Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2041 (lost production material of cancelled anime series; 2000s)

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A fan's edit of the original Tokyo 2040 logo.

Status: Lost

Following the success of the 1998-2000 anime series Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (a re-imagining of the 1987 OVA series simply titled Bubblegum Crisis), an announcement was made by the now-defunct ADV Films (producers of the aforementioned Tokyo 2040) in late 2002 that a follow-up series had been put into pre-production, aptly titled Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2041 and that it was to be marketed to investors at France's MIPCOM trade show of the same year.[1][2]


Not a great deal of information on the series has come to light, though it was revealed that 26 episodes had been scheduled for production, each with a runtime of 25 minutes (not unlike its predecessor).

At 2007's Anime Central convention, ADV co-founder Matt Greenfield revealed that the series had been put on hold in an effort to try and have all of the key staff members from Tokyo 2040 reprise their respective roles and that prior commitments of said staff members were the reason for the series' delay.[3]


Due to the dissolution of ADV Films in late 2009, it is assumed by most (though, technically, never officially confirmed) that the series has been shelved indefinitely. As of this writing, none of the production materials for the show have ever been released, whatsoever.