Ranked #1374

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
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: GDH, Dentsu, TBS
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.551 (scored by 68,119 users)
Ranked: #13742
Popularity: #280
Members: 130,237
Favorites: 1,409
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Heartnet, Train
Heartnet, Train
Main
Takayama, Minami
Japanese
Takayama, Minami
Kondou, Takashi
Japanese
Kondou, Takashi
...
Eve
Eve
Main
Fukuen, Misato
Japanese
Fukuen, Misato
Vollfied, Sven
Vollfied, Sven
Main
Fujiwara, Keiji
Japanese
Fujiwara, Keiji
Walker, Rinslet
Walker, Rinslet
Main
Yukana
Japanese
Yukana

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(1/23)

Episode Title Aired
1 A Lonely Cat
Kodoku na Neko (孤独な猫)
Oct 7, 2005

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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Ceray
Dec 31, 2006
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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Sabaa
Dec 30, 2007
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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yotsuba_irl
Jun 26, 2014
I’m gonna be straight here – Black Cat is one of the most disappointing anime I’ve ever watched. It’s been two years since I watched this anime and I’m still a little bitter at how much potential remained unrealized at its end.

Black Cat is about this assassin named Train Heartnet (hey, at least he escaped whoever named all the characters in Geass). Or wait, it’s about this secret bio-weapon disguised as a loli named Eve. Actually no, it’s about this bounty hunter dude named Sven. Oh, wait, never mind, I remember, it’s actually about the villain, Creed, who has a hard-on for Train. No hang read more
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jet2r0cks
Jun 19, 2007
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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