The official website for the anime adaptation of Yasuhiro Nightow’s Kekkai Sensen (Blood Blockade Battlefront) manga series has revealed that the 12th and final episode has been delayed beyond the previously announced July 4-5 weekend dates. The anime’s production committee explained that the staff determined that the final episode cannot air in a 30-minute timeslot, since its required length will be longer than estimated.
The staff still plan to air the final episode on the MBS, Tokyo MX, and BS11 stations, but the broadcast dates and times have yet to be determined. When the dates and times are decided, the anime’s official website and Twitter account will announce them.
Instead of the final episode, a special program for Kekkai Sensen will air on the following stations and dates:
- MBS: Saturday, July 4 at 27:28 (effectively, July 5 at 3:28 a.m.)
- Tokyo MX: Sunday, July 5 at 24:00 (effectively, July 6 at midnight)
- BS11: Sunday, July 5 at 24:30 (effectively, July 6 at 12:20 a.m.)
The staff members had announced that they would delay the final episode until July 4 at 26:28 JST (July 5 at 2:28 a.m.) on MBS. However, MBS had already scheduled the premiere of the Durarara!!x2 Ten season for the same 26:28 timeslot on July 4.
In addition to this, the series has been featured as a double page spread in the July issue of Japanese anime magazine Animedia. The new visual features Klaus von Reinherz, Leonardo Watch, Zapp Renfro and others enjoying a nice time at the sea. You can purchase this issue of the Animedia magazine here.
Kekkai Sensen is a Japanese shounen manga by Yasuhiro Nightow. It has published bimonthly in the magazine Jump SQ.19 ever since 2009 and moved to Jump Square upon the former’s ending. It follows a young photographer named Leonardo Watch who obtained the All Seeing Eyes at the cost of his sister’s eyesight. He 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.
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.