Kekkai Sensen season 3 needs to happen but is it coming back after five years of absence?
When it comes to anime from bones, the studio has, since at least 2004 with the original Full Metal Alchemist, consistently put out great anime series.
Whether it be the mainstream successes of My Hero Academia and Mob Psycho 100 or the less known releases like Wolf’s reign or blast of the tempest, they are a studio that always impresses me.
So what happens when the studio tackles another post-apocalyptic setting from the original creator of Trigun, Yasuhiro Nightow, in the form of Kekkai Sensen?
Kekkai Sensen is a supernatural action-adventure anime from Studio Bones in New York, Manhattan.
Specifically, the story goes that several years back, this dimensional breach portal opened up in the middle of the City, releasing a whole bunch of monsters, magic, and supernatural elements.
Salem’s Lot, a city you may know as the former New York City, is now overrun by alien creatures who migrated through a mysterious portal that opened up over the city years ago.
Somehow most of these creatures turned out to be rather friendly, leading to wonderfully peaceful coexistence for the most part, but of course, not everyone is friendly without conflict. No action wouldn’t make this an action-adventure,
The responsibility to save mankind falls on the shoulders of Libra, an organization comprised of superhumans with special powers tasked to eliminate these extra-terrestrial beings.
The plot follows the protagonist Leonardo Watch who has acquired the all-seeing eye of the gods, but the price he paid was his sister’s vision. To figure out how to get his sister’s sight back, he heads to the hellish City to find answers, but when Leo, by complete accident, joins Libra, he may have put himself one step closer to getting his sister’s eyesight back.
The show completed two seasons in 2017, and fans have wondered if a third season will ever happen. Stick around as we bring you all the latest updates on Kekkai Sensen season 3.
Kekkai Sensen is rated 7.6/10 and ranked #1333 with 788k members on MyAnimeList.
The first season premiered on April 4, 2015, and ran till October 3, 2015, for 12 episodes. The series was renewed for a second season which aired from October 7 to December 24, 2017, for 12 episodes.
As of writing, there is no official updates or announcement from creators regarding the renewal of Kekkai Sensen season 3.
This is understandable as the studio Bones have been reveling in the success of My Hero Academia since 2016, with five seasons released so far and a sixth scheduled for later this year. They have also found gold in shows like Mob Psycho and Bungo Stray Dogs, which have received back-to-back renewals.
Consequently, Kekkai Sensen has found itself in the back seat, hence the studio’s lack of renewal.
Currently, it looks unlikely that Kekkai Sensen will be renewed any time soon, but if and when it returns, we can expect Kekkai Sensen’s season 3 release date to be around late 2023 or early 2024.
|Kekkai Sensen Season 1 Release Date||April 5, 2015|
|Kekkai Sensen Season 2 Release Date||October 7, 2017|
|Kekkai Sensen Season 3 Release Date||Not Announced|
Kekkai Sense is written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow. Nightow began serialization in Jump Square on May 2, 2008.
The manga has been compiled into two parts wherein the first part, titled Blood Blockade Battlefront, comprises ten volumes and 30 chapters released on January 4, 2010.The sequel manga titled Blood Blockade Battlefront: Back 2 Back comprises, as of writing, nine volumes, with the latest issue coming out on June 4, 2021.
The anime has adapted 12 volumes of the manga, which leaves behind seven volumes as source material for Kekkai Sensen season 3. Considering the third season runs for 12 episodes, seven volumes should be sufficient for its production.
In the first week of December 2019, Kekkai Sensen’s volume seven was ranked seventh in weekly manga sales with 78,419 copies. The disc sales were not bad either, as the first unit sold 4,784 copies, and the Blu-ray version sold 12,171 copies during the anime s’ debut.
Kekkai Sensen manga is rated 7.6/10 and ranked #1652 with 13k members on MyAnimeList.
In the final episode of Kekkai Sensen season 3,” Hello, World!” we find out that the King of Despair has set his plan. He uses his black power to save Klaus from himself as he reveals how William will revive him if he dies.
Zapp tries to save the group from the invading zombies but accidentally burns Leo, whose one eye has been cracked, but he knocks out King of Despair, who starts having visions of White.
White disappears in Infront of crying and helpless Black, who fails to recover and stabilize her.The episode ends with Klaus praising Leo for his actions and stating how proud he feels of him.
The creators reveal no official plot with that being said, the first season took significant liberties in adapting the manga, and the second season introduced the characters in Black and white for plot progression.
A good place to start Blood Blockade Battlefront Season 3 would be from Wacky Jive in Hl.
The show is directed by Rie Matsumoto and produced by Wakana Okamura. Kazuo Furuya writes the script, and the music is composed by Taisei Iwasaki. Studio Bones has developed the animation.
You can find the Kekkai Sensen characters and voice actors below:
|Zapp Renfro||Kazuya Nakai.|
|Klaus Von Reinhartz||Phil Parsons.|
|Zapp Renfro||Ian Sinclair.|
|Steven A. Starphase||J. Michael Tatum.|
|Klaus V. Reinherz||Rikina Koyama.|
|Steven A. Starphase||Mitsuru Miyamoto.|
|Chain Sumeragi||Trina Nishimura.|
|Gilbert F. Alstein||Francis Henry.|
|Chain Sumeragi||Yu Kobayashi.|
|Michella Watch||Sarah Wiedenheft.|
Despite the studio being busy with bigger projects, a massive fanbase of Kekkai Sensen exists who want to see the third season; hopefully, they aren’t disappointed.