Anime Discovery – TIME OF THE SEASON Spring 2014 Edition: Black BULLET

* Don Lafontaine voice* in a futuristic world where there are giant spider monsters called by a virus and one guy that can take them on and his partner, who may or may not want to fuck him. Wait, what? Is this based on a…….yep, it’s based on a light novel.


Director: Masayuki Kojima

Series Composition: Tatsuhiko Urahata

Music: Shiro Sagisu

Original creator: Shiden Kanzaki
(light novel)

Original Character Design: Saki Ukai

Animation Production:
Kinema Citrus

Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll

Licensor: Unlicensed (at the time of this review)


Plot Summary: In the year 2021, mankind was defeated by Gastrea, a parasitical virus, and is forced to live within a wall made of Varanium Monoliths, a metal that is able to subdue Gastrea. Soon, the “Cursed Children”, children born with the Gastrea virus who are able to control it—which gives them superhuman abilities—were discovered. Due to the Gastrea virus’ intervention, the Cursed Children could only be female. Civil Securities are formed to specialize in fighting against Gastrea, operating with the pair of an Initiator, who are cursed children, and a Promoter, serving to lead the cursed children. Ten years after the war, Rentarō Satomi, a high school student who is also a Promoter in his childhood friend Kisara Tendō’s Tendō Civil Security, along with his Initator Enju Aihara, receives a secret mission to prevent the Tokyo Area’s destruction.

Thoughts on it so far: OK, one thing I know about most anime recently is light novel adaptations and how sometimes they are either “meh” or OK at best (Accel World) or just really awful (Sword Art Online, I could say something about Mahouka but it has headed towards that direction.) First off, the plot and storyline is hardly original (dystopian Tokyo, lone survivor from an attack that killed his parents, devoted his life to kill those in the name of humanity, a society takes him in, give him a shelter, a partner, the whole nine yards) but then again, that’s what everybody says about anything nowadays, so that argument is pointless to bring up. The main character Rentaro isn’t much of a blank slate character (thank Based God) but he isn’t that interesting of a character to begin with. He also has a loli sidekick Enju Aihara…….you know what? I’m gonna say it. That girl went Rentaro’s D so fucking bad and the show isn’t being subtle about it and I hope with the addition of Kisara, there isn’t some annoying love triangle in the mix. For the first episode, the action animation and the art was stellar courtesy of Kinema Citrus but it felt like too much was crammed in the first episode that you might forget about some details. I know I did.


Would I continue with this show? Well, actually, I would but it’s more of CONTINUE WITH CAUTION. Show got some potential but I fear it might become awful in the long run.


And until then, this is MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid, bringing all the Black Bullets into that Gastrea’s head.



And coming up next, it’s all about revisiting an old series that I first on Toonami a year ago………NOT!!!!

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