Babylon

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Japanese: バビロン
English: Babylon
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2019 to Jan 28, 2020
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Mondays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Revoroot
Source: Novel
Genres: MysteryMystery, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.741 (scored by 5458254,582 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #55482
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1494
Members: 155,561
Favorites: 668

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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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Background

The broadcast for episodes 1-8 was Mondays at 22:00 JST (Tokyo MX) (Aired from October to December 2019)
The broadcast for episodes 9-12 was Tuesdays at 0:00 JST (BS11) (Aired in January 2020)

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Yamamoto, Kouji
Producer, Planning
Suzuki, Kiyotaka
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kitakubo, Hiroyuki
Episode Director


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Opening Theme

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"Echoing ft. Sysha" by Yamada Yutaka
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Ending Theme

1: "Live and let die" by Q-MHz feat. uloco (eps 1-3)
2: "Inochi Hamu Soul (イノチ食ム魂)" by Q-MHz feat. Mikako Komatsu (eps 4-6)
3: "Inochi Hamu Soul (requiem Ver.) (イノチ食ム魂 (requiem Ver.))" by Q-MHz feat. Mikako Komatsu (eps 7)
4: "The next new world that no one knows (blood stained ver.)" by Q-MHz feat. *Namirin (eps 8-12)




Reviews

Jan 27, 2020
After just finishing Babylon I am honestly at a lost for words, this show is actually amazing and still love it after it's ending. It leaves you with many questions which are open to different interpretations depending on how you look at things. That is generally what a good mystery does, granted the first half was more intense and the second half went into a different approach focusing on another character but It was still as good.

After thinking about the series for a bit I can't really find and complaints I had, it was interesting, raised themes which left me thinking and hearing the ...
Jan 27, 2020
Mixed Feelings
This review is best consumed pretending you hadn’t just seen the score it’s headed with.

This one’s going to be real prosaic, because Babylon is a very dense, logically tight show for adults in a way you don’t often see in media, especially anime, and is certainly not for people even among older audiences who cannot keep up with sociopolitical factions and legal jargon, as it is a premiere example of a political thriller, a genre both elusive in the medium and almost never laudably delivered on therein or out. Every facet of the show is oozing with a thick sense of seriousness and often boils down ...
Jan 27, 2020
Review contains some spoilers:

This is going to be a short review/rant about Babylon.

I remember when the first 3 episodes came out everyone was impressed since this show had amazing cinematography and direction, a dark and thrilling atmosphere and the story was executed seemingly very well. It continued to be quite good until the 7th episode, then it had a long break and everything went to shit.

Babylon would have been great if if was just a political thriller with mystery elements. But the suicide law going worldwide and the law in general ruined the show. It is just very unrealistic that people would react to this ...

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