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B: The Beginning

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Japanese: B: The Beginning


Type: ONA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 2, 2018
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.571 (scored by 66,634 users)
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Ranked: #14952
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Popularity: #751
Members: 139,288
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In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Koku, the protagonist. Keith, the legendary investigator of the royal police force RIS. A mysterious criminal organization. A wide variety of characters race through the fortified city as it is beset by the serial killer, Killer B, and a chain of crimes in this suspense drama by director Kazuto Nakazawa and Production I.G

(Source: Netflix via ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kazama Flick, Keith
Hirata, Hiroaki
Kaji, Yuki
Hoshina, Lily
Seto, Asami
Sato, Satomi
Saiga, Mitsuki


Kuroki, Rui
Nakazawa, Kazuto
Director, Character Design, Original Creator, Chief Animation Director
Yamakawa, Yoshiki
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director

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

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Mar 2, 2018
RebelPanda (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 4, 2018
RainyRai (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 2, 2018
ButadonMeitantei (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 2, 2018
maxmolen (All reviews)
At first I thought this was going to be an simple cat and mouse game. Where the police would go after the murderer only to find him in ep 12 as the nice boy no one would suspect, but that wasn't the case and I loved it. I got more and more hooked on the story as I progressed. The mystery started to unravel. Who was the real murderer? and to find it out in ep 12 got me fired up, everything fell into place, everything became clear I always love it when an anime resolves everything in the end. One minor side-note I would read more


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