Babylon



  • With how the anime has pushed "Seishun Buta Yarou Series" to one of the top players on the forums, I wondered if any of the stuff I want has an upcoming anime.
    Then I remembered this one!
    I mentioned it back, when we were guessing AX licenses and I thought Vertical might pick it up, since it's published by Kodansha Taiga (with whom they have a good relationship) and has an upcoming anime.

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    Author: Mado Nozaki
    Publisher: Kodansha Taiga
    Status: Completed at 3 volumes (I think? The 3rd book is called '- End - ' so I just assumed lol)
    LNDB
    Anime Release Date: TBA
    Anime PV


    Synopsis:
    Zen Seizaki, a public prosecutor at Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, is investigating a case of illegal clinical research related to a drug company and a university. During the investigation, he finds a file that Shin Inaba, an anesthesiologist, kept, which includes blood that is mixed with hair, skin, and a paper written with letter F. As he investigates, he realized there's a hidden plot that is connected with a huge election as well as to a certain person who is in charge of it.

    The title has a lot of things making it seem outta place here:

    • Political Drama
    • SF setting
    • Mystery
    • Thriller
    • and it seems like it has a bit of philosophy about suicide , mercy killing and assisted suicide. (or that's what I got from the anime PV)

    However, hear me out!

    1. It's short series so, not much of risk.
    2. It's like a bet on the anime to get more diverse fan base.
      They like the anime, search for it and find the novels, which may lead to gaining a new type group of fandom under JNC who are interested in other type of works (maybe, darker or more serious or even help older titles that fit the description).
    3. The anime won't be around any time soon, so there is some time to get it licensed and translated before that.
    4. It's from Taiga so It's not strictly a LN so there is not a lot of insert artwork to license or print.

    The only downside or problem I can think of is:
    There might be some lines around Kodansha Taiga, novels and Box by Vertical (Well, it's only a possibility, nothing explicitly said or known)


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    Ah, Mado Nozaki's Babylon. It is a shame we don't have any of his works translated. I have a few them on my kindle, but haven't gotten to reading them yet. A friend of mine described Babylon as a "Kamisu Reina with grown up characters".

    Also, yeah, this isn't a light novel. Taiga sells all of their books under general literature.



  • @hakogami said in Babylon:

    haven't gotten to reading them yet

    Oh! You haven't yet...
    I still remember the World Cup bet even if I was not directly involved in it lol


  • Premium Member

    @bloodygaikotsu well fuck, don't remind me please.