HiDive announced that they had picked up the streaming rights to the thriller anime ‘Babylon.’ They said on their website that all twelve episodes will be added to their library with both the Japanese audio with English subtitles and also the dubbed version from Sentai Filmworks.
The 2019 anime was based on a three-part 2015 novel series by the Japanese author Mado Nozaki that was published by Kodansha. The Tokyo-based animation studio Revoroot produced the animated series and Kiyotaka Suzuki directed it.
You can watch this clip from the English version below:
The Japanese voice actors Yūichi Nakamura as Zen Seizaki, Satsuki Yukino as Ai Magase, Takahiro Sakurai as Shinobu Kujiin, Kensho Ono as Atsuhiko Fumio, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Ariyoshi Hanta, Kenyuu Horiuchi as Yasutaka Morinaga, and Ryotaro Okiayu as Kaika Itsuki.
The English voice cast includes David Matranga as Seizaki, Maggie Flecknoe as Magase, Scott Gibbs as Kujiin, Heath Morrow as Fumio, Greg Cote as Hanta, Rob Mungle as Morinaga, and Adam Gibbs as Itsuki.
Wikipedia describes the synopsis as follows,
“Zen Seizaki is a public prosecutor in the newly created Shiniki district west of Tokyo which is a testing ground for a new nation. He investigates a pharmaceutical company promoting a defective drug following reports of falsified test results by university labs. During the investigation, Shin Inaba, an anesthetist is found dead and a bloodstained document is discovered, which includes hair and skin, covered with letter “F”. Seizaki’s investigation leads to a plot involving the mayoral elections and manipulation of the Shiniki population to embrace a new legislation legalizing suicide. Seizaki discovers that a sinister woman called Ai Magase appears to be behind the push to legalize suicide and is causing the deaths of all of those who oppose her.”
The novels got adapted into a manga from Kodansha that was released in 2019 through their Comic Days magazine.
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