Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040

Season 1 Episode 1

Can't Buy a Thrill

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Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Oct 08, 1998 on SBS One
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In the 2030's, an earthquake destroyed most of Tokyo! In response, the Genom corporation decided to speed up rebuilding by using boomers, smart robots that come in all shapes and sizes. However, even though the public never hears about it, boomers have a tendency to go rogue, causing great damage in the process. Linna Yamazaki arrives in Tokyo to start a new job, but she has an anterior motive - to get in contact with the Knight Sabers, a vigilante group committed to destroying rogue boomers. Linna is determined to join the Knight Sabers as she believes she has what it takes to stop the rogue boomers. But, will the existing members of the group accept her?moreless

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    Yu Asakawa

    Yu Asakawa

    Priss Asagiri (Japanese version)

    Laura Chapman

    Laura Chapman

    Sylia Stingray

    Satsuki Yukino

    Satsuki Yukino

    Sylia Stingray (Japanese version)

    Kelly Manison

    Kelly Manison

    Linna Yamazaki

    Rio Natsuki

    Rio Natsuki

    Linna Yamazaki (Japanese version)

    Hilary Haag

    Hilary Haag

    Nene Romanova

    Brett Weaver

    Brett Weaver

    Kain

    Guest Star

    Kunihiko Yasui

    Kunihiko Yasui

    Kain

    Guest Star

    Tiffany Grant

    Tiffany Grant

    Manager 352

    Guest Star

    Kiyoyuki Yanada

    Kiyoyuki Yanada

    Leon

    Recurring Role

    Chris Patton

    Chris Patton

    Daley

    Recurring Role

    Yuji Ueda

    Yuji Ueda

    Daley

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Linna: (smiling) I just wanted to thank you for such an exciting day.
        Kain: Really? That's great!
        Linna: I came here…to thank you.
        Kain: Oh! How about this evening?
        Linna: (approaches and gently touches Kain) Oh, no. I can't wait until then.
        (Kain giggles.)
        Linna: (makes fist with other hand) Here it comes!
        (camera shot outside building with sound of punch)
        Kain: Oooh, dang it!

      • Nene: Come on, Priss, we've got to hurry! Come on!
        Priss: Shut up, or I'm going to spank you.
        Nene: Huh, I'd like to see you try.

      • (Linna is being chased by the rogue boomer.)
        Linna: Oh, great. Why is everyone after me?
        Rogue Boomer: It is break time. Everybody take a break.
        Linna: No thanks!

      • Linna's boomer supervisor: You're late, your make-up is smeared, your hair is unkempt, and your clothing disheveled. And what happened to your other shoe? You can't come to work looking like this, Miss Yamazaki. Our corporate image depends upon the image you project and you can not see customers looking like that.
        Linna: I think I'm starting to dislike boomers.

      • Linna: (to Misae) I've seen the city a million times on tv, but it's so much more incredible in person. It's only been six years since those horrible earthquakes, but everything's more bigger and better then before. It's so incredible.

      • (Nene is running down the street dressed in just a shirt and a towel wrapped around her head.)
        Nene: Oh, man! Why does this always happen when I'm in the shower! Come on, come on, I'm freezing my ass off!

      • (Kain puts his hand on Linna's thigh. Linna stands up angrily.)
        Linna: Alright, I'm leaving now!
        Kain: Hey, chill. You can't blame a guy for trying, right? And besides…
        Linna: Besides? Besides what?
        Kain: In case you didn't know, I'm the one in charge of assessing all new employees. I'm the one who ultimately decides what kind of positions you'll be assuming for the company.
        Linna: I'm sure the company will approve of your hands-on approach.
        Kain: What does that mean?

      • (Leon and Daley get a call to handle a rogue boomer in the Sodom district where they had just left.)
        Daley: Well, you said you were bored. Are you happy now?
        Leon: Ah, screw you, Wong!
        Daley: You're not my type.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Character Debuts
        All four girls: Linna, Priss, Nene, and Sylia.
        Leon McNichol and Daley Wong of the AD Police.
        Quincy Rosenkroitz, the chairman of Genom, makes a brief appearance.
        Meisio Henderson is Sylia's butler.

        Misae is Linna's coworker.
        Elisa is Nene's coworker.
        Kain is in the HR staff where Linna works.

        Costumes
        Priss wears a Blue Knight Saber hard suit, which has explosive punches.
        Nene wears a Red Knight Saber hard suit, which allows her to shoot bright spikes.

      • Melissa Cybele Sparks voices Misae in the series, but is credited as Rene Rivera.
        Christine Auten is credited as Christine M. Auten.
        Producer Matt Greenfleld is credited as Brian Granveldt for all his voice roles in the series.

      • Additional Voices
        James Bates, Kelly Beard, Hiroko Fukimori, Laura Attwell, Dell Gibson, Brian Granveldt, John Gremillion, Jay Hickman, Kevin Hinnant, Junie Hoang, Larry Koteff, Carol Matthews, Rod Peters, Rene Rivera, Diane Salter, Sherie Simms, Doug Smith

        Naoko Ishii, Miho Yamada, Takuma Suzuki, Kazuyuki Ishikawa, Mari Adachi, Toshitaka Shimizu

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