The Black Dawn of Humanity
Konnichiwa Minna. It is time for our new Anime Challenge. Last month our challenge was the game/psychological anime BTOOOM! We hope you enjoyed the challenge as much as we did! This month’s challenge features the Post-Apocalyptic Action Sci-Fi anime, Black Bullet. It is based on the light novel series by Shiden Kanzaki.
Here is a breakdown of the Black Bullet series: It is the year 2021. Humans have been defeated by Gastrea (viral parasites) and exiled to a small territory, living in terror and despair. In Fact, what is left of humanity now tries to survive within Monolith walls, made of the only material (called Varanium) that seems to hurt Gastrea. There are also special people that can counter the Gastrea threat. They are called ‘Cursed Children’, female children whose bodies contain trace amounts of the virus. They are granted super-powers thanks to that. These girls are given partners called Promotes, whose mission is to guide and protect these young ladies. They work in teams of two and go out to fight these monsters created by the Gastrea virus. The anime series’ main protagonists are Aihara, an Initiator and Rentaro, a Promoter, both part of a group called ‘Civil Security’ a specialized group fighting against the horrible Gastrea. It is a tale of a world of darkness, the very dawn of humanity’s existence, where without heroes, there will only be doom.
Our challenge for this week is to watch episode 1 – 3 of Black Bullet. We thank all our readers for their input about the challenge! If you have suggestions or comments about your impressions of the series, please feel free to share them on our FB Page! Have a super sugoi week!