All right, teen people and the younger and older folks, here’s one thing that Uncle Ray really likes only because he lived through the 80’s. Behold, it’s Bubblegum Crisis OP live!
Shit, I didn’t even know about this show in 1988 as a kid, and yet, years later, when I picked up on Amazon as a cheap selection, I was FUCKING HOOKED. I was in the middle of my marathon of missing the 80’s and everything about the OAV really grabbed me! I really love the rocking part of the soundtrack!
For our Japanese readers, this was part of the anime that you never learned about. It has the same chara designer as Dirty Pair, but this was the high-budget production OAV that never finished. This was the pefect tribute to “Blade Runner”! So if you can find this in your local stores, Japanese fans, I highly suggest you check it out!
Anyway, see the live video below!
and THIS ONE!
It’s the 80’s Japan that I longed for!
I used the Anime version because it much clearer…
The unclear live version…
Look, of course I know I’m just being a fucking idiot and an old fart, and these people look terrible for today’s age. But it was a glorious age for many of us, nonetherless. It was a time that things didn’t fuck up every 5 minutes and life didn’t change every 3 days to to 3 months! It’s called “stability” and people used to enjoy this luxury!
It’s 10:05 PM on Thursday, December 31, Taipei Time and I hope 2009 as well as the era of 00’s go back to the hell hole it crawled out of! Enjoy what’s left of it and here’s a better 2010 and beyond!
6 thoughts on “Bubblegum Crisis Live OP”
Ah yes…the original Bubblegum Crisis OVA series. I remember suffering through my best friend (and roommate) watching this on VHS, without subtitles. *lol* Back in 1989-1991, I wasn’t into anime but it was titles like this that left an imprint on me so that when I did become an anime fan in 2002, I rented the DVD’s and finally got to understand the story. ^_^ I like the remake better though.
@ AstroNerdBoy – you got to watch it in 1989! You’re amazing!
I do wonder why you like the TV series remake better. Personally, I enjoyed the TV series but it just wasn’t the original. Maybe I had a crush on the ’80s but I just enjoyed the original that much more.
My brother brought the first tapes to the homestead in 1991, and we were never the same since. The house rocked with the sounds of Silk, and others as we caught Bonnie Tyler fire, and a hope that the Knight Sabers would continue on to greater adventures. Such was not to be of course, but at least we still have the incredible Sonoda art, and wonderful soundtrack!
@ wintermuted – wow, I guess the ’80s style has been brewing for quite sometime already. The fashion world is just catching on. Well, actually, to be fair, there were some movies made in the late 90’s that tried to ignite the flame. Ex. never been kissed.
Well it has been moreso this decade as those in artistic power now were 80s kids like myself. The same thing happens every twenty years.In the 90s, it was predominantly 70s worship, and in the 80s it was the 60s, and so on. But the 80s feel of BGC is something that is both emblematic of economically happier times, with a fear of the facade with machine parts underneath.
@wintermuted – yes, that’s exactly it. The nostalgic movement happens just like you say. But somehow, I also feel that 80’s was different from other eras, as other people would undoubtedly argue the same thing about their favorite decade. But one gotta admit – Japan + ’80s = the bomb.
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