Cybernetically-augmented soldiers stage a series of bank robberies to divert attention from their plan to attain computer chips that will make them invincible. Set in MegaTokyo in 2034, this three-part series contains viol... more »ence and strong language. Contains all three volumes.« less
Scott D. Nelson | South Bend, IN United States | 02/18/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"To straighten out some of the people that reviewed this that clearly don't know what they're talking about - this is the second "Bubblegum" series to be produced.
First, there was simply "Bubblegum Crisis", then there was "Bubblegum Crash" and finally there was ADV Films' "Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040"
While ADV Films' Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 is arguably the best of the series (simply because it's newer and has the advantage of improved animation technology), the first two series stand up surprisingly well on their own.
Both the original Bubblegum Crisis and Bubblegum Crash series are considered by many today to be "classics", including myself.
Bubblegum Crash does take place "in continuity" after the original Bubblegum Crisis series, so I'd recommend wathcing that series prior to watching this one for the full effect. You could certainly watch Crash by itself, though.
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 is a "re-visioning" of the original Bubblegum Crisis series and does not really fit into the same continuity as the original Crisis and Crash.
So, now that I have the continuity covered, I'll say that of the three different series, Bubblegum Crash is the weakest of them all. It's still a "classic" though, that hardcore fans like me will always love."
Katrina N. Jones | Missouri | 02/08/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The on going continuation of the original Bubblegum Crisis. This gives a few last episodes of what was going on in the series. You don't have to buy it to understand the last of the series, but I highly recommend getting it just for the last episodes."
Alektra | Bremerton, WA | 10/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think this anime was awesome. This is definetly for Bubblegum Crisis 2040 fans. 2040 was the first bgc anime I watched. Even though I saw Bubblegum crash after 2040, I loved Bubblegum series even more. I recommend seeing both. Highly. Awesome anime. I hope the rumors are true about possibly another Bubblegum in the future. 5 stars!"
This has crash into dvd
Ronnie Clay | Winnsboro, Louisiana | 08/24/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After a split between Artmic & Youmex, Youmex proceeded to a sequel on their own, Bubblegum Crash which ran three OVA episodes and is conjectured that it was a shortened version of how Crisis was to end. Artmic promptly sued Youmex, cutting Crash short and tying the entire franchise up in legal issues for the next several years."
The Japanese Cyberpunk Classic Continues!
Brant Dudgeon | Mississauag, On, Canada | 11/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is the year 2034 A.D. The story of the Knight-Sabers (Bubblegum Crisis sereis) is not yet over. In this three-episode mini-series, an old enemy returns to settle the score!
English/Japanese Audio w/ subtitlesContent Warning: Contains Violence & Mild Profanity.Bubblegum Crash 1 - Illegal Army - A paramilitary group commits a number of daring thefts, but it's all a cover for their real objective - a new AI program that promises to revolutionize Boomer design. Bubblegum Crash 2 - Geo Climbers - Only two men survive from the original team who helped Professor Stingray create the Boomer technology. Now one of them is dead, and his breakthrough prototype, ADAMA, is being framed for the crime!Bubblegum Crash 3 - Melt Down - The boomers are rioting, and a nuclear boring machine is heading straight towards MegaTokyo's fusion reactor! Only the Knight Sabers can avert the apocalypse, and in order to do it, they'll have to defeat an old enemy - not once, but three and a half times! A great editon to compliment your Bubblegum Crisis Collection!"