Jul 3, 2014

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Black Bullet episode 13

It really pains me that Black Bullet has ended. Will there be a second season? Maybe in the future, but not anytime soon. I don’t think I’ve ever been bored during these past thirteen weeks when I was watching Black Bullet. Truly a remarkable show.

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.58_[2014.07.02_23.44.46]So the guy was successful, huh? He managed to fight off the Gastrea and save his city from complete annihilation. It was kind of hard to see his friend die like that, but that’s what makes Black Bullet so thrilling. You never know who’s going to die next. Even important characters like that may end up dying unexpectedly. That’s what I love most about Black Bullet. The predictability is not an issue here. Every episode is one big surprise. I’m just happy that both Enju and Tina survived in the end. I would’ve gotten pretty mad if Enju ended up as a Gastrea for Rentarou to kill.

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.28_[2014.07.02_23.45.02]I still don’t know why they focussed on Takuto, Seitenshi’s insane bodyguard, during the last episode. It seems that he was completely pointless and that his plan to take down Rentarou failed yet again. The only problem with this is, is that Rentarou didn’t end up killing that freak. I thought that Rentarou had finally become a badass…

Rentarou a badass? No. He gained a temporary set of balls to lead everyone into battle, but it ended there. In the end it seems that Kisara was the only one with balls. She killed her own brother without even flinching. She killed him right after giving him hope, which is very nasty. Kisara definitely earned my respect in the end. God… I would love to see more! Too bad it’s over…

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Jun 26, 2014

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Black Bullet episode 12

Awesome episode! In fact, this is the episode that I have been waiting for all this time. I know I have said this before on several occasions during the last few weeks, but I never saw Kagetane as one of the bad guys. Never. The people responsible for killing Cursed Children should all die anyway.

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.23_[2014.06.25_22.46.05]I was actually quite surprised that Rentarou managed to fulfil his mission by killing that one Gastrea that supposedly led the other Gastrea through pheromones. Nothing like that has been proven yet, but he did it anyway. Doesn’t hurt to kill them anyway, seeing as they’re the human race’s enemy. I shouldn’t have been so surprised since Kagetane was on his side from start to finish, but come on… He invaded a Gastrea-invested forest with only three of them and killed a Gastrea that may or may not turn the war around in favour of mankind. Why isn’t that guy a king yet?

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.08_[2014.06.25_22.46.36]Well, Rentarou may not be a king (yet), but he’s definitely the leader on the battleground right now. I may have missed the part where they explained what happened to that old guy, but I’m glad that he’s dead. He shouldn’t have been a leader in the first place (much less a father). The only thing he was good for was leaving Asaka, his little partner, behind so she could team up with Shouma now that Midori-chan has passed away.

A lot happened. Characters that should’ve died are dead and characters that I wanted to live happily ever after died as well. All that’s left is for Rentarou to lead the remaining ground forces into battle in order to kill Aldebaran, a top-class level Gastrea. This should be a very interesting ending now that his team is complete. I just hope that that backstabber Takuto, whom is planning to kill Rentarou, dies a very slow and painful death next week.

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Jun 19, 2014

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Black Bullet episode 11

I knew it. These stories always tend to go like this. They are very interesting at first and tend to become a little predictable as time goes on… Still, I’ve yet to come across an episode that I didn’t like. No complaints from me so far.

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.08_[2014.06.18_23.45.23]During the last couple of weeks I kept asking myself the same question over and over again; “why does Rentarou continue to fight for people that continue to take away everything that he holds dear?” I don’t get it. The guy has been betrayed, his friends have been killed and now he has a superior that sends him on a suicide mission because he didn’t listen to his deceased son. How messed up is that? It was either that or die on the spot. He can’t be seriously thinking about following a guy like that… Nothing good can come from it. Nothing at all.

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.05_[2014.06.18_23.45.57]So Kagetane showed up again… What a surprise… It’s like I could see this coming or said so in my others posts… Oh wait… I did! Am I happy? Hell yeah! He defied everyone in order to protect himself and his daughter, a cursed child. I’m actually hoping that he is right about Rentarou joining him eventually… This crap about Rentarou having to do all the dirty work has got to stop.

