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Black Cat

Black Cat

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ブラックキャット

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2005 to Mar 30, 2006
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.581 (scored by 59015 users)
Ranked: #12712
Popularity: #220
Members: 110,219
Favorites: 1,257
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action adventure comedy shounen

Synopsis

Train Heartnet is the infamous gunman 'Black Cat', a cold-blooded assassin who works for the organization known as 'Chronos', bearing the mark XIII on his body. Most of his life was surrounded by violence, so Train is quiet, asocial and uncaring. However his life changes as he encounters the mysterious Sweeper (bounty hunter), Saya. Her unique way of living interested Train but tragedy occurs, resulting in Train changing the way he has lived towards the life of a Sweeper with newfound friends Sven and Eve.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Black Cat
Side story: Black Cat Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Eve
Eve
Main
Fukuen, Misato
Japanese
Fukuen, Misato
Palencia, Brina
English
Palencia, Brina
...
Heartnet, Train
Heartnet, Train
Main
Takayama, Minami
Japanese
Takayama, Minami
Christian, Luci
English
Christian, Luci
...
Vollfied, Sven
Vollfied, Sven
Main
Fujiwara, Keiji
Japanese
Fujiwara, Keiji
Potter, Brandon
English
Potter, Brandon
...
Walker, Rinslet
Walker, Rinslet
Main
Yukana
Japanese
Yukana
Marchi, Jamie
English
Marchi, Jamie
...

Staff

Harp, Clarine
Producer
Cook, Justin
Producer
Itagaki, Shin
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director



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Dec 31, 2006
Ceray
Gah~ Ceray's Review Time (procrastination in disguise)! Anyway, this is the review for the anime Black Cat. The anime is about Black Cat, also known as Train Heartnet, who once was an assassin for the organization Chronos. Due to events that happen in the story, Train quits being an assassin to becoming a sweeper/bounty hunter.

Plot: Since I haven't read the manga (yet) I can't compare the plots, I do know, however, that the storyline has changed a bit, however that doesn't really affect the story. The main part of the story consists of Train more or less wanting to confront a ghost from his past read more
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Aug 6, 2008
dexturo
Black Cat appeals to viewers who enjoy action and adventure animes with a touch of humour and humanity. It gives you the pleasure of a good laugh at its gags, moderately suspenseful as the story unfolds and with certain scenes, maybe a tear or two may shed. I found this thoroughly enjoyable.

The story revolves around Train Heartnet, a.k.a Black Cat. Chained down as a professional assassin, Black Cat is expected to adhere strictly to the orders of Chronos Organization. Betrayal to the groups ideals is unforgivable and leads only to death. Train lived his life, killing professionally without a second thought until he meets read more
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Jun 19, 2007
jet2r0cks
At first I didn’t like it, but it grew on me after a while. I didn’t like it at first probably because it was a bit serious, and its first impression on me wasn’t that good. The storyline for the first few episodes didn’t grab me, and I found myself always distracted by something else.

The storyline was promising, but I felt like the creators tried to fit as much as they can in only 26 episodes. Only the last three episodes were dedicated to Eve’s true nature, which was almost forgotten.

Character design was average. The Numbers and the other villains who had the power read more
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Dec 30, 2007
Sabaa
First of all, to be honest with you all. I did not enjoy this series as much as i thought i would like it mainly because of the plot and how it got fairly rushed in the end.

Story - The beginning part of the story i thought was very well made, it was very dark, mysterious but not scary at all for those who dislike scary storylines. But after a while the plot just seem dull and unoriginal. Typical protagonist trying to save the world, trying to protect his friends and trying to get revenge, all these types of storylines has been overused, if Black read more
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Recommendations

Both have action. However, Darker Than Black has a bit more deep story line. Black Cat adds some humor into the mix up.
It's quite similar considering that Both Black Cat and GetBackers share a main English Voice Actor (Jason Liebrecht plays both Train and Ban in both series respectively), As well the music is done by Taku Iwasaki in both series. The fact that both series have goofy characters like Sven and Ginji and the more serious character like Train and Ban. Means this is almost a clone of it.
Looks into more ideas about the recreation of the world, though this one is preapocalypse. Also contains a lot of serious storyline and only inserts comedy into each episode where it fits, never has a whole episode of silly. I felt trigun did this as well. It's also about some mysterious characters that do unexpected things for the personality you think they have.
Both main characters of the series are skilled assasins (ones of the best in fact) that decide never to kill again and help other to atone for their previous life styles.
reportRecommended by hajil - Add to favorites
You will fall in love with both the male leads. you will also believe that the childhood friends/friends belong together.
Both dealing with assassin organizations and lots of gun packed action

Opening Theme

"Daia no Hana" by Yorico

Ending Theme

#1: "Namidaboshi" by PUPPYPET (eps 1-12)
#2: "Kutsuzure" by Matsuda Ryouji (eps 13-23)

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