruno Meyere as Leon McNichols
Emmanuel Rausenberger as Brian J Mason
Jérémy Zylberberg as Daily Wong

Bruno Magne as Commissaire
Laëtitia Godes as Irène
Pascale Chemin as
Lisa
Reika
Sylvie
Serge Bourrier as
Boomer
Commandant Schwartz
French companies
ADR Production: WanTake
Broadcaster: Mangas (from 2 May 2009)
Distributor: Black Bones
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Joel Mulachs as Priscilla Asagiri(Spain dub)
Mercedes Diemand-Hartz as Renna Yamazaki(Spain dub)
Victoria Ramos as Nancy Romanova(Spain dub)

Alberto Trifol as Quincy(Spain dub)
Jordi Pons as Mackie(Spain dub)
Oriol Rafel as Leon McNichol(Spain dub)
Xavier Fernández as Brian J. Mason(Spain dub)

Angel de Gracia as Padre de Sylia(Spain dub)
José Javier Serrano as Frederick(Spain dub)
Josep María Zamora as Jefe de Policía(Spain dub)
Miriam Guilimany as Irene(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain)
Dubbing: Q.T. Lever (Barcelona - Spain dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
(none)
Italian companies
Distributor: Yamato Video
Dubbing: Promovision
German staff
German companies
(none)
Broadcaster: VOX
Distributor: ACOG
German cast
(none)
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