Japanese: ブラック・ブレット BLACK BULLET ［黒の銃弾］
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2014 to Jul 1, 2014
24 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 7.611 (scored by 58829 users)
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SynopsisA near future, where humans have been defeated by the viral parasites named Gastrea. They have been exiled into a small territory and live in despair, side-by-side in terror.
In this world trapped in darkness—
Rentaro, a boy living near Tokyo and member of the "Civil Security"—an organization specializing in fighting against the Gastrea—is used to accomplishing dangerous tasks. His partner is Enju, a precocious young girl. They fight thanks to their peculiar powers until one day, when they receive a special assignment from the government. This top secret mission is to prevent the destruction of Tokyo...
Set in a near future, this thrilling heroic-action story... starts now!
Related AnimeAdaptation: Black Bullet
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Black Bullet is honestly in my opinion, one of the most overrated anime ever. Although it may not seem like the most popular anime, it's hype back in spring was pretty big, and I've seen reviews rating Black Bullet over an 8, which left me speechless. Black Bullet had a promising start sort of, but quickly it's plot just died away with no explanation of what's happening, my favorite character in the anime disappeared for half the show and the ending was plain rushed and made absolutely no sense.
The plot was "eh"; it was a mixture of Guilty Crown and Attack on Titans, which seems amazing, but that was not the case. There are these monsters called Gastrea, that infect humans turning humans into monsters. Humanity is on the brink of extinction until they find Vibranium, the stuff dreams are made of… or nightmares when it comes to the Gastrea. Having found the Gastrea's kyptonite, humans have created walls/barriers and have created haven cities where they could live in peace. Outside these barriers were the cursed children, humans that were part Gastrea (monster). In this world of turmoil, Rentaro witnesses all the ugliness in it. Unfortunately for the human race the Gastrea have managed to break into the city somehow, and it's up to the main character Rentarou and his teammate Enju to save the day. And... that's it, the ending ends in a makes absolutely no sense cliffhanger and blah blah blah blah. The few characters and animation were the only bright spots in this anime. Enju and the other cursed children was a new interesting add, and the main protagonist was pretty badass which was nice, but then in the end he suddenly loses all his "badassness". Anyways overall the plot just gets worse and worse as it progresses, that's really all I have to say. The anime is kind of enjoyable hence the 5 "average" rating, but seriously I wouldn't recommend this to people looking for a "good" anime. read more
This is my first review some please don't hate me if I don't write it the best.
I was expecting much more of the story.Humanity is fighting against Gastrea for survival.And there is the hero of the story : Satomi Rentaro.Instead of making this story more interersting as main character , he made it even more boring.Womens in this show aren't much better as well.Instead of advenuture and deep interesting story all we could see is Enju's cute ''loliness'' and a lot of Kisara's big bouncy breast.Others lolis are boring as hell as well.Deaths are done stupidly also,one day Rentaro cries,other day everyone smiles.And every girl likes Rentaro with no reason,so I gert To-Love-Ru feeling to the whole anime.It really feels like one huge harem just for Rentaro.
Art is pretty nice,especially the scenery.Colors are darker because it's supposed to be a mystery anime,but it failed to do so.
Music in this show is very well done : both OP and ED is good and I'm enjouying to listen to them (OP is by fripSide and Tokohana(ED) by Nagi Yanagi).I personally listen to fripSide so if you ask me , OP is one of the best I've listen until now.
I've disliked almost every single character in this anime, and there are many reasons for it.As I said above,Rentaro is kind hearted,caring and somewhat strong (with weird fighting style) main character.But we have to watch classic,boring, main character in every single episode with his loli partner who blushes,smiles and creators did everything they could to make her cute and to make Kisara the hottest women in anime history.I was also expecting much more from Sprout Tina because she looked mysterious and intersting but creators decided to make Enju company and make loli harem bigger.So I will say again : don't expect deep action,Sci-Fi story because you won't get it.
I was really enjoying some episodes , but some other episodes almost make me break my screen and throw it through window . But I watched it 'til it ended so it means I don't hate it.But still disappointed in this anime that I was so exited to watch.Many fans found it as a waist of precious time.
If you like anime with somewhat action plot,boring lucky main character with harem made of lolis and big bouncy breasted girls then this is anime for you.But if you don't , you will ahve to find another one . Thanks for reading.
Humans are all fighting for survival or face extinction, the rich and powerful ruled for either the good of everyone or a greed for power. 'Black Bullet' demonstrates that good and bad are not very different depending on how you perceive it.
