The Story of the Knight Sabers
- Episode 1 - Knight Sabers (with extra videos)
- Episode 2 - Born to Kill
- Episode 3 - Blow Up
- Episode 4 - Revenge Road
- Episode 5 - Moonlight Rambler
- Episode 6 - Red Eyes
- Episode 7 - Double Vision
- Episode 8 - Scoop Chase
Type: series in 8 parts
Genre: cyberpunk, dark future, science fiction
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
Bubblegum Crisis is the timeline sequel to AD Police Files. The year is 2032 and
MegaTokyo has a couple major problems:
- There is a large MEGA company called GENOM which
is creating Boomers, an artificial life form.
- Sometime Boomers adopt extremely antisocial
behavior, like wanting to blow everything up.
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:
- Episodes 1, 2 and 3 - This is the Knight Sabers doing what they do
best, beating up Boomers.
- Episode 4 - This is a lighter episode featuring a rather
- Episode 5 and 6 - This is a rather touching story where Priss has
to make a hard choice between saving MegaTokyo or a friend [who
happens to be a very special Boomer].
- Episode 7 - Revenge, Revenge, Revenge, Revenge. A talented
singer, who happens to be associated with a rival company of Genom,
wishes to take revenge on Genom by killing the head of the company.
The Knight Saber's involvement includes protecting a R&D developer
who works for Genom.
- Episode 8 - The closing episode. It seems very clear that they
had a lot of fun with this one. The main character is Nene. She is
assigned the task of watching the AD
Police Chief's niece [yes, Nene's day-job boss]. This young 18
year old wants to be a reporter, and as her first scoop she wants to
expose the true identities of the Knight Sabers.
Any of the above story arcs could probably be purchased or watched on
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