Black Bullet

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Alternative Titles

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
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.081 (scored by 490543490,543 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #38072
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #184
Members: 923,047
Favorites: 3,786

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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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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)

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May 23, 2023
After reading all the reviews there is no doubt the autor got mentally unstable and had to stop the ln. In my opinion it was rally good and the story is a lot different than the other animes so i really liked it. Its true that there are a lot of lolis but still its just the joke overall it was really good.People really hatre it but if its really bad then it woudnt haverating over 5 but itdoes and its fax. There were a lot of deaths in it but taht just make it more realistic since they cant all survive ...
Apr 7, 2024
Mixed Feelings
"Black Bullet" is an anime that evokes mixed feelings as I watch it. The story's premise, set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is threatened by the Gastrea virus, is intriguing and sets the stage for intense action and suspense. Rentaro Satomi's character is compelling, driven by a strong sense of justice and a desire to protect those around him.

However, the anime also delves into darker themes such as discrimination and loss, which can be emotionally taxing. The relationship between Rentaro and Enju, while heartwarming, also highlights the harsh realities of their world and the sacrifices they must make to survive.

Visually, "Black Bullet" is well-executed, ...
Jan 18, 2023
Black Bullet fails to retain the momentum from the beginning of the series to the end. The first three episodes are pretty well done, giving characters time to breathe and establish themselves. This however does not last. By the end of the series characters are pushed on the viewer so quickly it is difficult to even remember their names before they bite the bullet. The overall animation is pretty average and the cgi is not awful. The plot is not particularly deep or interesting. With the source of this anime never being completed there is little reason to invest ...

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