Breakdown: Bubblegum Crisis Series

The Bubblegum Franchise


Bubblegum Crisis was a well known cyberpunk anime in the 80s. With a lot of remakes and spinoffs, you can get lost trying to figure this series out. So here is a list of all things related to the original Bubblegum Crisis anime.

Bubblegum Crisis

A series created in 1987 and completed in 1991. It contained 8 episodes. The series and it’s predecessors were strongly influenced by Blade Runner.

A.D. Police Files

A prequel OVA tot eh series Bubblegum Crisis series. It was created in 1990 and is set five years prior and focuses on the A.D. Police.

Bubblegum Crash

Bubblegum Crash was a three episode OVA released in 1991. There has been a constant attempt to finish the final five episodes, but the attempts were fruitless. It is a sequel to the Bubblegum Crisis series.

Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040

This 26 episode series was a remake to the original 8 episodes. It ran from 1998 to 1999.

A.D. Police: To Protect and Serve

The anime is set in 2020 making it a prequel to A.D. Police Files. The anime was created in 1999 and lasted 12 episodes.

Parasite Dolls

The anime OVA is about a secret division of the A.D. Police, Branch. It is 3 episodes long and was created in 2003.

Scramble Wars

This is a massive crossover of the animes Bubblegum Crisis, A.D. Police, Gall Force, Riding Bean, and Genesis Survivor Gaiarth. It was released with Ten Little Gall Force.

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