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Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040: Complete Series (Classic)

Hilary Haag , Kelly Manison , Matt Greenfield  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Hilary Haag, Kelly Manison, Laura Chapman
  • Directors: Matt Greenfield
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Box set, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Funimation Prod
  • DVD Release Date: November 29, 2011
  • Run Time: 650 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005HVWVJK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,801 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Textless opening song - Y’Know Textless closing song - Waiting For You Trailers

Editorial Reviews

Tokyo has become the epicenter of advanced technology, but at a dangerous price: its workforce is riddled with humanoid robots that tend to go on destructive killing sprees. That’s when four young women gear up in cybernetic suits to crush the defective droids. They are the Knight Sabers: heavy metal heroines battling an evil corporation’s bionic pawns while its grip on the city threatens to strangle humanity. In order to shut down the android uprising, these ladies flirt with a critical meltdown in an adrenaline-fueled death match between woman and machine!

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


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic Mecha January 14, 2012
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I am so very glad I stopped dragging my feet and purchased the BGCT 2040 collection! I have some very fond memories of this version of the series -- it reawakened my love of anime and was wonderfully empowering to me as a female fan. (Priss inspired me to start riding motorcycles!) This is a great series and I'd recommend it to anyone who loves things mecha. Even though it's got a strong female ensemble cast, the series is strong on action, gritty character development and great story. Although this is an 'older' title, it's aged fairly well; fluid animation in the fight scenes, good dub, and character designs that don't all look alike! At the price you just can't go wrong, so score a piece of anime history and enjoy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is great! August 29, 2012
In 1987, there was an OVA called Bubblegum Crisis; a cyberpunk anime with heavy influence from films such as Bladerunner. Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 is not a sequel - but a remake of that OVA, released in 1998. Rather than being an OVA 2040 is a 26 episode anime. The collection in particular being reviewed is the Anime Classics box set released by Funimation. The set is 4 discs long, costs around $30 (unless you get ripped off like I did) and has very attractive packaging in my opinion. The only bad thing I have to say about this particular set is that the extra features menu consists of nothing but a clean opening and closing.

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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Knight Sabers FTW December 18, 2011
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I saw the trailer for this anime online and decided to buy it. At this time I'm half way through it and its great! I'm a huge mecha & cyberpunk fan and this anime is just what I wanted! I could not stop watching! Two things that I'm not a big fan of are the vocies for the cast and they made the suits look like they have heels...but I've gotten over them. I got it for 25$ which is fine with me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big hit with my daughter & her friends January 5, 2013
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My grand daughter likes anime and anything animated which sort of figures since she loves to draw. She usually only watches a little anime with my son & I because most of the stories are focused on male characters. The only exception that she would watch several episodes of in a row has been Ghost in The Shell, until now. Several friends told me that Bubblegum Crisis was popular and focused on female characters so I got it for my grand daughter as a Christmas gift. She thinks the series is great, loves the characters, and has watched the whole series through twice already. Well worth the price as a solid entertainment value for your family anime fans in spite of somewhat predictible story lines.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic January 22, 2013
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As far as packaging goes, great. As far as content, its a little dated. I grew up on toonami and adult swim anime and always heard this was a great cyberpunk anime. It is a pretty good concept and worth a watch, however the animation is a good bit static and kind of lame. The story is ok, some parts are better than others. A lot of modern anime steal ideas from this one, especially Burst Angel. I liked the overall story but I felt it was a bit drug out, I would recommend a watch though since it is a classic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's really cool! October 6, 2012
By KevinB
Bubblegum Crisis is really cool. The futuristic neo-punk setting is unique and the characters are awesome. This was one of the first anime I ever bought and now almost 200 series purchases later I have to say it's still a favorite. This anime is timeless. I've probably watched it through 50 times or so and it never gets old. There's nothing stopping you from buying and loving this show so go for it. You'll really like it.
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First of I am a Sy-fi fan and a fan of Harrison Ford (wait this is on topic) If seen a most of his movies and this greatly reminds me of 'Blade Runner' It's probably what drew me to this series anyways.Just the whole bit about the future overrun by robots with an extent amounts of artificial intelligence and perhaps "emotions" it's all more human than human.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 July 4, 2014
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First time I watched this show was on Encores Action channel when they used to show anime on it. I was blown away by action and storyline that I had to watch it all the way to the end. I would recommend this series for anyone who likes the old school anime!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Anime Ever
This series has humor, drama, passion, suspense, terror, joy, plot and structure, great musical score, great directing, acting, artwork, and action. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Handsome-Jeff Friedberg, an Author and Media-Critic, THE PARANORMALIST (R)
5.0 out of 5 stars Anime was Good
its came in good condition with no problem it is an excellent anime and it was amazing to watch and see
Published 12 months ago by Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely remastered!
The Bubblegum Crisis/Crash/Tokyo 2040 animes are among my favorites. The newly released version is very well done, but seemed a bit short on extras. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Craig R
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad...
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 has some things going for it: Great style, colors, designs, and some nice music tracks. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Reza Karshenas
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing series
one of the best anime of all time, its has great adventure and comedy..I would highly recommend this series to anyone.
Published 20 months ago by JmPossible2012
5.0 out of 5 stars Bubble Gum
I am excited to finally have this series. The only issue I had with the series was a packing one which is that someone put a sticker on it that left a residue that was difficult to... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Candice Marshall
5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase!
Finally I've got a box set of this classic anime! Never thought this would happen at such a great price
Published 21 months ago by Caitlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly better then the original.
First off for those looking for the original Bubblegun Crissis This is NOT it, It's a rebooted new series. But If you liked the Original series you may like this as well. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Always a Gamer
5.0 out of 5 stars Feels New and Nostalgic at the Same Time
As a relatively young anime fan, I had never seen this series back when it first hit the States in the early part of the previous decade. Read more
Published 22 months ago by arussthebus
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