This red-hot reboot of the cyberpunk classic hacks the senses with rapid-fire intensity—truly a cutting-edge original “reimagined as a dark, sophisticated, deadly-serious action adventure.” – AnimeNewsNetwork.com
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040: Complete Series (Classic)
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(Nov 29, 2011)
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BGC2040 as I shall call it from here on out is, as I previously stated, cyberpunk. Cyberpunk is a genre of fiction taking place in the future where advanced technology is extremely prevalent and integrated, and artificial life or robots are common place. Some other good examples of cyberpunk anime are Akira and Ghost in the Shell. In the world of BGC2040, robots called Boomers take care of most hard and dirty work for humans. They do road work, and clean sewers and do all toher sorts of tasks that we don't like to mess with. There are also several boomers that are receptionists and hold other more important positions as well. The Boomers are produced by a megacorporation called Genum. Occasionally, somethign strange happens and a Boomer goes "rogue". It begins to fuse all technology around it, sometimes forming much more monstrous "life form" that it once was and aggressively attacks people and attempts to fuse with as many other Boomers and technologies as it can. The phenomenon of rogue Boomers is on a steady rise - but there's a problem. Genum is talking about shutting down the AD Police, a special Police department dedicated to dealing with rogue Boomers.Read more ›
Yes, the main gals are all beautiful and sexily drawn, but they are all strong women in different ways. I think that was the biggest surprise of the show. Independent, feisty, and intelligent, they are very appealing characters. While the males are secondary characters, they are all well written too.
Then there is the fantastic soundtrack, with the explosive opening theme declaring the attitude of the whole production. Having one of the main characters being the singer of the vocal tracks added considerably to how well music, story, and visuals combined. If you like cyberpunk, a good story, or inventive battles, this is a good series to check out. I do dock it one star due to the unexpected nudity in the final two episodes. While not as detailed as R rated animes depict, it is more than the Barbie doll nudity of Spice and Wolf. Other than saying it had metaphorical reasons to be there, I can't say more due to spoiling the intricate storyline.
This edition by Funimation looks good and the art holds up fairly well despite being made in the 90s. That means 1.33:1 video, no widescreen.Read more ›
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