Bet on Black
Konnichiwa Minna. This month’s Anime Challenge features the Post-Apocalyptic Action Sci-Fi anime, Black Bullet. It is based on the light novel series by Shiden Kanzaki. Let us look at last week’s challenge: Episodes 1 – 3.
Humanity has been defeated by Gastrea and now tries to survive within Monolith walls, made of the only material (called Varanium) that seems to hurt Gastrea. Enter the year 2031, we are introduced to Aihara, an Initiator, and Rentaro, a Promoter, both part of a group called ‘Civil Security’ a specialized group fighting against the horrible Gastrea. While Rentaro investigates a Gastrea infection in an apartment building he discovers a masked man that makes it clear that his mission in life is to destroy the world. Aihara encounters a fleeing infected man who morphs into a giant Gastrea arachnid creature, she fights the creature, soon to be joined in the fight by Rentaro and Inspector Tadashima. The Gastrea is quickly dealt with. In the second episode we once again meet the masked man, Kagetane Hiruko in the middle of a mission briefing Rentaro and Aihara are about to go on. In the episodes, Rentaro is offered the choice to join the black-hearted Masked Man and his evil schemes. A lot more happened but we do not want to spoil it for you. If you missed last week’s challenge, now is the chance to catch up and watch Black Bullet episode 1 – 3.
Our challenge for this week is to watch episode 4 – 6 of Black Bullet. Will Rentaro bet on the black-hearted ideals of his enemies and help to end the world? Are he and Aihara humanity’s last hope? We will have to see what unfolds in the next few episodes. 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!