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Tokyo Babylon 2021: New trailer and release date

King Amusement Creative shared a new trailer and promotional image, in addition to unveiling the names of the staff and the cast of voices in Japanese, of Tokyo Babylon 2021. The new adaptation of this iconic work las mangakas CLAMP It is scheduled to premiere during the spring season next year.

Shingo Suzuki and Susumu Kudo co-lead the project for the GoHands studio, the same creative team behind the K Project franchise. Jun Kumagai (Aquarion Logos) will do the story composition; Makoto Furuta (Seitokai Yakuindomo) is responsible for adapting the character designs, while Hiroshi Okubo (Coppelion) is in charge of the mechanical and accessory designs; Furuta and Keiji Tani (W’z) serve as animation directors; and Noriyuki Asakura (Knights of Sidonia) will compose the music.

As you can guess from the title of the new version, the action of Tokyo Babylon will move from the early 90s to 2021. Shouta Aoi (Gerald Stuart in My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!) Will give voice to Subaru Sumeragi; Nana Mizuki (Hinata Hyūga in Naruto) will be Hokuto Sumeragi and Yūichirō Umehara (Goblin Slayer in Goblin Slayer) will play Seishirō Sakurazuka.

New promotional image for Tokyo Babylon 2021

The original work follows two onmyōjis – exorcists from Japanese folklore – from rival families, who end up becoming friends and even develop deeper feelings. But one day, the gentle Seishirō Sakurazuka suddenly betrays the young Subaru Sumeragi. This one will try to look for Seishiro to discover his reasons and to settle accounts if necessary.

CLAMP, a quartet of artists responsible for titles such as Magic Knight Rayearth, Cardcaptor Sakura, Clover, xxxHolic or Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, originally serialized Tokyo Babylon in Shinshokan’s South and Monthly Wings magazines between 1990 and 1993. The three compilation volumes are published in our country by Kamite Manga; the publisher also edited the previously referred manga of CLAMP in Mexico.

This work was previously adapted by Madhouse studio (Cardcaptor Sakura) through two OVAs released in October 1992 and March 1994, respectively. The manga also inspired a live-action film called Tokyo Babylon / 1999 – The Movie, directed by George Iida in 1993. The story is celebrated among CLAMP fans for its tragic ending, the story of which was followed in another work by the mangakas titled X.

Tokyo Babylon 2021 will premiere in April next year.

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Gustavo Pineda I write about film, television and anime at Cine PREMIERE