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Kekkai Sensen

Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 7.721 (scored by 202,015 users)
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Ranked: #10792
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Popularity: #138
Members: 450,471
Favorites: 4,630


Tired of watching ordinary detective shows? Well then, these series should keep your mind serene for the time being. More than just your typical detective series, the mixture of excellent action scenes and fine comedy followed by a robust storyline is not only eye catching but worthy of attention. ‘Kekkai Sensen’ places its focal point in a city where the diversity of species is nothing short of palpable. Aside from the strong plot and exemplary music, the character interaction in-between dying situation is something to be applaud whether it’s comedy or something crucial. For anyone who is in possession of a godlike ability, this  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
Do you like wacky action? Do you like unusual cities? Do YOU like cool characters? And finally, do you like some good ol bromance? Chances are you do if you are looking through the recommendations for kekkai sensen or durarara. Both of these shows offer this, heck, both of them have guys in suits! They have a lot of similarities, so you will probably like one if you like the other. 
report Recommended by DeviousBlaze
Both feature a stylish, jazzy American atmosphere paired with fun, experimental storytelling - think unusual cinematography, out of sequence events, following multiple groups of characters at once, etc. They're very similar in feel/tone, so if you love one, you'll definitely like the other one too.  
report Recommended by CookieBun
Matsumoto Rie. Those two words, more succinctly and more definitively than any other, link Kyousogiga and Kekkai Sensen. Fairly new to the anime game, Matsumoto is quickly proving to be a very talented director with a distinct style and Kyusogiga and Kekkai Sensen are the biggest proof of this. Set in fantastical alternative versions of real cities, both anime are brimming with creativity, feature a colorful cast and boast an impeccable visual direction. Beyond the superficial level, they also have thematic similarities, with familial bonds and the notion of sacrifice underlying the actions of the characters.  
report Recommended by metamorphius
While they have very different plots and characters, they have a strangely similar feel. Both have strong western influences, an episodic sequence to most of the season until the end resolves the plot with a very serious tone. Most episodes have a similar format, with seemingly easy or innocuous assignments/bounties/activities of the characters turning into crazy chases through the city by the end. Both anime also require a bit of reading between the lines to understand what the episodes are really about, and many have a philosophical note to them. The music is also very similar, with jazzy beats throughout both. If you like one,  read more 
report Recommended by noirgrimoir
FLCL And Kekkai Sensen have unexpectedly a lot in common. A young male protagonist who finds himself in bizarre circumstances with no control over the situation, quirky characters, strange things happening one after another, intense battles and slick animation, rowdy humor and insane amounts of collateral damage that everyone seems to forget about by the next episode. FLCL is a more tightly, condensed show that focuses primarily on the protagonist's growth, while Kekkai Sensen is more plot focused and less psychological. If you like the story telling and battle elements in one you'll find the other very familiar. 
report Recommended by noirgrimoir
Concrete Revolutio and Kekkai Sensen (taking place in alternate, more colorful versions of Japan and New York respectively) both have premises involving a gang of individuals whose primary objective is to main the fragile peace between humans and otherworldly beings with supernatural abilities. Expect lots of funky colors and explosions. 
report Recommended by gedata
Both anime made from manga by the same mangaka, Yasuhiro Nightow. They have very different plots and settings, but similarities in themes of self-sacrifice and strong western influences. Both anime have an episodic feel to them until the last few episodes where the plot kicks off to a conclusion. Both also have a slapstick style of humor interspersed with unexpectedly tragic plots, and pretty wild action sequences. Oh, and did I mention that they both feature twins? If you've already seen Trigun and are considering watching kekkai-sensen, keep an eye out of a kuroneko-sama cameo! 
report Recommended by noirgrimoir
A mixtures of calculative unique genre and plots would bring wonders to those who appreciate them which is what these series have accomplished. Some of the common similarities would be the use of blood to one's advantage, bizarre fonts in battle, and exceptional vibrant colours throughout the series. However, the most important aspect is the commendable 'idea' implemented in these series that have made them a success. 'Kill la Kill' has its story in motion way long before anyone noticed and blends in a variety of unique twist to keep you on the edge on your sits. Armed with crazy story settings in a slightly older  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
An episodic storytelling format, beautiful flowing animation by Bones, quirky background music and wonderfully-written characters are what make these two shows come alive. Both are short, 12-episode journeys through the everyday lives of the characters as they live and work alongside otherworldly creatures. Though generally lighthearted, both Kekkai Sensen and Space Dandy have enough emotional mini-arcs to pull at your heart. 
