The Crunchyroll and Funimation partnership has netted Crunchyroll a bit more material that will allow for some good binging over this holiday weekend with the Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 anime series. The twenty-six episode series is available in full in its original Japanese language form for viewers in the United States and Canada. The previously created English language dub that ADV Films produced last decade is available for streaming on the Funimation side.
Check out our review of the recent Anime Classics series release on DVD.
Plot concept: Tokyo has become the epicenter of advanced technology, but at a dangerous price: its workforce is riddled with humanoid robots that tend to go on destructive killing sprees. That’s when four young women gear up in cybernetic suits to crush the defective droids. They are the Knight Sabers: heavy metal heroines battling an evil corporation’s bionic pawns while its grip on the city threatens to strangle humanity. In order to shut down the android uprising, these ladies flirt with a critical meltdown in an adrenaline-fueled death match between woman and machine!