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Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 (バブルガムクライシス TOKYO 2040 BaburuGamu Kuraishisu Tokyo 2040) is a 26-episode anime series produced by AIC and JVC, which premiered on TV Tokyo in 1998. It was released in the United States by ADV Films from November 23, 1999 to February 13, 2001.

Synopsis

Set in 2039-2040, This series is set in Megalo City, a city built over the ruins of Tokyo. Boomers, a line of android workers created by the Genom Corporation, perform dozens of tasks, from cleaning to management, to heavy industry. However, a strange series of events has caused a great deal of these boomers to go rogue, despite government and corporation cover-ups to the contrary. The AD Police, a special anti-Boomer task-force, performs it's best to stop the maniacal machines. However, always a step ahead of them are the mysterious vigilantes known only to the public as the Knight Sabers. No one is sure who these warriors are, but a young office lady named Lina Yamazaki is intent on finding out and joining them.

Cast

Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Priscilla Sonoda Asagiri Yū Asakawa Christine Auten
Linna Yamazaki Rio Natsuki Kelly Manison
Sylia Stingray Satsuki Yukino Laura Chapman
Kira Vincent-Davis
(young)
Nene Romanova Hiroko Konishi Hilary Haag
Leon McNichol Kiyoyuki Yanada Jason Douglas
Daley Wong Yūji Ueda Chris Patton
Nigel Kirkland Ken Yamaguchi John Gremillion
Mackey Stingray Kōki Miyata Spike Spencer
Brian J. Mason Jōji Nakata Andy McAvin
Quincy Rosenkreuz Tadashi Nakamura John Swasey
Galatea Satsuki Yukino Laura Chapman
Yui Horie
(young)
Kira Vincent-Davis
Nick Roland Ken Yamaguchi Rob Mungle
Secretary Boomer Miho Yamada Carol Matthews
Meisio Henderson Tomohisa Asō Phil Ross
Kuzui Takehiro Murozono Lew Temple
Haruma Ted Pfister
Yano Saburo Kamei Paul Sidello
Dr. Steven K. Stingray Kinryū Arimoto John Swasey
Misae Yuki Masuda Rene Rivera
Sylia's Mother Misa Watanabe Heather Bryson
Narrator N/A Carol Matthews
(eps. 1-22)
Shawn Taylor
(eps. 23-26)

Episodic Characters

Character Seiyū Dub Actor Episode
Kain Smith Kunihiko Yasui Brett Weaver 1-2
Ellen Norbert Kyōko Hikami Diane Salter 7
Linna's Mother Ayumi Kida Melinda DeKay 11, 19
Masaki Hideo Ishikawa Marc Shreiner 11-12
Dr. Chang Shōsei Suzuki Hunter Stuart 13
Kurata Takuma Suzuki Robert Vellani
Miles Hidenari Ugaki Matt Wethington 14
Maria Roland Konomi Maeda Kimberly Yates 17
Motoslave Banjō Ginga John Gremillion 26

Additional Voices

Transmission

Date(s) Channel Country
2000-2001 SBS Australia Australia
2001 Encore Action United States United States
Anime Network

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Content Region Country
ADV Films 1999-2001 VHS.jpg The Complete Series NTSC United States United States
12 Volumes
2000-2001 DVD.jpg The Complete Series 1
NTSC
6 Volumes
2002 The Complete Series
6 Discs
2004 The Complete Series
2 Volumes
2008 The Complete Series
6 Discs
FUNimation Entertainment 2011 The Complete Series
4 Discs
2015 The Complete Series
4 Discs

See Also

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