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Blood Blockade Battlefront's 2nd Video, Nana Mizuki & Miyuki Sawashiro's Roles Unveiled

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Anime based on Yasuhiro Nightow's manga premieres in April

A promotional video for the Blood Blockade Battlefront television anime began streaming this week. This video is largely the same as the first one with some new cuts.

Text: The city called New York disappeared in a single instant.
Leonardo: 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 rampage - Hermes' Lot.
Zapp: Good day, you friggin' newbie.
Text: In this world, there exists an assassination group whose purpose is to maintain balance.
Leonardo: I'm sure there's truth I can find here...
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 extinguished in death.
Leonardo: I'm going to see it... With these two eyes
! Zapp: If you look down on me, I won't hold back.
Steven: The owner of the fake eye of the gods is a boy, huh?
Chain: He died just a second ago.
Femt: Fall, human.
Klaus: Brengreed Blood Technique... En garde!
Leonardo: This is the story of the people who showed me myself and my hope.

The anime's official website also announced three more voice cast members and character roles:

Nana Mizuki as Leonardo's littler sister Michella Watch

Miyuki Sawashiro as Vivian, a girl working at a diner

Riki Kagami as Master of the diner

The cast for the anime of Yasuhiro Nightow's Blood Blockade Battlefront manga includes:

Daisuke Sakaguchi as Leonardo Watch

Rikiya Koyama as Klaus Von Reinherz

Kazuya Nakai as Zapp Renfro

Yū Kobayashi as Chain Sumeragi

Mitsuru Miyamoto as Steven A. Starphase

Ai Orikasa as K.K.

Banjō Ginga as Gilbert F. Altstein

Yūma Uchida as Sonic Speed Monkey

Akira Ishida as Femt, the King of Depravity

Akio Ohtsuka as Blitz T. Abrams

Unshou Ishizuka as Patrick

Mamoru Miyano as Dog Hammer

Keiji Fujiwara as Deldro Brody

Hikaru Midorikawa as Zed O'Brien

Another cast member, Rie Kugimiya, is playing a character yet to be revealed.

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

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 will publish the 10th compiled book volume in March.

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.

Sources: animeanime.jp, MoCa

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