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Tokyo Babylon 2021 anime delayed indefinitely

On the official site for the animated adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by the creative group CLAMP, Tokyo Babylon, which will be titled Tokyo Babylon 2021, it was announced that the premiere, scheduled for April 2021, has been postponed indefinitely. The delay has been caused by accusations of plagiarism in the design of the costumes of two characters, and that the staff previously admitted.

Tokyo Babylon 2021

On the other hand, Nanase Ohkawa was in charge of the writing while Mokona was in charge of the art of the manga, which was published through the Shinshokan publishing house between 1990 and 1993, with a total of seven compilation volumes.

Cast of voices

Shouta Aoi as Subaru Sumeragi.
Nana Mizuki as Hokuto Sumeragi.
Yuichiro Umehara as Seishirou Sakurazuka.

Production team

Shingo Suzuki (K: Missing Kings, K: Return of Kings, Coppelion) and Susumu Kudo (K, Coppelion, Hand Shakers) are directing the anime at GoHands Studios.
Jun Kumagai (Aquarion Logos, Persona 3 the Movie # 1 Spring of Birth, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, Bungou to Alchemist: Shinpan no Haguruma) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
Makoto Furuta (Seitokai Yakuindomo, K: Seven Stories – The Idol K) is in charge of character design and animation direction in conjunction with Keiji Tani.

Tokyo Babylon Synopsis

Subaru Sumeragi is a 16-year-old who after the death of his parents became the thirteenth leader of the most important family of onmyōjis in Japan, the Sumeragi, who served the Emperor for centuries. As such, Subaru is either called in by the government to solve cases involving the supernatural, or else he encounters people in distress whom he is forced to help with his powers due to his generous nature. Subaru lives in Tokyo with his twin sister Hokuto, a girl whose extroversion and eccentricity contrast with her brother’s shy nature, and they both have Seishirō Sakurazuka, a friendly 25-year-old veterinarian who claims to be in love with Subaru, as a neighbor and friend. Seishirō’s possible affiliation with the rival clan of the Sakurazuka, who use Onmyōdō techniques to kill, is one of the main plot knots that emerge throughout the chapters.


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