Imagine, if you will, something like Blade Runner, but good. The story moves along at a pace faster than a glacier. The a e s t h e t i c is cranked up to a whole new level. Trade in a Jew (Harrison Ford) for four sexy Japanese chicks. Give them robot suits. And tons of awesome music. And boomers to destroy. And we’re starting to get there. Despite the autistic screeching of normies, the only real similarity to Blade Runner is in some of the retro-futuristic aesthetic.
In the future artificial life forms called Voomers (VOodoo Organic Metal Extension Resource) are created by the eeeeevil GENOM Corporation. We know GENOM is eeeevil and powerful and daunting because they build giant GENOM Towers all over the world, and our four lovely ladies don’t like them.
Voomers can do all kinds of things from being mannequins to maid work…or they may “go bad” and become the ultimate enemy of human progress known as…wait for it…wait for it…boomers!
Isn't it nice when 2D and 3D are in such perfect alignment?
Anime having good music is nothing new. Anime having soundtrack releases is nothing new. But when was the last time you came across a series with music so epic that every episode got its own OST?
That's right, there is so much great music in every episode of Bubblegum Crisis that each episode got its own OST release. What is even more incredible is that they are all superb. There are at least three music/concert videos that were released covering music from the series. They even contain new animation of the girls performing on stage.
While Macross was the first anime to feature a large of amount of quality music in an anime in 1982, this raised the bar to a new level few have approached in the 20 years since.
The characters are memorable. As robotics advances, Bubblegum Crisis remains topical. The story is always moving. Thanks to its OVA nature and sufficient budget, every episode is exactly as long as it needs to be. Some are close to 50 minutes. others half that, but nothing overstays its welcome.
This isn't the kind of anime you read about. This is anime you must experience. Bubblegum Crisis is a timeless classic and required viewing from a standpoint of cultural literacy.
And we're going to give you that cultural literacy. Come enjoy the entire run of the good Bubblegum Crisis (the late 90s remake is...shall we say...not so good) with the Anime Right News crew. Like it says at the top, this Saturday, 9/15/18, 4PM EDT. We'll start with the AD Police prequel OVAs, then hit Bubblegum Crisis, Bubblegum Crash and cap off the night with a fun little piece of business that will make sense after you see all of Bubblegum.
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