The official website of the upcoming second season of the anime adaptation of Yasuhiro Nightow’s Kekkai Sensen (Blood Blockade Battlefront) manga has revealed a new visual for the series, titled Kekkai Sensen & Beyond. The series is slated to air this October during the Fall 2017 anime season. It will premiere on MBS, Tokyo MX, and BS11. It is scheduled to have a total of 12 episodes.

Kekkai Sensen And Beyond Visual

Previous visual:

Kekkai Sensen Season 2 Anime Visual

Here is the announcement video for the upcoming second season:

The main cast of the first season will return and includes:

  • Rikiya Koyama (Kiritsugu Emiya in Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night) is voicing the role of Klaus von Reinhertz
  • Daisuke Sakaguchi (Shinpachi Shimura in Gintama) as Leonard Watch
  • Kazuya Nakai (Roronoa Zoro from One Piece) will voice Zapp Renfro
  • Yuu Kobayashi (Sasha Blouse from Attack on Titan) is voicing Chain Sumeragi
  • Mitsuru Miyamoto (Maiza Avaro in Baccano!) voices Stephen A. Starphase
  • Ai Orikasa (Ryouko Hakubi in Shin Tenchi Muyo!) voicing as K. K.
  • Shinji Ogawa (Franz von Stresemann from Nodame Cantabile) as Gilbert F. Altstein
  • Yuuma Uchida (Yuuma Kousaka in Gundam Build Fighters Try) will voice Sonic Speed Monkey
  • Akira Ishida (Kotaro Katsura in Gintama) as Femt

The majority of the staff also returns for the second season, however a new director will be leading the series:

  • Director: Shigehito Takayanagi (Tokyo ESPThe World God Only Knows)
  • Script Writer: Kazunao Furuya (Debut role)
  • Anime Character Designer: Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy BebopGosick)
  • Art Director: Shinji Kimura (Ao no Exorcist MovieSteamboy)
  • Animation Studio: Studio BONES (Hitsugi no ChaikaCaptain Earth)

Kekkai Sensen is a Japanese shounen manga by Yasuhiro Nightow. It has been published bimonthly in the magazine Jump SQ.19 from February to April 2009 and moved to Jump Square upon the former’s ending. The plot revolves around a young photographer named Leonardo Watch, who obtains ‘the All Seeing Eyes of the Gods’ at the cost of his sister’s eyesight. After the incident, Leonardo moves to the city of Hellsalem’s Lot to join an organization known as Libra to fight several monsters as well as terrorists. The manga has been published in the United States by Dark Horse Comics.

An anime adaptation by Bones premiered in early 2015, Funimation licensed the series for streaming in North America. Both the manga and anime were well received by publications due to its story and characters. A second season has been announced and will begin airing in October 2017.

Kekkai Sensen synopsis:

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.

Kekkai Sensen Anime Visual 2

You can visit the anime’s website here: http://kekkaisensen.com/
And follow their Twitter here: @kekkaisensen

  • Shuichi Saihara Cap -- Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

    Shuichi Saihara Cap -- Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

    Show your love for the epic mystery anime and game series, Danganronpa with this cool Shuichi Saihara Cap. Made from 100% cotton, this cap was designed to look like the cap Shuichi Saihara wears. Even non-anime fans will appreciate this stylish and gorgeous design. Become a Super High School Level Detective with this cap! By Cospa. This is a preorder scheduled for release in February 2018.

    $29.50
  • Eevee Small Case

    Eevee Small Case

    A kawaii accessory for you to bring along, this is a mini purse that can hold several coins. The purse is designed to look like the adorable Eevee from Pokemon. The purse's exterior is made from fabric that's soft and irresistible to touch. Comes with a ball chain so you can attach it to your bag or keys. Such money holding! Much cuteness! Wow!

    $8.50
  • Sailor Moon Wedding Envelope Luna & Artemis

    Sailor Moon Wedding Envelope Luna & Artemis

    Here's something interesting, a highly decorated and stylized Sailor Moon envelope which is really a shuugi-bukuro, or an ornate envelope intended for giving cash gifts at weddings, which is the custom in Japan. You can give anything you want in this special envelope, or just keep it for yourself because it's so pretty. This is the Lina & Artemis version. This is a preorder scheduled for release in November 2017.

    $8.50
  • Sinon "Soine" Pillow Case -- Sword Art Online Hollow Realization

    Sinon "Soine" Pillow Case -- Sword Art Online Hollow Realization

    Snuggle up with the cute girls of Sword Art Online, thanks to this awesome new pillow cover, which features Sinon printed with high quality coloring. Made from 100% Polyester and has excellent moisture absorption properties as well as silky smooth touch. A great item to collect for fans!

    $20.00

About the Author

Jake 11
Swaps4

I'm the Brand Manager behind J-List who consumes too much coffee and never gets enough sleep. I enjoy writing about anime, video games, and bits & pieces of Japanese culture.