Life seems simple for Koichi, a young student, until he learns that he is the reincarnation of an alien protector who crashed onto the mantle of responsibility as "defender of the Earth," Koichi/Babel teams up with a trio of super-powered alien companions to battle the the dark forces of an evil cult leader. The war to save humanity takes Babel from the deserts of southern Asia to the upper east side of Manhattan and ultimately to a final showdown with "the master" in a hidden base nestled in the Swiss Alps. The action is fast-paced and deadly. The fate of the world rests in the ability of this courageous youth to tame his latent psychic power and use it to defeat the enemies of mankind.
This has been one of the worst pieces of media I have ever consumed. I struggle to even think of one thing positive about this anime besides the hilarity that comes from its absolute nonsense. The characters have pretty much no depth, the only person they even remotely tried to give depth was Leon, and that was half-assed exposition at best. The plot is like a piece of swiss cheese, and it seems like whenever the plot isn't going to go they way they want it to, just insert Lodem ex Machina to save the day. The fights make no sense, the way they announce
attacks while simultaneously having no distinguishment between what the attacks actually do, and the general lack of movement and action makes them boring as hell. But far worse than any of this show's many other crimes is THE NUMBER OF TIMES LODEM SAYS "MASHTUH BABEL" IN A GOD DAMN EPISODE. I give it a 10/10 because you have to be a genius to make something this bad. This is clearly a masterpiece in creating human despair.
Once again i´m filling up a review here since its empty on the page. First of all i had some very high hopes of babel nisei, 2001 remake after seeing the 1992 4 part ova, en well it was somewhat a dissapointment. the 1st thing that crossed my mind was the change in animation, eversince most animation studio´s doing digital animation mostly since 2000 a lot changed, compared to the 90´s ova this one looked rather..... stiff and too static by movements, and another thing that putted me off was the execution of some actionscene´s. Storywise it is still the same as the
originals but put in a more extended version, another change to it was 2 of the villians, in the 90´s ova they looked more mature darker and vicious, while this version is a more toned down version (kidfriendly) of most the charachters and stifflooking. What i do like is that its a more open and wider extent of the franchise in a way that it shows more what both good and bad guys are capable off, and what the tower of babel really is. Overall most of it looked like some halfassed work for digital animation compared to handdrawn technique, i,m not sayng i havent enjoyed it but this remake was unnessicary, the 90´s ova still rules over this version!
Oh boy, oh boy. Babel the Second! Where do I even begin? Never have I seen a show so devoid of life. Not a single character had depth. Not a single soundtrack was memorable. Not a single event makes sense.
Each character has the depth of a plastic spoon. Their motives are confusing-- in fact, do they have even a motive? You can't follow what they're saying, because you can't follow the plot!
I'm 10 episodes in, watching the show with two other people, and none of us have any idea what is going on. Why was so much emphasis placed upon Hades just for it
to never be mentioned outside of episode 1? Why did the dad bother raising Babel in secrecy? Why did Babel and his "cousin" blush at each other like lovers? What is the blonde guy's name? Why doesn't Babel use Loprose and Lodem more often? What are Babel's powers? Nothing is clear!
The opening is a mess. It's fun to make fun of the "never die!!" line, but really, aside from that, there is nothing redeeming about it. The only other memorable track would be the random opera song that plays in the background of scenes that do not need opera whatsoever.
Oh kill me, the art. Everyone falls off model. My friends and I have accumulated a collection of hideous Babel screenshots-- it's so bad. The hair is stilted. The eyes are lopsided. The mouths are constantly agape. The animation on Lodem is atrocious! And please do NOT get me started on all of the reused animation. Please.
Oh boy, oh boy. Babel the Second! It has done literally nothing right. So do I recommend it? Absolutely. The dub is horrendous, the animation is cancer, the music is terrible, the characters are flat. This show is every ironic memester's wet dream. If you love shows that are so bad they're good, I implore you to watch this god awful show.