Will ‘Babylon’ be Renewed?

‘Babylon’ is one of those few deep, dark political anime shows that delve deep into controversial themes; which in this case is suicide. But instead only focusing on the moral arguments revolving around suicide, the anime portrays the impact that can it can have on the entire economy. That’s one big reason why it’s not for everyone.

Another aspect of the anime that can be slightly problematic for most viewers is how it unfolds way too many plot points at once. There are times when it’s hard to keep up with all of its mysteries and themes, but it’s still quite impressive how it manages to cover so much ground in a short span of 12 episodes. Overall, arguably, ‘Babylon’ is one of the best psychological-thriller anime out there and if you haven’t watched it yet, you should certainly check it out. For those who have seen its first season, here is everything you need to know about its season 2.

Babylon Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘Babylon’ season 1 premiered on October 9, 2019 and with a total of 12 episodes, it ended on  January 28, 2020. Since it has been created by a lesser-known studio, most anime viewers did not initially know much about it. But it soon became more of sleeper hit of the season, proving to be one of the best shows of 2019.

Now if you have been watching it all this while, you’ll be well aware of how its first season ended. The last episode of season 1 leaves you with a bittersweet feeling where you can’t tell if its end was simply satisfying or just left you with a weird aftertaste. As a viewer, it makes you feel lost yet profound in context with all the notions that it covered throughout its runtime.

The last episode of ‘Babylon’ also has a post-credits scene which again leaves all confused and uncertain about what exactly happened. When it comes to the storyline of the anime, there are quite a few possible ways in which its creators can further expand it into new directions.

However, if we look back, the key theme of ‘Babylon’ has always been along the lines of the dichotomy between what is “right” and what is “wrong.” This concept has been fleshed out all the way till its last episode and if you think about it, all of its major plot points do come in full circle in the end. So considering this, it seems very less likely that ‘Babylon’ will return with a new season unless the author of its source somehow manages to extend it in a new direction.

Moreover, since the first season does not end on a positive note, there is surely going to be a lot of backlash surrounding it. Adding to this, ‘Babylon’ started off more like a thriller and then later—especially during its final moments—headed more into a philosophical direction. This again screams “misdirection” and many fans who are not able to appreciate all of its different segments will find it disappointing overall.

So if most of the reviews of the show turn out to be negative, Revoroot Studio will probably not consider it for a sequel. In conclusion, at this point, it seems very less likely that ‘Babylon’ will ever be renewed. Even so, if by any chance, the creators of the anime are already thinking of renewing it, we can expect ‘Babylon’ Season 2 to premiere sometime in Fall 2021.

Babylon English Dub

You can stream Babylon on Amazon Prime with its original Japanese audio and English subtitles.