Kuro no Shoukanshi

Black Summoner

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Synonyms: The Berserker Rises to Greatness.
Japanese: 黒の召喚士
English: Black Summoner
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2022 to Sep 24, 2022
Premiered: Summer 2022
Broadcast: Saturdays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Satelight
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.081 (scored by 116015116,015 users)
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Ranked: #39082
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Popularity: #1067
Members: 226,989
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Sep 24, 2022
Blah Blah power fantasy harem garbage. Main character does the things and is so much stronger than everyone else he can't be beat. No real tension, emotional impact, plot beyond "who's the bad guy of today!". Truely another addition to the pile of garbage that is the isekai genre.

It's really sad to see show after show that has at least 1 unique story element have every trope imagineable thrown in, in an effort to make it stand out? For black summoner the story had an initially interesting angle, that the main character willingly trades his memories for power. Perhaps this could have led to him ...
Sep 24, 2022
Not bad for what it brought to the table

As far as Isekais go as a overly used genre this wasn't bad to watch, ofcourse it has the main concepts of being isekai'd into another world with game mechanics built in and the development of added people that get added to the group essentially making it a bit of a harem (excluding the knight, dog and the slime) it does make for a decent watch as the action is decent, the character backgrounds aren't half assed and pretty much the MC has to work a bit to become powerful which doesn't take too long because of ...
Jul 24, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
As a preface: I like isekai, I like shows where the MC is OP, I don't mind generic tropes or run of the mill characters or storylines, but none of those is what makes this show so mediocre and bland.

From the plethora of issues, a few...

1. Feels like watching an amusement park tour rather than a show.

The protagonist is constantly followed by the goddess that summoned him, this goddess interrupts the show every 30 seconds to tell the MC what to do, akin to Navi going "Hey link!!", it feels less like watching a show and more like watching a tutorial, any slight problem or ...
Jul 29, 2022
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
The story just isn't that good. It's abysmally boring. If nothing else, it's world building visually. There's no plot because the MC doesn't do anything. All his questions get answered immediately, so he's just taking actions. There's also just so much monologuing it might as well be a book. The majority of the things said on screen could either be easily determined just by looking at what's going on, or are said as worldbuilding related exposition. The characters are at most 2 dimensional and have no depth or flavor.

I don't mind that the characters are boring and generic, but ultimately there just isn't anything ...
Nov 30, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Black Summoner is...

...Basic Harem/Isekai at best, Thankfully a Good Measure Less Pervy than The Majority of The Genre. All in All there are some Redeemable Points, Though I have to give it a Just Under Average 4/10 For being just Another Filler Anime. A Placeholder that Isn't Quite Good Enough to be a Palate Cleanser. The Beach Episode of Anime...

1) Very Positive & Uplifting Vibe
The General Atmosphere is very Positive & Optimistic, Which is a Rare Trait in Modern Action Anime. I see this as a Particularly Rare Plus.

Jul 27, 2022
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
The best way I can describe this isekai is as one that teases you with subversion of the standard tropes of the genre and then falls right back into those tropes. There are two instances that stood out to me in particular

The first is when Kelvin has his first fight with a few slimes. He actually struggles a bit with it. I thought this might be a show where the protagonist isn't overpowered from the start. Then, boom, easily defeats the Black Knight with his captured slime and S Rank summoner skills or whatever. Wasted potential for him to work his way up and for ...
Aug 18, 2022
Preliminary (6/12 eps)
NEGATIVE : ive seen the exact same anime about 4 times now. We have the boring, op, no personality mc. love intrests with your typical plain personality girl and a tsundere. guessed most of the lines like im fucking joseph. predictable, boring, and just plain bad.
the main characters quirk is that hes a battle junkie which doesnt seem bad, but man the way its executed.. dont like using that word but its cringe and makes the anime that much worse.

POSITIVE : only thing decent about this series was victor. the first episode wasnt bad, it even looked like it wasnt gonna follow ...
Feb 7, 2024
Kuro no Shoukanshi (Black Summoner)
is interesting in the first few episodes when MC starts his new life learning the world/system and building his team/party. After that, it's flat, pretty boring, and predictable. There is not so much drama, peak, or climax. The dude is strong (just like other Isekai MCs), and he has everything (Hot goddess waifu, Elf maid, Demon princess, Imouto, etc).

The Art is decent at least, girls are cute.
The Animation is mediocre at best, fight scenes are just simple slashes and magic shooting, with some awkward CGI action. Voice acting is ok, Reina Ueda's sweet soothing sound fits the goddess nicely. I don't ...
Oct 9, 2022
Preliminary (7/12 eps)
Here is my review of this anime in 2022!

Story (9)
The story is about a man who reincarnated as a summoner where He can create a contract with a monster and make them as a partner. Not only that, He has high stats and passive skills that helped him to become stronger than average people. The journey becomes interesting when He fought a lot of strong enemies and gets a new partner.

Art (10)
The art in this anime is very good. I love how they can match color with the fantasy isekai vibes especially the clothes and background that they used. Not only that, they combine 2D ...
Oct 17, 2022
Finally, a very good isekai anime after a long time.
Though not at the level of legendary titles like reincarnated as a slime, still delivers an impressive piece nonetheless. So don't consider the negative reviews of depressed fussy people and by all means go for this.

