Tokyo Babylon 2021 Anime Gets New Trailer and Visual, April 2021 Release Date, New Details

Tokyo Babylon 2021, GoHand’s upcoming anime adaptation of CLAMP’s Tokyo Babylon manga, has received a new trailer and visual. It also received cast and staff details. In addition, the trailer revealed that the anime will premiere in April 2021.

Aoi Shouta (Symphogear AXZ) is voicing protagonist Subaru Sumeragi, while Nana Mizuki (Symphogear series, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series) voices his sister, Hokuto Sumeragi. Yuuichirou Umehara (Akudama Drive) is voicing the other main character in the show, Seishirou Sakurazuka.

Tokyo Babylon 2021‘s staff includes Shingo Suzuki (K series, Handshakers, W’z) and Susumu Kudou (Mardock Scramble trilogy) as co-directors, Jun Kumagai (Hamatora, Persona4 the Golden ANIMATION) as series composer, and Makoto Furuta (Seitokai Yakuindomo) as character designer. 

Other staff roles include Furuta and Keiji Tani (Handshakers, W’z) as chief animation directors, Takayuki Uchida (Coppelion, K, K: Missing Kings) and Hiroshi Ookubo (Coppelion, K) as main animators, Ookubo as mecha and prop designer, and Yuuki Watanabe as editor. Fumiyuki Gou (Deca-Dence) is the sound director, while Noriyuki Asakura (Knights of Sidonia) is the music composer. Performing the opening and ending themes are Shouta and Mizuki respectively.

The Tokyo Babylon manga was first published in Japan in the 1990s and received an OAV adaptation in 1992. Dark Horse Comics describes the story:

It’s 1991, the last days of Japan’s bubble economy, and money and elegance run through the streets. So do the currents of darkness beneath them, nourishing evil spirits that only the arts of the onmyoji—Japan’s legendary occultists—can combat. The two most powerful onmyoji are in the unlikely guises of a handsome young veterinarian, Seishiro, and the teenage heir to the ancient Sumeragi clan, Subaru.

Subaru and Seishirou also appear as side characters in CLAMP’s X, which is set after the events of Tokyo Babylon and features a conflict between two opposing sides for the fate of humanity. They also appear in Tsubasa ~RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE~, another CLAMP work, albeit as different versions of their Tokyo Babylon and selves.

The first visual for Tokyo Babylon 2021 was released in October.

Source: Tokyo Babylon 2021 Twitter page, Tokyo Babylon 2021 trailer description

Melvyn began his journey at Anime Trending in early 2018 and currently contributes as news writer and occasional reviewer. Outside of watching anime, Melvyn spends his free time playing video games, painting miniatures, and learning Japanese through manga, light novels, and the internet.
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