Kekkai Sensen is also known as (Jap.: Kekkai Sensen) is one of the most anticipated animes of recent times. Fans have been calling for more episodes for a while now. The second installment ended back in 2017, yet Studio Bones has not announced the renewal of Kekkai Sensen Season 3. Well, it’s finally time to ask some serious questions about the future of popular anime. Will it ever release? Here’s everything to know.
Kekkai Sensen Season 3 Release Date
Despite the lack of an official renewal, the Kekkai Sensen Season 3 of Blood Blockade Battlefront (“Official website“) looks pretty likely. The previous two seasons turned out to be largely successful for the producers of the source material and anime as well. Upon the release of new episodes, Studio Bones sold a large number of DVDs/Blu-rays. Besides, the anime installment also helped in increasing the sales of the manga. Hence, the release of the Kekkai Sensen Season 3 can bring in potential success for the creators.
However, as of now, Kekkai Sensen Season 3 has not been announced yet, and we are yet to see what becomes of the show. That being said, there’s no reason to get discouraged right now, since anime shows are usually renewed within a period of five years and there’s plenty of time left for Kekkai Sensen to be renewed. If things go well, Kekkai Sensen Season 3 release date could fall sometime in 2022 or 2023. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.
The first DVD of the series sold 4,784 units during its debut. Meanwhile, the first Blu-ray sold 12,171 units in its first week of release.
The disc release of the second season, entitled “Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond”, is expected to start on February 18, 2021, with the first volume, which will contain the first four episodes in Japanese. As an extra, there is a slipcase, a booklet, art cards, the opening and ending song, an episode guide, and a trailer.
The second season was directed by Shigehito Takayanagi in Studio Bones (Noragami Season 3). The twelve new episodes were broadcast in Japan between October and December 2017.
The 12 episodes of the first season, which ran in Japan in spring 2015 and is already available from KSM Anime, were also produced in Studio Bones. Rie Matsumoto, who was the episode director of the second season and was responsible for the storyboard, directed the film.
Kekkai Sensen Visual
Kekkai Sensen Characters, Cast & Staff
I. Characters & Cast
|Leonardo Watch||Daisuke Sakaguchi (“Gintama The Final, Fire Force, Ex-Arm”)|
|Klaus von Reinherz||Rikiya Koyama (“Mushoku Tensei Season 2, Hunter × Hunter Season 7“)|
|Zapp Renfro||Kazuya Nakai (“Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting, God Eater”)|
|Chain Sumeragi||Yuu Kobayashi (“Attack on Titan, Dorohedoro”)|
|Sonic||Yuma Uchida (“RikeKoi Season 2, Re-Main“)|
Leonardo Watch: A kind and humble young photographer who came to Hellsalem’s Lot to help his ailing sister. A mysterious entity gave him the “All Seeing Eyes of the Gods”, granting him a variety of powerful ocular powers, at the cost of his sister’s sight. His eyes have their limits; when overused, they have a tendency to “shatter”, causing his eyes to bleed. He tends to be bullied by Zapp and his lack of fighting skills usually puts him in danger, especially against those who covet his power.
Klaus Von Reinherz: Leader of Libra. A large, very powerful man with a distinctive underbite, he is actually very well composed and gentlemanly and honest to a fault, with an unshakable will. Master of the Brain Grid Blood Battle Technique, which he can use to create large cross-shaped weaponry and seal away enemies. Klaus is also very intelligent, being able to play a chess-like called Prosfair for a period of ninety-nine hours against a being that has studied the game for thousands of years.
His ultimate technique allows him to imprison the Blood Breeds, as they can not be killed due to their immortal nature, but to do so, he must learn the enemy’s true name, thus requiring Leo using his powers to reveal it.
Zapp Renfro: A hot-blooded, womanizing Libra member and master of the Big Dipper Blood-Fighting Style Kagutsuchi branch, which allows him to manipulate his blood into blades and explosions. He is very well trained, being able to keep up with beings much faster than what the human eye can normally follow. His juvenile actions often get him and the rest of Libra into trouble. He is Leonardo’s partner and despite his usual attitude, he cares about him in some way. He is always trying to defeat Klaus in a battle but is always the one to lose.
Chain Sumeragi: A suit-clad werewolf with the power of invisibility and collaborator from the Loups-Garous from Nowhere organization. She can move at high speeds (being able to keep up with Zapp’s chain of explosions from one end of the real world to deep into the alter-world) and does a large portion of Libra’s reconnaissance work.
Her personality is sadistic, often causing physical harm to others or showing indifference to those in peril (mainly to Zapp for his womanizing tendencies). However, she is shown to be somewhat caring of her teammates at certain points in the series, mostly evidenced towards Leo. Her power is erasing her presence, which needs a link (a chain) to connect her to the world in order to counter the effect of her ability or she will cease to exist.
Sonic Speed Monkey: A monkey that’s capable of moving at the speed of sound, also known simply as Sonic. It steals Leonardo’s camera, but eventually becomes his pet after Leo saves him.
|Director||Shigehito Takayanagi (“The World God Only Knows, How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?”)|
|Series Composition||Yasuko Kamo (“Dagashi Kashi, Tokyo ESP”)|
|Music||Taisei Iwasaki (“Belle [movie]”)|
|Original creator||Yasuhiro Nightow (“Gungrave, Trigun”)|
|Producer||Studio Bones (“Fullmetal Alchemist, My Hero Academia“)|
Source Material for Kekkai Sensen Season 3
The Kekkai Sensen manga series consists of 10 volumes. The 12-episode first installment of Blood Blockade Battlefront adapted 12 Chapters until Volume 6 of the manga. The remaining volumes were eventually used in the second season. Hence, the studio has exhausted the original manga.
Luckily, despite that, there’s still enough source material left to create Kekkai Sensen Season 3 of the anime. Back in 2015, a direct sequel to the original manga debuted. It is titled Blood Blockade Battlefront or Kekkai Sensen: Back 2 Back. The sequel manga is still in the run and has a total of seven volumes. The latest one released back in December 2019.
Hence, chances are high that the creators may use the Back 2 Back manga series to create Kekkai Sensen Season 3. As soon as they get enough source material, productions for the Kekkai Sensen Season 3 may begin.
Where To Watch Kekkai Sensen
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You can watch ‘Kekkai Sensen’ on Crunchyroll with its original Japanese audio and English subtitles for free.
Kekkai Sensen Action
It’s been three years since a catastrophe of devastating proportions swept New York and left the city to rubble. Where once the lights of the metropolis shone, there is now “Hellsalem’s Lot”, a dark place between the worlds where man and monster meet.
Keeping the peace in such a city is really not an easy job. But the secret society “Libra” has made it it’s business to protect this place. Even the youngest member of the organization, Leonardo, is no longer a beginner, but “Hellsalem’s Lot” still has a lot of surprises in store!