report Recommended by loco-mocos
Both revolve around a normally-realistic setting combined with alien and supernatural elements, and are built around a group of characters who take on non-specific jobs. Neither really has a plot, and both hang more on their huge casts than anything else. 
report Recommended by Lindle
"Noragami" and "Blood Blockade Battlefront" / "Kekkai Sensen" are two supernatural action series by Studio Bones focusing on individuals with special abilities battling against creatures from another world. These two shows contain high-impact fight sequences in an alternate modern urban setting. Also, the protagonist of both shows is a formerly normal person who suddenly gets dragged into the situation, though each respectively has a different reason as to why they continue to cooperate. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
Share a similar atmosphere, with underground gangs having superpowers in a similar setting.  
report Recommended by Chokko
Blood Powers and initially weak main characters. Both are awesome 
report Recommended by TheJaceX
Both revolve around a group of people with super natural powers. The themes in both of them are similar. 
report Recommended by IcyGlass
The overall atmosphere and the city aesthetic are very similar. Also, both anime focus on people whose job is to hunt and kill monsters. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
The similarity of these anime is not on their plot or characters; it is in the quality of their animation. If you enjoyed the fluidity and the awesomeness of either series on your screens then the other is a must watch. Both series will give you greatly animated action scenes that will glue your eyes on the show each episode. Overall, One Punch Man and Kekkai Sensen are action-packed shows set in places filled with weirdness sprinkled with plenty of comedy.  
report Recommended by ALLONA
Both shows in different ways deal with other dimensions. While Dimension W takes a more scientific approach to it. Kekkai Sensen goes into more of the supernatural route. They are also both written by creators of classic anime series Kekkai Sensen (Trigun) and Dimension W (Darker than Black). 
report Recommended by 64BitRatchet
The main characters have weirdly similar personalities Both are fun explorations of worlds full of weirdos with weird powers Both are fun and interesting Both are brilliantly animated Both have awesome soundtracks Both have awesome OPs Both have even better EDs 
report Recommended by Suzu-kun22
Both animes have as main character someone who has super powers and is forced to leave the daily routine to help society. 
report Recommended by BoyWithaMission
Set in cities where a strange, other worldly gate has appeared turning the city into a place filled with the strange and wonderful. Kekkai Sensen tends to be lighter as it contains comedic elements, while Darker than Black maintains it's serious tone throughout the series. 
report Recommended by Kylax-
Humans with supernatural abilities. Taking place in a city but Kekkai Sensen has aliens and humans living together. They are not hated for their powers unlike Tokyo ESP.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Protagonists and plot really strook me similar. Plot of the two anime centers more or less around MCs beating up bad guys in their one-in-the-world city of wonders > both Leo and Touma have an extremely rare power > their powers are somehow similar (can no-sell most opponents, but are not OP) > both have bad luck and end up getting kidnapped, having to fight etc. > Touma is friends with a bunch of magicians/espers, Leo joins the main punk-beating group. > are #1 at needing a hospital every arc The difference is that Touma is more idealistic and brave, Leo being very smooth and kind to all. Also, Index  read more 
report Recommended by yskad
Both anime have guys with power in their eyes. Slightly similar concepts - a group of people with strange powers deals with some supernatural problems. Rental magica is more light-hearted and funny. Kekkai Sensen is more bloody and mature. 
report Recommended by Gokudo-kun
Thank you Studio BONES! Soul Eater and Kekkai Sensen have one huge thing in common aside from BONES, and that's style! Both take place primarily in "America" and they share a certain American flair. Beyond that, they each generate there own unique settings that have a feel to them you won't get anywhere else. They also have a similar goofy humor sprinkled throughout. 
report Recommended by EclipsedArchon
Both series have a similar Background and a similar style: They take place in a colorful fantasy version of New York, in which retro and futuristic elements are mixed. Furthermore, both titles feature superpowered people (and other beings), and contain quite some action and demolition. 
report Recommended by Estefan
If you like watching anime to visit places you have never been to, both offer really good cities and famous landmark. In New York oof Kekkai Sensen you have burgers, fries, Central Park, Times Square, Liberty statue, and Empire State Building. In Paris of Noir, you have the Eiffel Tower, baguettes, wine, arc de triumphs, the pantheon, cafes. The stories are not similar but the background art is so realistic and iconic.  