'Shingeki no Kyojin' has a darker history as the people have lived under fear for a longer period of time and any beings that are different from them have to be destroyed. Kill or be killed is a way to describe the ways of life of the people. Freedom of action is not permitted to the greatest of pleasure but just like 'Black Bullet', it proves that good and evil are just lines drawn to preserve order and peace.
Humanity on the brink of extinction. They built a barrier/wall to protect themselves from the Titan/Gastrea. That wall will soon collapse. Only a select few of people are capable of killing these Titan/Gastrea. End of humanity is upon them. Will they survive in the end? Kaji Yuuki does the voice of the main character in both series.
In order to to save humanity from the brink of extinction from a mysterious catastrophe, the remaining people have built a barricade around the area that they live in. In both series, only a few special individuals have the power to fight the monsters. While SnK is set in a medieval-ish world, Black Bullet is set in a futuristic one.
Both MC are voiced by Yuki Kaji.
- humans almost extinct
- in Shingeki no Kyojin the cause of extinction is titans while in Black Bullet is Gastrea
- special weapons and people fighting
- the MC parents are dead
- also in both the MC voiced by Kaji Yuki
*Both series are set in apocalyptic worlds where monsters have wiped out most of humanity
*Both series are set inside enclosed communities with giant walls to keep the monsters out
*Both series feature characters that are part-monster, and are thus not trusted by society
*Eren Yeager and Rentaro Satomi are virtually the same person, and are even voiced by the same guy
*Both series are dark in tone, with plenty of graphic violence (though SnK is darker and Black Bullet has more ecchi/harem elements)
*Both series have minor political elements
Throughout watching the series Black Bullet, I can definitely note some key similarities to that of the 2013 success "Shingeki no Kyojin".
Firstly, the most apparent similarity is that of the theme subject that evolves through both of these animes- Humanity suffered a terrible crisis in the past, and built themselves protective 'walls' or 'barriers' to help prevent the crisis from reoccurring. What was the crisis? The evolution of dominant species who have it in their power to wipe out the entire of humanity. In Shingeki no Kyojin these manifest themselves as 'titans' who posses a minorly gigantic human appearance, and in Black Bullet they manifest themselves as giant insect-appearing 'Gastrea'. These animes also prove themselves to be similar within the plot, in that there are specially trained humans who require some sort of aid in order to fight and combat the giants that may infiltrate the walls. In Shingeki no Kyojin their aid is the 3D Maneuver gear, and in Black Bullet their aids are the child-like companions whom posses unique abilities, as well as the specially designed bullets.
It is also important to note that the protagonist for both animes are voiced by the same actor (this is for those who watch it subbed and not dubbed). In my opinion I also find the anime openings to have some sort of similar genre of music to them, but this in itself is my pure opinion and some people may not view this to be 100% accurate.
There are also similarities with regards to the spoilers that are revealed within the shows, but due to my interest into not wanting to spoil the show, you will just have to find out by watching the two and judging for yourself.
Both talks about how the remaining of humanity walled/barricade themselves in area(s) to prevent themselves from extinction. For Shingeki no Kyojin, MOST of humanity lived in an enormous area, barricaded by three circular walls. For Black Bullet, survivors of humanity barricade themselves in several surviving countries through the help of monoliths in a circular motion.
Both talks about how an unknown enemy threatens their existence. For Shingeki no Kyojin, it's about the Titans, which is considerably taller than them (3m-60m) that may intrude the walls whereas for Black Bullet, several monsters known as Gastrea may sneak into the area protected by the monoliths (to keep them away from the protected areas).
Both explains the fact where the protagonists need to retrieve something that could potentially unlock the secret to saving humanity and eliminating the threat of the enemies.
However, the behaviour of the protagonists are vastly different. In Shingeki no Kyojin, we've a hot-headed and impatient fool known as Eren while in Black Bullet, we've a slightly more cooler and tactful man known as Rentaro. Also, their partners are different too.
In short, Black Bullet is the closest resemblance to a modern "Shingeki no Kyojin", whereas Shingeki no Kyojin is the closest resemblance to a middle-age "Black Bullet".
+ Violent action shows about humans surviving in an urban area protected by a barrier from mysterious creatures that threaten to destroy them
+ MC is voiced by Yuki Kaji and his parent/s died when he was young
+ Good soundtracks and animation with strong and enjoyable beginnings
- Black Bullet is more futuristic and Japanese while SNK is less technologically advanced and set in a European setting
-both express the themes of suffering and the loss of humanity
-both depict worlds blockaded by Monoliths in Black Bullet and Walls in Shingeki no Kyojin
-these defenses are to protect the area from the Gastrea in Black Bullet and the Titans in Shingeki no Kyojin
-both feature specific weapons specialized to defeat the enemy party, Varanium bullets in Black Bullet and the 3D Maneuver Gear in Shingeki no Kyojin
-both have similar Openings
-they give off the same vibe
Conclusion: Both indeed have similar qualities despite Black Bullet having a slight lighter ambiance.
