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Blood Blockade Battlefront Finale Delayed Until Further Notice

posted on by Egan Loo
Episode 12 will be longer than planned 30-minute timeslot

The official website for the Blood Blockade Battlefront television anime announced that the 12th and final episode has been delayed beyond the previously announced July 4-5 weekend dates. The anime's production committee explained that the staff determined that the final episode cannot air in a 30-minute timeslot, since its required length will be longer than estimated.

The staff still plan to air the final episode on the MBS, Tokyo MX, and BS11 stations, but the broadcast dates and times have yet to be determined. When the dates and times are decided, the anime's official home page and Twitter account will announce them.

Instead of the final episode, a special program for Blood Blockade Battlefront will air on the following stations and dates:

MBS: Saturday, July 4 at 27:28 (effectively, July 5 at 3:28 a.m.)
Tokyo MX: Sunday, July 5 at 24:00 (effectively, July 6 at midnight)
BS11: Sunday, July 5 at 24:30 (effectively, July 6 at 12:20 a.m.)

The staff members had announced that they would delay the final episode until July 4 at 26:28 (July 5 at 2:28 a.m.) on MBS. However, MBS had already scheduled the premiere of the Durarara!!×2 Ten season for the same 26:28 timeslot on July 4.

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. Taisei Iwasaki ("Kyōshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru" short, Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru live-action film) is composing the music.

Funimation has been streaming the anime with English subtitles as it airs in Japan. It also began streaming a English Broadcast Dub in May.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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