report Recommended by AvatarRevy
Each show is about an agency in a city on earth where aliens and humans live in harmony. Each agency is filled with colorful characters. Each show has some ridiculous comedy scenes. 
report Recommended by 64BitRatchet
Same author whose character designs and gritty yet classy style appeals to American and English speaking viewers. 
report Recommended by THEAnimeHERO
Both follows a team of special investigators, with sweet colorful characters. In both show, the main character begins in his sections, and is quite weak compare to his co workers. I also felt similarities in the city atmosphere and the beautiful scenery of these two shows. Both series are very funny but still have a serious story, which make it very entertaining. 
report Recommended by Nyrne
An average teenage boy gets an overpowered superpower, and joins a group to protect earth from aliens. The group is a mixture of humans with powers and aliens. Both anime are adaptations of Shonen Jump manga. Both anime have anime original endings, and anime original characters. 
report Recommended by 64BitRatchet
I'm really surprised no one has done this. Both Kekkai Sensen and Mob psycho feature an insecure boy trying to figure out life and their powers. Both protagonists have passive personalities. Both have a totally different visual style but feature unique animation. If you like lovable scumbags that somehow develop the MC (aka- Reigen/Dimple for MPO or Libra for BBB) then I would recommend this. 
report Recommended by Blood-Typemaster
Both of this animes have in common the history with a "city" in focus, who are crazy and are the own motive to the adventure of the characters 
report Recommended by lhenrique7071
These two anime focus on people trying to hunt down and kill other powerful monsters. They are both set in a world with other powerful evil creatures and that are threat to humanity.  
report Recommended by Genocyberfanboy
These two anime may not share a similar plot, but they have a similar feel to them. They both focus on humans trying to protect this city from monsters and effect it has on them. They have enough action to keep you entertained. 
report Recommended by Genocyberfanboy
If you liked the art style of Kekkai sensen, Then you'll love the art for devilman;crybaby If you also liked the style of the episodic plot with MUCH foreshadowing and references only ought when re watching. Then its a must to watch for kekkai sensen. If you like where you must a binge or watch the entire show in one sitting its a must watch.  
report Recommended by Neko-Nini
Protagonists struck me as similar The Plots are completely different but if you enjoy an underdog story that has good action and growth that where the similarities lie. > both Leo and Bell are striving to become stronger in their own way > both have nakama who are supporting them > both consider themselves weak and understand what loss is also both have good quality animation. 
report Recommended by lazy_rogue
1.They both have a bunch of guys with powers who fight. 2.I feel like they both are not too heavy but still maintain a good plot. I preferred Kekkai Sensen but when I was watching it I was definitely reminded of Servamp. My favourite thing about both anime is how they both have a super happy ending song :).  
report Recommended by crimsonrose2704
Both shows just exude cool. Both shows have fun Openings that you never want to skip and are equally entertaining with strong and interesting male leads. 
report Recommended by skyhei1995
similarly, the anime has a relatively normal guy (who wants nothing to do with these shenanigans) that gets dragged into an extreme, usually funny, and usually non linear situations (as in all episodes do not lead a straight line into the ending's plot. see: hinamatsuri (which i recommend too, same reason), and nichijou as opposed to tokyo ghoul re 2nd season (which i dont recommend)) much of the comedy in these anime (kekkai, sekai, and hinamatsuri) are derived from this aspect, and a lot of the quality comes from the attachment to the characters, as well as the story. respectively, they range from more on "adventure  read more 
report Recommended by arcomr
- A world connected to the afterlife. - An organization dedicated to the eradication of every event that disrupts the connection. - Eyes of the protagonist, who see what lurks in people , helping in the group's work . 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
- World connected with the demonic. - A group with supernatural abilities, working to stop those who disturb humanity. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
Both anime present a more lighthearted noir theme with an emphasis on super-human powers.The plot starts out simple in both but becomes something more out of this world towards the end, all with a pleasant mix of comedy sprinkled in between with similar characters. 
report Recommended by Protaku
you've got your ragtag team of misfits/weirdoes that form a found family bonding through dubious activities and walking a morally gray line in a restless city that never sleeps. it's just a matter of rating and how much blood you're okay with seeing on screen. 