Both involve the human race confined to a small area, some force constantly terrorizing them (Gastera and Titans), and those who are helping save the humans are feared (Cursed children and Eren).
Both are about the human race almost becoming extinct and the humans are have to live isolated to the rest of the world in one area. Instead of titans they are bugs.
In both animes, people are almost extinct. The ones who are left live in a small enclosed earea and are threatened by big "things". They'll have to fight to survive.
Also, some part in the intro song from Black Bullet immediatly made me think of the intro from SnK.
The obvious post-apocalyptic comparaison. They are both set in an universe were the humanity have almost fallen and his constantly torn by internal and external conflict. The MC have different goal, but they both do well in what in they do. While I think SnK is better, his slow-pacing can be annoying, though BB is sometime way too fast-paced.
- humanity near extinction
- in both there are barriers protecting people
- enemies which are killable only by some people, big and scary (Titans/Gastrea)
Humanity is attacked by some kind of monster and almost gone extinct. The barricade themselves while only few people can fight the monsters.
- Both have something that is wiping humanity from extinction.
- Both have the same voice actress (Eren Jaeger)
-Main character has same voice actor
-Enimes that are easy for someone to kill and hard for others.
-Enimes that are monsters and have regeneration power
Both of them are similar because both of them are about human civilizations being on the verge of extermination. Both are epic post apocalyptic type genres.
Shingeki no Kyojin tells about the sorrows and pains of young boy named Eren Jaeger who has lost his mother due to titan eating her. Rentaro, in Black Bullet, is similar to Eren in that sense, who becomes a civil security member because of the death of his parents who died because of the gastrea virus.
Both deal with Dystopian times and Humans battling Non-Humans. Somewhat similar opening soundtrack as well.
If you like horror and blood, this is absolutely perfect for you. Both anime involve being hidden inside walls, and battling supernatural beings.
Black Bullet and Shingeki no Kyojin encompass a world in which humanity is in a brink of extinction and are threated by a supernatural force.
Both of the male protagonists are voiced by the same person and have very similar attitudes. They are also known by their peers as "humanity's last hope
Humanity on the way to be exterminated, they build a wall for protect the last part of the humanity against monsters (Titans/Gastrea), The main protagonist (Rentarou/Eren) want to fight against the invader for survive and exterminate them, some people will join the main protagonist for fight against the invaders.
-Titans(SNK)=Gastrea(BB). They are basically creatures superior to humanity
-Mankind defeated by Titans/Gastrea in both animes to the point of near extinction
-Both animes are in a setting protected by walls of some sort against the opposing force
-Time frame of 5 years(SNK)/10 years(BB) after the defeat of humanity
-Survey Corps=Initiators (last hope for mankind)
-Main character hates Titans/Gastrea since they killed his parents
-Mysteries: SNK-What is inside Eren's basement?
BB-Who is the masked man that claims to destroy the world?
-Mankind in both animes will be exiled into smaller territory in the future
Both have humanity close to extinction. Both have only certain people able to kill the titans or gastrea. Both have humanity build I giant wall to protect them. Both have this wall threatened to be brought down.
Each story is based around the human race being almost erased by giant monsters and they are now living in a limited space. Main characters have many similar qualities (and the same voice actor in Japanese). Contain people fighting against all odds to save the human race who have powers that could save the human race.
An infectious disease has spread. Causing people to die/turn into monsters. Only the main character and his companions have a way of dealing with it. They must find a way to cure it. Both series has great OST and visuals. One series is mecha while other is not. Kaji Yuuki does the voice of the main protagonist.
An widespread infectious disease has spread in the country, turning whomever in contact with it into monsters. The protagonists must find ways in this grim situation to save everyone.
-virus that takes over human leading to death
-same type of dark ambiance
-both male MC are voiced by the same person
-death/discrimination is a theme in both
Guilty Crown and Black Bullet have quite similar plot. An infection has spread through the city and two main characters, a boy and a cute girl with a mysterious past are trying to stop the disease. The art style is quite connatural and the opening tunes are catchy.
Both have a type of virus that can kill humans and 2 partners can save humanity from extinction. Crazy Sci-fi action
Both have a type of virus that can kill humans and 2 partners can save humanity from extinction.
both story are infectted virus
both main character have same characteristic
main character is assisted by a beautiful girl
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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