Tokyo Babylon, Vol. 1

Tokyo The cultural and economic hub of the Eastern world Not unlike the legendary city of Babylon, its man made tower stretches toward the heavens a symbol of its people s ambition and their indomitable spirit Nowhere on Earth will you find such vanity or such beauty.This is my home.My name is Sumeragi Subaru, and I hunt the dead Then I return them to peace.NoTokyo The cultural and economic hub of the Eastern world Not unlike the legendary city of Babylon, its man made tower stretches toward the heavens a symbol of its people s ambition and their indomitable spirit Nowhere on Earth will you find such vanity or such beauty.This is my home.My name is Sumeragi Subaru, and I hunt the dead Then I return them to peace.No matter where my work leads me, I suspect I ll never leave Tokyo in spirit But then again, it seems so few people do these days
Tokyo Babylon Vol Tokyo The cultural and economic hub of the Eastern world Not unlike the legendary city of Babylon its man made tower stretches toward the heavens a symbol of its people s ambition and their indomitab

  • Title: Tokyo Babylon, Vol. 1
  • Author: CLAMP
  • ISBN: 9781591828716
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Tokyo Babylon, Vol. 1”

    1. Despite working at the same company that is compiling Tokyo Babylon in an omnibus release, I decided to read the Tokyopop editions of these books because the smaller size is easier for my aching hands to hold. TB is a typical CLAMP title in that the artwork is gorgeous, but also a bit alienating in the classic shoujou style (massive shoulders on the "masculine" males; the "feminine" males identical to girls) but also has fun with those very same tropes: Subaru, the very girlish-looking hero of t [...]

    2. Review originally posted at Mangaupdates on January 22, 2008."There is no such thing as 'everybody.' We all have our own understanding of pain, for example, and no one truly knows what we are going through.""Maybe people who do terrible things are really, truly and terribly lonely."The two above thoughts are a mere tip of the proverbial ice berg of insights and unique perspectives that CLAMP offers it's readers in Tokyo Babylon. This journey through 7 tankobons was a wonderful one full of balanc [...]

    3. Học hành chán quá đi ngâm lại câu chuyện ra đời năm t 1 tuổi. Cứ tưởng lớn rồi mấy thể loại angsty nv nói một câu khóc 5 đôi hàng nước mắt này giờ không còn xi nhê gì nữa nhưng hóa ra quá nhầm quá kinh địch :)). Đọc xong này là phải qua đọc trn x để gặp lại Seishiro. Thế rồi mấy ngày nay sáng ra chưa kịp tỉnh mắt chưa mở đã thấy cả cục đau thương đè lên ngực. Vì mải đọc trn m [...]

    4. Hokuto's matchmaking is vaguely creepy, and the character designs are awful. But they're hilariously awful (the outfits! especially the hats!) so it gets one extra star just for that.

    5. ¡Me encanto! Eso es todo lo que puedo y quiero decir de la historia.Este es uno de los primeros mangas que conocí y lo hice gracias a un buen amigo que disfrutaba de las obras de CLAMP. Para mi buena suerte, la trama es igual de entretenida que otros mangas que he visto de ellas (Sakura card captor, X/1999, Chobits, XXXHolic, etc.), y aunque la historia no es tan larga como varios de sus otros trabajos, me dejó con tal tensión que, aun ahora mientras recuerdo el último tomo, me pesa.Una int [...]

    6. "Si todos los seres humanos fueran iguales, el mundo no se desarrollaría."No se esperaba encontrar en este primer tomo, pero de lo que si estoy segura es que no cumplió todas mis expectativas.La historia es buena, el arte también. Sin embargo creo que los personajes me quedaron a saber un poco.Todavía tengo que pensar si me compro el segundo y tercer tomo pues no está nada barato jajajTendré que pensarlo con detenimiento puesto que para darle un toque extra a mi indecisión, ya leí spoile [...]

    7. I used to grab up anything by CLAMP, and I remember liking this series. Probably a 3.5 star, I swapped it away years ago.

    8. What a freaking weird book XDalso I'm not even so much offended by the gayness as the 25 year old coming on to the 16 year old XD WHERE ARE HIS PARENTS?!?

    9. Tokyo Babylon Review Art: It's CLAMP As always the noodle style is here full force with amazingly beautiful people. However this time there is a nitpick and that is that two of the characters a boy and a girl look exctly alike making it hard to distinguish who is who at times. BCharacters: Subaru, seishiro, hakuto. Subaru is a excoristi of sorts, seishiro is also one and a vet and hakuto an annoying boy love fangirl. Sadly character wise this is not one of CLAMP's best we get no characterization [...]

    10. My review for the whole series:OverallOriginally I saw the anime that is based on this, and was amused, but not really impressed. However, my friends promised the manga was better and they loaned it to me. They were putting it lightly! Although the majority of the volumes are about Subaru's job putting restless spirits to peace, within the stories is the development of the relationship between Subaru, his sister, and their friend Seishiro.Each volume only took about 45 minutes to read, as they w [...]

    11. Tokyo Babylon is ostensibly a character driven prequel to the unfinished apocalyptic opus X/1999.It follows Subaru Sumeragi, his twin sister Hokuto and their dear friend Seishiro Sakurazuka whom Hokuto has 'set up' with her brother.It's interesting to read a story that is so much of the time and many features of the setting seem so dated from this point.It follows the work of Suzaku as an Onmyoji in Tokyo, soothing restless spirits and observing the slow decay of traditional respect for the spir [...]

