The English-subbed version and the English-dubbed version of the anime adaptation of Mado Nozaki‘s Babylon novels will be added to HIDIVE’s catalog starting March 6 at 11:30 a.m. EST. The dub for the anime’s Blu-ray Disc home video release was produced by Sentai Filmworks in May 2021.
The anime tv adaptation was announced in March 2019 and premiered on Tokyo MX in October 2019. Amazon Prime Video streamed the anime both in Japan and overseas. The series was animated by Revoroot and produced by Twin Engine. The show had three title arcs namely “Itteki no Doku” (One Drop of Poison), “Erabareta Shi” (The Chosen Death), and “Magaru Sekai” (Twisted World).
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The English dub stars:
- David Matranga (Attack on Titan‘s Bertholdt Hoover) as Zen Seizaki
- Maggie Flecknoe (Log Horizon‘s Marielle) as Ai Magase
- Scott Gibbs (Haikyu!!‘s Tobio Kageyama) as Shinobu Kujiin
- Heath Morrow (Ahiru no Sora‘s Tokitaka Tokiwa) as Atsuhiko Fumio
- Greg Cote (Given‘s Shoga Itaya) as Ariyoshi Hanta
- Rob Mungle (Akame ga KILL!‘s Zanku) as Yasutaka Morinaga
- Adam Gibbs (Love Stage!!‘s Ryoma Ichijou) as Kaika Itsuki
- Courtland Johnson (Domestic Girlfriend‘s Yuya Masaoka) as Ben Mitoni
- Josh Morrison (My Love Story!!‘s Yutaka Gouda) as Ryuichiro Nomaru
- Blake Jackson (Haikyu!! To The Top‘s Atsumu Miya) as Ryousei Okuda, Saburo Tsutsui
- Natalie Rial (Kakegurui‘s Midari Ikishima) as Hiasa Sekuro
- John Swasey (Black Butler‘s Undertaker) as Munekata, Reverend Hayden
- Phillip Hays as Sekuro
- Andrew Love (Log Horizon‘s Naotsugu) as Shirozaki, Otto Herrigel
- Shannon Emerick (No Game, No Life‘s Tet) as Taiyou Itsuki
- Adam Noble (Outbreak Company‘s Loic Slayson) as Takuma Torao
- Mark X Laskowski (Black Bullet‘s Ayn Rand) as Kurauzu Sakabe
- Olivia Swasey (I’m Quitting Heroing‘s Echidna) as Hitomi Seizaki
- Ty Mahany (Haikyu!!‘s Tetsuro Kuroo) as Akihiro Iwakuni
- Chris Hutchison (My Isekai Life‘s Steyl) as Haruomi Kashiwaba
- John Hallmark (To Love Ru: Darkness‘ Sugimura) as Nobuo Niki
- Jay Hickman (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma‘s Joichiro Yukihara) as Alexander W. Wood
- Meg McDonald (Tamako Market‘s Tamako Kitashirakawa) as Asuma Seizaki
- Dave Harbold (Haikyu!!‘s Tanji Washio) as Edmund Giuliani
- Patricia Duran (Domestic Girlfriend‘s Hina Tachibana) as Emma G. Wood
- Mike Haimoto (Golden Time‘s Banri Tada) as Nicholas Miller
- James Marler (Haikyu!!‘s Jin Soekawa) as Oliver J. Wood
- Jovan Jackson (Log Horizon‘s Nyanta) as Taylor Griffin
- Justin Doran (Haikyu!!‘s Daichi Sawamura) as Bradham
- Luis Galindo as (Nobunaga The Fool‘s Nobuhide Oda) Benicio Flores
- Joe Daniels (Kaiji‘s Sahara) as Samuel Hardy
- James Belcher (Dororo‘s Biwamaru) as Gustav Luca
- John Gremillion (Buddy Daddies‘ Ryo Ogino) as Luciano Cannavaro
- Sean Patrick Judge (Kaiji‘s Ando) as Dan Carrey
- Shelley Calene-Black (Log Horizon‘s Henrietta) as Flora Lowe
- Mike Vance (Log Horizon‘s Eins) as Toshio Fukuzawa
- Kregg Dailey (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma‘s Akira Hayama) as Gillet Hackin
Martha Bechtol (Dororo, Flying Witch, GATE) wrote the ADR script, Brent Marshall (Call of the Night, Haikyu!!) was in charge of the English mix, and Patrick Marrero (Kakegurui, Kokkoku, Made in Abyss) was the audio engineer.
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What is Babylon about?
The plot revolves around Zen Seizaki, a public prosecutor in a newly created Shiniki a testing ground for a new nation in the western district of Tokyo. Following reports of falsified test results by university laboratories, he investigates a pharmaceutical company promoting defective drugs. In the course of his investigation, an anesthetist named Shin Inaba is found dead, and a bloodstained document with the letter F written all over it, along with a hair sample, skin, and fingernails. His investigation leads him to a ploy to manipulate the Shinsiki population to embrace new legislation that legalizes suicide. He later discovers that a woman named Ai Magase appears to be the one behind the push to legalize suicide and to cause death to those who oppose her.
The series started as a novel series written by Mado Nozaki with illustrations by Zain and was published under Kodansha’s Kodansha Taiga label in 2015. Three volumes have been published as of November 22, 2017. The volumes were entitled Woman (On’na (女)) published on October 20, 2015, Death (Shi (死)) published on July 20, 2016, and End (Tsui (終)) published on November 22, 2017.
The manga began serialization on Kodansha’s Comic Days website on February 25, 2019, until October 7, 2019. It was illustrated by Nobuhide Takishita. The manga was compiled into two volumes, both released on October 9, 2019.
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