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CLAMP's Tokyo Babylon 2021 TV Anime Unveils Cast, Staff, New Video, April Debut

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Shōta Aoi, Nana Mizuki, Yuichiro Umehara star in anime from K's studio, directors

The live-streamed production unveiling event for the Tokyo Babylon 2021 television anime revealed the anime's main cast, main staff, second promotional video, April premiere, and new visual on Thursday:

The main cast members are:

Shōta Aoi as Subaru Sumeragi

Nana Mizuki as Hokuto Sumeragi

Yuichiro Umehara as Seishirō Sakurazuka

Aoi is also singing the opening theme song, and Mizuki is singing the ending theme song.

Shingo Suzuki (K: Missing Kings, K: Return of Kings, Coppelion) and Susumu Kudo (K, Coppelion) are directing the anime at GoHands, and Jun Kumagai (Aquarion Logos, Persona 3 the Movie series, Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū, Bungo and Alchemist -Gears of Judgement-) is in charge of the series scripts. Makoto Furuta (Seitokai Yakuindomo, K: Seven Stories - The Idol K) is designing the characters, and Furuta and Keiji Tani are serving as chief animation directors.

The main animators are Takayuki Uchida and Hiroshi Okubo, and Okubo is also designing the mecha and props. Chinami Watanabe is editing. Fumiyuki Go is directing the sound, and Noriyuki Asakura (Rurouni Kenshin, Knights of Sidonia) is composing the music at King Records.


Tokyopop and Dark Horse Comics published CLAMP's original Tokyo Babylon manga in English, and Dark Horse Comics describes the story:

It's 1991, the last days of Japan's bubble economy, and money and elegance run through the streets. So do the currents of darkness beneath them, nourishing evil spirits that only the arts of the onmyoji - Japan's legendary occultists - can combat. The two most powerful onmyoji are in the unlikely guises of a handsome young veterinarian, Seishiro, and the teenage heir to the ancient Sumeragi clan, Subaru.

The studio GoHands (K) is producing the "brand-new anime set in Tokyo in 2021."

CLAMP serialized the manga series in Shinshokan's South and Monthly Wings magazines from 1990 to 1993, and Shinshokan printed seven regular compiled volumes and then five volumes in the smaller bunkō paper size. Kadokawa has since published a three-volume keepsake edition. Tokyopop published the seven regular volumes in English, and then Dark Horse Comics published the manga in two omnibus volumes.

The manga already inspired an original video anime episode in 1992 and a second one in 1994. It also inspired two live-action music videos and one animated music video in 1992, as well as a live-action film in 1993. The lead character Subaru Sumeragi would later appear in CLAMP's X manga and its anime adaptations.

Source: Tokyo Babylon 2021 TV anime's production unveiling

Update: Susumu Kudo's credits corrected. Thanks, DatRandomDude.


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