Black Bullet Episode 3: On a man hunt

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Well, that spider Gastrea sure went down easy. I guess the main focus is Kagetane after all. The first half of the episode was probably showing the gap in ability between Kagetane and Rentarou. Much of the second half of the episode was just showing off how Kayo no longer considers herself human and whatnot.

I’m wondering if anyone else is starting to have the same questions I am. The preview goes on about how Rentarou is the only one who can save the world, but that might just be because it’s Enju saying it. That being said, I still have no clue why Rentarou is so special other than the fact that he has plot armor. He still seems so exceptionally weak to me, and that bothers me.

Black Bullet Episode 2: Kagetane strikes

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This episode was mostly meant to reveal Hiruko Kagetane as the main antagonist as well as display much of the ill treatment of the Cursed Children that are used to protect Tokyo. I was never a huge fan of the whole “Cursed Children are feared by humanity, so they are discriminated against” thing, but I liked that they put some ambiguity in Kagetane’s character. It’s not super obscured which side he’s on, though, since he is revealed to be after this Inheritance of the Seven Stars that can topple the walls protecting Tokyo.

Anyway, next week the battles continue and it should be revealed just how powerful Hiruko is. The anime seems to be going through what I read in the manga pretty quickly, so my knowledge of the story will probably run out pretty soon. That should make things more interesting for me to cover it.

Black Bullet Episode 1 (First Impressions): I guess this works…

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Another familiar series for me. I’ve read some of the manga and I find this series interesting. It takes place in a near-apocalyptic world where humanity is trying to survive against the mysterious enemy known as the Gastrea. The main character Satomi Rentarou is a member of a group of humans that fight the Gastrea along with his partner Aihara Enju, a girl who has Gastrea blood running within her. This first episode mostly introduced the Gastrea and the setting. Not all that much else to it.

I’d say my main concern while reading the manga was that Rentarou always seemed so useless that it felt odd that the show centered around him. I guess we’ll see how that plays out in the anime form. So far, it looks like the anime will follow the first arc I read in the manga. I haven’t gone much further than that, so that will be the limit of my knowledge. That being said, the music makes a pretty strong case for the show, especially the ending theme. Here’s hoping it turns out well.