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

Description

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.

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 males possibly raping cosplayers at schools. Thus the anime show was banned from airing on TV (although it is already banned since the beginning of the game).

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"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.

Cast

Character Description 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. Her catchphrase is "Too horny to fight crime". She is voiced by Ayana Osada. PrincessRobotBubblegum-GTAV-Character.png
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). He is voiced by Lloyd Floyd. MasterHentai-TBOGT.jpg
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. He is voiced by Gail Bennington. Saki-Image-GTAV.jpg
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. He is voiced by Lloyd Floyd. Sword-Boy-Image-GTAIV.jpg
Humpy A floating animal sidekick intended to replace Saki after his death. As the name implies, he humps everyone. Humpy-Image-GTAV.jpg
Muffy A floating animal sidekick intended to replace Saki after his death. He wears a cap and diaper. Muffy-Image-GTAV.jpg
Grindy A floating animal sidekick intended to replace Saki after his death. He wears sunglasses and a hoodie. Grindy-Image-GTAV.jpg
Smokey A Rastafarian floating animal sidekick intended to replace Saki after his death. As the name implies, he smokes a lot. Smoker-Image-GTAV.jpg
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. Poopie-Image-GTAV.jpg
Shiny Wasabi Kitty A rival of Princess Robot Bubblegum who was one of Master Hentai's pupils, but she turned evil. She is the main protagonist of Rapefest Quark Zoom and is voiced by Tina Chen. ShinyWasabiKitty-GTAV-Character.png

Episode List

Season 1 (GTA IV, TLAD, TBoGT)

Episode Status Appearances Notes
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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 o princessrobotbubblegum.com.

Season 2 (GTA V)

Episode Status Appearances Notes
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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
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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
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Princess Robot Bubblegum and the Radioactive Plant
Unavailable Mentioned in radio advertisement in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Video Games

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

Website

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

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

Description

The claw machine can be played for 1$ of in-game money, or for free if played by the owner. The game works like any other claw game, where you press the button to first move the claw forward, and then afterwards move it right. When the button is released after moving right, another button press is prompted; once pressed the claw will descend and then open, after which it will try to grab a plushie inside the machine.

If the player manages to win one, the plushie will be displayed in their Arcade office, and they will unlock a t-shirt featuring a design of the plushie character on the front.

Claw Machine Prizes

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Gallery

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Trivia

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  • 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".
  • Master Hentai comically refers to the 2Pac and B.I.G. feud, 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..."
  • "Hentai" is Japanese for "pervert". Hentai is also the word used for manga and anime pornography used in the west.
  • During PRB's "Final awkward transformation montage", the background music is the theme song from the TBS music video show "Night Tracks" that ran from 1983 until 1992.
  • The name of the anime might be based from Bubblegum Crisis which is also set in the future.
  • 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 bearing a similar arm bracelet and shoulder piece.

Princess Robot Bubblegum in the GTA V credits

  • The show is mentioned in the credits of Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 despite only being available for the enhanced version of the game.
  • A Princess Robot Bubblegum action figure can be seen on the wall inside of Lester's house.
  • In the I'm Not a Hipster Update for GTA V, PRB-themed leggings for female online characters have been added.

Princess Robot Bubblegum mask. Notice the white markings.

  • In the Heists Update, a PRB-themed balaclava has been added, alongside a plastic mask of the titular character.
    • The mask in question has white markings in the hair which are typical of many plastic masks in real life (caused by wear-and-tear), however due to these being absent on the Impotent Rage and Gordon Moorehead masks these could be a reference to the show/character's sexuality.
  • In the January 2016 Update, a PRB-themed livery for the Sultan RS has been added as an option at Benny's Original Motor Works.
    • A similar PRB-themed livery is also available for the Volatol.
  • The similar name is appeared in real life but this name is Princess Bubblegum in the Adventure Time franchise created and owned by Frederator Studios, Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Television.
  • 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.
  • One of the liveries for the Sentinel Classic is themed after Princess Bubblegum's rival, Shiny Wasabi Kitty.
  • In The Diamond Casino & Resort update for Grand Theft Auto Online, a PRB-themed livery is included for the new Übermacht Zion Classic which also adds a dakimakura or body pillow to the rear seat of the vehicle. The body pillow features Princess Robot Bubblegum and it appears to have semen stains on it.

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