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An anime adaptation for the Black Bullet Light Novel was announced at the Dengeki Bunko Fall Festival 2013 event on Sunday; October 6, 2013. Directing the anime is Masayuki Kojima at Kinema Citrus from scrips by Tatsuhiko Urahata. Chiho Umishima is designing the characters, while Shiro Sagisu is composing the music. Leading the cast for the anime is Yuuki Kaji as Rentaro Satomi, Rina Hidaka as Enju Aihara, and Rikiya Koyama as Kagetane Hiruko.[1] The anime is set to premiere April 8, 2014. Joining the main cast for the April Anime are voice actors Aoi Yūki as Kohina Hiruko, Yui Horie as Kisara Tendo, Yuko Kaida as Sumire Muroto, Tomoyo Kurosawa as Tina Sprout, and Aki Toyosaki as Seitenshi.[2]

The Black Bullet Anime's first promotional video streamed December 27, 2013; featuring the Monolith and various locations in the Tokyo Area. Characters featured in the promo are Promoter Rentaro Satomi, Initiator Enju Aihara and Gastrea Sumiaki Okajima. Along with the video, various animated images were released on the Anime's main Website.[3]


Episode listEdit

Civil Security arcEdit

Ten years after the Gastrea parasites begin to claw their way onto the top of the food chain, humanity's hope lies at the hands of Civil Security, an organization specialized in fighting Gastrea.

Promoter Rentaro Satomi and his Initiator Enju Aihara are tasked by Kisara Tendo to investigate an area in Tokyo said to be breached by a Gastrea.

# Title Original airdate
1 Last Hope
最後の希望 (Saigo no Kibō)
April 8
2014

The Cursed Children arcEdit

Rentaro speaks to Sumire about the Gastrea Virus, leaving her lab with an idea of where to begin looking for the Original Gastrea lingering around the Tokyo Area.

Shortly thereafter, Enju and Rentaro walk about and see a Cursed Child bashed by society solely because of the blood running through her veins. Confused, Rentaro is later confronted by Kagetane Hiruko, who offers him an intriguing proposition.

# Title Original airdate
1 Last Hope
最後の希望 (Saigo no Kibō)
April 8
2014
2 The Mask of Madness
狂気の仮面 (Kyōki no Kamen)
April 15
2014
3 The Children of Fate
運命の子供たち (Unmei no Kodomotachi)
April 22
2014

Legacy of the Seven Stars arcEdit

After declaring war on Civil Security, Kagetane proceeds to the next phase of his plans: awakening the Stage V Zodiac Gastrea.

Rentaro, Shougen, and several other Promoters ready to confront them with their Initiators as they enter an area unexplored by man, facing many challenges along the way.

# Title Original airdate
3 The Children of Fate
運命の子供たち (Unmei no Kodomotachi)
April 22
2014
4 Black Bullet
黒の銃弾 (Kuro no Jūdan)
April 29
2014

Assassination arcEdit

After defeating Kagetane and taking down the Stage V Gastrea, Rentaro is given the mission of being Seitenshi's bodyguard, attending their first meeting with Sogen Saitake of the Osaka Area. Tina Sprout invades the Tokyo Area, her objective being to assassin Seitenshi and retrieve an item.

# Title Original airdate
5 The Crimson Black Assassin
紅黒の暗殺者 (Beni Kuro no Ansatsusha)
May 6
2014
6 Tragic Irony
トラジック・アイロニー (Torajikku Aironī)
May 13
2014
7 In the Still of the Moonlit Night, the Dawn Sky
静寂の月夜、夜明けの空 (Seijaku no Tsukiyo, Yoake no Sora)
May 20
2014

The Third Kanto War Arc Edit

Soon after Rentaro defeats Tina, Kisara takes Tina in as a member of the Tendo Civil Security Corporation. Seitenshi requests to see Rentaro who is given a mission; defending Tokyo Area from an upcoming war with Gastrea by forming a team of Civil Security Officers called an adjuvant. Meanwhile Rentaro looks for members of his adjuvant, Seitenshi prepares the replacement of Monolith 32, which is corroding due to an injection of corrosive liquid caused by a rampaging Stage IV Gastrea.

# Title Original airdate
8 The Monument on the Border
境界線の石碑 (Kyōkai sen no Sekihi)
May 27
2014
9 The Protectors of the Barrier
結界の守人 (Kekkai no Morito)
June 3
2014
10 Tokyo Area Defensive Battle
東京エリア防衛戦 (Tōkyō Eria Bōeisen)
June 10
2014
11 The Heart of Taurus, The Spear of Light
タウルスの心臓、光の槍 (Taurusu no Shinzō, Hikari no Yari)
June 17
2014
12 Crisis Point
クライシス・ポイント (Kuraishisu Pointo)
June 24
2014
13 Those who Aimed to be Gods
神を目指した者たち (Kami wo Mezashita Monotachi)
July 01
2014

ReferencesEdit

  1. Black Bullet Anime Announced
  2. Black Bullet: Spring Anime
  3. TVアニメ「ブラック・ブレット」PV第1弾

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