Oh noes, the '80s are back with a
bubblegum crisis! The
Bubblegum Crisis, in fact, if anyone still remembers that classic - or quite simply rusted - anime franchise spawned by former studio ARTMIC, way back in 1987 (in the time of the most fugly anime character designs ever). Armed with a shovel and a press release
, the uninspired folks from Anime International Company (AIC) are forcing the franchise back into our attention, by announcing their plans for a live-action movie and, according to AnimeNation
, a new anime.
The original Bubbelz0rz Crisis was about 4 chicks bent on protecting a cybernetic future Tokyo, with the help of their pantsu-hiding Knight Saber power armor suits (don't let the above picture fool you). The same will presumably happen in the live-action movie, whose production will be handled by the Singapore-based studio Cubix, with consultance from original co-creators Shinji Aramaki and Kenichi Sonoda.
AIC is currently aiming for a 2011 release "in the United States and elsewhere"
, provided they can raise several tens of millions of dollars in financing. Well, if the Americans are making a live-action Akira movie
, anything's possible!