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: 7.131 (scored by 7018970,189 users)
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Ranked: #33742
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Popularity: #1414
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Preliminary Spoiler
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Sep 24, 2022
Mixed Feelings
EHHH...how many generic Isekai anime adaptations are we gonna have in each and every season until the folks in Japan realize that the forumla's starting to get stale? Certainly no, no not one, because it's all the good rage in the East while everywhere else in the world is getting dysfunctional at this stage.

And for one Doufu Mayoi (which I believe is the pen name for the author, and also, I just like that the given name is literally Doufu "豆腐", which means "tofu" in Chinese), his first-ever work that is Kuro no Shoukanshi a.k.a Black Summoner which got its start as a Syosetu title ...
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 ...
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 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 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 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.

Sep 8, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (6/12 eps)
It's your standard isekai with a standard protagonist, who isn't douchey or self-important, but loves combat.
I don't reccomend it because it's pretty mediocre, not particularly memorable even later on (I read the manga till ch 70).
If you like turning off your brain, then go ahead and watch it, it's not very complex plus the setting is familiar to anyone who's watched an isekai before.
While the characters don't just have really surface level attraction for the main character, they aren't particularly deeply written either, so of that's what you're looking for, most isekai won't do it for you (fan as I am of them).
As with most ...
Sep 24, 2022
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Story : Story kinda generic, you come to new world, we dont know what happened, he got amnesia, and goddess tell ya that u sell memories for extra skill, ofc he is overpowered af, There is so many thing happened like buy slave (again can u stop this setting), etc etc. Enough fooling around, lets get to the point when i really angry about, first thing is Goddess said that you sell memories toward her, i mean all of them, but he is still remember rice, japanese culture, even game that belong to the past memory, which it should be gone at this time, ...
Aug 11, 2022
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
Black Summoner takes a lot of the good characteristics you'd find in several different standard isekai and puts them all into one show. You've got a pretty well rounded MC who's just OP enough to be likeable but not so OP that it's obnoxious. You've got a great cast of side characters who are actually "Characters" with thoughts/feelings/motivations, and not just a harem of girls who love the MC for no reason other than him existing, and you've got a good amount of action that's actually nice to look at. The plot is kind of slice-of-life / action where things are happening and progressing ...
Aug 1, 2022
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
I'm getting so tired of these repetitive mindless shows.
I'm going to say something here, isekai is not a "genre".
Not when it is just copy pasting every tiny detail.
I actually accidentally skipped an episode and didn't even notice, that's all you need to know, that's how boilerplate this garbage "genre" is.
When you take a blue ford mustang and you paint it green, that does not mean you have a different "model" of car, it's still the same car..
Ofc there are outlier isekai where the story or twist is good enough to make up for the fact that it's just a lazy basis, but 99% of them ...
Sep 25, 2022
Recommendation: Uninspired even by isekai standards. Skip it.

Watching Black Summoner is an insulting experience. Not because of anything in particular the show does poorly, but because you become keenly aware at how little respect anyone involved in the making of this series has for the viewer. You can almost hear someone in a boardroom somewhere saying "just throw out any old slop, they'll eat it up anyway" while planning this thing. Calling this series uninspired really does not begin to cover it. It would be more accurate to say they shook loose the isekai tree and Black Summoner managed to hit every cliche on the ...
Oct 18, 2022
This is actually a really good anime. I was so accustomed to watching bad isekai’s that I was pleasantly surprised with how nice and humble the mc is. You never see him brag and even if he has a harem no one actively pushes themselves onto him in any explicit way. Also the characters are so cute and wholesome-ever single one(the main ones at least). There is some CGI but its understandable because the fight scenes take a lot of money and gerard can literally take up their entire budget if they tried LOL. The CGI was done really good and only in the most ...