    12. Most of why I like this is Subaru. I just really liked his character and it worked very well for the story. The contrast between him and Seishiro was nice as well.I did however get to the last chapter and go 'wait that's all?' Character development felt rushed and without explanation. I'm hoping that if these characters are, as promised by , picked up in X/1999 that the development will be a bit better. Also I never believed the BL aspect of the story. First it was all a joke which is par for th [...]

    13. biasanya saya nggak terlalu suka manga, tapi saya suka CLAMP. dan sejak SMA emang ada semacam passion buat baca seluruh karyanya mereka, yang akhirnya baru mulai kerealisasi waktu liburan semester kali ini :)). terus biasanya saya nggak masukin komik atau ebook ke list baca saya, tapi ternyata saya suka (banget) Tokyo Babylon, jadi saya masukin sajalah :").di volume pertama masih lebih ke perkenalan tokoh-tokohnya, Subaru, Hokuto, Seishiro. tapi dibanding plot dan hubungan antar tokohnya menuru [...]

    14. As far as manga goes, Tokyo Babylon is exceptional. It seems rather difficult to find truly good manga. It's understandable that some stories don't translate quite well, so that's often the issue, but there does seem to be quite a lot of what I consider to be mediocre work. Tokyo Babylon however has a great set of characters and a very interesting story.The story centers around an Onymyoji (the equivalent of a Jedi or a Wizard in Japanese pop-culture) who travels around Tokyo exorcising ghosts, [...]

    15. still trying to find more in Clamp to love. this is an early work, a neat premise (peace to the dead, the ghosts of Tokyo nightlife), and appealing (though unlikely) central characters. and there's plenty (the ancient family of assassins, for instance) here for them to expand on in future books. all the little homely details - what they eat casually in the city, for instance - are charming - but in the bigger picture the three characters seem mismatched and one-note here, and nothing goes anywhe [...]

    16. Clamp gets of to a slow start in this manga. The story slowly establishes the characters and their relationship to each other while adding different morals to each chapter. While I feel this worked just fine for Petshop Horrors this gimmick does not work for this series until mid way through book two.The male lead of this series is a spiritual sorcerer who exorcises ghosts taking a compassionate approach to their tragic reasons and gently guiding them back. His 'lover', unbeknown to the other ch [...]

    17. "Art" people might get offend at this; i think this series is a IS a work of modern art. Speaking as an admirer of literature, the simplistic black-white style vs. the intense psychological themes make for a master work.People say they're disappointed by the ending, but I believe its part of CLAMP's brilliance, just like silence in a piece of music can have the greatest impact. So far in my casual reading of manga I've never seen anything quite like it.

    18. So I used to love Clamp, especially Cardcaptor Sakura, so much when I was a kid and it continued throughout my teenage years. I have been reading Clamp's work from the beginning since 2016, and now I'm continuing the project with Tokyo Babylon, which is so far not that impressive although I like it more than RG Veda.

    19. Much of the dialogue is either playful or thoughtful to a degree that it raises some interesting points. The characters are immediately understandable, and there are some strong themes being considered - for the early 90s, it is interesting to see discussions of global destruction and The Gay Agenda; things that are more commonplace now, but still not entirely considered.

    20. This series started out so well. I mean Seishirou was definitely creepy from the beginning, but Subaru and Hokuto are absolutely adorable. It could have gone so many ways other than the way it did. I certainly wouldn't have minded a few more volumes before it ended. Aside from the creepy factor, it does have some violence and sexuality.

    21. I probably shouldn't be surprised that the sister annoys the hell out of me, since she annoys me in her far fewer scenes in X. More of her would thus equal more annoyance. I'm dying over Subaru's hat! No wonder Seishirou thinks he can get somewhere with the come-ons. Or maybe he's just amused by the "whaaaaaaat?" reaction they get.

    22. I like CLAMP; I've got a bunch of their smaller series. Everyone's always gushing about Tokyo Babylon, but I didn't like it as much. The art, of course, is beautiful and highly distinguishable. The homo erotic gag is old fashioned and kind of offensive. And the age difference between the two would-be lovers, who are 16 and 25(!), makes me uncomfortable. All in all, not their best work.

    23. I found this getting interesting just when sakurazuka starting reveal himself as sakurazukamori, and i think it's getting interesting in the last few volumes. Tho, it doesnt have propper ending which lead the readers to read X-1999 to know Subaru-Seishiro love story ending lol. and since the X-1999 is not finished manga, i feel this less satisfiying

    24. Ah Tokyo Babylon. I love this series and I am rereading it for the fourth time I believe?Anyway, the first volume is not the best to be honest. It is only better upon a reread because of one certain conversation in the 2nd chapter.I love my little Japanese ghostbuster.

    25. Read these books back in high school but decided to give them another go and still love them as I did back in high school! Gonna re read the rest of the books since I forget exactly what happened!bit if you like ghost and spirits and Tokyo you will love this series!

    26. Quando vemos além das constantes tentativas de Seisirou de engatar Subaru, directo às histórias em si dos "monstros da semana" até tem uma base relativamente sólida. Dito isto, se vos incomoda ver um homem de 25 anos constantemente a atirar-se a um miúdo de 16, não aconselho.

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