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Funimation Adds Blood Blockade Battlefront Anime

posted on 2015-04-03 16:13 EDT
Streaming schedule to be announced at later date

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Friday that it will stream the anime Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen). Streaming times will be announced at a later date.

Dark Horse Comics, North American publisher of the original manga by Yasuhiro Nightow (Trigun), describes the story:

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.

Rie Matsumoto (Kyousogiga, Heartcatch Precure! Hana no Miyako de Fashion Show…Desu ka!?) is directing the anime at the Studio BONES. Kazunao Furuya (live-action Liar Game, Galileo, S -Saigo no Keikan-) is the scriptwriter, and Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain, Golden Boy, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory) is designing the characters. Shinji Kimura (Project A-Ko, Steamboy, Tekkonkinkreet) is the art director.

Koji Sugiura (Hajime no Ippo, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Last Blitz of Zeon, Gunsmith Cats) is handling creature designs, while Noriyuki Jinguji (Trigun, Hellsing Ultimate, Accel World) is in charge of prop design. Takashi Hashimoto (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Assassination Classroom, One Piece Film Z) is serving as the effects animation director. Taisei Iwasaki ("Kyōshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru" short, Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru live-action film) is composing the music.


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