Kekkai Sensen (血界戦線) is usually translated as Blood Blockade Battlefront. This is a science-fiction, fantasy story about Jerusalem’s Lot (old name: the city of New Work) where humans and creatures of a different world are battling for the sake of their own, shared wellbeing. On a daily basis, ever since the Breach, they have lived in unison, able to cohabitate without many problems.
Now, however, someone or something is threatening to break their somewhat tranquil lives. To oppose the possible havoc, a team of superhumans with exceptional style gather. They called themselves Libra.
Watch Kekkai Sensen episode one on 4th April, 2014.
The story will be reinforced with the opening theme song “Hello, world” by Bump of Chicken. Directing the show is Rie Matsumoto (Kyousougig), while screenwriting is Kazunao Furuya. This is Furuya’s debut I the anime world. Character designs will be by both Koji Sugiura (Hajime no Ippo), doing the creatures, and Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop) for the humans.
The animation is by studio BONES while Capsule (Toaru kagaku no Railgun S, Valvrave) makes the 3D graphics.
Characters and Cast
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Leonardo Watch is one of the protagonists, also a photographer. He owns the Eyes of God and initially came to Jerusalem’s Lot to help his sick sibling.
His seiyuu is Daisuke Sakaguchi (Gintama’s Shinpachi).
Klaus V. Reinherz is the Libra leader and is the master of the Brain Grid style (creation of weapons and enemy sealing). He is the second protagonist in the story.
His seiyuu is Rikiya Koyama (Bleach’s Primera Espada Starrk).
Zapp Renfro is one of the Libra members and fights with the Big Dipper style (transforming his own blood into blades and explosives).
His seiyuu is Kazuya Nakai (Ao no Exorcist’s Ryuuji Suguro).
Chain Sumeragi is a werewolf and a member of Libra. She can become invisible. She is often found ill-speaking and thinking of Zapp.
Her seiyuu is Yu Kobayashi (Mahou Sensei Negima!’s Setsuna Sakurazaki).
Steven A. Starphase is the second-in-command in Libra. He fights with the Esmeralda Blood Freeze (freezes the enemy on contact) style and is famous for his many connections.
His seiyuu is Mitsuru Miyamoto (Wolf’s Rain’s Hubb Lebowski).
K.K. is a devoted mother and a great shooter. Her fighting style includes a number of guns and large-scale shooting weapons. She also uses electrocution.
Her seiyuu is Ai Orikasa (Sakura Wars’ Ayame Fujieda).
Gilbert F. Altstein is another Libra member and a butler to Klaus. Usually used for the organisation’s intelligence jobs, he is a fierce combatant and a fan of custom vehicles.
His seiyuu is Banjou Ginga (One Piece’s King Riku).
Sonic Speed Monkey is one of the local monkeys that move at sonic speed.
Its seiyuu is Yuuma Uchida (Gundam Build Fighters Try’s Yuuma Kousaka).
Blitz T. Abrams
His seiyuu is Akio Ohtsuka (Bleach’s Kyouraku Shunsui).
His seiyuu is Unshou Ishizuka (Initial D’s Bunta Fujiwara).
His seiyuu is Mamoru Miyano (Durarara!!’s Masaomi Kida).
His seiyuu is Keiji Fujiwara (Phi-Brain’s Baron Kaidou).
Zed O’Brien is one of the creatures in the universe – a merman. He joins Libra after being kicked out of Jerusalem’s Lot and has similar abilities to those of Zapp.
His seiyuu is Hikaru Midorikawa (Fate/Zero’s Lancer).
Femt, The King of Depravity
His seiyuu is Akira Ishida (Pandora Hearts’ Xerxes Break).
Her seiyuu is Nana Mizuki (Naruto Shippuuden’s Hinata Hyuuga).
Vivian and Master
Their seiyuu are respectfully Miyuki Sawashiro (Noragami’s Bishamon) and Riki Kagami (PSYCHO-PASS 2’s Shuichiro Domoto).
Her seiyuu is Rie Kugimiya (Gintama’s Kagura).
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