Two weeks away from the April, 2015 premiere of Blood Blockade Battlefront in Japan, another promotional video has arrived. As well as debuting a new character or two (White, voice by Rie Kugimiya), it offers a lot more new footage and music from the series than the previous promo, while significantly mixing up the tone and context.
The show comes from the manga of the same name by Yasuhiro Nightow, who made a name for himself early in the previous decade with his Trigun work. The manga began in 2009 and has nine volumes released so far, with six of them out in North America through Dark Horse Comics. The anime adaptation is going to be produced by Bones with Rie Matsumoto directing based on scripts by Kazunao Furuya and character designs by Toshihiro Kawamoto.
Recent casting has included Rie Kugimiya as White, Rikiya Koyama as Klaus Von Reinhertz, Daisuke Sakaguchi as Leonard Watch, Kazuya Nakai as Zap Renfro, Yūma Uchida as Sonic, Akio Otsuka is “Lucky” Blitz T. Abrahms, Unsho Ishizuka is Patrick, Mamoru Miyano as Doug Hammer, Keiji Fujiwara as Deldro Brody, Banjo Ginga as Gilbert f. Alstein, Nana Mizuki as Michella Watch, Kazuya Nakai as Renfro and Hikaru Midorikawa as Zed O’Brien.
Plot concept: 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.