Black Bullet

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Black Bullet (ブラック・ブレット) is the light novel series written by Shiden Kanzaki (神崎紫電) and illustrated by Saki Ukai (鵜飼沙樹). It currently has 6 volumes. An anime adaptation has been announced at Dengeki Bunko fall festival 2013 . The anime will be animated by Kinema Citrus. The anime is slated to start at April 2014

Story Synopsis[edit]

A near future, where humans have been defeated by the viral parasites named Gastrea. They have been exiled into a small territory and live in despair, side by side with terror.

In this world trapped in darkness—

Rentaro, a boy living near Tokyo and member of the "Civil Security" – an organization specializing in fighting against the Gastrea – is used to accomplishing dangerous tasks. His partner is Enju, a precocious young girl. They fight thanks to their peculiar powers until one day, when they receive a special assignment from the government. This top secret mission is to prevent the destruction of Tokyo...

Set in a near future, this thrilling heroic-action story... starts now!

Character Introduction[edit]

Rentaro Satomi
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He is a second-year student at Magata High School. He is also a member of 「Tendo Civil Security Company」, managed by Kisara Tendo. Together with his partner – Initiator named Enju – he is fighting against parasites Gastrea, the creatures beyond human's imagination.

Enju Aihara
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She is one of the "Cursed Children", who are carrying Gastrea virus in their bodies. She is a precocious 10 year old girl, who possesses a hidden superhuman power. Enju is emotionally attached to her partner, Rentaro Satomi, and looks at Kisara Tendo as a rival in love.

Kisara Tendo
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Once a daughter of nobleman, due to certain circumstances she ran away from home and now earns her own living. Although she manages「Tendo Civil Security Company」while being a student, she is still forced to live in poverty. A girl who Rentaro is infatuated with.

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Because of the war with Gastrea, Japan has been divided into five Areas. She is the ruler of Tokyo Area. 16 years old. Possessing an unworldly beauty, having a kind heart and noble goals, she receives a lot of support from the people.

Kikunojyo Tendo
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Seitenshi's aide. A politician, that holds the highest post. Grandfather of Kisara Tendo. Usually staying near Seitenshi, he overawes those around. He has a deep connection with Rentaro Satomi, who once lodged in Tendo's house.

Sumire Muroto
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A Gastrea researcher who frequently advises Rentaro. The head of a legal medicine lab in Magata Public University Hospital. A Hikikomori & mad scientist. She is a person of an extraordinary intellect, but she enjoys making fun of Rentaro.



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Format Standards[edit]

Every Chapter (after editing) must conform to the general format guidelines.


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  • August 9, 2012 - Teaser created!
  • August 10, 2012 - Vol 1 Prologue Completed
  • May 2, 2013 - Vol 1 Chapter 1 Completed

The Black Bullet series by Shiden Kanzaki[edit]

Volume 1 — Those Who Aimed to be Gods[edit]

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Volume 2 — vs Ingenious Sniper[edit]

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Volume 3 — The World Destruction by the Flames[edit]

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Volume 4 — Vengeance is Mine[edit]

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Volume 5 — The Fugitive, Satomi Rentarō[edit]

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Volume 6 — Wanderer of The Purgatory[edit]

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Volume 7 — Bullet of The World Revolution[edit]

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Release Date: 4-10-2014 (April 10th, 2014)

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Series Overview[edit]

  • Volume 1 – ブラック・ブレット 神を目指した者たち – July 8, 2011 – ISBN 978-4-04-870596-7
  • Volume 2 – ブラック・ブレット2 vs神算鬼謀の狙撃兵 – October 8, 2011 – ISBN 978-4-04-870820-3
  • Volume 3 – ブラック・ブレット3 炎による世界の破滅 – May 10, 2012 – ISBN 978-4-04-886477-0
  • Volume 4 – ブラック・ブレット4 復讐するは我にあり – August 10, 2012 – ISBN 978-4-04-886797-9
  • Volume 5 – ブラック・ブレット5 逃亡犯、里見蓮太郎 – July 10, 2013 – ISBN 978-4-04-891761-2
  • Volume 6 – ブラック・ブレット6 煉獄の彷徨者 – October 10, 2013 – ISBN 978-4-04-866008-2
  • Volume 7 – ブラック・ブレット7 世界変革の銃弾 – April 10, 2014 – ISBN 978-4-04-866472-1