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Posted 5/30/14 , edited 4/14/15

Blood Blockade Battlefront is getting an anime. The manga was created by Yasuhiro Nightow, the creator of Trigun.
Available on FUNimation. Watch it here: Blood Blockade Battlefront


Synopsis

A breach between Earth and the netherworlds has opened up over the city of New York, trapping New Yorkers and creatures from other dimensions in an impenetrable bubble. They've lived together for years, in a world of crazy crime sci-fi sensibilities. Now someone is threatening to sever the bubble, and a group of stylish superhumans is working to keep it from happening.

(Source: Dark Horse Comics)


Characters

Klaus von Reinhertz
voiced by Rikiya Koyama [Kiritsugu Emiya (Fate/Zero), Mamoru Takamura (Hajime no Ippo), Rokurouta Sakuragi (Rainbow)]


Zapp Renfro
voiced by Kazuya Nakai [Roronoa Zoro (One Piece), Toshiro Hijikata (Gintama), Mugen (Samurai Champloo)]


Leonard Watch
voiced by Daisuke Sakaguchi [Portgas D. Ace (One Piece), Shinpachi Shimura (Gintama), Youhei Sunohara (Clannad)]


Chain Sumeragi
voiced by Yuu_Kobayashi [Sasha Blouse (Attack on Titan), Ayame Sarutobi (Gintama), Nice Holystone (Baccano!)]


Stephen A. Starphase
voiced by Mitsuru Miyamoto [Maiza Avaro (Baccano!), Roger Smith (The Big O)]


K. K.
voiced by Ai Orikasa [Ryouko Hakubi (Tenchi Muyo), Quatre Raberba Winner (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing)]


Gilbert F. Altstein
voiced by Shinji Ogawa [Rayregalia Vers Rayvers (Aldnoah.Zero)]


Femto
voiced by Akira Ishida [Gaara (Naruto), Kotaro Katsura (Gintama), Cavendish (One Piece)]


Sonic
voiced by Yuuma Uchida [Yuuma Kousaka (Gundam Build Fighters Try)]


Blitz T. Abrams
voiced by Akio Otsuka [Rider (Fate/Zero), Blackbeard (One Piece), Shunsui Kyoraku (Bleach)]


Patrick
voiced by Unshou Ishizuka [Joseph Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders), Mr. Satan (Dragon Ball), Sylvester Asimov (Terraformars)]


Doug Hammer
voiced by Mamoru Miyano [Light Yagami (Death Note), Masaomi Kida (Durarara!!), Rintarou Okabe (Steins;Gate)]


Deldro Brody
voiced by Keiji Fujiwara [Leorio (Hunter x Hunter), Maes Hughes (Fullmetal Alchemist), Tatsuya Kimura (Hajime no Ippo)]


Zed O'Brien
voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa [Lancer (Fate/Zero), Kaede Rukawa (Slam Dunk), Tien (Dragon Ball)]


Michella Watch
voiced by Nana Mizuki [Hinata Hyuuga (Naruto), Moka Akashiya (Rosario + Vampire), Misaki Kirihara (Darker than Black)]


Vivian
voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro [Shino Asada (Sword Art Online II), Celty Sturluson (Durarara!!), Virgo & Ultear (Fairy Tail)]
Master
voiced by Riki Kagami [Shuuichirou Doumoto (Psycho Pass 2), Fritz (Terraformars)]



Staff

Director: Rie Matsumoto (Kyousougiga)
Art Director: Shinji Kimura (Steamboy, Blue Exorcist Movie)
Character Design: Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop, Noragami)


Other Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2015 to Jun 21, 2015
Producers: Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Soul Eater, Darker Than Black)
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Super Power, Vampire, Supernatural, Seinen
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Opening Theme: "Hello, world!" by Bump of Chicken
Ending Theme: "Sugar Song to Bitter Step" by Unison Square Garden

MyAnimeList Page
Official Website


Promotional Videos

Blood Blockade Battlefront PV
Blood Blockade Battlefront PV 2


News

Nightow's Blood Blockade Battlefront Manga Gets Anime
"Blood Blockade Battlefront" Anime Site and Visual Go Online

"Blood Blockade Battlefront" TV Anime Schedule and Cast Updates
"Blood Blockade Battlefront" Anime Character Designs Previewed
VIDEO: 1st PV for "Blood Blockade Battlefront" TV Anime Introduces Main Characters
More "Blood Blockade Battlefront" Cast Announced

Nana Mizuki, Miyuki Sawashiro, Riki Kagami Join "Blood Blockade Battlefront"

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For the love of Christian Symbolism, this is Christ-tastic!

