August 10, 2015

Random Anime Picture #100: Wha?


-Bubblegum Crisis 2040, Ep08

I may have been the only person who actually liked BGC2040 more than the original.  Actually, I may have been the only person who actually liked BGC2040, period.  That's okay, I can live with that.  It's an exciting show, and the music is top-notch stuff if you like electro-industrial-post-punk-ishly.  Which, as it turns out, I do.  The animation still holds up too, despite being nearly 20 years old.  And the character designs are a helluva lot nicer than the semigeneric '80s stylings of the original.

But maybe that's just me.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 11:09 PM | Comments (13) | Add Comment
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1 I tried watching the original Bubblegum Crisis some years back and quickly lost interest. There's one good song, and that's all I can say for it. I did get all the way through 2040 and didn't regret it, though it's not on my list of all-time favorites.

Posted by: Don at August 11, 2015 09:40 AM (0jMXy)

2 No, I liked 2040 better than the original, too.  The original OAVs had a really sharp first episode, a weak second, and then just kind of spun its wheels for the rest of the franchise.  The animation got better, but the story didn't go anywhere and it was generally kind of a waste of time. 2040, despite being very, very much a Chiaki Konaka show, had a proper arc, characters that developed, and a beginning, middle and fairly epic end.
I don't even have DVD copies of the original OAVs - I used to have VHS tapes, but gave 'em away when my VHS machine died.  I re-watch 2040 every five years or so, because damn it, it holds up.

Posted by: Mitch H. at August 11, 2015 10:26 AM (jwKxK)

3 I ought to dig out the ol' 2040 discs and give them a watch sometime. It's not a classic for the ages like Nadesico but it was a strong show in its own right.

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at August 11, 2015 02:40 PM (pWQz4)

4 Any minute now, Pixy will see this thread and come flying in full of righteous anger and apocalyptic tidings.

Posted by: Wonderduck at August 11, 2015 04:14 PM (jGQR+)

5

I rather liked Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040, if not as much now as I did when I first watched it.  It was entertaining, which is much more than I can say about quite a few other titles - and it did not make me angry at having watched the entire thing (Cough*White Album*Cough).

And at least BGC2040 did spawn something Bubblegum Crash, or had certain people working on the US release...

Posted by: cxt217 at August 11, 2015 06:56 PM (oiyoz)

6

Argh...My post should have ended with:

And at least BGC2040 did not spawn something Bubblegum Crash, or had certain people working on the US release...

Posted by: cxt217 at August 11, 2015 06:57 PM (oiyoz)

7 And yes, I did leave a typo in my correction too.  I should take a nap.

Posted by: cxt217 at August 11, 2015 06:58 PM (oiyoz)

8 You're all bad people and should feel bad.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 11, 2015 07:49 PM (2yngH)

9 Not quite as apocalyptic as I was expecting, to be honest.

Posted by: Wonderduck at August 11, 2015 10:50 PM (jGQR+)

10 It's so hard to summon a proper apocalypse these days...

Posted by: GreyDuck at August 12, 2015 07:31 AM (/zxpg)

11 Love that second picture.  I remember when you could actually watch anime that featured somewhat realistic-looking characters.  Not saying it was the norm (thinking of Matsumoto, here) but it wasn't uncommon, either.

Posted by: Ben at August 14, 2015 03:58 PM (DRaH+)

12 Hey, I was getting paid at the time. I've watched much worse anime for money. I've watched much worse anime full of berserker Boomers for money, even.

Posted by: Avatar at August 15, 2015 12:23 AM (qxzj1)

13 I've watched much worse anime for free. 

Posted by: Wonderduck at August 15, 2015 03:38 AM (jGQR+)

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