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Nightow's Blood Blockade Battlefront Manga Gets Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Story by Trigun's Yasuhiro Nightow of New York in a bubble with supernatural creatures

The July issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine is announcing on Wednesday that an anime project of Yasuhiro Nightow's Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen) is launching. More details will be in future issues of Jump Square and the spinoff Jump SQ. 19.

Dark Horse Comics publishes the manga in North America, and 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.

After he finished Trigun Maximum in 2007, Nightow launched Bloodline Battlefront as a one-shot manga story in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine in May of 2008. He then turned it into a three-part mini-series called Kekkai Sensen -Mafūgai Kessha- in the same magazine in 2009. He has since continued the story as a regular series in Jump SQ. 19 in 2010.

Shueisha is publishing the ninth compiled book volume on Wednesday. The online Jump Shop will be offering various original goods such as T-shirts, portable stainless steel bottles, mugs, clear file folders, hooded jackets, and mousepads.

Nightow's Trigun and Trigun Maximum manga series inspired a television anime and an anime film, and he also co-created the Gungrave game and television anime.

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