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Blood Blockade Battlefront
Volume 01
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Title: 血界戦線 Kekkai Sensen

血界戦線 Back 2 Back Kekkai Sensen Back 2 Back (sequel manga)

Author: NIGHTOW Yasuhiro
Original Run: May 2, 2008 – February 19, 2015 (Jump SQ. 19)
July 17, 2015 – ongoing (Jump SQ. Crown)
Published by: Jump SQ, Jump SQ.19 and Jump SQ. Crown (Shueisha)
Volumes: 13+ Volumes
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-fi / Shounen / Supernatural

Blood Blockade Battlefront (血界戦線, Kekkai Sensen) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by  Yasuhiro Nightow.

PlotEdit

Three years ago, a gateway between Earth and the Beyond opened over the city of New York. In one terrible night, New York was destroyed and rebuilt, trapping New Yorkers and extradimentional creatures alike in an impenetrable bubble. Now, New York has been rechristened New Jerusalem, a paranormal melting pot where magic and madness dwell alongside the mundane, where every form of human vermin gathers to exploit otherwordly assets for earthly profit. Now someone is threatening to breach the bubble and release New Jerusalem’s horrors, but the mysterious super agents of Libra fight to prevent the unthinkable.

HistoryEdit

The manga started as a oneshot published in Issue 2008-06 of Jump SQ. Later it became a 3 chapter mini-series published in the same magazine from Issue 2009-02 to 2009-04. In October 2009, it received a sequel chapter released in the Jump SQ.M vol.002 Issue. In the beginning of 2010, the 4 chapters were combined as Volume 1. In May 2010 the manga started serialization in the new magazine Jump SQ.19 which is released once each season (4 times per year). In 2012 the Jump SQ.19 magazine became bi-monthly and started to come out each 2nd month (6 times per year).

An 12-episode anime adaptation was announced in 2014 and started in April 2015, produced by Bones. In the early 2015, the Jump SQ.19 spin-off magazine was disbanded and new Jump SQ spin-off magazine would start on its place later that year, where Kekkai Sensen would continue. In the mean time, Kekkai Sensen continued in Jump SQ issues 2015-05 & 06, and also received a special chapter in Shonen Jump 2015-20 issue to commercialize it's anime start. In July 2015, Shueisha announced the replacement magazine would be seasonal (4 times a year) and be called Jump SQ.Crown, the first issue came out on July 17 with a new chapter though under the new sequel title called Kekkai Sensen Back 2 Back.

Manga GuideEdit

OneshotEdit

VolumesEdit

# Release date Volume
1 January 4, 2010 (JP) September 27, 2011 (US) Volume 1
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.
Volume 01
List of Chapters:
2 November 4, 2010 (JP) May 22, 2012 (US) Volume 2
Synopsis: In the interdimensional maelstrom of New Hellsalem--what New York used to be before it went to hell, literally!--the agents of Libra quietly keep the lid on the paranormal pressure cooker. When agent Klaus Reinhertz tracks the source of the super-drug Angel Scale, he is drawn into a deadly game with a mob boss from the Beyond: Win and have your dreams come true, lose and have your mind absorbed by the alien godfather!
Volume 02
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3 May 5, 2011 (JP) November 27, 2012 (US) Volume 3
Synopsis: In an enchanted world, heroes plucked from Traffic in New York has never been a picnic, but with the Big Apple destroyed and rebuilt as the dimensional-gate madhouse known as Hellsalem’s Lot, gridlock is a little more complicated. When the city’s forty million jailed paranormal criminals are about to be set loose by a monster truck—literally, a monster truck—the superagents of Libra may have to contend with a rush hour of apocalyptic proportions!
Volume 03
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4 December 2, 2011 (JP) September 17, 2013 (US) Volume 4
Synopsis: In an enchanted world, heroes plucked from Libra agent Zap has been kidnapped, and to free him Klaus von Reinhertz must battle a procession of horrors from the Beyond, ultimately to face one of the terrifying Blood Breed. But was Zap really kidnapped, or is something more sinister in play to draw Libra’s head honcho into the ring?
Volume 04
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5 June 4, 2012 (JP) February 25, 2014 (US) Volume 5
Synopsis: Hellsalem’s Lot—the Big Apple gone to otherworldly hell—has unique crime problems. One of the Lot’s yakuza gangs is looking to up their armor, and dealers from the Beyond can provide serious arcane firepower that may be more than even the special agents of Libra can handle!
Volume 05
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6 December 4, 2012 (JP) September 9, 2014 (US) Volume 6
Synopsis: In an enchanted world, heroes plucked from Traffic in New York has never been a picnic, but with the Big Apple destroyed and rebuilt as the dimensional-gate madhouse known as Hellsalem’s Lot, gridlock is a little more complicated. When the city’s forty million jailed paranormal criminals are about to be set loose by a monster truck—literally, a monster truck—the superagents of Libra may have to contend with a rush hour of apocalyptic proportions!
Volume 06
List of Chapters:
7 June 4, 2013 (JP) February 17, 2015 (US) Volume 7
Synopsis: In Hellsalem's Lot--the mystically transmogrified New York City--a bacteria-sized crimefighter is on the trail of an equally microscopic foe. But the tiny terrorist is hiding out inside the body of Libra agent Leonard Watch's pal Real, and any threat turns poor Real into a titanic monstrosity. Leo's job one is to get the mini-cop inside Real to even the odds before Jersusalem's Lot becomes a parking lot!
Volume 07
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8 December 4, 2013 (JP) December 19. 2017 (US) Volume 8
Synopsis: The agents of Libra need funding for their fight to preserve order in Hellsalem's Lot. A wealthy sheik invites Libra to dine on the exotic fusion cuisine of Earth and the Beyond, but impending danger could spell Libras doom--if the food doesn't kill them first!
Volume 08
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9 June 4, 2014 (JP) April 10, 2018 (US) Volume 9
Synopsis: Fish-man Libra agent Zed O'Brien looks for a moonlight gig to help defray the cost of his survival gear. But when a legendary arms dealer steals the apparatus, the Libra team must mount an attack on the dealer's heavily fortified hedquarters and retrieve Zed's gear before he suffocates!
Volume 09
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10 April 3, 2015 (JP) August 7, 2018 (US) Volume 10
Synopsis: Libra agent Leo Watch has the all-seeing eyes of the gods, and a mysterious scientist who wants to make him a research lab rat threatens Libra and Leo's blind sister to get compliance. But you don't bully a Libra without expecting his comrades to deal out some heavy-duty damage!
Volume 10
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11 January 4, 2016 (JP) TBA (US) Volume 11
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Volume 11
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12 September 2, 2016 (JP) TBA (US) Volume 12
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Volume 12
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13 September 4, 2017 (JP) TBA (US) Volume 13
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Volume 13
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14 December 4, 2017 (JP) TBA (US) Volume 14
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Volume 14
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Chapters not yet in tankōbon formatEdit