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Black Bullet is a Japanese television series based on the young adult manga of the same name. The story revolves around a horrible virus, known as the Gastrea Virus, that is decimating humanity by turning people into bloodthirsty monstrosities. Humans hide behind enormous structures called The Monolithic Walls, which stave off the virus. However, people that are born with the virus tend to develop superhuman abilities and are put to the service of stopping the plague before it takes over all of humanity. These children are dubbed, Cursed Children, they, and their handlers, whom are charged with controlling them, are the main focus of the story.

The story is primarily action drive, as is the case with most popular anime series, and contains elements of drama, humor and romance. There are, often in situations of comedic proportions, a slightly disconcerting amount of subtle and sometimes not so subtle, sexual innuendos. It's disconcerting because the target, or rather perpetrator of these innuendos is often a little girl who looks about eight years old.

The show is also, though sometimes slapstick, very violent and definitely not for the kids.

Tuesday 10:30 PM et/pt on Tokyo MX
1 Season, 13 Episodes
May 9, 2014
Anime
7.0/10
Cast: Luci Christian, Y├╗ki Kaji, Christina Marie Kelly, Chris Patton
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  • With the addition of Kagetane and Kohina, the adjuvant is complete. They choose the Flames of Revolution, the last place humanity won their battle against the Gastrea, as the ground for the final battle against Aldebaran.

  • The outdoor classroom is completely destroyed because of the bombing. Hope is starting to be destroyed along with the Monolith as the JASDF and Gastrea face off. However, the ones to show up at the civil officers' base were JASDF who had been turned into Gastrea themselves.

  • Before the battle against Aldebaran, Rentaro and Enju enjoy the outdoor class with the girls of the Outer District. Because the girls have very little hope and are unsure of their future, Rentaro takes them to a place where humanity had won their last battle against the Gastrea. Only three days remain until the destruction of the Monolith.

  • The monolith finally starts to turn white. In fear of the great destruction to follow, the people of the Tokyo Area start panicking. Meanwhile, the civil officers start gathering around Monolith 32.

  • Rentaro and Kisara decide to teach the Cursed Children in the Outer District themselves due to the tension created by the New Gastrea Law. However Seitenshi informs them of a recent Stage Four Gastrea attack on one of the Area's Varanium Monoliths and that in six days the creature's corrosive agent will dissolve the barrier and leave the Tokyo Area vulnerable to the Gastrea. Seitenshi then has Rentaro put together an adjuvant squad of civil officers for a mission to intercept the Gastrea invasion. The next day, while the tension from New Gastrea Law continues to escalate, Rentaro invites Tina to accompany him to recruit civil officers for the mission. They also encounter a blind Cursed Child begging to make ends meet and Rentaro warns her to stay out of the public for her own safety. Being the subject of envy from other civil officers, Rentaro has difficulty in recruiting and visits the Kitagari Civil Security Agency in an attempt to recruit the sibling duo, Promoter Tamaki Katagiri and Initiator Yuzuki Katagiri. After some bargaining disagreements though, the teams decide to spar, with Rentaro and Tina emerging victorious and gaining the Katagiri's aid. Finally, the mission to repel the impending Gastrea invasion begins that night.

  • Enju's encounter with Tina leaves her severely injured and serves to dampen Rentaro's confidence of ever defeating her. However Rentaro forces the gloating Takuto to set up a fake protection detail for Seitenshi in order to lure Tina out. Afterwards Rentaro begins preparing for the upcoming face-off while Tina's employer, Ayn Rand gives her the fake details on Seitenshi's next meeting. The next night, Tina shows up at the trap set by Rentaro and wastes no time using her combination of remote-controlled anti-materiel rifles and targeting drones to attack Rentaro. However with Miori's help, Rentaro manages to draw Tina into close combat but gets caught off guard by a fourth drone. On the verge of defeat, Rentaro's misfired flashbang suddenly detonates and disorients Tina long enough for him to pummel her into submission. Afterwards Rentaro decides to take responsibility for her until a jealous Takuto ambushes the pair. However Seitenshi shows up and promotes Rentaro to level five security access which he uses to relieve Takuto of his duties. Sometime later Rentaro returns to the Tendo Agency's headquarters and to his surprise, finds a recovered Enju and a released Tina who Kisara hires to work for their agency.

  • While Rentaro struggles to find a new school for Enju to attend, Kisara informs him of a potential bodyguard job offer by Seitenshi. Rentaro later visits Seitenshi where she explains that he would be her bodyguard in an upcoming meeting with the Osaka Area's head, Sogen Saitake. However the leader of Seitenshi's personal guard, Takuto Yasuwaki, grows envious of Rentaro's close position to Seitenshi and tries to intimidate Rentaro into rejecting the job; making him accept it all the more. Sometime later Rentaro stumbles upon a disheveled girl named Tina Sprout wandering around the city. Unbenknownst to Rentaro, Tina turns out to be a Cursed Child hired assassin. The next day Rentaro attends the meeting between Seitenshi and Sogen and the pair learn of his tyrannical plan to turn Japan into the dominant superpower after the Gastrea's defeat. After the meeting Seitenshi explains to Rentaro of her ideal for the reunification of Japan and enlists him to work for her full time. Suddenly their vehicle comes under the attack of a sniper but Rentaro and the bodyguards manage to get Seitenshi to safety. Finally Tina relays the failure of her mission to assassinate Seitenshi to her superior and wonders about the person who thwarted her attempt.

  • Enju is treated like an outcast at her school when it is found out that she is one of the Cursed Children, who have the Gastrea virus within them. Despite her sadness, they go look for the host Gastrea. She gives it her all and instantly is able to recover the case...

  • Rentaro and President Kisara head to the Defense Ministry after being summoned. All of the reputable civil officers from the Tokyo Area show up there. The one who summoned them there is Seitenshi, in regards to destroying the host Gastrea and recovering the contents of the case that's inside the Gastrea.

  • Enju and Rentaro are a part of their world's last line of defense against a deadly virus.

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