Tokyo Babylon (OAV)

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©1992 CLAMP / Shinshokan / MOVIC / Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.

©1992 CLAMP/SHINSHOKAN/MOVIC/SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (JAPAN) INC.


[ adapted from Tokyo Babylon (manga) ]

Related anime:
    Tokyo Babylon 2 (OAV) (sequel)

Alternative title:
Токио Вавилон (Russian)
東京BABYLON (Japanese)
동경 BABYLON (Korean)
Themes: detective
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Subaru Sumeragi is the 13th head of the Sumeragi Clan and a most powerful onmyouji. Subaru is hired to exorcise a construction sight, but his employer mysteriously died. The only suspect is a man who repeatedly walks away from situations in which he should have died. Then Subaru meets a young women intent upon cursing the man, saying that he killed her brother. Subaru must figure out how his employer died and fight the evil spirits that are protecting the man with the help of his friend and twin sister, Seishirou Sakurazuka and Hokuto Sumeragi.
User Ratings: 581 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 14 votes (sub:10, dub:2, ?:1, raw:1)
 Excellent: 44 votes (sub:28, dub:14, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Very good: 89 votes (sub:51, dub:31, raw:1, others:6
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Good: 173 votes (sub:115, dub:47, edit.dub:4, ?:3, raw:1, others:3
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Decent: 139 votes (sub:93, dub:42, ?:1, others:3
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
1 French subtitled
)
 So-so: 51 votes (sub:32, dub:15, ?:1, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Not really good: 36 votes (sub:26, dub:8, ?:2)
 Weak: 27 votes (sub:19, dub:6, raw:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
)
 Bad: 4 votes (?:2, dub:2)
 Awful: 3 votes (raw:1, dub:1, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1234 users, rank: #850 (of 5989)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.513 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.6642, rank: #3377 (of 5983)
Weighted mean: 6.460 (Decent+), rank: #3475 (of 5983) (seen all: 6.52 / seen some: 4.98)
Bayesian estimate: 6.481 (Decent+), rank: #3139 (of 4520)
Running time: 50 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Episode titles: We have 1
Vintage:
1992-10-21
1999-04-28 (France - Canal+)
Release dates: We have 5
Ending Theme:
"Kiss Kiss" by Hideaki Matsuoka
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 1
Comment:
Tokyo Babylon is a predessor to CLAMP's X series, both featuring the characters Subaru, Seishiro and Hokuto. The events of Tokyo Babylon happen about 9 years before X.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Tokyo Babylon (DVD) 2003-04-08
    Tokyo Babylon (DVD) 2005-01-18 (from $24.98)
    Tokyo Babylon (DVD 1-2) 1999-04-20 (from $5.99)
VHS
    Tokyo Babylon 1 (Dub.VHS 1) 2002-08-06 (from $18.94)
    Tokyo Babylon 1 & 2 (Dub.VHS) 1996-03-19

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Koichi Chigira
Original creator: CLAMP
Character Design: Kumiko Takahashi
Art Director: Masuji Ikeda
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Yamaguchi
Executive producer:
Megumi Sugiyama
Yutaka Takahashi
Editing: Yukiko Itou
In-Between Animation: Yoh Yoshinari
Music Director: Jun Watanabe
Music Effects: Daisuke Jinbo
Music producer: Mineyuki Kugisaki
Production Director: Kumiko Takahashi
Production producer: Masao Maruyama
Theme Song Performance: Yoshiaki Matsuoka
Kappei Yamaguchi as Subaru Sumeragi
Miki Itou as Hokuto Sumeragi
Shuuichi Ikeda as Shinji Nagumo
Takehito Koyasu as Seishirou Sakurazuka

Hiromi Tsuru as Kazami Asou
Ikuya Sawaki as President
Junichi Sugawara as Clerk
Kenichi Ono as Worker B
Kouichi Yamadera as Yamagawa
Masaki Aizawa as Man
Sayuri Ikemoto as Yukari-chan
Shinya Ohtaki as Worker A
Tomomichi Nishimura as Enterprise President
Japanese companies
Animation: Madhouse Studios
Animation Assistance: Dr. Movie
Production Assistance: Madhouse Studios
Publicity Producer: CLAMP
English staff
English cast
Dubbing Director: Michael Bakewell
Executive producer:
John O'Donnell
Laurence Guinness
Casting Director: Jill Wilmot
Dubbing Mixing: Richard King
DVD Coordination: Eric Thomann
In House Production Manager: Tim Werenko
In-House Production: Justin Sevakis
Re-Recording Engineer: Clive Mitchison
Rewrite: Jay Parks
Script Adaptation: George Roubicek
Ben Fairman as Subaru Sumeragi
Dean Fenton as Seishiro Sakurazuka
Jenny Baker as Hokuto Sumeragi

Claire Harper as Kazami
Garrick Hagon as Nagumo
Vernon Miller as Yamagana
English companies
Broadcaster: Encore Action
Distributor:
NuTech Digital (expired)
U.S. Manga Corps
Distributor, Recording Studio: Manga Entertainment (UK, Australia)
Licensed by: Central Park Media
French cast
French staff
(none)
Hervé Caradec as Shinji Nagumo
Odile Schmitt as Hokuto Sumeragi
Patrice Baudrier as Seishirô Sakurazuka
Stéphane Marais as Subaru Sumeragi

Catherine Privat as
Kazami Asou
Mirei
Hervé Caradec as Miyataké
Michel Tureau as
Kawano
Yamagawa
French companies
Broadcaster:
Canal +
Canal+ (1999-04-28)
Distributor: Manga Video
Dubbing: S.T.A.R.T.
Internet Streaming: Gong
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Albert Trifol as Subaru Sumeragi(Spain dub) 
Albert Trifol Segarra as Subaru Sumeragi(Spain dub)
Ana Pallejà as Hokuto Sumeragi(Spain dub)
Jordi Ribes as Seishirou Sakurazuka(Spain dub)

Luis Posada as Shinji Nagumo(Spain dub)
Maria Luisa Rosello as Kazami Asou(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain)
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