Get ready, Strike the Blood fans, because the anime adaptation of writer Gakuto Mikumo and illustrator Manyako’s light novel series is getting ready to continue. Not only is there a new anime on the way in the form of Strike the Blood: Kieta Seisou Hen (“Disappearing Holy Lance Story”), there’s also a fourth OVA series in the works, appropriately titled Strike the Blood IV.
Strike the Blood IV and Kieta Seisou Hen are being produced at anime studio Connect, with Hideyo Yamamoto directing. Kieta Seisou Hen is due out first on January 29, 2020, followed by the six-episode Strike the Blood IV from 2020 to 2021, starting with episode one on March 25, 2020 and ending with six on June 30, 2021.
Here’s how Crunchyroll describes the series:
“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.”