Then there's the boomers, robots created for the purpose of repairing Tokyo after an earthquake. The city has mostly been fixed up, but the boomers occasionally go berserk or are used for nefarious purposes by shady people, usually associated with Genom, who, coincidentally, is the largest producer of boomers. Although this is a big part of the story, particularly in "Tinsel City" and the following episode, "Born to Kill," it's never actually dealt with directly or given what I call Turning Peter Jackson disease**. Like I said on Day 2, a lot of anime tends to approach specifics like that by alluding to them or simply assuming that you, the viewer, is going to be able to put the pieces together, and Bubblegum Crisis is no different. We know what we need to and can just sit back and enjoy.
A lot of what I like about this episode is going to be discussed more fully later on, and I don't really enjoy repeating myself, but I do encourage you to watch this episode if you aren't sure if Bubblegum Crisis is for you. If I find any links to sites that can be viewed out of the United States, I'll post it below, but for now, all I know of is Hulu. :(
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* We also have the supporting characters, Leon and Daley, two cops within the AD Police that are responsible for boomer-related crimes, and they play second fiddle to the Knight Sabers, but I'll get to them, particularly Daley, later on in the challenge.
** Don't get me wrong; I absolutely love the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but I fast forward through the opening battle sequence in Fellowship of the Ring because OMG, there are way more creative ways to explain why the world is the way it is without delving into CGI masturbation. Mostly, I'm with the Cinema Sins guy, who hates narration just slightly more than I do.