The Original Anime
Bubblegum Crisis was originally a direct to video anime series in Japan. It premiered in 1987 and lasted for eight releases until 1991. All the work for the series was done by AIC/Artmic and featured work by some of the biggest names in anime today.
After eight episodes, the series spawned a series of music videos called "Hurricane Live" which featured songs from the series set to both clips of the animation, and a few concerts performed by the voice talent. There was also a spin off three-video prequel series called "AD Police Files." A direct sequel series "Bubblegum Crash!" also ran three episodes, and completed the story.
In late 1998, a TV series called "Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040" premiered on TV Tokyo. It was jointly funded by AIC and the American anime video company, AD Vision. 2040 was a complete reboot of the story, and featured some drastically different design work. 2040 can be purchased in North America through Funimation, here.
2040 also gave rise to a totally unrelated AD Police TV series, and the 'Parasite Dolls' video series. Those had been available in North America through AD Vision. In 2002, there was an announcement of a sequel to Tokyo 2040, but since AD Vision has since folded and there is to date no further information, we can assume that project is dead.
Most recently, a live-action film treatment of Bubblegum Crisis is in production as of 2010, slated for release in 2012. This project also seems to e stalled out, though ocassionaly new updates appear online.
Note: Forward Momentum Productions has no affiliation with the above companies and projects whatsoever. Bubblegum is NOT our original work, we are merely producing a fan-made audio drama based in the universe.