Preview: Babylon Ep. 12

‘Babylon’ has now become one of the better-known shows of the detective genre. As a viewer, it keeps you engaged by making you think and reflect upon all the political ideas that it throws at you. The anime is now finally coming to an end and though it has still left some major questions unanswered, we can expect it to conclude all of its undone plot points in the season’s finale. So just to make sure that you don’t miss out on its 12th episode, read on further to know everything about its release date and streaming availability.

When is Babylon Episode 12 Release Date?

‘Babylon’ season 1 premiered with its first episode on October 7, 2019. Since then it has aired 11 episodes. ‘Babylon’ episode 12 is slated to release on January 27, 2020.

Where to Watch Babylon Episode 12 English Dub Online?

You can stream the anime on Amazon with its Original Japanese audio and English subtitles.

Babylon Episode 11 Recap

In episode 11, the G7 Summit finally ensues and leaders from seven different countries, which consist of cities that have adopted the suicide law, get together to discuss its consequences. One by one, all of them share their own opinion on it and express whether they support it or not. The President of the UK unanimously claims to be against it and says that death is something to be mourned and clearly, the suicide law completely destroys the idea. To everyone’s surprise, she even announces that she would be willing to wage a war against all the nations that would be willing to adopt it.

Since the suicide law was initiated in Japan, the Japanese President feels guilty and holds himself responsible for letting this happen. He feels pressurized by the burden of being the decision-maker and then just gives in by saying that his neutral about it. The US President then takes the limelight and says that their decision should be unanimous and everyone should peacefully agree with what’s final because if they wage a war against one another after the decision has been made, the whole purpose of it would be destroyed. The rest of the Presidents agree with him and start debating on the complexities of the topic.

Running somewhere along the lines of “good vs. evil,” the Presidents discuss everything from morality to rights to the origins of laws. Their conflicting yet sensible ideas are backed up with inventive visual metaphors. In the end, just when they’re about to reach somewhat of common ground with their intense discussion, they’re interrupted by the Mayor of Shiniki. Turns out that a woman of the Shiniki district is standing on a ledge and is not sure if she wants to kill herself or not. The Mayor tells the presidents that he tried his hand at stopping her but she wouldn’t listen and even asks the President of the US to talk to her about it.

The woman’s suicide is a defining moment in the show as it will have a huge impact on the suicide law. The woman, at this point, seems to be somewhere in a grey area between the opinions of the ones who oppose it and the ones who support it. So it all comes down to what the President of the US will make of this opportunity.