Babel II (OAV)

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[ alternate ending for Babel II (TV 1/1973) ]

Alternative title:
Babel Nisei (Japanese)
Babil Junior: la leggenda (Italian)
バビル2世 (Japanese)
Genres: science fiction
Themes: mecha
Plot Summary: Life seems simple for Koichi, a young student, until he learns that he is the reincarnation of an alien protector who crashed onto the mantle of responsibility as"defender of the Earth", Koichi/Babel teams up with trio of super-powered alien companions to battle the the dark forces of an evil cult leader. The war to save humanity takes Babel from the deserts of southern Asia to the upper east side of Manhattan and ultimately to a final showdown with "the master" in a hidden base nestled in the Swiss Alps. The action is fast-paced and deadly. The fate of the world rests in the ability of this courageous youth to tame his latent psychic power and use it to defeat the enemies of mankind.
User Ratings: 53 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: -
 Excellent: 4 votes (dub:2, sub:2)
 Very good: 5 votes (dub:2, sub:2, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Good: 6 votes (dub:3, sub:2, others:1
1 German edited dub
)
 Decent: 13 votes (sub:9, dub:4)
 So-so: 5 votes (dub:4, sub:1)
 Not really good: 4 votes (dub:3, sub:1)
 Weak: 7 votes (dub:4, sub:3)
 Bad: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Awful: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 157 users, rank: #2957 (of 6020)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.113 (So-so), std. dev.: 2.3605, rank: #5416 (of 6014)
Weighted mean: 5.027 (So-so), rank: #5498 (of 6014) (seen all: 5.14 / seen some: 3.00 / won't finish: 3.00)
Bayesian estimate: 5.521 (Decent−), rank: #4305 (of 4525)
Running time: Half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 4
Episode titles: We have 4
Vintage: 1992-03-21 to 1992-10-21
Ending Theme:
#1: "Babel/Kodoku no Monument (バビル/孤独のモニュメント)" by Shinichi Ishihara (ep 1)
#2: "Arashi no Lullaby (砂嵐の子守唄(ララバイ))" by Shinichi Ishihara (ep 2)
#3: "Kaze ni Kikitakute... (風に聞きたくて…)" by MacKanako (ep 3)
#4: "Sunrise ~ Akatsuki ni Idakarete (Sunrise~暁に抱かれて)" by MacKanako and Motoyoshi Iwasaki (ep 4)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Babel II - Perfect Collection (DVD) 2001-11-27 (from $6.93)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Original creator: Mitsuteru Yokoyama
Character Design:
Michi Himeno
Shingo Araki
Director of Photography: Takashi Azuhata

Script Supervision: Koichi Ohata
Takeshi Kusao as Babel II/Kouichi

Ai Orikasa as Yuka

Akio Ohtsuka as Yomi
Hikaru Midorikawa as Psychists
Hiroshi Naka as Babel I
Ikuya Sawaki as Yamazaki
Kouji Tsujitani as Hammer
Kumiko Watanabe as LaShelle
Masaki Aizawa as Psychists
Toshihiko Seki as Nicola
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Griffin
Wataru Takagi as Psychists
Japanese companies
Animation Cooperation: JCS International (eps 3-4)
Key Animation: Araki Productions
English cast
English staff
Director: Carl Macek
Producer: Carl Macek

Dialogues: Steve Kramer
Final Remix: Ernie Sheesley
Original Music: David Tolley
Post Production: Scott Narrie
Production Assistant: Wendy Horowitz
Production Coordination: Kara Redmon
Recording engineer:
Elliot Anders
Larry Hirsch
Sound Effects: Ernie Sheesley
Story Editor: Fred Patten
English companies
DVD Production: Image Entertainment
Licensed by: Streamline Pictures
French staff
French cast
(none)
Stanislas Mettra as Kenichi/ Babel II

Brigitte Aubry as Julia(Juju)
Françoise Blanchard as Yuka Ozenji
Marc Brétonnière as Mr Yamasaki

Joel Zaffarano as
Nicolas
Wong
Marc Brétonnière as
Babel I
Hammer
French companies
Distributor: AK Video (France)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Antonio Sánchez Torras (Spain dub)
Angel de Gracia as Koichi Yamano/Babel II(Spain dub)

Noemi Bayarri as Juju(Spain dub)
Nuria Cepero as Yuka Osenji(Spain dub)
Ramón Rocabayera as Yomi(Spain dub)

Francesc Rocamora as Babel I(Spain dub)
Marta Estrada as
Resha(Spain dub)
Rhea(Spain dub)
Oscar Redondo as
Hammer(Spain dub)
Nicola(Spain dub)
Ramón Rocabayera as Voice-over(Spain dub)
Tasio Alonso as Wong(Spain dub)

Francesc Rocamora(Spain dub)
Marta Estrada(Spain dub)
Oscar Redondo(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Jonu Media (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: S.I.C., S.A. (Spain dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Fabrizio Mazzotta
Translation: Carlo Tedesco
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo

Dubbing Assistant: Andrea Moresco
Dubbing Engineer: Enzo Mandara
Andrea Ward as Babil Junior

Angelo Nicotra as Yomi
Francesco Bulckaen as Nicholas
Franco Mannella as Babil I
Ilaria Stagni as Juju
Romano Malaspina as Yamazaki
Teo Bellia as Wong
Vittorio Guerrieri as Harmner
Italian companies
Distributor: Dynamic Italia
Internet Streaming: PopCorn TV
German cast
German staff
(none)
Björn Schalla as Kouichi (Babel II)
Eberhard Prüter as Yamazaki
Jan Spitzer as Yomi (Meister)
Lutz Schnell as Nicora
Silvia Missbach as Yuka Osenji
German companies
Broadcaster: K-Toon (Premiere)
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
(none)
Broadcaster: Multishow
DVD Distribution: Works Editora
Portuguese cast
Marco Ribeiro as Babel II/Kouichi
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