Black Bullet
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Black Bullet

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Japanese: ブラック・ブレット
English: Black Bullet
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Volumes: 7
Chapters: 29
Status: On Hiatus
Published: Jul 10, 2011 to Apr 10, 2014
Genres: Action Action, Mystery Mystery, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Serialization: None
Authors: Kanzaki, Shiden (Story), Ukai, Saki (Art)


Score: 7.651 (scored by 14111,411 users)
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Ranked: #19842
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Popularity: #2625
Members: 7,949
Favorites: 192


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Volumes: /7
Chapters: /29


A near future, where humans have been defeated by the viral parasites named Gastrea. They have been exiled into a small territory and live in despair, side by side with terror.

In this world trapped in darkness—

Rentarou, a boy living near Tokyo and member of the "Civil Security"—an organization specializing in fighting against the Gastrea—is used to accomplishing dangerous tasks. His partner is Enju, a precocious young girl. They fight thanks to their peculiar powers until one day, when they receive a special assignment from the government. This top secret mission is to prevent the destruction of Tokyo...

Set in a near future, this thrilling heroic-action story... starts now!

(Source: Baka-Tsuki)


Black Bullet was published in English by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint from August 18, 2015 to September 19, 2017.



Apr 30, 2020
Preliminary (29/29 eps)
I'll give you a short criticism right away, but you may check for more details a bit lower on the page.


So, first off, I saw the anime adaptation before I read the light novel and that may have had an impact on my point of view.
Black Bullet has brilliant ideas to create stressful situations and horrific monsters and has quite the dark plot, even if there are lighthearted moments. The problem is... the way the world was designed and thought out makes no sense.
If you can't make abstraction of these things, you will shout at all the people living in this world because their actions ...
Jan 4, 2019
Preliminary (18/29 eps)
~ Spoiler-free review of the Black Bullet's novel ~

Story : I find the story interesting , it is evolving at a great pace. The main problem to me is that the author has stopped writing after the anime arrived in 2014. So the story does not seem finished and it can be irritating, especially because the author doesn’t give news about this title.

Art : I appreciate the style of the few pictures in the books and covers. I think it gives a great representation of that world and the characters' own styles.

Characters : There are three main characters in the story, with a few more side characters ...
Aug 18, 2022
Preliminary (Unknown/29 eps)
Where to start... First time writing a review so my sincerest apologies if its crappy.

Well let`s start with the story i guess.
So the story is about humanity in the near future that had gotten their asses handed to them about 10 years ago by these close to immortal parasitic Gastrea beings that either infected or killed humans close to extinction. And now after barely escaping while managing to set up walls into small territories made of the only material Gastrea are weak to, the story focuses on our main characters Rentarou and Enju in the Civil Security which specialize in fighting the Gastrea, as well ...

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