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Open end/Spoiler question about Silia


I've just finished watching the final 8th episode and I'm a little bit disappointed. I thought the Knight Sabers would finish GENOM for good but it was just an episode that could have been watched at any time. The series schedule is quite loose, you don't get lost if you would watch some of it in a different order (although there is some sort of central theme).

So there is no real finale... huh? That's the only thing I've missed. Nevertheless a great 80s anime.

By the way, SPOILER!
Is Silia Stingray a Boomer? In episode 6 "Red Eyes" bad boy Largo mentioned something and it was kind of obvious that he knew Silia from somewhere...!?

"Omae wa mou shinde iru!" - Kenshiro, Hokuto No-Ken (Fist of the North Star)

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I've heard that there were more episodes planned, but they were never produced. That's one of the reasons that Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 is better.

Bubblegum Crash continues the series, maybe it provides some closure. (Haven't seen it yet.)

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2040 is a complete story but it's completely lacking. Crash is terrible. The original is the best.


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I figure the reason was because some of the actresses (e.g. Priss) didn't want to sign on for futher work - hence her replacement in Crash. I believe that the main reason Bubblegum Crash failed was because the voice actress for it didn't return - and that killed whatever idea the writers had.

The moment I heard the new Priss' voice I knew the series was going South...

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Yeah, unfortunately the 8th episode was just sort of a cutesy buddy/partner side story drama sort of thing. The 7th episode is really the final one. But plenty of the great episodes of the series could be watched at any time, Revenge Road for example was a side story plot.

And to even compare the original with 2040 is rediculous. 2040 was completly without substance. The original had perfect atmosphere, perfect pacing, and an involved complex and extremely mysterious storyline which is linear up until episode 7 where it unfortunately was cut short.

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Concerning the spoiler about Sylia, they made the answer fairly clear at the beginning if the first episode, and it's a shame they never developped it further. Bla de runner was a big influence, so if you think of Dekard, there Is a similar type of concept to what you are thinking.

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So there is no real finale... huh? That's the only thing I've missed. Nevertheless a great 80s anime.

The series was left unfinished due to conflict between animation companies, Artmic and Youmex, that produced it. Thirteen episodes were planned.

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