Black Cat (TV)

Black Cat

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ブラックキャット
English: Black Cat
German: Black Cat
Spanish: Black Cat
French: Black Cat
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Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2005 to Mar 31, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:25 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.331 (scored by 128431128,431 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24602
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #871
Members: 267,741
Favorites: 1,797

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Completing every job with ruthless accuracy, Train Heartnet is an infamous assassin with no regard for human life. Donning the moniker "Black Cat" in the underground world, the elite killer works for the powerful secret organization known only as Chronos.

One gloomy night, the blasé gunman stumbles upon Saya Minatsuki, an enigmatic bounty hunter, and soon develops an odd friendship with her. Influenced by Saya's positive outlook on life, Train begins to rethink his life. Deciding to abandon his role as the Black Cat, he instead opts to head down a virtuous path as an honest bounty hunter. However, Chronos—and particularly Creed Diskenth, Train's possessive underling—is not impressed with Train's sudden change of heart and vows to resort to extreme measures in order to bring back the emissary of bad luck.

This assassin turned "stray cat" can only wander so far before the deafening sound of gunfire rings out.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Harp, Clarine
Takashino, Shuuichi
Assistant Producer
Kimura, Yasutaka
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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"Daia no Hana" by Yorico

Ending Theme

1: "Namidaboshi" by PUPPYPET (eps 1-12)
2: "Kutsuzure" by Matsuda Ryouji (eps 13-23)


Jul 1, 2020
A series that has retained some popularity past its heyday, Black Cat is essentially a kiddie version of Cowboy Bebop with more traditional anime elements incorporated into the work as opposed to Bebop's more avant-garde (by the standards of the industry) western style. This is no surprise, as most anime/manga tend to be fairly derivative of the industry's titans. There are certainly worse examples to riff off than Bebop, and it's an interesting choice since Bebop was a flop in Japan. Black Cat is nowhere near as interesting, nuanced, or artistic as that series, but there is fun to be had here and what cliches ...
Mar 25, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Black Cat has really good music, character designs, and has a good artistic style. Unfortunately there is more style than substance. The poor pacing, inconsistent animation, and uninteresting plot make the series painfully average. The music really elevates what it accompanies and makes scenes feel much more impactful. The characters are all unique and it is a shame that their backgrounds and motivations are not explored further. The animation is extremely inconsistent, there are some scenes where it was obvious where the budget went, and others that are lacking. The pacing is also a huge detriment especially later in the ...
Mar 21, 2022
Black Cat started as an edgy and serious anime with a mediocre plot that soon turned into a happy-to-go all after a time jump showing how amateur the writer was. The anime never had anything good to keep it going so they just start to randomly throw characters to forcefully keep the plot going. The original story was about 12 episodes long; all other episodes were just sidetracking from the main story.

The characters were lacking many things from writing to development; everything was in a mess. The main protagonist and antagonist were written so horribly that the series got so hard to keep watching the ...

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