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Princess Robot Bubblegum (Japanese: プリンセス・ロボット・バブルガム/Purinsesu Robotto Baburugamu) (short: PRB/PRBG) is a Japanese anime series produced by Red Cloud Tsunami Series, featured in the HD Universe of the Grand Theft Auto series.

Description[]

In Grand Theft Auto IV, PRB is only mentioned in a radio advertisement, however in The Lost and Damned, and The Ballad of Gay Tony, the program itself appears on television, specifically on CNT. Within the game universe, it courts controversy, with Weazel News in GTA IV reporting on a protest by Asian Americans against the airing of the anime. Also, in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, there are many advertisements of PRB throughout Liberty, mostly in Dukes and Bohan.

In Grand Theft Auto V, the anime was supposed to broadcast again, but some parents were aware of issues concerning young male students possibly raping female cosplayers at schools. Thus the anime show was banned from airing on TV (although it is already banned since the beginning of the game).

The #3 hit show in Japan is back! After a brief period off the air due to some overzealous parents groups in America and Europe Princess Robot Bubblegum returns!
— PRB website


In the enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto V, however, a new episode of the show is available to watch, and is broadcast on CNT and available to watch on princessrobotbubblegum.com. This new episode features a new and updated artstyle.

Influence[]

Princess Robot Bubblegum is a general parody of shōjo (少女, young female) anime; however, it incongruously mixes this with tropes of shōnen (少年, young male), seinen (青年, mature male), and hentai (変態, pornographic) anime.

The name of the anime might be based on Bubblegum Crisis, which is also set in the future.

PRB's "Final awkward transformation montage" is likely a reference to the transformation sequences from Sailor Moon; the background music during these scenes is also the theme song from the TBS music video show "Night Tracks" that ran from 1983 until 1992.

Master Hentai’s design is somewhat reminiscent of Danbei Hayami from Cutie Honey and/or Daemon Abashiri from The Abashiri Family, both of whom are perverse old men created by Go Nagai.

It is possible that the characters Saki, Humpy, Muffy, Grindy, Smoker, and Poopie are based on the exceeds from Fairy Tail, as both "species" are cat-like creatures who have the ability to fly.

The Sword Boy character design could be a jab at the Final Fantasy series for its over the top use of belt-themed clothing and over-sized swords. His design also seems to be based on Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII, most notably the use of a giant broadsword and wearing a similar arm bracelet and shoulder piece.

Cast[]

Character Description Voice Image
Princess Robot Bubblegum The eponymous protagonist. She fights the forces of evil and darkness with a robotic power suit which shoots missiles from its chest. She also owns a cell phone which transforms into a vibrator. PRB was abandoned by her dead ninja parents outside Master Hentai's house, who proceeded to raise her, instil her "with a proper sense of a womans place" and train her in "the dark arts vital to fighting evil". Her catchphrase is "Too horny to fight crime". Ayana Osada PRB-GTAIV-CharacterDecal
Master Hentai PRB's foul-mouthed sensei. He trains PRB after her ninja parents leave her on his doorstep. He tells PRB that she must train in skimpy clothing for merchandising purposes. It is revealed that Master Hentai is a pedophile (after "an innocent swimming lesson" which resulted in his arrest and the addition of a blue dot being added over his house on an online predator database), his forehead is shaped like a buttocks and the end of his cane is shaped like the foreskin of a penis. His name refers to the aforementioned pornographic anime (hentai translates to pervert). Lloyd Floyd PRB-GTAV-MasterHentai
Saki PRB's alcoholic and drug abusing floating animal sidekick. He is seen drinking a malt beverage, then promptly vomiting in Master Hentai's dojo, peeing in the graveyard scene, and overdosing on heroin during the final fight sequence. His name is a reference to the Japanese alcoholic rice beverage of the same name. Gail Bennington PRB-GTAIV-Saki
Sword Boy An effeminate blind teenage samurai whom PRB encounters during her quest. As a child, his parents were burned to death in a freak onion volcano accident which left him blind. Sword Boy is seeking the Shogun of Teppanyaki for revenge. Lloyd Floyd PRB-GTAV-Swordboy
Humpy A floating animal sidekick intended to replace Saki after his death, and was the one ultimately chosen by Master Hentai. As the name implies, he humps everyone. He is also shown to be very horny, disloyal and greedy. PRB-GTAV-Humpy
Muffy A floating animal sidekick intended to replace Saki after his death. He wears a beanie and diaper. PRB-GTAV-Muffy
Grindy A floating animal sidekick intended to replace Saki after his death. He wears sunglasses and a hoodie. PRB-GTAV-Grindy
Smokey A Rastafarian floating animal sidekick intended to replace Saki after his death. As the name implies, he smokes a lot. PRB-GTAV-Smokey
Poopy A floating animal sidekick intended to replace Saki after his death. As the name implies, he poops everywhere, which disgusts everyone. Also, he was able to stop Sword Boy from killing off him and the other Saki replacements. PRB-GTAV-Poopy
Shiny Wasabi Kitty A rival of Princess Robot Bubblegum who was one of Master Hentai's pupils, but she turned evil. She is a cat girl with a power suit based on a Japanese school sailor suit uniform. She is the main protagonist of Rapefest Quark Zoom. Tina Chen PRB-GTAV-ShinyWasabiKitty

