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Babel II (OAV)

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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: 66 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 4 votes (dub:2, sub:2)
 Very good: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:2, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Good: 13 votes (sub:7, dub:5, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Decent: 15 votes (sub:11, 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: 4 votes (dub:3, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 181 users, rank: #3903 (of 9213)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.439 (So-so+), std. dev.: 2.3749, rank: #8042 (of 9305)
Weighted mean: 5.374 (So-so+), rank: #8156 (of 9305) (seen all: 5.48 / seen some: 3.00 / won't finish: 3.00)
Bayesian estimate: 5.743 (Decent−), rank: #6481 (of 6987)
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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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Babel II - The Complete 1992 OVA Series (Blu-ray) 2018-07-31 (from $18.71)
DVD (Region 1)
    Babel II - Perfect Collection (DVD) 1998-09-02 (from $4.00)
    Babel II - Perfect Collection (DVD) 2001-11-27 (from $17.96)
    Babel II - The Complete 1992 OVA Series (DVD) 2017-03-28 (from $13.26)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Screenplay: Satoshi Namiki (eps 1-4)
Setsuo Takase (ep 3)
Yoshihisa Matsumoto (eps 1-2, 4)
Episode Director:
Kazuhiro Ozawa (ep 3)
Yoshihisa Matsumoto (eps 1-2, 4)
Original creator: Mitsuteru Yokoyama
Character Design:
Michi Himeno
Shingo Araki
Art Director: Hiroaki Satō
Animation Director:
Hiroya Iijima (eps 2, 4)
Mitsuharu Kajitani (eps 1, 4)
Sound Director: Hideyuki Tanaka
Director of Photography:
Takashi Azuhata (ep 1)
Tsuguo Ozawa (eps 2-4)
Executive producer: Masayuki Kojima (小嶋正義)
Hiroshi Ichinohe (Sohbi Planning)
Hiroyuki Yonemasu (T-Up)
Michihisa Abe (J.C. Staff)

Color Coordination:
Fumiko Nakamura (ep 4)
Mari Higashihara (eps 1, 3)
Miyuki Yoshioka (ep 2)
Color design: Mari Higashihara (eps 1-2)
Finish Animation:
Fumiko Nakamura (ep 3)
Hidemi Wada (eps 2-4)
Junko Yokou (eps 3-4)
Mari Higashihara (ep 4)
Mieko Maruyama (eps 1, 3-4)
Sayuri Tanabe (eps 1, 3-4)
Shinji Takai (eps 1-2)
In-Between Animation:
Hiroki Okamoto (eps 2-4)
Junko Konno (eps 2-4)
Kazuko Matsumura (eps 2-4)
Keigo Chimoto (ep 1)
Kyoko Yokoyama (eps 1-4)
Minako Shiba (ep 1)
Misuzu Ito (eps 1-4)
Shinichi Miyamae (eps 1, 3-4)
Tsuyoshi Sasaki (ep 1)
In-Between Check: Kazuya Saitō (eps 1-4)
Akihiko Takahashi (ep 1)
Mayumi Yamazaki (eps 2-4)
Shinichi Sasano (eps 1-4)
Shirou Kuki (ep 1)
Takashi Azuhata (eps 2-4)
Takuma Yamamoto (eps 2-4)
Toyomitsu Nakajo (eps 1-4)
Production manager: Tomoko Kawasaki (eps 3-4)
Recording Adjustment: Yoshio Obara (eps 1-4)
Script Supervision: Koichi Ohata
Sound Effects: Toru Noguchi
Special Effects: Gō Abe (eps 1-4)
Theme Song Arrangement: Takeo Miratsu
Theme Song Composition: Takeo Miratsu
Theme Song Lyrics:
Kazuko Sakata (ED3-4)
Keiji Mizutani (水谷啓二; ED1-2)
Theme Song Performance:
MacKanako (ED3-4)
Shinichi Ishihara
Takeshi Kusao as
Babel II / Kōichi Yamano
Babel II/Kouichi

Ai Orikasa as
Yuka Ōzenji

Akio Ōtsuka as Yomi
Hikaru Midorikawa as
Classmate B (ep 1)
Hiroshi Naka as Babel I
Ikuya Sawaki as Yamazaki
Isshin Chiba as Classmate A (ep 1)
Kouji Tsujitani as Hammer
Kumiko Watanabe as LaShelle
Masaki Aizawa as Psychists
Naoko Ishii as Kōichi's Mother (ep 1)
Toshihiko Seki as Nicola
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Griffin
Wataru Takagi as Psychists
Japanese companies
Animation Cooperation:
JCS International (eps 3-4)
KAB CORP. (eps 1-2)
Backgrounds: Ital Studio (eps 1-4)
Editing: Jay Film
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory (eps 1-4)
Key Animation:
Araki Productions (eps 2, 4)
Woo Lee Production (ep 3)
Adlib (eps 2-4)
Azuhata Production (eps 1-4)
Studio Boston (eps 1-4)
Planning: T-Up
Recording Studio: Seion Studio (eps 1-4)
Titles: Maki Production (eps 1-4)
English staff
English cast
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:
Discotek Media (2016)
Streamline Pictures (Expired)
Korean staff
Korean cast
Seung-Jun Kim as Babel I
Korean companies
French cast
French staff
Stanislas Mettra as Kenichi/ Babel II

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

Joel Zaffarano as
Marc Brétonnière as
Babel I
French companies
Distributor: AK Video (France)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Antonio Sánchez Torras (Spain dub)
Executive producer: José Luis Puertas

Screen Inserts: Ramón Rocabayera (Spain dub)
Angel de Gracia as Koichi Yamano/Babel II (Spain dub)

Noemi Bayarri as Juju (Spain dub)
Nuria Cepero as Yuka Ozenji (Spain dub)
Pepe García as Yamazaki (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)
Tasio Alonso as Wong (Spain dub)

Francesc Rocamora (Spain dub)
Marta Estrada (Spain dub)
Oscar Redondo (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio: S.I.C., S.A. (Spain dub)
Licensed by: Jonu Media (Spain)
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
ADR Director: Jürgen Kluckert
Script: Roland Frey
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 cast
Dubbing Director: Marco Ribeiro (Audio News)
Marco Ribeiro as Babel II/Kouichi

Antonio Patino as Babel I
Dário de Castro as Yamazaki
Isaac Bardavid as Yomi
Mariângela Cantú as Yuka Osenji
Miriam Fischer as Ju Ju

Ettore Zuim as Hammer

Portuguese companies
Broadcaster: Multishow
Dubbing Studio: Audio News
DVD Distribution: Works Editora

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