Babylon

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: バビロン

Information

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: None found, add some
Studios: Revoroot
Source: Novel
Genres: MysteryMystery, PsychologicalPsychological, ThrillerThriller
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.851 (scored by 3297932,979 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #42042
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1340
Members: 98,251
Favorites: 372
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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

Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kimura, Nobukage
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Opening Theme

"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 Shokumu Tamashii (イノチ食ム魂)" by Q-MHz feat. Mikako Komatsu (eps 4-7)
#3: "The next new world that no one knows" by Q-MHz feat. *Namirin (eps 8-12)



Jan 28, 2020
RebelPanda (All reviews)
Throughout my high school years, I struggled with an illness in my mind I couldn't put into words. The way I thought of it was a roller coaster that I could never get off. My whole life has been a series of peaks and valleys.

For weeks, the roller coaster would be at a peak. I would have an endless supply of energy. I was able to make friends and enjoy every day to the fullest. Then everything would crash down and suddenly the roller coaster was stuck in a valley. For weeks, I would be exhausted and depressed. Making friends was the easy part, but read more
Jan 27, 2020
SpikyTurtle (All reviews)
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 very well. It continued to be very 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 law read more
Jan 27, 2020
SingleH (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 27, 2020
Marinate1016 (All reviews)
Every now and then a show comes along and has an absolutely amazing start, dazzles with great narrative, action, characters, etc and then it throws it all away at the end. Unfortunately, this is one of those. Babylon offers one of the most interesting examinations of the classic philosophical debate of Good vs Evil I have ever seen. While on paper, it’s easy for us to say what’s right and what’s wrong, in reality, it’s often much more difficult. Life is more often in shades of grey than black and white. Babylon does a really good job of making you question everything you thought you read more

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