Build Divide: Code Black

Build-Divide -#000000- Code Black

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Synonyms: Build Divide: #000000
Japanese: ビルディバイド -#000000(コードブラック)-
English: Build-Divide -#000000- Code Black
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2021 to Dec 26, 2021
Premiered: Fall 2021
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Source: Mixed media
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Theme: Strategy GameStrategy Game
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.391 (scored by 1530615,306 users)
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Ranked: #73752
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Popularity: #2980
Members: 56,418
Favorites: 319

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Neo Kyoto is a place where everything is decided through the card game "Build Divide." From resolving personal conflicts to determining social status, success in Build Divide means success in life. The biggest ambition of every player is to become the King, whose peerless skills grant them near-total rule over the city.

One day, a young man wakes up in Neo Kyoto—with the knowledge of just his name, Teruto Kurabe, and carrying only a deck for a card game he no longer knows. Teruto soon encounters another player, Sakura Banka, who helps him remember both how to play Build Divide and his original mission: that no matter what, he must meet the King. Teaming up together, Teruto and Sakura find that their best chance for a royal audience is with the Rebuild tournament, where the one who collects twenty-one tokens from other competitors can challenge the King for their throne. However, as Teruto continues to play, he begins to regain his lost memories that call into question the very nature of Neo Kyoto.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Komada, Yuki
Director, Storyboard, Original Character Design
Katou, Daishi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"BANG!!! " by EGOIST

Episode Videos


Dec 25, 2021
Redemption. Master and teacher. Teacher and student. Finding your path. As banal as that all sounds, Build Divide: Code Black excelled in executing great story telling behind those ideas. Teruto is the loveable and fun main character whom the viewers can't help but constantly laugh at how awkward and funny his mannerisms are. He definitely became my favorite protagonist of the season. Having lost part of his memory and personality, all he can think about is the king and finding his path towards that. As a result, he has lost the ability to function as a normal human, and for whatever reason develops a hilarious ...
Dec 25, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Build Divide: Code Black is weird to judge; at least when it comes as an entry into the general "card game anime" genre. Speaking of that: This is a show about card games! I'd say "don't dismiss it out of hand" but whether or not you can suspend your disbelief as to all kinds of fights in the universe being resolved through the power of trading cards is pretty make-or-break for a lot of people. I can say that Build Divide: Code Black at least tries to do a slightly more mellow, less adventurous and overall slightly more serious plot than your average Saturday morning ...
Dec 25, 2021
Fun concept but fails to deliver

It has been ages since I have seen an anime with card games as the main concept. Last was Yu-Gi-Oh which was great. Where this show fails to capture the fun that card games really are. I think it is mainly because the mess this show is.

Let's see. When I was watching the first episode it certainly seemed like a fun idea and it was good for the first episode because we got to see how the world works and how the game itself works. It had many unique ideas but the games kinda just over used them. Like with ...

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