B: The Beginning

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Japanese: B: The Beginning
English: B: The Beginning
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 2, 2018
Producers: Netflix
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: DetectiveDetective, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.181 (scored by 168962168,962 users)
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Ranked: #31292
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #653
Members: 332,558
Favorites: 1,375

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On the islands of Cremona, a vigilante runs amok. Celebrated by some and hunted by others, the notorious "Killer B" takes justice into his own hands, armed with a sharp blade and superhuman abilities. Unable to apprehend this renegade, the Royal Investigation Service (RIS) calls upon the expertise of Keith Flick, a seasoned, yet eccentric detective who was relegated to the Archives Department following a personal loss. As crimes in Cremona begin to escalate, from stealthy executions of wrongdoers to sophisticated strikes on public figures, it soon becomes clear that there is more than one person responsible.

With the help of his impulsive sidekick Lily Hoshina, and unexpected aid from the elusive Killer B himself, Keith begins to unravel plots involving secret organizations, domestic terrorism, and human experiments. When the involvement of the RIS extends beyond the scope of justice, the extent of the government's corruption—as well as the trustworthiness of close allies—are thrown into question.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kazama Flick, Keith

Hirata, Hiroaki


Kaji, Yuuki

Hoshina, Lily

Seto, Asami


Satou, Satomi


Saiga, Mitsuki

Ross, Gilbert

Morikawa, Toshiyuki

Yoshinaga, Kaela

Koshimizu, Ami


Ishikawa, Kaito


Terashima, Takuma


Kitada, Yuu


Kuroki, Rui
Yagi, Masako
Producer, Production Manager
Nakazawa, Kazuto
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Original Creator, Animation Director, Key Animation, Chief Animation Director, Character Design
Yamakawa, Yoshiki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation


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"The Perfect World" by Marty Friedman feat. Jean-Ken Johnny, KenKen

Mar 2, 2018
It’s so rare to see an anime of such high quality to take as many risks as B: The Beginning does. Sure it stumbles a bit along the way, but the final result is undeniably an ambitious and thoroughly entertaining ride worth watching.

The story is totally insane on paper but is somehow even more bewildering in action thanks to such lovingly crafted visuals by Production I.G. with a talented director at the helm. It is in one part a sci-fi police procedural similar to Psycho-Pass, but simultaneously a game of cat and mouse like Death Note. These wild ideas packed on top of each ...
Mar 4, 2018
B: The Beginning combines two separate stories within each other, one of supernatural mystery and one with a detective searching for a murderer. The fundamental problem with the show is that both stories suck ass and don’t really connect together at all. You could rather easily cut out one of these plot lines from the entire narrative and not lose that much in terms of story quality in the other. Hell, the show may be better for it. So, don’t even read the rest of this review, just write the show off based on the word of one internet stranger alone. Trust me, I’m ...
Mar 2, 2018
Have you ever thought to yourself: "Hey, I wonder what would it be like if someone combined Terror in Resonance with Tokyo Ghoul." ? or "What if someone combined Psycho Pass with Death Note?"
No? Well, me neither. However, it seems B: The Beginning is here to fulfil your non-existent needs...
But this isn't even exactly true either.

Story: Whilst the central story borrows many elements like that which I have mentioned, it is, with all elements combined, very different to most Anime of the genre. Although I have to say the synopsis given on MAL is very vague and misleading.

To start off with, Koku, the seemingly-angsty teen ...

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