The MC here is one of the best reincarnated characters that I've seen. He knows when to say no and to take action unlike the goody-two-shoes' that were thrown at us till now.
The harem aspect isn't over-bearing and doesn't bore us.

The English voice actors have done an amazing job in delivering their dialogues and gives a strong impact on the ...
Sep 27, 2022
Unimaginably dull - this anime actively looks for isekai tropes to add to it's existing dumpster fire. The character's are lifeless and have no plot relevance besides *existing* as a token harem just to tick off one of the aforementioned tropes.

The main character is, as stated by others, a painfully uninteresting mess of cliches - overpowered, has no actual character development and just serves as an archetypal overpowered isekai MC. Every time there is a chance to offer some emotional depth to the character - we see him stomp the punchbag, lifeless goombas that serve as the villains of the series. Each and every ...
Sep 26, 2022
So don't lie to me. If you like Isekais you probably already read this one. Kelvin died and got reincarnated in a world full of fantasy. He of course is op but what i like about this guy is that he is no pushover. Aren't you tired of sigma subs who scream 43 hours a day and get nothing right ? Well that's not my boy. So basically he is a summoner but he somehow knows how to cast some spells. You'll understand who taught him all this things throughout the story. Honestly as much as i enjoyed it, i must say that there is ...
Nov 13, 2022
Another season and yet another shallow isekai. (I know im one season late lol)

Inittially the show is sooomewhat interesting, the first episode has some good art and "decent" combat. For a isekai lover like me it whas a pretty good start. Unfortunately, it all became a mess.

Story - 2.5/10 -
If you want a anime that a random cute girl appears each 2 episodes than this is for you! The plot feels rushed as hell, there is absolutely none character development, the girls just spawn in your screen. Maybe worst, it has NO other main plot, except for the final ep which ...
Sep 24, 2022
And another one OP MC isekai. To be honest you don't even need a review for this one, you know everything already, but here we go:
-Sound. Nothing interesting.
-Visuals. Average drawing, below average CGI. I will give it credit, it is much better than most isekais use nowadays, but it still runs at half the framerate of animation, also the transitions between CGI and drawing are not really well thought.
- Plot. What plot? It is a power fantasy isekai, get transported to another world and just get yourself a harem. Cause you know, even though you behave like a log in social situations and like a ...
Sep 30, 2023
Pretty good Overall, recommended.

A pretty basic, general isekai anime with an OP MC, generally, if you know the genre you know what you're getting.

MC is pretty refreshing, not quite the standard fare of an Isekai MC/

Overall setting is pretty spot on the drawing board of isekais, but if you enjoy the genre, its just unique enough to be well worth it to watch while not being so unique as to be off putting.
The comedy is pretty good, not alot of the gag style comedy.
Character designs are pretty good, and weapon/armor designs are very asthetically pleasing, as are the personalities of the main characters.

Its not likely ...
Sep 18, 2022
Preliminary (11/12 eps)
Animation quality - Good
Art style - Good
Music - Good
Story - Good
Character development - Medium

What is so interesting about this anime? The answer is the MC, no the MC is not really OP compared to the general OP characters he is still rising his level and not like he can beat eveyone alone. Tactical MC, takes good decisions, has a little dark mind too.. Rather than being all gloomy or straight forward it is good to have a little dark mind,,, the storyline is also good but they developed the story fastly, meaning that the story moves a ...
Oct 1, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Lets get this out of the way, this anime is not for everyone, it's an isekai, it has the overpowered MC, and it has some harem elements to it too, if you hate those tropes, then you will hate this anime.

Now for the positives, if you enjoy isekai, if you enjoy an OP protag, if you like harem comedy elements in your anime, then you will enjoy this.
This is well made, has story elements, has enjoyable action and adventure to it, we actually have some time spent on developing the characters and fleshing them out, the characters have agency in their own story, it is ...
Jan 11, 2024
Not recommended, unless you're looking for a generic isekai or you're extremely bored with nothing to watch. Kelvin trade his memories for skills but it doesn't impact him in any way. His only personality trait is being a "battle junkie", he doesn't have an objective and there's no overall plot.
Kelvin is a summoner in name only he gets like 3 monsters and the rest are all girls, he could be a wizard and it wouldnt change anything. And the girls only personality trait is being in love with Kelvin, their backstories are shallow and there's no character development either.
Also most of the fights are made ...
Apr 26, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
I stopped watching this anime Before I finish. The plot is normal, nothing interesting. The plot is predictable and almost the same as other reincarnated anime.The main character is too exaggerated.

This anime looks like the result of a copy of the anime in general. I'm sorry for the fans of this anime, but this is how I felt when I watched this anime.

I feel like I can guess the ending because the plot is predictable.

But all anime have advantages in the eyes of their fans. People's tastes are different, you can watch this anime if you are a fan of reincarnation anime, you can ...
Mar 2, 2023
This is one of the better isekai. It has just a few minor flaws, but overall is very entertaining and fun to watch.

Main character is a unique take on a Warlock class from WoW. Except he is kind of a good Summoner, more of a Mage/Hunter/Warlock hybrid.

He has a harem of several cute waifu material girls. I personally like Efil but if you are into a different type then Mel, Sera or Rion will probably work for you.

Story is somewhat interesting, not as good as Tokyo Ghoul and far from any show I rank, 8 or above, but also not entirely messed up like Futoku ...