With ‘Strike the Blood IV’ ending, the announcement of its sequel, titled ‘Strike the Blood Final’ was revealed. It will serve as the fifth season of the ‘Strike the Blood’ series.
According to its official website, it is the anime installment of the 22nd and final volume of the light novel series. Along with the announcement, a teaser video was also released. You can watch it down below;
Regarding the release of Strike the Blood Final, an announcement is yet to be released. The approach of the aforementioned series is still 2 episodes per 2 months. Every 2 episodes is considered as ‘1 volume’ on Blu-ray/DVD.
The story of the final season will continue to revolve around the lives of Akatsuki Koujo and Himeragi Yukina. However, the recently awakened Avrora Florestina will now join them. If you’re new to this series, a brief summary of the plot is as follows-
The fourth Progenitor is the most powerful vampire once thought to exist only in the world of legends. Yet when it appears in Japan, the government for some reason chooses an apprentice “sword shaman,” Yukina Himeragi, to observe and obliterate it. Bewildered by the disproportionate task and its specific details, Yukina arrives at the Demon District of Itogami-jima to watch Akatsuki Kojo, and a student at a private high school on Itogami-jima.
Gakuto Mikumo launched the light novel ‘Strike the Blood’ in May 2011. With a total of 22 volumes, including an additional 2 volumes that serves as a side story, it ended it’s run in August 2020. ASCII Media Works took care of its publication. They also released a manga adaptation in Dengeki Daioh, from June 2021 until December 2016 with a total of 10 volumes. Then, an anime adaptation of it aired on the Fall 2013 season with a total of 24 episodes.
With a total of 8 episodes ‘Strike the Blood II’ aired from November 2016 to May 2017. The 2 episodes per 2 months format started from here.
It was followed by ‘Strike the Blood III’ which aired from December 2018 to September 2019. After that, the recently finished ‘Strike the Blood IV’ started running in April 2020. It ended with a total of 12 episodes today, June 30, 2021. The entire “Strike the Blood” series animation is handled by Studio Connect.
Source: Strike the Blood official website
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