Black Bullet

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Japanese: ブラック・ブレット BLACK BULLET [黒の銃弾]
English: Black Bullet
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2014 to Jul 1, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Kinema Citrus, Orange
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.111 (scored by 457336457,336 users)
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Ranked: #34392
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #159
Members: 847,584
Favorites: 3,607

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In the year 2021, a parasitic virus known as "Gastrea" infects humans and turns them into monsters. What is left of mankind now lives within the Monolith walls, walls that are made of Varanium, the only material that can hurt Gastrea.

To counter the threat that the Gastrea pose, "Cursed Children"—female children whose bodies contain trace amounts of the virus which grant them superhuman abilities—officially called Initiators by the Tendo Civil Security, are given partners called Promoters, people who work to guide and protect the young Initiators. These teams of two are sent out on missions to fight the monsters created by the Gastrea virus and keep them at bay.

Black Bullet revolves around the team of Enju Aihara, an Initiator, and Satomi Rentaro, a Promoter, as they go on missions to fight the growing threat of Gastrea in their hometown of Tokyo.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Black Bullet was simulcast outside of Japan by Crunchyroll.

The series adapts the first 4 novels of Shiden Kanzaki's light novel series of the same title.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamada, Haru
Sound Director
Iino, Shinya
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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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 (eps 4)
3: "Wasurenai Tame ni for lotus (忘れない為に for lotus)" by Nagi Yanagi (eps 13)

Jul 1, 2014
JabonHR (All reviews)
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
Jul 1, 2014
Gulo (All reviews)
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
Jun 16, 2014
Link_of_Hyrule (All reviews)

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
Jul 1, 2014
keragamming (All reviews)
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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