After finishing 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. Since then, the story has become a regular series in Jump, with Shueisha publishing the ninth compiled book volume in June. That manga series is now slated to become an anime premiering in April 2015! Dark Horse Comics publishes the manga in North America, and 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.
Shueisha's Jump Square magazine announced on Thursday that Yuma Uchida (Gundam Build Fighters Try, Terraformars) is joining the Blood Blockade Battlefront television anime's cast as Sonic. The previously announced roles were: Rikiya Koyama as Klaus Von Reinhertz Daisuke Sakaguchi as Leonard Watch Kazuya Nakai as Zap Renfro
The magazine plans to announce more cast information every month. Jump Square's booth at the Jump Festa 2015 event will feature the anime on December 20-21 at Chiba's Makuhari Messe center.
The series will be directed by Rie Matsumoto (Kyousogiga, Heartcatch Pecure!) at studio BONES, and Kazunau Furuya (live-action Liar Game, Galileo) will write the script. Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf’s Rain, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memories) is designing the characters. 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.
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