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Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040

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A devastating earthquake strikes Tokyo, leaving the city in ruins. Man's only hope is to use boomers, an artificial humanoid form. Everything seems perfect until some of the boomers go crazy and start killing people. The only hope of stopping them is the Knight Sabers, a group of 4 female heroes in form-fitting power suits, with which they can perform amazing feats of strength and agility.

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Bubblegum Crisis OVA 1987 TBD
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Name Role
Masaki YAMADA Character Design
Hiroki HAYASHI Director
Koichi KORENAGA Music
Toshimichi SUZUKI Original Manga Creator
Hiroaki INOUE Producer
Shigeaki KOMATSU Producer
Shoichi KUMABE Producer

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Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 Otaku108 9/10 Mar 13, 2013
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 Ryvius 8/10 Feb 10, 2011
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 Sweboz 6/10 Feb 16, 2010
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If you liked BGC: 2040, you may be generally interested in Cyperpunk. If so, Ghost in the Shell is what you're looking for.
extent
Another kind of cyberpunk story. Cybernetic soldiers in a digital future world.
kamirura
Cyberpunk and robots. That's the main theme of this movie. It's got a completely different story but they still keep to the cyberoutfits. This is also a great classic that you just have to check out.
Xityar
While Ghost in the Shell and Bubblegum crisis have differences, they share the theme of tough girl/woman with high tech equipment. Both portray gloomy futures where heroines fight for a living and manage their lifes as secret warriors.

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TheBurningCrow

The idea of both Bubblegum Crisis and Blue Seed is the same, but instead of giant mutating robots taking over the city, you have a bunch of giant mutating plants and animals. Both of these have very good action too. If you liked one, you are sure to like the other. 

Nanashi
Ah yes, the senseless destruction of a city by the hands of the people who are trying to save it. While the villians in Blue Seed are of the organic variety contrary to Bubblegum Crisis, I feel that the introduction of carbon to the mix will only heighten the experience of the viewer.

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rauq
From the Knight Sabers in BGC2040, to the group of assassins Weiss, both groups battle their enemies. The four bishounen in Weiss take out evil corporation heads and corrupt people, and the 4 cuties in BGC2040 knock around berserk robots as a passtime. Like one and you'll like both.
TheBurningCrow
Bubblegum Crisis is a similar feel to Weiss Kreuz in that it has a group of 4 female vigilantes trying to save the city from boomers, whereas Weiss is a group of 4 males saving the city from an evil corporate family. Of course girls in skin tight power suits isn't a bad thing either!

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One has girls in hard suits kicks the ass of freakish mutated robot one after another, the other has a cybog kicking the asses of drugged out cyborg junkies one after another. The battle styles are pretty similiar.

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Akira is a long movie, Bubblegum is a series; both are highly futuristic with lasers and explosions.

More importantly, the stories are complicated and convoluted with the characters being very slightly more important than the action. At points both are confusing, but both are quality works that many have enjoyed thoroughly.

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