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Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 Details
Title: Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040
Aired: 8 Oct 1998 - 1 Apr 1999
  Ran for 1 season (26 episodes)
Starring: Laura Chapman; Christine M Auten; Kelly Manison; Hilary Haag     [all]
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Year 1st Seen: 2002
Certification: Unknown
Run Time: 25 min*
Color: Unknown
Sound: Unknown
First Episode: Can't Buy a Thrill
Last Episode: Still Alive and Well
Opening Theme: Y'Know
Ending Theme: Waiting for You
Tags: Anime; Science Fiction; Future; Mecha; Shounen
Content: Bloody Violence; Mild Language; Brief Nudity
I bought these on DVD since I liked the original OVA.  Good but the story line is way too drawn out.  This is a retelling of the OVA series with a different twist.  Set in 2040 AD


Distributor: ADV Films     [more info]
Licensed by: ADV Films     [more info]
Prod Company: AIC     [more info]
  JVC     [more info]
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Source(s): Anime News Network
  * Runtime per episode
(Warning: Possible Spoliers)  
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 is an alternate-universe spinoff of the original Bubblegum Crisis Anime OVA series, with similar themes, but updated character designs and new or re-worked storylines.

AIC obtained the rights to the series when Artmic dissolved in November of 1997. Although the original series had not sold well in its initial run in Japan, it had done rather well in the US market of the early 1990s, being one of the earliest works of anime to be commercially subtitled there. The US anime-importing company ADV Films funded the creation of an all new Bubblegum Crisis. BGC 2040, as it became known, ran for 24 TV episodes and two OVAs (episodes 25 and 26). Due to personality conflicts with AIC staff and anger over their treatment in the original series, two key personnel from the original series - singer/voice actress Oomori Kinuko and character designer Sonoda Kenichi - refused to participate.

The series has many interesting technological innovations 'in the background', such as the skyhook. Near the end of the series, an event similar to technological singularity is shown.

In 2002, a direct sequel was announced: Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2041. A.D. Vision will produce it and is reported to be taking a greater role in its production, but no official announcements have been made since then.

- From Wikipedia
Franchise: Bubblegum Crisis

Telvision Shows
   Bubblegum Crisis (1987)
   AD Police Files (1990)
   Bubblegum Crash (1991)
   Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (1998-1999)
   AD Police (1999)
   Parasite Dolls (2003)
Show Stats:
Episodes: 26
Reg Cast: 96
Songs: 2
DVD's: 6
Links: 5
News: 0
Terms: 11
DVD's: 9

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Notice: Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 copyright AIC
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