report Recommended by earlgrey_milktea
"Space☆Dandy 2nd Season" and "Blood Blockade Battlefront" / "Kekkai Sensen" involve an odd group of people from various backgrounds having random and wacky adventures. In these two comedy heavy action series, disastrous events are often played for laughs and many things go by the rule of cool. In worlds where monsters and aliens are common, the protagonist from both series is frequently getting into trouble and left to fend for himself. Furthermore, the lead character from these two series have something special that make many opponents chase after him. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
These both series have a dark side to them. The main character have a somewhat sad past, a mysterious friend of the opposite sex and special powers. Both are dangerously addictive to watch, and has some interesting twists. 
report Recommended by honicia
- The supernatural is treated as standard giving both series a feel of magical realism - Large cast of very colourful characters, all with wildly different designs and personalities, characters you really want to find out more about - Similar art styles, full of energy and unafraid of imaginative colour use - Fantastic animation with lots of background detail and movement so you're never at a loss for what to look at 
report Recommended by Lemon
I don't think a lot of people have made this comparason, but both animes in my opinion are similar in the way that the story and the feeling of the anime are laid out, the main diference is that one is longer are more fleshed out, but both in my opinion are worth checking out. If you like adventure and a world that isn't quite like ours, this is the way to go. 
report Recommended by shnapii
Both series have a male MC that is introduced into a city of violence and is backed up by really cool supporting characters. Both series are also very entertaining. 
report Recommended by NickDrake
"Meisou! Underworld' and "Blood Blockade Battlefront" / "Kekkai Sensen" had a very similar serious tone and dark atmosphere. These two works, despite very different otherwise with former being a promotional short and the latter being a full series, do share the common premise of a powerful evil being taking something precious away from the male protagonist due to him not being able to save someone and special eyes with an unique ability. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
"Tokyo Ghoul" and "Blood Blockade Battlefront" / "Kekkai Sensen" are series that surround a formerly normal boy suddenly gaining supernatural powers in a dangerous world. These two action-heavy shows both take place within a populous city where each male protagonist is respectively welcomed into a new family of sorts. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
They both have a very similar feel to them. Fast pace and you don't always know what the heck is going on? The comedy is similar by making jokes by having the most random thing happen or something as different as you would have expected. 
report Recommended by ssssfire52
While Lupin III lacks the supernatural elements Kekkai Sensen has, both shows have a similar vibe to them. For example, the characters in both shows are somewhat similar, as well as the crazy, fast-paced action scenes. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
"Beyond the Boundary" / "Kyoukai no Kanata" and "Blood Blockade Battlefront" / "Kekkai Sensen" are supernatural action series focusing on individuals with special abilities battling against creatures from another world. In these two shows, there exists a form of blood manipulation in which the liquid is transformed into an effective weapon. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
Both authors have similar styles of classy characters, gritty action, supernatural beings, cool visuals and sometimes a hint of random humor. 
report Recommended by THEAnimeHERO
Both follow a young protagonist who finds himself in all kinds of strange situation. Both shows have a similar vibe: they focus on a large cast of unique characters, have a lot of wacky action and supernatural creatures, have a similar type of humor, as well as similar soundtracks.  
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
These two shows are similar to each other because the main character possess an ability that lost of people want. Because of this ability they both find friends that help them survive their daily life. The difference is Kekkai Sensen is about supernatural powers and monster-like beings, and Nabari no Ou is about Ninjas. 
report Recommended by Pr0xy25
In both animes, they have a special organization who can fight off the enemies, they need to work in a team to fight overpowering non-human beings, and they need special weapons/powers to be able to take down enemies, both have vampires and lots of fighting and action as well as light humor.  
report Recommended by camcam111
Both has creatures/monsters or alien looking things; people who will fight for humanity in order to help others. Super powers, monster fighting, music, voice actors, demons, demon lord planning to control humanity with his monsters. Looks different, but have some things in common too  
report Recommended by Hutai
The similarity between these two shows is that both the main characters have something lots of people want. In Kiba's case, Zed has a spirit, and in Kekkai Sensen's case, Leonard has his eyes. 
report Recommended by Pr0xy25
"Beyond the Boundary Movie" / "Kyoukai no Kanata Movie: I'll Be Here - Kako-hen" and "Blood Blockade Battlefront" / "Kekkai Sensen" are supernatural action series focusing on individuals with special abilities battling against creatures from another world. In these two series, there exists a form of blood manipulation in which the liquid is transformed into an effective weapon. 
report Recommended by StevenHu