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Black Bullet

Black Bullet

Alternative Titles

English: Black Bullet
Japanese: ブラック・ブレット BLACK BULLET [黒の銃弾]

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2014 to Jul 1, 2014
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.511 (scored by 111931 users)
Ranked: #14542
Popularity: #104
Members: 196,926
Favorites: 1,267
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Synopsis

The Gastrea virus spreads like wildfire, causing each infected host to rapidly mutate, gaining new powers and abilities with every stage of development, even while they continue to attack, kill and infect multiple new hosts.

Unable to fight a pandemic enemy that turns defenders into adversaries, the shocked remnants of the human race are forced to retreat into cities surrounded by giant monoliths made of Varanium, one of the few materials that can stop the Gastrea. Now mankind's last hope lies in the Cursed Children: young girls infected with the virus who have managed to retain a hold on their humanity. Paired with a partner, they alone have the strength to take on a Gastrea in one-on-one combat.

But the very thing that gives them power is a ticking time bomb, so even as they protect humanity, they are also feared and shunned.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Aihara, Enju
Aihara, Enju
Main
Hidaka, Rina
Japanese
Hidaka, Rina
Satomi, Rentarou
Satomi, Rentarou
Main
Kaji, Yuuki
Japanese
Kaji, Yuuki
Sprout, Tina
Sprout, Tina
Main
Kurosawa, Tomoyo
Japanese
Kurosawa, Tomoyo
Tendou, Kisara
Tendou, Kisara
Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui

Staff

Kojima, Masayuki
Kojima, Masayuki
Director
Yanagi, Nagi
Yanagi, Nagi
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics
fripSide
fripSide
Theme Song Performance
Yaginuma, Satoshi
Yaginuma, Satoshi
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Last Hope
Saigo no Kibou (最後の希望)
Apr 8, 2014
2 The Mask of Madness
Kyouki no Kamen (狂気の仮面)
Apr 15, 2014
3 The Children of Fate
Unmei no Kodomo-tachi (運命の子供たち)
Apr 22, 2014
4 Black Bullet
Kuro no Juudan (黒の銃弾)
Apr 29, 2014
5 The Crimson Black Assassin
Akakuro no Ansatsusha (紅黒の暗殺者)
May 6, 2014

Opening Theme

"black bullet" by fripSide

Ending Theme

#1: "Tokohana (トコハナ)" by Nagi Yanagi (eps 1-3, 5-12)
#2: "Wasurenai Tame ni (忘れない為に)" by Nagi Yanagi (ep 4)
#3: "Wasurenai Tame ni for lotus (忘れない為に for lotus)" by Nagi Yanagi (ep 13)



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JabonHR
Jul 1, 2014 4:43 PM
Black Bullet is one of the many light novel adaptations that aired during Spring 2014. You might know the other ones as The Irregular at Magic High School, No Game No Life, and Chaika - The Coffin Princess. It started out okay, but got progressively weaker as it went on, before turning into an unentertaining show that turned out to be a rushed and half-baked adaptation. Shame, it had potential to be way better.

If you've read the synopsis on the show's page on this site, it'll tell you that it takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity is practically on the brink of extinction, read more
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Gulo
Jul 1, 2014 10:16 PM
Although Black Bullet is tagged as being action, mystery, sci-fi, seinen, and probably post-apocalyptic, it should really be considered a loli-harem comedy first and foremost. The comedy is completely unintentional but it's what kept me watching week after week. Black Bullet is driven by manufactured drama and the characters are one dimensional cardboard cutouts with some dark backstories thrown in. Several important plot points are brought up and then never mentioned again, leaving the audience to wonder why we were even given this information in the first place.

The story follows high school student and "Promoter" Satomi Rentaro and his loli partner Enju, who uses her read more
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Link_of_Hyrule
Jun 16, 2014 10:25 AM
**SPOILER FREE REVIEW**

Hey there folks! Have you ever wanted to see an anime that has a loli fanservice scene, a comedic tsundere romance scene, and a scene that features the complete and brutal genocide of children all within 2 minutes of each other? No? Good, because anyone who WOULD want to see that wouldn't know the first thing about writing a coherent TV show. Unfortunately for Black Bullet, one of this season's most unfortunately overrated series, there is plenty of incoherence to be found. This horribly confused action seinen is jam packed with arguably the worst pacing issues I've ever seen, poor character development, and read more
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keragamming
Jul 1, 2014 2:58 PM
Black bullet is a anime that was adopted from a light novel. This series was being compare to attack on titan, or being called a copycat to attack on titan, but that can't be true since attack on titan isn't the first nor last to have these kind of story and settings. Coming into this series, it had a lot of hype from people who read the light novel or the manga. What most people didn't realize is that it would be adopted into 13 episodes which would mean the pacing would be rushed. So lets begin, I'll be reviewing this series in five category, read more
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