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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.081 (scored by 489092489,092 users)
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Ranked: #38962
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #181
Members: 920,166
Favorites: 3,776

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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


Ogasawara, Muneki
Producer, Planning
Yamazaki, Fumiki


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)


Apr 29, 2015
I personally enjoy Black Bullet although it could've been much better.
I was a fan of this Light Novel and also its manga adaption which was incredibly well done.
The story started off well but really lost its track with all the rush.
The story missed out on several key points and the fight scenes were to say..anti-climatic. Unlike in the Light Novel which focuses on Rentarou's emotion and the other characters the anime rushed this.-didn;t get to see any dem feels in the anime.
I enjoyed it and wll still recommend the anime but personally still feel that the anime had a lot of room for improvements.
Jul 1, 2014
Mixed Feelings
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, ...
Jul 1, 2014
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, ...

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