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Babylon


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Japanese: バビロン

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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2019 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Mondays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Revoroot
Source: Novel
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: None

Statistics

Score: 7.661 (scored by 5,708 users)
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Ranked: #12232
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1906
Members: 48,761
Favorites: 61
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Synopsis

In the newly formed Shiniki district of Tokyo, Zen Seizaki is a diligent public prosecutor at the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office. Assigned to a case involving false advertisement, Zen—along with his assistant officer, Atsuhiko Fumio—investigate Japan Supiri, a pharmaceutical company that had provided fabricated clinical research on the company's new drug. While investigating the file of Shin Inaba, an anesthesiologist connected to the crime, the case takes a dark turn when Zen finds a page stained with a mixture of blood, hair and skin, along with the letter "F" scribbled all across the sheet. As he investigates further, the case goes beyond Zen's imagination and becomes vastly complex, challenging his sense of justice and his knowledge of the truth.

Digging deeper into the investigation, Zen begins to uncover a concealed plot behind the ongoing mayoral election and ties to many people of interest involved in the election and those closer than he thinks. The case grows more severe and propels Zen into an unforeseen hurricane of corruption and deceit behind the election, the establishment of the Shiniki district, and the mysterious woman associated with it all.

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#1: "Live and let die" feat. uloco (eps 1-3)
#2: "Inochi Shokumu Tamashii (イノチ食ム魂)" by Q-MHz feat. Mikako Komatsu (eps 4-7)



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Oct 28, 2019
Krunchyman (All reviews)
Babylon is quietly becoming (one of) the best anime of the fall 2019 season. That’s because it’s taking itself seriously, in a way that is not pretentious or quirky. Two common traits that are recycled time and time again in psychological/thriller based anime.

One of the key themes in Babylon is the dichotomy between what is ‘right’ and what is ‘wrong.’ This concept is fleshed out in episode 2, when Seizaki is interrogating Ai Magase, and he agrees to answer her questions in exchange for her confession. Seizaki — a good intentioned, self-sacrificing prosecutor — discovers that his ‘firm’ beliefs, are quite read more
Nov 2, 2019
Superns18 (All reviews)
I've never seen a detective anime before and man I'm glad I gave this one a shot. I've never seen Psycho pass, but apparently the two are very similar. Babylon follows a detective on his quest to solve a series of murders which lead to him uncovering a plot bigger than anyone could have ever imagined. The series does an excellent job of addressing topics like Morality, Euthanasia, Legality, etc.

What particularly I love about this series is its mature writing, tone and direction. It is a seinen and it shows. It truly feels like you're watching a live action detective film. I can not praise read more
Oct 28, 2019
Ilovebeanbag (All reviews)
Edited after Episode 6:
(Preliminary review)
This is a masterpiece in psychological thrillers!
If you like Psycho pass season 1, and looking for a show to fill the void of PP S1, this show is the show you need.

We have an MC who isn't useless for once, holds a mature perspective of society, Being a good guy convincingly. Also he is married? This anime has broken many generic anime themes already and feels fresh.

Although be warned it isn't a child's show. Favorite characters meet tragic fate and kind of seems like a supernatural anime.

One thing I dislike is that antagonists are too preachy. They act as if they read more
Oct 30, 2019
Ellenwitch (All reviews)
This is my first time watching something new of this genre as it's been airing, and I'm so glad it's this.

The characters and setting are really great, and the plot points just leave me wondering what else is going to happen. I honestly get the same vibes as I did while watching Death Note. Not that I'm saying it's the same. But the type of shows in general. I also get the same vibe as a recent movie, but won't mention it for spoiler reasons. I'd say if you're into crime, drama, and mystery, then you should give this one a shot!

The main character read more

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