Episode List[]

Season 1 (GTA IV, TLAD, TBoGT)[]

Episode Status Appearances Notes
PrincessRobotBubblegum-GTA-Volume34Episode1
Princess Robot Bubblegum And The Boy Who Played With Himself Too Much
Viewable episode Available to watch on CNT in The Ballad of Gay Tony. Volume 34: Episode 1
Princess Robot Bubblegum And The Pajama Party Of Death Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum And Find Master's Party Collection Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum And The Karoke Lettuce Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum And The Fukky Tattoo Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum And Gang Get Stds Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum Hot Pepper Scratch The Itch Downstairs Cry Time Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum Minced Pigeon Lawnmower Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum Swallow Penny Time Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum Computer Translation Problem Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum Fling Baby Poo Smoke Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum Earth Magic Understands Eating Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum Three Cup Chicken Fight Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum Burns Pigs Drinks A Car Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.

Season 2 (GTA V)[]

Episode Status Appearances Notes
PrincessRobotBubblegum-GTA-Volume36Episode1
Princess Robot Bubblegum And Sexy Time Japanese Horseradish
Viewable episode Available to watch on CNT and princessrobotbubblegum.com in the enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. Volume 36: Episode 1
Princess Robot Bubblegum Egg Cakes Burning Downstairs Hair Nest Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum Dwarf Fist Tiny Sausage Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum American History Turbo liv Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum And Swordboy's Ivory Poaching Celebration Of Life Music Dentist Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum And Singing Plant Resurrect Die Again Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum Spinny Spinny Woo Woo Woo Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum Somebody Answer The Door Waffle Magic Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.

Episodes banned in the USA[]

Episode Status Appearances Notes
Princess Robot Bubblegum German Man Chicken Party Time Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum mech Battlesuit Hot Yeast Problem Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum Gumball Laser Ping Pong Ninja Swinger Party Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.
Princess Robot Bubblegum Trucky Truck Lick Toad Trip Time (Features The Gang Experimenting With Recreational Drugs) Unavailable Mentioned in the episode list on princessrobotbubblegum.com.

Movies[]

Episode Status Appearances Notes
PrincessRobotBubblegum-GTA-MovieCover
Princess Robot Bubblegum and the Kitty Lover Shiny Bikini Ninja Super Party Time Dimensional Dragon Hole
Unavailable Mentioned at the end of Volume 34: Episode 1. Straight to DVD movie
PrincessRobotBubblegumAndTheRadioactivePlant-GTAIV-BillboardAd
Princess Robot Bubblegum and the Radioactive Plant
Unavailable Mentioned in radio advertisement in Grand Theft Auto IV. Poster art for the movie was displayed on Steven Walsh portfolio website, and it seems to show an earlier design for PRB.

Video Games[]

Game Genre Gameplay Parody of
PrincessRobotBubblegum-GTA-LXVIIRepressedDestinySparkle-VideoGame
Princess Robot Bubblegum LXVII: Repressed Destiny Sparkle
Action Role-playing game PrincessRobotBubblegum-GTA-LXVIIRepressedDestinySparkle-Gameplay Final Fantasy

Website[]

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Princessrobotbubblegum

The show maintains a website on the in-game internet at princessrobotbubblegum.com where the player can watch an episode and browse a list of all previous episodes in Seasons 1 and 2.

Master Hentai's Merch Emporium[]

A non-interactive official merchandise store is available on the website listing 4 episodes banned in the USA and a number of items "Coming soon".

Official Sponsors[]

Shiny Wasabi Kitty Claw[]

Shiny Wasabi Kitty Claw is a claw machine minigame featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of The Diamond Casino Heist content update, available in the Arcade.

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • The title character's voice in GTA IV's PRB commercial is a mock-Asian caricature; in The Ballad of Gay Tony, she has the American accent more typical of dubbed characters in English-dubbed anime.
  • Characters in PRB often break the fourth wall, mentioning the show's writers, translators, future or past episodes, and merchandising.
  • In a scene of Master Hentai's dojo, a banner can be seen hanging on a wall, which is written in Japanese, saying "忍者は毎日オナニー", which translates to "ninjas masturbate every day".
  • Princess Robot Bubblegum's art style in the first episode may be based on anime character designs commonly seen from the late 1970s to the early 2000s. With this in mind, her updated look in the second episode could be based on modern anime styles.
  • Master Hentai comically refers to the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry, when talking about the forces of Evil (personified as an Akuma spirit) and Darkness (personified as a Godzilla-esque monster), "One is east coast and the other is west coast! And if you listen to the way that they sound, it's completely different..."
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Princess Robot Bubblegum in the GTA V credits

See Also[]

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