October '15 - Bubblegum Crisis.
bought Bubblegum Crisis on a set of three
DVDs containing eight episodes. My first
surprise was that they were in NTSC even
though they were Region 2 (UK) DVDs. This
basically means if you watch them on an older
TV they will appear as a grainy black and
white flickery image so you have to watch
them on a modern TV or watch them on computer.
are lots of variations of the DVD box art for
all three volumes so it's a good idea to
check the episode names directly as to not
accidentally purchase what you already have.
1 is called Mason and contains episodes 1 - 3:
1. Tinsel City Rhapsody.
2. Born to Kill.
3. Blow Up.
2 is called Largo and contains episodes 4 - 6:
4. Revenge Road.
5. Moonlight Rambler.
6. Red Eyes.
3 is called Minor Wars and contains episodes
7 - 8:
7. Double Vision.
8. Scoop Chase.
purchase them on VHS videotape (cheap on ebay)
you can purchase each episode separately and
have a wider variety of box art. Albeit you
can't change language as you can on a DVD.
story is about a group of four women who
moonlight as vigilante soldiers of fortune,
known as the Knight Sabers, who wear robotic
suits and protect the city. One of them is a
police officer who works for the well-meaning
but generally incompetent AD Police. The bad
guys often wear robotic suits of their own
but sometimes use robots, known as Voomers,
to do their dirty work. Within the English
dubbed version the robots are referred to as
Boomers rather than Voomers, this could be a
mistake or simply the way the voice actors
chose to pronounce the word.
entire series is excellent mixing action and
moments of comedy. The four main characters;
Sylia Stingray, Priscilla Asagiri, Linna
Yamazaki, Nene Romanova are totally different
in personality and often bicker with one
another. The comedy moments are character
driven rather than the situations they face
which can often be something very serious.
like to reveal spoilers on blogs so turn away
now, but there are some key comedy moments to
mention such as Nene's robotic costume no
longer fitting because she's put on weight,
and Nene having to change clothing in the
same room as Nigel their mechanic. In fact
Nene is often the brunt of a lot of the
speaking of nudity, the first episode
contains a full frontal nude scene revealing
everything when Pris puts on her costume. It
is strange considering the UK rating of the
DVD is a PG. Maybe the censors turned away
for a moment.
looking for action but at the same time
something light hearted then this is the
perfect anime for you. It's not just
enjoyable to watch but also enjoyable to re-watch!
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