Tokyo Babylon

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Tokyo Babylon (東京 BABYLON), also known as Tokyo Babylon: A Save Tokyo City Story, is a shōjo manga series created by Clamp, with story by Nanase Ohkawa and art by Mokona.wikipedia
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Clamp (manga artists)

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Tokyo Babylon (東京 BABYLON), also known as Tokyo Babylon: A Save Tokyo City Story, is a shōjo manga series created by Clamp, with story by Nanase Ohkawa and art by Mokona.
In March 1990, Wings began serializing Tokyo Babylon.

Subaru Sumeragi

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The series follows Subaru Sumeragi, the head of the Sumeragi clan, and his sister Hokuto as they work to protect Tokyo from a myriad of supernatural perils.
Subaru Sumeragi is a fictional character created by Clamp first introduced as the protagonist of the manga Tokyo Babylon.

Madhouse (company)

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Between 1992 and 1994 Tokyo Babylon was adapted into a two-part original video animation series by the studio Madhouse.
The company has animated a number of CLAMP's titles, including Tokyo Babylon, two versions of X (a theatrical movie and a TV series), Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits and ''CLAMP in Wonderland.

Seishirō Sakurazuka

Seishiro Sakurazuka
He lives in Tokyo with his twin sister Hokuto, an exuberant girl whose chief occupations are to design eccentric clothing for herself and her brother, and to egg on their mutual friend Seishirō Sakurazuka, a kindly, 25-year-old veterinarian, when he declares his love for Subaru.
Seishirō Sakurazuka is a fictional character created by Clamp in their 1990 manga Tokyo Babylon.

X (manga)

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The manga is also notorious for its open and tragic ending which is followed in Clamp's manga X. *Teito Monogatari: A bestselling historical fantasy novel which inspired aspects of the plot and mythology of Tokyo Babylon and X.
After the success of Tokyo Babylon and Clamp School Detectives, the members of Clamp were approached by their editor at Monthly Asuka to script a longer series.

Mokona

Tokyo Babylon (東京 BABYLON), also known as Tokyo Babylon: A Save Tokyo City Story, is a shōjo manga series created by Clamp, with story by Nanase Ohkawa and art by Mokona.

Koichi Chigira

They are written by Tatsuhiko Urahata and directed by Koichi Chigira, with characters designs by Kumiko Takahashi.
Chigira moved to join Madhouse where he made his directorial debut in the OVA, Nineteen19 as well as Tokyo Babylon.

Kumiko Takahashi (animator)

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They are written by Tatsuhiko Urahata and directed by Koichi Chigira, with characters designs by Kumiko Takahashi.
Tokyo Babylon (1992, character design and animation director)

XxxHolic

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Despite having no relation to Tokyo Babylon, Clamp's manga xxxHolic was also focused on social pathologies but with a different approach.
Like Clamp's previous work Tokyo Babylon, xxxHolic focuses on social pathologies but with a more esoteric tone.

George Iida

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Director George Iida requested the help from the OVA producer Yumiko Masujima in casting the main characters.
Tokyo Babylon 1999 (1993) - live-action feature film adaptation of the manga series.

Teito Monogatari

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*Teito Monogatari: A bestselling historical fantasy novel which inspired aspects of the plot and mythology of Tokyo Babylon and X.
Other similarly themed franchises which emerged in the wake of the novel's success include Clamp's Tokyo Babylon manga series, and Natsuhiko Kyogoku's Kyōgokudō series.

Yasunori Katō

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The protagonist of the novel even has a cameo appearance at the beginning of the Tokyo Babylon manga as Subaru's "helpful ambassador".
Kato himself makes a humorous cameo appearance at the beginning of the manga Tokyo Babylon. Beyond that, Subaru Sumeragi and Seishirō Sakurazuka, the protagonists of Tokyo Babylon and X are onmyoji with designs that contain subtle nods to Kato.

Shōjo manga

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Tokyo Babylon (東京 BABYLON), also known as Tokyo Babylon: A Save Tokyo City Story, is a shōjo manga series created by Clamp, with story by Nanase Ohkawa and art by Mokona.

Manga

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Tokyo Babylon (東京 BABYLON), also known as Tokyo Babylon: A Save Tokyo City Story, is a shōjo manga series created by Clamp, with story by Nanase Ohkawa and art by Mokona.

Nanase Ohkawa

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Tokyo Babylon (東京 BABYLON), also known as Tokyo Babylon: A Save Tokyo City Story, is a shōjo manga series created by Clamp, with story by Nanase Ohkawa and art by Mokona.

Dōjinshi

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The series is based on a dōjinshi Clamp wrote but decided to add dark social themes in the serialization as a result of the chapters' length.

Shinshokan

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They were published by Shinshokan in Japan from 1990 to 1993 and collected total of seven tankōbon volumes.

Tankōbon

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They were published by Shinshokan in Japan from 1990 to 1993 and collected total of seven tankōbon volumes.

Tokyopop

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The English-language version of the manga was first distributed by Tokyopop and is now in possession of Dark Horse Comics.

Dark Horse Comics

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The English-language version of the manga was first distributed by Tokyopop and is now in possession of Dark Horse Comics.

Original video animation

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Between 1992 and 1994 Tokyo Babylon was adapted into a two-part original video animation series by the studio Madhouse.

Villain of the week

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While it begins with a monster of the week approach, with somewhat independent running chapters, the plot gradually becomes continuous and backstory is introduced.

Catatonia

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Subaru's shock and heartbreak leave him catatonic.