The anime “Babylon” is based on the novel of the same name, released in 3 volumes, starting in 2015. Since the beginning of 2019, fans of the novel again saw their favorite characters – in the manga, which is released to this day. The popularity of “Babylon” was growing, so in the same year a series was released, which it was decided to broadcast for the first time not only in Japan, but also beyond.
Kiyotaka Suzuki acted as an anime director. But the question is: the novel was published in 3 volumes, the manga has just begun to be published, then on the basis of what to create the series?..
Release date for Season 2 of the anime “Babylon”
Anime fans know firsthand that a lot of volumes do not always guarantee several seasons of anime. If the series rating is high, then new series will be created. At the same time, how the plot will develop in the future will be decided by the director with his team. And not necessarily it will coincide with the printed material.
It is believed that if the scriptwriter and the anime director quickly take up work on the continuation of the series, then we will see new episodes in 2021. But there is no official confirmation of this yet.
Unfortunately, the low ratings of the season 1 are also not in favor of the continuation of the series. Well, the season 2 may turn out to be more entertaining and rating. The main thing for fans is that he comes out on screens.
Anime “Babylon”: which characters in the title role?
In the series “Babylon” a large number of characters, while each carries a certain semantic load. Throughout the series, the viewer thinks, assumes, reflects, concludes. This is what is appreciated in the anime of the detective genre. Consider some of the characters that the viewer meets:
- Zen Seizaki works at the Tokyo Prosecutor’s Office, the safety of the population is important to him and he sincerely hopes that he can restore order in the city. Zen takes charge with great responsibility. And when the next investigation plunges him into the world of political games on the eve of the election, he realizes how dirty the thoughts of officials are, how senior officials are connected. But the prosecutor has nothing left to do but bring his case to the end, no matter how difficult it may be.
- Most recently, a young guy, Atsuhiko Fumio, became Zen’s assistant. He is modest, while doing well on all the instructions of the prosecutor. Becoming a member of the dirty game, Atsuhiko dies. But Zen knew the guy well enough during the collaboration and understands that Fumio’s death was not an accident and there can be no talk of suicide.
- Shin Inaba is an employee of the Institute, who suddenly dies on the eve of the election. Coincidence? In his investigation, Zen was supposed to meet with Shin, but did not have time. The presumptive cause of death is an overdose of anesthesia, everything looked like suicide. During a search of the apartment, Shin’s will was also found.
- Investigating the case of a pharmaceutical company, Zen turned to Assistant Police Inspector Shinobu Kujiin for help. The reason for contacting the police station was the bloodied document that Zen and Atsuhiko found that belonged to Supiri pharmaceutical company and the body of the Institute employee that they found. Shinobu takes up the investigation.
- Shiniki is a new city in need of a mayor. There are many candidates, experienced and young. But the main favorite among them is Ryuichiro Nomaru.
The plot of the anime “Babylon”: what was and what will be?
Residents of the city of Shiniki focused on the election of their leader. The selected mayor will be the first for a booming city. There are many candidates, both young and daring, as well as older and more experienced. Passion is ensured, the situation in the city is tense. But what if the candidate is arrested? It will be a scandal that will be remembered for a long time…
Tokyo Public Prosecution is conducting a special investigation. Zen Seizaki receives a search warrant for the office of a large pharmaceutical company accused of breaking the law. It all started with the fact that several universities were paid to give false information about the new drug Agras. Now they need to find evidence of organizations receiving money – this is an illegal bribe from a pharmaceutical company.
During the investigation, the prosecutor Zen will have to deal with a huge number of puzzles: a strange blood-stained document with hair crossed out with the letters F; murder of an employee of one of the Institutes; but here the death of a young partner Fumio completely knocks Zen out of a rut. Now, the investigation of the case takes a different turn – personal interest, personal revenge on the enemy. But who is he?
Immersed in the dark affairs of the city, Zen finds himself in a complex network of lies and conspiracies. Now in each he sees a traitor. It is impossible to trust anyone, but it is simply impossible to solve the case alone. Doubtful corporations; drugs developed for vile purposes; politicians making suspicious transactions… And most importantly, a mysterious woman who can turn into a different person and manipulate people… There are too many cases and they are unlikely to ever end…
Curious facts about the anime “Babylon”
- To the delight of fans of the anime “Babylon”, from October 17, 2019, acrylic stands for a smartphone with the image of your favorite heroes have been released. From November 16, 2019, they can purchase badges with a diameter of 6.5 cm with 5 main characters of the series, as well as acrylic figures 15 cm high.
- The name of the protagonist, Seizaki Xena, is translated from Japanese as “justice” and “good.”
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