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19 What Does The Term "Boomer/Buma" From Bubblegum Crisis/Crash! Stand For?




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This article is from the Anime FAQ, by Steve Pearl with numerous contributions by others.

19 What Does The Term "Boomer/Buma" From Bubblegum Crisis/Crash! Stand For?

This is a question that has plagued anime fandom for some time. Some people have speculated that it could be a phonetic reading of an acronym (Much the way Mospeada actually stands for Military Operation Soldier Protection Emergency Aviation)

        like Boomer =   B_io-            or BUMA =Big
                        M_echanical               Ugly
                        R_eplicant                Metal 
                                                  Android

But as always, Robert Woodhead has the definitive answer: "It does not stand for anything. The creators liked the feel of the English word (ie: one who makes a lot of noise, a lot of fuss) and one thing lead to another..."

 

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