If you grew up with Anime serials like Magic Knight Rayearth, Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits, and the crossover, Tsubasa Chronicles, then you are already familiar with CLAMP.
A group of female Mangaka from the late 1980s to early 2000s who created those classics. These women had been collaborating for decades to make mangas of diverse genres. Many of their works got adapted into Anime and movies.
They recently resurfaced after the Anime adaptation of Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card in 2017. It is the direct sequel of Cardcaptor Sakura. This Anime is about Sakura’s life as a card captor in her high school years after she graduated middle school.
Now one of their obscure titles from the 90s with the cult following will have a full anime series adaptation. Tokyo Babylon 2021 will be premiering next year.
This dark seven-volume Manga got adapted into a two-episode OAV in 1992. Those movies didn’t cover the full story because of the limited time.
The English translation of the Manga is beloved by many critics. It got praised as one of Clamp’s best works. This series centers around a sixteen-year-old magician, Subaru Sumeragi, and his Sister Hokuto. These two work together to protect Tokyo. Sumeragi is the most powerful of all onmyouji. An onmyouji is a psychic medium that serves the emperor of Japan. He exorcises demons, and he had also helped some lost spirits reach the afterlife. He usually works with his twin sister Hokuto. He got hired to practice an exorcism on a construction site, but things went wrong when the person who hired him perished. Things will escalate after there.
This story explored themes like falling in love with the enemy, Murder investigations, the paranormal, and it is one of the first mainstream manga titles with LGBT representation that places a gay character in an action role.
A trailer of this upcoming Anime series got released today.