Bubblegum Crisis

The Story of the Knight Sabers

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Type: series in 8 parts
Genre: cyberpunk, dark future, science fiction
Dub/Sub: Subtitled
Length: 30 to 53 minutes
Copyright date: 1987-1990/1991-1992
Animation quality: 6.5

Why: v, al, n, mt
General overall quality: 8.5
Distributed by:AnimEigo

Bubblegum Crisis is the timeline sequel to AD Police Files. The year is 2032 and MegaTokyo has a couple major problems:

Enter, the Knight Sabers, which turn out to be four young ladies, Nene, Priss, Sylia Stingray, and Linna, in battle suits [plus a couple other supporting characters].

Bubblegum Crisis is, for the most part, the story of the Knight Sabers over the course of about a year. The series touches upon their day to day lives as heroes, as well as their alias lives. The group is very diverse, coming from quite a number of backgrounds. 'Course, the bad guys are pretty diverse also.

This is a nice series, not as violent as AD Police Files, but with plenty of action to satisfy nearly everyone. Fans of Blade Runner and the like will probably enjoy Bubblegum Crisis. Not all eight episodes contribute to a single story line, as such. The following is a break down:

Any of the above story arcs could probably be purchased or watched on its own.

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