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The casting announcement of the anime

Jump Square’s December issue and Studio Bones has laid out plans and a new trailer for another Spring 2015 anime release – Blood Blockade Battlefront or Kekkai Sensen, illustrated by mangaka Yasuhiro Nightow (Trigun).

So far, nine volumes of the manga have already been published in Japan whereas the Dark Horse English adaptation totals seven so far.

Anime Visual for Kekkai Sensen
Anime Visual for Kekkai Sensen

Studio Bones will handle the series with Rie Matsumoto (Kyousogiga) as director. Scripting is by Kazunao Furuya (Blackjack the TV movie) and Cowboy Bebop’s character designer, Toshihiro Kawamoto is on the board too.

Confirmed casts are Akira Ishida (Accel World, Angel Beats), Unshou Ishizuka (Black Bullet, Berserk), Akio Ohtsuka (Sgt Frog, Ghost in the Shell), Shinji Ogawa (St Seiya, Dragonball), Ai Orikasa (Sakura Taisen, Saiyuki), Rie Kugimiya (Zero no Tsukaima, Tora Dora!), Yu Kobayashi (Attack on Titan, Air Gear), Rikiya Koyama (Hajime no Ippo, Akagi, Fate/Zero), Daisuke Sakaguchi (Pokemon, Mobile Suit Gundam Victory), Kazuya Nakai (Ai Yori Aoshi, Aldnoah Zero), Keiji Fujiwara (Attack on Titan, Baccano!), Hikaru Midorikawa (Photokano, Diabolik Lovers), Mamoru Miyano (Valrave The Liberator, Free!) and Mitsuru Miyamoto (Tiger & Bunny, Katanagatari). To check out the rest of character designs, head out to their official site to look at it.

An astute reader might notice most of the cast are very seasoned and quite established in the voice acting world in Japan here.

This is the synopsis from Dark Horse that is translating the manga in America:

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.

Source & Image: Official Site

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