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Kekkai Sensen - Mafuugai Kessha  
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Description
From Dark Horse, publisher of the English version, Blood Blockade Battlefront:

Volume 6, September 2014: Jerusalemís Lotóthe Big Apple gone to otherworldly hellóhas unique crime problems. One of the Lotís 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 1: 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 extra-dimensional creatures alike in an unassailable island, a world all its own hidden in the mist of its physics-defying waterfalls.

Now, New York has been rechristened Jerusalemís Lot, 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 controlled flow of unharmful, average humans and items in and (much more rarely) out of the city and thereby release Jerusalemís Lotís deluge of horrors on The Outside. The mysterious superagents of Libra fight the impossible to prevent the unthinkable.

Trigun creator Yasuhiro Nightow returns with Blood Blockade Battlefront, an action-packed supernatural science-fiction steamroller as only Nightow can conjure.

Each volume has a subtitle, as follows.

Vol. 1 魔界街結社 (Mafuugai Kessha) Makai Town Association
Vol. 2 世界と世界のゲーム (Sekai to Sekai no Geemu) The World and the World's Game
Vol. 3 震撃の血槌 () Blood Hammer of the Earthquake Attack
Vol. 4 拳客のエデン Guest Fist of Eden
Vol. 5 Zの一番長い日 Zís Longest Day

Type
Manga

Related Series
Kekkai Sensou (Prequel)

Associated Names
血界戦線
B3
Blood Blockade Battle Front
Blood Blockade Battlefront
Blood-Blocked Battlefield
Bloodline Battlefront
Kekkai Sensen
Kekkai Sensen - Mafūgai Kessha

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c.3 by SoraJumpManga (1765d ago)
v.1 c.2 by Jammer (2087d ago)
v.1 c.1 by Jammer (2098d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (35 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.59 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 17th 2014, 3:52am PST


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Year
2009

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Jump SQ (Shueisha; early chapters only)
Jump SQ.19 (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Dark Horse (6 volumes; 7th to be published on February 17th, 2015)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #861 decreased(-130)
Monthly Pos #897 increased(+303)
3 Month Pos #1245 increased(+312)
6 Month Pos #2189 increased(+643)

List Stats
On 250 reading lists
On 243 wish lists
On 7 unfinished lists
On 73 custom lists

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I absolutely ADORE this well crafted series!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by geekdiva
May 22nd, 2012, 11:46am
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE August 2014 UPDATE: There's going to be an anime! Oh, how I hope they do it justice!

Original comment:

The location! The enemies! The protagonists & ensemble! The subway that announces your chance for returning alive if you take it (only 12% on one subway in the second volume)! The fight with an
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
other-world (literal, not -ly) mob boss with deity-level powers that takes place in a way you'd NEVER guess but turns out to be even MORE grueling and tortuous than a regular fight!!! Heh. Tortuous. The hallway was tortuous, too.


And the fog. The deeper you go, the less you can see and the less likely you'll make it back alive OR dead, 'cause humans have nummy, nummy corpses!

Protecting the balance of this world is the impossible task that our grumpy group of heroes/fighters/previously innocent previously bystanders have taken on. My favorite quote is from one of the grumpier yet gentlemanly heroes, said while blood drips like sweat from beneath his burned and burning eyes, in the middle of the aforementioned fight with the
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mob-boss giant-brained magic-alien: "Even if I am struck by a THOUSAND setbacks, that is NO REASON for me to BEND MY WAYS!"


I've wanted an 11 button for the ratings section once or twice before, but for this one... I dunno... 15? Hundred? Thousand? Yeah, that's about right: 15 hundred thousand and steadily improving.

Due to money stuff I get most of my English-language manga from the library, but this one was so good I bought volume 2 a month before it shipped. I might even get later volumes in Japanese so I can stumble through them sooner.

Get these books. Make your library get them, too.

(Oh, VawX, about your review, the 3rd is not the last chapter. I've read up through chapter 6 plus omakes. Also, someone changed the summary after you commented, so it is now correct. Thanks for pointing it out!)

UPDATE: As of October 2013, I now have paid cash money out of my cashless pocket for unused paper volumes up to volume 4 in English and 5 & 6 in Japanese. I discover new things as I reread them.

But DAYUM, volume 4 has 2 chapters that compete with my previous fave that I mention above from volume 2! Bare-knuckle madness! And then, that car? And that brain? Good job, Dark Horse, BTW.

... Last updated on August 31st, 2014, 4:40am
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ummm...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by VawX
April 12th, 2010, 7:36am
it seems the summary is all about the oneshot..
well i already read the first 3 chapters,
and the story is different from the oneshot (even the main character is different)
and then i found that this series actually already completed...
the last chapter is the 3rd...
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Pretty good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by N0X
January 22nd, 2010, 1:15pm
A pretty good shonen manga. It's a little fast-paced, well at least in the beginning, but the action-scenes and drawings are awesome. If you're into mangas from the supernatural genre, you should definitely check this one out!
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