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Encyclopedia > Linna Yamazaki

Linna Yamazaki is a fictional character from the Japanese anime series Bubblegum Crisis, its spin off Bubblegum Crash and its TV remake Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040. Her original OVA voice actress was Tomizawa Michie. Bubblegum Crisis is a cyberpunk-style anime that takes place in the future in a post-disaster Tokyo, now known as Megatokyo. ... Bubblegum Crash is a three episode OVA anime series, the sequel to Bubblegum Crisis. ... Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 (also known as BGC:2040) is an alternate-universe spinoff of the original Bubblegum Crisis anime OVA series, with similar themes, but updated character designs and new or re-worked storylines. ... Michie Tomizawa (富沢 美智恵 Tomizawa Michie, previously 富澤 美智江 Tomizawa Michie, born October 20, 1961) is a veteran seiyū who was born in Nagano. ...


Background

Linna is a member of the Knight Sabers and is identified by her green combat armor, which comes with "ribbon cutters", long, electrically charged ropes that can be used to slash through boomers and other high tech opponents. Working various jobs including aerobics instructor, she once hoped to pursue a career in professional dancing. She switches to stockbroker consulting in Bubblegum Crash. Her name means "mountain headlands" and her height is 176 cm. The Knight Sabers are the main superhero protagonists of the anime series Bubblegum Crisis and subsequent series. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... jus like my ass For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... Bubblegum Crash is a three episode OVA anime series, the sequel to Bubblegum Crisis. ...


Original Series

Linna in Bubblegum Crisis

In the original series Linna, 22, is an aerobics instructor with black triangular hair mysteriously held upright by a head band. Linna is treated as a caricature of a yuppie: she is often presented as greedy, shallow, superficial and constantly blowing through boyfriends (none of whom are ever seen), but occasionally showing a more sensitive side. She was often treated as comic relief, along with Nene Romanova. Compared to the other major characters, Linna got very little character development and was seen as by far the least complex of the four central characters and the least interesting. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nene as she appeared in the original series Nene Romanova is a fictional character from the Japanese anime series Bubblegum Crisis and its spin offs. ...


Linna is an orphan; her parents were killed in a Boomer rampage following the Kanto earthquake. She developed her dancing skills, but her first tryout was unappreciated by all but Sylia, who recruited her into her team as the close combat specialist. She is portrayed as the perhaps most worldly of the Knight Sabers: she goes after money and breezes through a lot of relationships with an ever-increasing number of ex-boyfriends.




2040 Series

Linna was given considerably better treatment in the 2040 remake than in the original version. The series opens with Linna, 20, arriving in Tokyo as an awkward and unsophisticated country bumpkin with brown sidetails, having come to the city partially to get away from her family in the country and hoping to find and join the Knight Sabers, whom she read about over the internet. In high school, Linna was a track and field star and all around multi-purpose athlete. The Knight Sabers are the main superhero protagonists of the anime series Bubblegum Crisis and subsequent series. ...


Linna is portrayed as slightly na├»ve but idealistic, with aims to help people much like a superhero would, and with a desire to do more with her life than simply be an office lady, which is what her job ends up being when she takes employment at a GENOM subsidiary company, where she is constantly harassed by her male supervisors and her boomer overseer. For the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode, see Super Hero (Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode). ... An office lady, often abbreviated OL (Japanese: オーエル), is a female office worker in Japan who performs generally white collar (or, some would say, pink collar) tasks such as serving tea and secretarial or clerical work. ... A Boomer, original Buma, is a fictional synthetic life form developed by inventor Katsuhito Stingray in the anime series Bubblegum Crisis. ...


Priss runs afoul of Linna early on, but Linna recognizes her as a Knight Saber and seeks her out, making her goals clear, and follows Priss to the other Knight Sabers, Sylia Stingray and Nene Romanova. Sylia then tests Linna in a simulator, and decides to use her as Knight Saber; after a couple of rough starts, Linna proves herself very capable. Linna develops a big sister/little sister relationship with Nene and a slight rivalry with Priss, her polar opposite. At one point Linna's family tries to bring her back home with hopes of getting her to marry a nice businessman named Masaki, and while Linna likes the guy, she decides to stay with the Knight Sabers in Tokyo. She proves very steadfast and dependable in the battle against Galatea. Sylia Stingray is a fictional character from the Japanese anime series Bubblegum Crisis, its sequel Bubblegum Crash and its remake Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040. ...




 
 

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