Baburugamu Kuraishisu (1987-1991)

Japan, 1985
8 episode OVA series
35mm film, colour
Japanese

A Japanese animated science fiction OVA series directed by Katsuhito Akiyama.

Plot Summary

In 2032, seven years after the Second Great Kanto earthquake has split Tokyo in two, the corporation Genom has started marketing “boomers” – android slaves that are starting to rebel. They are supposed to be kept in check by the AD but political infighting, red tape and under-budgeting are hampering their efforts. The Knight Sabers, a quartet of young women in powered exo-skeletons step into the breach and try to help maintain order.

Credits

Crew
Series Directors: Hiroaki Gohda, Katsuhito Akiyama, Masami Obari
Directors: Fumihiko Takayama, Hiroaki Gohda, Hiroki Hayashi, Katsuhito Akiyama, Kenichi Yatagai, Masami Obari, Yasunori Ide
Artmic, AIC
Created by: Toshimichi Suzuki
Executive Producer: Junji Fujita
Produced by: Hiroshi Tazaki, Satoshi Koizumi, Takanori Yaegaki, Toru Miura
Planning: Toshimichi Suzuki
Written by: Emu Arii, Hideki Kakinuma, Hidetoshi Yoshida, Katsuhito Akiyama, Shinji Aramaki, Toshimichi Suzuki
Animation Directors: Atsushi Okuda, Hidenori Matsubara, Masahiro Tanaka, Masami Obari, Morifumi Naka, Ryukoh Kishida
Director of Photographys: Akihiko Takahashi, Kazuhiro Konishi
Music by: Koji Makaino
Sound Director: Noriyoshi Matsuura
Production Designers: Kenichi Sonoda, Kimitoshi Yamane, Ley Yumeno, Shinji Aramaki
Character Designer: Kenichi Sonoda
Mecha Designers: Hideki Kakinuma, Kow Yokoyama, Masami Obari, Shinji Aramaki

Voices
Akiko Hiramatsu (Nene Romanova)
Kinuko Oomori (Priscilla S. “Priss” Asagiri)
Michie Tomizawa (Linna Yamazaki)
Yoshiko Sakakibara (Sylia Stingray)
Aya Hisakawa (Lisa Vanette)
Kazuyuki Sogabe (Largo)
Kenichi Ogata (Raven)
Kenyuu Horiuchi (Daley Wong)
Kiyoshi Kawakubo (Quincy)
Kouichi Yamadera (Fargo)
Maiko Hashimoto (Reika “Vision” Chang)
Nozomu Sasaki (Mackie Stingray)
Shuichi Ikeda (Brian J. Mason)
Toshio Furukawa (Leon McNichol)
Chisa Yokoyama (AD Police receptionist)
Chisato Nakajima (Sho's mother)
Daisuke Gouri (Funk)
Eken Mine (Shaochi Chang)
Hideyuki Umezu (Ebisu president)
Hiroko Kasahara (Cynthia)

Episodes

Tinsel City Rhapsody ()
Born to Kill (1987)
Blow Up (1987)
Revenge Road (1988)
Moonlight Rambler (1988)
Red Eyes (1989)
Double Vision (1990)
Scoop Chase (1991)

Alternative Titles

Bubblegum Crisis

Sequels
A.D. Police Files (1990)
Baburugamu Kurasshu! (1991)
Baburugamu Kuraishisu TOKYO 2040 (1998-1999)
Adobansudo Porisu (1999)
Parasaito Doruzu (2003)

See also
Blade Runner (1982)
Techno Police 21C (1982)

References

Books

  • Horror and Science Fiction IV by Donald C. Willis pp.64, 65