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Kekkai Sensen


Alternative Titles

English: Blood Blockade Battlefront
Synonyms: Bloodline Battlefront
Japanese: 血界戦線

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2015 to Oct 4, 2015
Premiered: Spring 2015
Broadcast: Sundays at 02:28 (JST)
Producers: TOHO animation
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.771 (scored by 79,737 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #8902
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #194
Members: 186,159
Favorites: 1,760
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Supersonic monkeys, vampires, talking fishmen, and all sorts of different supernatural monsters living alongside humans—this has been part of daily life in Hellsalem's Lot, formerly known as New York City, for some time now. When a gateway between Earth and the Beyond opened three years ago, New Yorkers and creatures from the other dimension alike were trapped in an impenetrable bubble and were forced to live together. Libra is a secret organization composed of eccentrics and superhumans, tasked with keeping order in the city and making sure that chaos doesn't spread to the rest of the world.

Pursuing photography as a hobby, Leonardo Watch is living a normal life with his parents and sister. But when he obtains the "All-seeing Eyes of the Gods" at the expense of his sister's eyesight, he goes to Hellsalem's Lot in order to help her by finding answers about the mysterious powers he received. He soon runs into Libra, and when Leo unexpectedly joins their ranks, he gets more than what he bargained for. Kekkai Sensen follows Leo's misadventures in the strangest place on Earth with his equally strange comrades—as the ordinary boy unwittingly sees his life take a turn for the extraordinary.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Kekkai Sensen adapts a select 12 chapters of the manga it is based on while adding a new plotline and characters, culminating in an anime-original ending.

Episodes 1 and 2 were previewed at a screening at Odaiba Cinema Mediage in Tokyo on March 21, 2015. Regular broadcasting began on April 5, 2015. The final episode was originally scheduled to broadcast on July 4, 2015, but was delayed to October 4, 2015.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Watch, Leonardo
Watch, Leonardo
Main
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Japanese
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Renfro, Zapp
Renfro, Zapp
Main
Nakai, Kazuya
Japanese
Nakai, Kazuya
von Reinherz, Klaus
von Reinherz, Klaus
Main
Koyama, Rikiya
Japanese
Koyama, Rikiya
Macbeth, William
Macbeth, William
Main
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie

Staff

Matsumoto, Rie
Matsumoto, Rie
Director, Sound Director
Furuya, Kazunao
Furuya, Kazunao
Script, Series Composition
Nagasaki, Kenji
Nagasaki, Kenji
Storyboard
Bump of Chicken
Bump of Chicken
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Arrangement


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"Hello, world!" by Bump of Chicken (eps 2-11)

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#1: "Hello, world!" by Bump of Chicken (ep 1)
#2: "Sugar Song to Bitter Step (シュガーソングとビターステップ)" by Unison Square Garden (eps 2-12)



More reviewsReviews

Hime-In-A-Box
May 7, 2015
I'll start off by saying that if you're a fan of the series Baccano, Kyousogiga, or both, then you're going to love this show.

This series, in my own humble opinion, is basically perfection.
It took only one episode for me to completely fall in love.
Allow me to explain to you exactly what it is I feel about this series.

Kekkai Sensen is directed by Rie Matsumoto, who I personally see as a genius. Her directing style is extremely distinct and very unique. She has a wide range of creative camera angles along with her brilliant tactics into making something engaging or exciting. If you read more
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bearnuts
Jul 2, 2015
While most of the reviews here have praised Kekkai Sensen, I have to say that this kind of anime requires some sort of acquired taste.

If you watched Durarara and Baccano, and (perhaps rather oddly) like me, dislike both of them for making little sense, explaining a bit of everything everywhere, and having essentially no plot, you may NOT enjoy this series.

Like the 2 aforementioned animes, Kekkai Sensen features plenty of nameless characters that are absurd, scenes that you may not understand (e.g. in fights, who's doing what, and sometimes even who's who), and non-linear storylines. I won't provide an example to avoid spoiling, but read more
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Pman1994
Apr 27, 2015
For those who have long awaited for a reboot for Trigun... you are going to have to wait a little longer. Until then you can watch Yasuhiro Nightow's other manga get adapted in what I am sure is going to be the best anime of the season that feels like the spiritual successor of Trigun. Kekkai sensen aka Blood Blockade Battlefront.

story and character 8/10: the story itself is not very complex. it can be simply put as an organization of super-powered people fighting against disorder in New York which has now turned into supernatural zone between the underworld and the real world that has been read more
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thispleasesbulba
May 6, 2015
I seem to constantly root for those who treat abnormalities simply as the ground they walk on. Got a superpower added to your life? Stay in school. Turn out to be Akina's best driver? Keep delivering tofu. Lose your sister's sight and receive the All-seeing Eye Of The Gods? Keep delivering pizza.

Kekkai Sensen is packed with such enjoyable concepts, environments and characters. Kekkai Sensen is that friend who goes out of their way to give you shits and giggles because they're such a nice person. This beautifully conceptualised post-alien invasion world gives its best kicks from Leo being so mundane that he normalises absolute chaos read more
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