2 More Blood Blockade Battlefront Voice Roles Unveiled
posted on by Egan Loo
The official Twitter account for the television anime of Yasuhiro Nightow's Blood Blockade Battlefront manga unveiled two more character roles for the voice cast on Thursday. Akio Ohtsuka will play Blitz T. Abrahms, and Unshou Ishizuka will play Patrick.
The cast of the anime also features:
- Rikiya Koyama as Klaus Von Reinhertz
- Daisuke Sakaguchi as Leonard Watch
- Kazuya Nakai as Zapp Renfro
- Shinji Ogawa as Gilbert F. Alstein
- Yu Kobayashi as Chain Sumeragi
- Mitsuru Miyamoto as Steven A. Starphase
- Ai Orikasa as K.K.
- Akira Ishida as King of Depravity Femt
- Yūma Uchida as Sonic Speed Monkey
The rest of the cast includes Rie Kugimiya, Keiji Fujiwara, Hikaru Midorikawa, and Mamoru Miyano.
Text: The city called New York disappered in a single instant.
Leonard: This place is bustling, just as usual. A town where uncommon things are commonplace. I want to tell you about what I saw, what I thought, and the people I met.
Text: A town where people with various expectations ramage - Hermes' Lot.
Zapp: Good day, you friggin' newbie.
Text: In this world, there exists an assassination group whose purpose is to maintain balance.
Text: The name of the organization is "Secret Society Libra"
Klaus: Welcome. So, you're our new member.
Leonard: There's something I just have to find out!
Klaus: Go! You have to save the world first!
Klaus: The human spirit is not extinugished in death.
Leonardo: I'm going to see it... With these two eyes!
Zapp: Don't stand still, brat!
Steven: Placing the bets on the hero boy...
Chain: He died just a second ago.
Femt: Oh course, human.
Klaus: En garde!
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 ("Kyoshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru" short, Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru live-action film) is composing the music.
The anime will premiere in Japan in April.
After he finished Trigun Maximum in 2007, Yasuhiro 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 published the ninth compiled book volume in June.
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.