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Blood Blockade Battlefront TV Anime's 3rd Promo Previews Opening Song

posted on by Karen Ressler
Sci-fi crime story by Trigun's Nightow debuts on April 4

The official website for Studio BONES is hosting an unlinked third promotional video for the Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen) television anime. The video introduces the main cast and features rock band Bump of Chicken's opening theme song "Hello, world!"

Dark Horse Comics, North American publisher of the original manga by Yasuhiro Nightow, 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.

The anime's voice cast will include:

Daisuke Sakaguchi as Leonardo Watch

Rikiya Koyama as Klaus Von Reinherz

Kazuya Nakai as Zapp Renfro

Yu Kobayashi as Chain Sumeragi

Mitsuru Miyamoto as Steven A. Starphase

Ai Orikasa as K.K.

Banjou 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 Hummer

Keiji Fujiwara as Deldro Brody

Hikaru Midorikawa as Zed O'Brien

Nana Mizuki as Leonardo's littler sister Michella Watch

Miyuki Sawashiro as Vivian, a girl working at a diner, and Riki Kagami as Master, the head of the diner.

Rie Kugimiya will voice the original anime character White, who is a mysterious and beautiful girl that appears before Leo.

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 on April 4.

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 Square in 2010. Shueisha is publishing the 10th compiled book volume in April.

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

[Via Yuyucow, liborek3]

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