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Blood Blockade Battlefront Stage Play Reveals 5 Visuals, New Cast Members

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Mizuki Saitō, Chihiro Kai, Yoshihide Sasaki, Seiji Tanzawa join November stage play's cast

The official website for the stage play of Yasuhiro Nightow's Blood Blockade Battlefront manga revealed new photos of five cast members in costume, as well as new cast members on Monday. The cast with the new visuals include:

Saku Momose as Leonardo Watch

Hiroaki Iwanaga as Klaus Von Reinhartz

Hiroki Ino as Zapp Renfro

Hideotshi Kubota as Steven A. Starphase

Shizune Nagao as Chain Sumeragi

The new cast members include:

The site also revealed the musicians for the stage play, including KEN'ICHI on drums, Moe Ajima on piano, and Masaru Tamaki on double bass.

Other previously revealed cast members include:

  • Sumiya Itō as Zed O'Brien
  • Ayaka Andō as K.K.
  • Takashi Hagino as Gilbert F. Altstein
  • Shōta Kawakami as Deldro Brody, Dog Hummer

The play will run at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo from November 2-10 and at Umeda Arts Theater Dramacity from November 14-17. Daisuke Nishida (Hakuōki, Sengoku Basara, Blue Exorcist stage productions) is directing and writing the play.

Dark Horse Comics is publishing the manga in English, 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.

After he finished Trigun Maximum in 2007, Nightow published Bloodline Battlefront as a one-shot manga story in Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine in May 2008. He then turned the one-shot 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 starting in 2010.

Jump SQ. 19 ended publication in February 2015, and the manga moved to the new Jump SQ. Crown magazine under the title Blood Blockade Battlefront Back 2 Back when the magazine launched in July 2015. Shueisha published 10 compiled book volumes for Blood Blockade Battlefront.

The first television anime series adaptation premiered in April 2015 and ran for 12 episodes. The 12th and final episode aired in October 2015 after a delay. A second season titled Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond premiered in October 2017, and also aired for 12 episodes.

Funimation streamed the first season with English subtitles as it aired in Japan. The company also streamed an English broadcast dub of the series. Crunchyroll and Funimation streamed the second season as it aired.

Sources: Blood Blockade Battlefront stage play website, Comic Natalie


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