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Tokyo Babylon (OAV)

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


Alternative title:
Токио Вавилон (Russian)
東京BABYLON (Japanese)
도쿄 바빌론 (Korean)
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: 604 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 14 votes (sub:10, dub:2, raw:1, ?:1)
 Excellent: 44 votes (sub:28, dub:14, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 96 votes (sub:55, dub:33, raw:1, others:7
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Good: 179 votes (sub:117, dub:50, edit.dub:4, ?:3, raw:2, others:3
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
 Decent: 142 votes (sub:96, dub:42, ?:1, others:3
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 So-so: 55 votes (sub:36, dub:16, ?:1, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
 Not really good: 40 votes (sub:29, dub:8, ?:2, raw:1)
 Weak: 26 votes (sub:18, dub:6, raw:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
 Bad: 4 votes (?:2, dub:2)
 Awful: 3 votes (dub:1, sub:1, raw:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1296 users, rank: #928 (of 9605)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.512 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.6523, rank: #5668 (of 9732)
Weighted mean: 6.463 (Decent+), rank: #5799 (of 9732) (seen all: 6.52 / seen some: 4.96 / won't finish: 2.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.485 (Decent+), rank: #5301 (of 7376)
Running time: 50 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Episode titles: We have 1
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
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)
    2-DVD Disc Pack - Tokyo Babylon 1-2 / Cyber City Oedo 808 1-3 (DVD) 2001-11-27
    Tokyo Babylon (DVD) 2003-04-08 (from $7.58)
    Tokyo Babylon (DVD) 2005-01-18 (from $3.71)
    Tokyo Babylon (DVD 1-2) 1999-04-20 (from $10.00)
    Tokyo Babylon 1 (LD 1) 1996-07-03
    Tokyo Babylon 1 (Dub.VHS 1) 2002-08-06 (from $6.00)
    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: Yūji Ikeda
Animation Director: Kumiko Takahashi
Sound Director: Jun Watanabe
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Yamaguchi
Executive producer:
Megumi Sugiyama
Yutaka Takahashi
Background Art:
Emiko Koizumi (Atelier BWCA)
Hitoshi Nagasaki (Studio Wyeth)
Hui Song (Animaruya)
Katsushi Aoki (Animaruya)
Kazuhiro Arai (Animaruya)
Kazuo Ebisawa (Animaruya)
Masumi Nishikawa (Atelier BWCA)
Mio Isshiki (Studio Wyeth)
Norihiro Hiraki (Animaruya)
Noriko Kaneko (Atelier BWCA)
Sawako Takagi (Studio Wyeth)
Shinichi Uehara (Animaruya)
Toshiyuki Yoshimura (Atelier BWCA)
Youngil Park (Animaruya)
Color design: Osamu Mikasa
Color setting: Osamu Mikasa
Insert Song Arrangement: Shōhei Narabe
Insert Song Composition: Hideaki Matsuoka
Insert Song Lyrics: Hideaki Matsuoka
Insert Song Performance: Hideaki Matsuoka
Music producer: Mineyuki Kugishima
Production Advancement: Tsutomu Masuda
Production Desk: Hiroyasu Kobayashi
Production producer: Masao Maruyama
Recording: Keisuke Tsuruta
Sound Effects: Daisuke Jinbo
Special Effects: Kunji Tanifuji
Special Thanks To:
Satoru Nishiura
Takuji Endo
Theme Song Arrangement: Hideaki Matsuoka
Theme Song Composition: Hideaki Matsuoka
Theme Song Lyrics: Hideaki Matsuoka
Theme Song Performance: Hideaki Matsuoka
Kappei Yamaguchi as Subaru Sumeragi
Miki Itō as Hokuto Sumeragi
Takehito Koyasu as Seishirou Sakurazuka

Hiromi Tsuru as Kazami Asou
Kōichi Yamadera as Yamagawa
Shūichi Ikeda as Shinji Nagumo

Ikuya Sawaki as President
Junichi Sugawara as Clerk
Kenichi Ono as Worker B
Masaki Aizawa as Man
Sayuri Ikemoto as Yukari-chan
Shinya Ohtaki as Worker A
Tomomichi Nishimura as Enterprise President
Japanese companies
In-Between Animation Assistance:
DR Movie
Lee Production
Oh! Production
Lithwork: Maki Production
Materials Assistance: Grimm Animal Hospital
Music Production: CS Artists
Photography Assistance:
Asahi Production
Sanko Production
Production Assistance: Madhouse
Recording Studio: Gen
Sound Production: Gen
Titles: Maki Production
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

Alan Marriott as Culprit
Bob Sessions as Detective Kono
Claire Harper as Kazami 
Eric Flynn as President Mimura
Garrick Hagon as Nagumo
Liza Ross as Forensics Officer
Michael Magee as Satoru Miyatake
Pamela Merrick as Kiriko Kashiwagi
Robert Sherman as President
Stacey Gregg as
Mirei Hidaka
Subaru (Young)
Tamsin Hollo as Kazumi Asou
Vernon Miller as Yamagana
English companies
Broadcaster: Encore Action
Image Entertainment (LaserDisc)
NuTech Digital (expired)
U.S. Manga Corps
Distributor, Recording Studio: Manga Entertainment (UK, Australia)
Licensed by: Central Park Media
Korean staff
Korean cast
Hong Siho as Seishirou Sakurazuka
Seung-Jun Kim as Subaru Sumeragi
Korean companies
French staff
French cast
Dubbing Director: Chantal Briard

Adaptation: Anne Goldstein
Odile Schmitt as Hokuto Sumeragi
Patrice Baudrier as Seishirô Sakurazuka
Stéphane Marais as Subaru Sumeragi

Catherine Privat as Kazami Asou
Hervé Caradec as Shinji Nagumo
Michel Tureau as Yamagawa
French companies
Canal + (from 28 April 1999)
Canal+ (1999-04-28)
Distributor: Manga Video
Dubbing: S.T.A.R.T.
Internet Streaming: Gong
Spanish cast
Spanish staff
Executive producer: Luis de Val
Albert Trifol Segarra as Subaru Sumeragi (Catalan dub; Spain dub)
Ana Pallejà as Hokuto Sumeragi (Spain dub)
Joel Mulachs as Hokuto Sumeragi (Catalan dub)
Jordi Ribes as Seishirou Sakurazuka (Spain dub)
Xavier Fernández as Seishirou Sakurazuka (Catalan dub)

Domenech Farell as Shinji Nagumo (Catalan dub)
Joaquim Sota as Detectiu Yamagawa (Catalan dub)
Luis Posada as Shinji Nagumo (Spain dub)
Maria Moscardó as Kazami Asou (Catalan dub)
María Luisa Rosselló as Kazami Asou (Spain dub)
Paco Gázquez as Detective Yamagawa (Spain dub)

Fernando Ulloa as President Mimura (Spain dub)
Juan Comellas as President Mimura (Catalan dub)

Amadeu Aguado (Catalan dub)
Anna Romano (Spain dub)
Francesc Alborch (Catalan dub)
José Luis Barcelona (Spain dub)
Mario Arpal (Spain dub)
Sílvia Gómez (Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain)
Dubbing Studio:
Q.T. Lever (Spain dub; Catalan dub)

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