The series finale - Awesome!
Dennis A. Amith (kndy) | California | 07/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD marks the final DVD of the Bubblegum Crisis 2040 series featuring TV episodes 22-24 and OAV 1-2. What that means that in Japan, everyone who watched the TV series had to wait for the true final ending when it was released as OAV's. The storyline now has the Knightsabers kicked out of their building which was taken over by Galatea and the Boomers. The Knightsabers find a few more people who are trapped in Tokyo. This is the final battle between the Knightsabers and Galatea and also what happens to Mackie? You have to watch and find out. Also, this DVD answers the question if about Priss and Leon. Although the finale may present more questions than answers, I am guessing the creators wanted the viewer to make their own conclusions or wait until the next series or OAV's are released.As for the DVD itself, similar to the rest, looks and sounds great. As for the final two OAV's, since it's not television, they spent a little more on the final episodes and unlike the TV series, there is nudity. As for special features, there is the voice actress profiles but I'm not sure why not all of them are included. Also, still can't find the ADVfilm CM's for the other anime.All in all, a great series and pretty bummed that the ride is over. Check it out!"
Very few movies (much less anime)...
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...actually have the power to bring me to tears. BGC 2040 is one of them. After getting the first DVD of this series, I was hooked. Two months (and close to $200 dollars poorer) later, I finished watching the last disc. This series is an epic tale (climaxing with the last 5 episodes) of sacrifice, discovering one's self, coming to accept the nature of your enemy, and (what anime would be complete without:) love. By the end of this series, I felt empathy for the characters...even the ones who were meant to be the villains. To be honest, I haven't seen the original series (but I am meaning to). On a more technical note: the animation all throughout the 5 episodes is absolutely wonderful. This is definitely a series worth watching if you are new to anime, and a must for anybody who is a current anime fan."