And Im more Atheist than Agnostic, Trigun Creator, wow us again.

Also, that main character description. As a man with a sever underbite, extra awesome.
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This sounds very interesting. And it's set in New York? Hmmmmm...... I really hope they make a dub for it because I generally like to watch dubs if it makes more sense for the characters to speak english.
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Posted 10/29/14
Studio: Bones
Director: Rie Matsumoto
Scriptwriter: Kazunao Furuya
Character Designs: Toshihiro Kawamoto
Art director: Shinji Kimura


Casts include:


Scheduled to premiere in 2015

ANN:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-10-30/blood-blockade-battlefront-tv-anime-bones-staff-cast-unveiled/.80492

Additional notes: I've read like 4 chapters of the manga and there are unknown amount of raws out there. Still, chances of 2 cour is slim.
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Posted 11/5/14
oh my.
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Posted 11/5/14
There are about 5 or 6 volumes out in the US so I think there should be enough information for a 2 cour series.
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Posted 11/5/14
Those staff choices make me happy. Staff, author, studio. It all points to a good show.

Now I have to put my anti-hype cap on and wait.
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Posted 11/5/14
i hope they make this an over the top show, like kyousougiga.
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Posted 11/5/14
My thought process as I was finding out about this for the first time:

BONES: Favorite studio doing a manga adaptation next year? Awesome!
Rie Matsumoto Directing: Kyousougiga's director isn't at freaking Toei anymore, but with BONES? What a miracle!
Trigun Creator: Haven't seen Trigun, but I know the pedigree. Sweet.
Mamoru Miyano: Favorite male VA in on this project?!? All it needs is Kana Asumi to be perfect.

(& the character designer is no slouch either)

From what I've seen, there are a few number of adults in the cast, too, which is very welcome.
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Posted 3/18/15
I'm becoming really excited for this! and I love the OP song.

Animated PV + OP song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB_BlicguU4
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Posted 3/18/15
HOLY BALLS

This is like the perfect recipe for an awesome anime.

Bones Studio
Creator of Trigun
And hot damn that cast.


Only way this can get any better is if Funimation gets it and give it a dub on the same level as Baccano!. I mean, it's set in New York and all.

How did I fail to get hyped for this show sooner?!
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Wow. I was interested in this to begin with, but that lasted pv just looked awesome.
Hopefully CR or Funi get this. I'd be annoyed if it got orphaned or netflixed.
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Posted 3/19/15 , edited 3/19/15
Alright, regarding the streaming rights, this is going to be a 50/50 imo between Funimation/CR. Rumor has it that it may be a 2 cour by Bones but it may be unlikely given their lineup. (if they announce One Punch Man, which is unlikely, this will most certainly be 1 cour) Bone apparently also has another series called "Show By Rock" for Spring; that leaves room for just one series.

Anyways, I'll be following this show pretty closely for Spring. There are 7 manga volumes (ordering the remaining ones soon) since apparently, Dark Horse decided to license it and that removes most chapters on the web. Hell, there are only four chapters I could find and the one shot. Anyways, I highly recommend giving this show a try and here's why:

The premise has a lot of potential with a wonderful cast of characters in an urban setting with supernatural concepts revolving around a dark story. And with events going on, there are also mysteries relating to the past including a powerful group known as the...*read the manga yourself to find out although they will be introduced early if this adaptation is faithful*. There's not much characterization yet but there are many foreshadowings. And the MC isn't a weakling or some shit but actually quite reliable with a tough personality but also caring for his comrades. There are actually at least several main characters though, but it's not like in Baccano format as the story has more or less a linear storyline. I think character dynamics may be important later on as the series progress; I'll have to check on this when the volume s arrive...

Bones, one of my favorite studio is adapting this so...expect at least something good; probably anime original though. Hoping for the best.

Edit: oh yeah, pretty good staff list as well for those familiar with the director.
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