The upcoming Strike the Blood Final has received a short commercial. The fifth chapter of the series will premiere on March 30, 2022. Every 3 months a Blu-ray/DVD containing 2 new episodes will be released. Strike the Blood Final will adapt the 22nd volume, which is the last one. Hideo Yamamoto is directing the show, while studio Connect is animating it.
The video features Strike the Blood IV’s opening song titled “Akatsuki no Kaleido Blood” performed by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets. They are also the ones who performed the opening themes for all of the previous Strike the Blood seasons, High School of the Dead, and more.
Ladli Ren, the upcoming new character, which will be voiced by Megumi Han, also appeared in the video. She will have a very important role in the series as a relative of the show’s antagonist, Shafriar Ren. The story of Strike the Blood Final will revolve around the lives of Koujo Akatsuki and Yukina Himeragi as they search for Avrora Florestina, and continue their battle against the MAR chief, Shafriar Ren.
The series will only have 4 episodes. Volume 1 of Strike the Blood Final, which will be released on March 30, contains the first 2 episodes, while volume 2, which will come out on June 29, contains episodes 3 and 4.
The first season of Strike the Blood aired in the Fall 2013 anime season and had a total of 24 episodes. Then, a two-episode OVA titled Strike the Blood: Kingdom of the Valkyria aired in 2015. The 2 episodes per 3 months “system” started with the anime’s second season, which aired in 2016 and 2017 and had a total of 8 episodes. The third season started being distributed in 2018 and had a total of 10 episodes. Another OVA titled Strike the Blood: Kieta Seisō-hen was released on January 19, 2020. The fourth season of Strike the Blood finished in 2021 and had 12 episodes. Hideo Yamamoto directed the entire series, while studio Connect took care of the animation.
The anime is based on Gakuto Mikumo’s Strike the Blood light novel series. ASCII Media Works published it from 2011 to 2020, and it had a total of 22 volumes and 2 side stories. It also had a manga adaptation by Tate, which was serialized on Dengeki Daioh magazine from 2012 to 2016.
Yen Press licensed the Strike the Blood light novel series in English and they describe the story as follows:
He never asked for this power.Yen Press
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–?!
Source: Official Website
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