Babylon Anime's 3rd Arc Delayed Until December 30
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official Twitter account for the television anime of Mado Nozaki's Babylon novels revealed on Tuesday that the series' third arc, titled "Magaru Sekai" (Twisted World), is delayed until December 30. The arc will debut with episode 8, titled "Kibō" (Hope), on Tokyo MX on December 30 at 10:00 p.m. Amazon will begin streaming the episode on December 29 at 24:00 (effectively December 30 at 12:00 a.m.). The anime's seventh episode premiered on Monday.
The first seven episodes of the series will re-air beginning on Tokyo MX on November 25 at 10:00 p.m.
The anime premiered on Tokyo MX on October 7 at 10:00 p.m. The series then debuted on BS11 and AT-X later that night. The anime is streaming exclusively both inside and outside Japan on Amazon Prime Video. The anime will have three arcs titled "Itteki no Doku" (One Drop of Poison), "Erabareta Shi" (The Chosen Death), and "Magaru Sekai" (Twisted World).
The anime's cast includes:
- Yūichi Nakamura as Zen Seizaki
- Takahiro Sakurai as Shinobu Kujiin
- Kensho Ono as Atsuhiko Fumio
- M.A.O as Hiasa Sekuro
- Kenyuu Horiuchi as Yasutaka Morinaga
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Ariyoshi Hanta
- Katsuhisa Houki as Ryūichirō Nomaru
- Ryotaro Okiayu as Kaika Itsuki
The suspense story centers around Zen Seizaki, a prosecutor with the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors' Office. While investigating illegal acts by a certain pharmaceutical company, Seizaki stumbles across a conspiracy over an election for an autonomous "new zone" established in western Tokyo.
Kodansha's novel label Kodansha Taiga released the novels' first volume in 2015, followed by the second in 2016. The third and final volume shipped in November 2017. Nobuhide Takishita launched a manga adaptation of the novels in February, and it ended with two volumes that both shipped on October 9.