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Last year, I reviewed Blood Blockade Battlefront from Trigun creator Yasuhiro Nightow. An eccentric and beautifully animated action horror series following LIBRA, a secret group of supernatural law enforcers in a bizarro version of New York City. Turned into Hellsalem’s Lot after an dimensional rift opened in The Big Apple and unleashed all manner of creatures from The Beyond. It has just been announced that the anime has been renewed for a second season filled with more adventures with LIBRA as they attempt to bring some order to a truly chaotic city.

There’s been a noted change in staff, with a new director and a new writer stepping in, but keeping the character designer and musician.

Shigehito Takayanagi (Dagashi Kashi, Galaxy Angel, World God Only Knows) takes over from Rie Matsumoto on the Bones 2017 production.

Dagashi Kashi‘s Yasuko Kamo will be writing rather than Kazunao Furuya, but Toshihiro Kawamoto returns as character designer/animation director, along with Taisei Iwasaki on music. Cast will similarly be returning.

Blood Blockade Battlefront Season 2 is slated for a 2017 release with more details on an exact date to come soon. All of Season 1 is available to watch online on Funimation and Hulu and available on DVD and Blu-Ray!