The Mary Sue are running a Bladerunner fan art contest, It’s worth going over there to look at the submissions, most of which are mostly photography based and quite cool. I really like the above submission by diablo2003 partly because it’s awesome but also because it makes me want a Bladerunner Anime… I might have to watch AD Police tonight…
In case you were wondering AD Police is an Anime that was a spin off of Bubblegum Crisis, Bubblegum Crisis is Awesome and heavily inspired by Bladerunner, but AD Police is a more nitty gritty police drama.
I want to like “Bubblegum Crisis: Menial” I really do, from what I’ve seen the artist has gotten the art style of Bubble Gum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 down pat, the thing is… It’s a bit rubbish… Don’t get me wrong the Art work is as I said very authentic, it’s just the story telling and the dialogue which are lacking, really lacking… Also for some reason despite this being supposedly set in America they seem to have forgotten to make any of the characters look western… You can check it out if you like Bubblegum Crisis as there are only a handful of pages of it. Hope it gets better because I need a Bubblegum Crisis fix and so far this isn’t it.
Topless Robot may not be excited about this but I am, the original Bubblegum Crisis was on of my favourite Anime, and the refresh Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 was also awesome. Heck I even like AD Police (Both the original 3 OAVs and the newer series, and Parasite Dolls). The whole Bladerunner inspired setting is just awesome. I mean who can’t like 4 women kicking robot ass in battle suits! And they are making a live action version of this? Count me in!