Babel Nisei (2001)
Released Year : October 5, 2001 to December 28, 2001
No of Episodes : 13
Genre : Action,Adventure,Mystery,Sci-Fi,Shounen,Supernatural
Plot : Life seems simple for Koichi, a young student, until he learns that he is the reincarnation of an alien protector who crashed onto the mantle of responsibility as"defender of the Earth", Koichi/Babel teams up with a trio of super-powered alien companions to battle the the dark forces of an evil cult leader. The war to save humanity takes Babel from the deserts of southern Asia to the upper east side of Manhattan and ultimately to a final showdown with "the master" in a hidden base nestled in the Swiss Alps. The action is fast-paced and deadly. The fate of the world rests in the ability of this courageous youth to tame his latent psychic power and use it to defeat the enemies of mankind. (Source: AnimeNfo)
Our Review : Once again i´m filling up a review here since its empty on the page. First of all i had some very high hopes of babel nisei, 2001 remake after seeing the 1992 4 part ova, en well it was somewhat a dissapointment. the 1st thing that crossed my mind was the change in animation, eversince most animation studio´s doing digital animation mostly since 2000 a lot changed, compared to the 90´s ova this one looked rather..... stiff and too static by movements, and another thing that putted me off was the execution of some actionscene´s. Storywise it is still the same as the originals but put in a more extended version, another change to it was 2 of the villians, in the 90´s ova they looked more mature darker and vicious, while this version is a more toned down version (kidfriendly) of most the charachters and stifflooking. What i do like is that its a more open and wider extent of the franchise in a way that it shows more what both good and bad guys are capable off, and what the tower of babel really is. Overall most of it looked like some halfassed work for digital animation compared to handdrawn technique, i,m not sayng i havent enjoyed it but this remake was unnessicary, the 90´s ova still rules over this version!