The last 2 episodes of Strike the Blood Final have been delayed from June 29 to July 29 due to production issues. The franchise announced the delay on the official Twitter account while apologizing for the inconvenience. Along with the announcement is a new commercial for the second half of the final season:
The video features the opening song of Strike the Blood IV titled “Akatsuki no Kaleido Blood” by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets. They performed all of the previous opening songs of the Strike the Blood series. The newest character, Ladli Ren, who is voiced by Megumi Han, also appears in the video. The appearance of this new character was previously announced along with the release of the anime’s key visual.
Strike the Blood Final is the fifth and final anime installment of the series. The first volume came out on March 30, 2022, on Blu-ray/DVD in Japan and it contained the first 2 episodes. The second volume will have the remaining 2 episodes and will be out on July 29. Strike the Blood Final adapts the 22nd and final volume of the Strike the Blood light novel series, which centers on the continuation of Akatsuki Kojou, and Himeragi Yukina’s life as they fight Shfriar Ren, and search for Avrora Florestina’s whereabouts.
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Season 1 of Strike the Blood series aired in 2013. The 2 episodes per 3 months setup of the series started in season 2, which aired from 2016 to 2017. Season 3 was distributed in 2018, and the fourth season was finished in 2021. Hideyo Yamamoto directed all of it at studio Connect. The same staff and studio are also working for the final season.
ASCII Media Works serialized Gakuto Mikumo’s Strike the Blood light novel series from 2011 until 2020, with Manyako’s illustrations, and it had a total of 22 volumes, and 2 side stories. A manga adaptation by Tate was also published from 2012 to 2016 in Dengeki Daioh magazine, and it had a total of 10 volumes available. Yen Press licensed the original Strike the Blood light novel series and describes the plot as:
He never asked for this power.
Kojou Akatsuki used to be an ordinary high school boy–but that was before he became the Fourth Primogenitor, the most powerful vampire of all time. Worse–he doesn’t even remember how it happened. Middle schooler Yukina Himeragi, meanwhile, is the Attack Mage sent to observe him–and to stop him if he gets out of control. But was it really a good idea to send a cute girl to observe a massively powerful vampire boy whose abilities activate whenever he gets aroused? And on an artificial island populated with all manner of demonic individuals, each with their own designs on the Fourth Primogenitor–?!Yen Press
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