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Bavel no Hon

Alternative Titles

English: Bavel's Book
Japanese: バベルの本


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 1996
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Source: Unknown
Genres: Kids
Duration: 5 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.651 (scored by 1,409 users)
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Ranked: #90792
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Popularity: #7241
Members: 2,363
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A boy and his young sister were curious about the book someone had left on a bench, and they opened the book. Then the small Tower of Bavel was completed on a page. Looking into the tower, they found an old man sitting and reading a book, surrounded by innumerable books. As the man turned pages, mythical animals appeared and disappeared.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Makino, Yui


Yamamura, Koji
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Apr 2, 2018
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate a 6
English Subtitled

A story about stories. Portrayed to the audience that can get the most rewards that being children. Growing up is annoying. There are a lot of things to learn. Most of which can be tragic. Reading used to be a method of escape. With words clever use of depiction of images allowed one for at least a brief moment to put aside one's matters and escape into the dream before them. Sadly the era of televisions/computers changed that dream. Only time will tell if that was for the better or worse in terms of knowledge/benefits. I personally find this modern area to read more
Jan 31, 2018
Singan (All reviews)
Bavel's Book is a 1996 TV special by independent director and animator Koji Yamamura that tells about two siblings who find a mysterious book left on a bench and what happens to them after they start reading it. For its five-minute length, the anime presents a simple yet interesting story that comprises:
- a short adventure with a twist;
- a fair bit of surrealism that involves merging our reality with the reality inside the book;
- and also a cultural reference to Jorge Luis Borges - a famous Argentinian writer who is widely considered one of the key figures in the magical realism genre.
In general, with this read more


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