Well, it was only mentioned by name, but I'll take advantage and say why I would recommend it:
Bubblegum Crisis, the original OVA, is one of the many OVAs released in Japan in their glory decade of the 1980s.
This show isn't innovative: it isn't "original", or "groundbreaking". It is episodic as hell, and lacks a well defined story. But it is awesome. As simple as that.
Sexy, badass heroines with awesome power suits and motorcycles. Could one ask for any more?
It's production values are top notch, especially for its time: the animation, the glorious 80s music, the art, the mechanical designs, are all superb. The setting is also very neat, as it is this dystopian Blade Runner-esque (for those wondering: Blade Runner was one of the primary influences of this show in a lot of aspects of this show), hi-tech megalopolis recovering from a catastrophic earthquake that turned Tokyo into rubble.
Oh no, not at all, Mr. McNichol.
And let's not forget the characters, who are not just visually appealing, but they themselves are highly memorable, despite their lack of significant development: Priss, the moody, angry rocker; Sylia, the wise, calculating, ruthless ice queen; Linna, the bland, "normal" of the bunch; and Nene, the cute, sweet, bubbly girl who tries her best. Again, while they lack true
, or rather, character development of which we are used to (Priss, while going through many experiences and basically being the MC, really doesn't change by the time the series "ends"), they are quite memorable and relatable. Not to mention that their interaction can be pretty fun.
Oh, Nene, Nene, Nene, you are so cute. I still wonder why so many people hate you.
The animation, once again, is one of its best aspects.
The animation and sound improves as the OVA progresses.
The mechanical designs is also one of the best aspects, with Shinji Aramaki (Macross), Kenichi Sonoda (who made the hardsuits and the character designs), Hideki Kakinuma (Gall Force: Eternal Story) and Masami Obari
the man in person, who also directed two episodes himself, which are considered "the best" by most of the BGC fandom.
Based Aramaki shall forever be best.
Priss is so beautiful
she's mai waifu
Once again, imgur fails totally and doesn't let me post the good, full-color images of the D.D., the K-12S and the Motoslave docked with Priss.
tl;dr This show is awesome and I highly recommend it. Naysayers shall say it's "dated",
and I completely agree
, but it's a great, fun ride, with cool characters, great visuals, nice action, awesome music and top-tier art.