Based on The Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 Anime Series!

by P. Kristen Enos

Most of these stories take place AFTER the TV Series! So DON’T blame me if I ruin the ending for you because you read these stories first!
Lesbian/Yuri/Shoujo Ai Warning! (Non-explicit — at least in the “PG13″/”R” sort of way.) Just not written for children because they probably wouldn’t get half of it.
All rights belong to JVC/AIC, ADV Films and the other creative powers that be. I just want credit for writing the story.

By the way, in case you do need a main character refresher:

* Sylia Stingray: Daughter of Steven Stingray (the inventor of Boomers), seemingly non-threatening heiress with a women’s clothing shop, and whose brain was the birthplace of both Galatea and Mackie. Also strategic leader and creator of the Knight Sabers.
* Linna Yamazaki: As Kelly Manison describes her: “Country girl trying to make it in the big city.” Newest member of the Knight Sabers. Wanted to join the Knight Sabers based on superhero ideals. Works as an Office Lady (O.L.) for Hugh Geit. Also spends the “2040” story arc coming terms with lesbianism.
* Nene Romanova: Dispatcher for the AD Police. Techie at heart, acts young for her age, and in love with Mackie. Also a Knight Saber but knows her true value is her mind.
* Priss S. Asagiri: Moody and hotheaded. Lead singer of a drum and bass band. Leader of the Sabers in battle.
* Nigel Kirkland: Sylia’s love interest and talented mechanic. She designs the stuff, he makes it. Also a man of minimal social interests.
* Mackey: Sylia’s younger brother, and a boomer with a human heart and soul.
* Henderson: Sylia’s devoted butler and substitute father-figure.
* Leon McNichol: AD Police officer. Spends all of “2040” mooning over Priss and finally getting her in the end.
* Daley Wong: Leon’s AD Police partner. The smart one.
* Galatea: The villainess of “2040”, and Sylia’s evil twin and queen of boomers. Killed at the end of 2040. (I warned you there were spoilers!)

“Technical note”: Everyone speaks Japanese unless otherwise noted. And no, I’ve never been to Japan or China. Everything I’ve learned about customs and lifestyles comes from watching anime. So cut me some slack if I decide to Americanize things just a touch. Consider it in the spirit of the “English Dub Version”!

Onward to the stories:

File 1: Dominant Species – First Story/Novel/Saga in continuation universe of BGC Tokyo 2040. (Originally posted from Apr. 17, ’01 to Oct. 9, ’01)
Special Author’s Notes: The Story Behind File #1: Dominant Species”

File 2: Achilles’s Heel – Yoshiko the Yakuza from “Dominant” Chapter 33: Power Games has the spotlight in this short story that explains her connection to Mei of the first Knight Sabers team. (Originally posted Oct. 28, ’01)

File 3: Heart’s Desire – Linna/Reika fans, be careful of what you wish for! This EXTREMELY short one is for you. (Originally posted Oct. 30, ’01)

File 4: Old Dogs – Sergeant Jeena Malso starts to realize just how much of a headache commanding the NeoTech Crimes Combat Unit is turning out to be. However, she’s not willing to go down without a fight. And on top of that, she’s not going to go down alone! (Originally posted Nov. 2, ’01)

File 5: World On A String – The special summer when things changed for a teenage Sylia and Reika in big and little ways. (Originally posted Jan. 7, ’02)

File 6: The Real Me – Last major story and official end of the series, or so I thought. Originally inspired by Classic BGC’s “Scoop Chase” but turning out to have a lot of elements from the old series thrown in as well as some new ideas. (Originally written from Nov. 11, ’01 to May 12, ’03)

File 7: Web of Lives – Reika’s mega-installment of “The Real Me” storyline. Expect darkness ahead. (Originally posted from Dec. 8, ’08 to Aug. 26, ’09) – Kristen Update Sep. 15 2014: This story is different than my comic book series “Web of Lives”.

If you are interested in my formal review of the series, plus my in-depth analysis of Priss and Linna, go here!