That guy, Nagamasa, really needs to die. He sits in that base of his (or whatever the hell it was) surrounded by gaurds and he thinks he’s some kind of almighty god. It might be a good thing that his son is dead. You don’t want one of those guys walking around the place, let alone two or more of ‘em… Perish the thought.

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Jun 12, 2014

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Black Bullet episode 10

What a dreadfully good episode! Things just keep getting worse and worse. You think that things are looking up, but then something even worse happens that will turn everything around. This episode contained nothing but bad news.

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.15_[2014.06.11_22.46.37]I honestly don’t know why Rentarou is fighting anymore. Why? He is risking his life and wasting his time when all the people he’s trying to protect just stab him in the back as much as they possibly can. I mean, Rentarou has been investing so much time and capital in educating those little girls (more commonly known as “cursed children) because no one else wants to. He wants to make sure that they have some kind of a future instead of rotting away in the ghetto. What happened in the end? They all ended up getting killed by the people Rentarou is trying to protect. They got killed for being what they are. Just like that…

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.34_[2014.06.11_22.46.49]I honestly don’t understand why Rentarou keeps on going. Also, I no longer see Kagetane as a bad guy. No way. The guy knew how that world really worked and knew that those people weren’t worth saving. That’s why he did what he did. It’s a damn shame that he’s probably dead. I say probably because I wouldn’t be completely surprised if he appeared again soon. Nor would I mind at this point.

I have a very bad feeling about the next episode. I honestly don’t care if the Gastrea end up killing most (if not all) of the civil officers and most of the people in the city. I’d be fine with one or two dozen survivors as long as three of them are Rentarou, Enju and Tina. I just have a bad feeling that this incident may have been the last drop for Enju… I really don’t want her to become a monster…

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Jun 5, 2014

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Black Bullet episode 09

This really isn’t going the way I had expected. I wouldn’t call that a bad thing, but it makes me kind of nervous every time I try to think about the ending. It has been a good show so far and I would really like to see a good ending.

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.38_[2014.06.04_22.54.14]This episode made me rethink everything. I was led to believe that Gastrea were these all-powerful creatures that only select few could kill with specific weapons. Normal ammunition and melee weapons don’t work against them. You’d have to be one of the cursed children in order to do some damage when it comes to hand-to-hand (or in this case hand-to-monster) combat.

The thought that Rentarou is going to take on thousands of these creatures with only himself and nine others is just a bit too much… I remember him messing around during episode one. He couldn’t even defeat that spider properly. Now he’s going to fight against thousands of them in order to try and safe his city? Yeah… The balance of power is shifting a bit too much. The strong is starting to look way too weak.

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.05_[2014.06.04_22.54.44]I don’t even want to talk about the fact that Rentarou met up with an old senpai of his. This guy supposedly ranked eighth when it comes to Tendo martial arts and is considered to be one of the strongest guys out there from what I understood. Maybe he will team carry them to victory, because I honestly can’t see Rentarou defeat all of those Gastrea. He barely defeated Tina Sprout a few episodes ago. Now he’s up against an enemy that he couldn’t even defeat during episode one? Truly a very strange development. I thought that he would at least find a few dozen of strong characters to fight by his side… Even Kisara is going to fight with that semi-weak body of hers… I have a bad feeling about this.

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May 29, 2014

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Black Bullet episode 08

So far so good. I’m glad that Enju is still kicking and hauling ass. Black Bullet would be so incredibly lame without her. I just want to see a little bit more action and a stronger main character. What I’ve seen so far is just mediocre.

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.03_[2014.05.28_23.47.38]Now, we learned that their part of the city is going to be overrun by Gastrea in a couple of days’ time. This leaves them with little time to gather a group of people strong enough to fight against a large army of two thousand Gastrea. I’ll just ignore the fact that it all comes down to Rentarou again to find the people in time. I just want to know what the point of this is. Rentarou has finally gotten his well-deserved promotion and is well on his way to becoming a prominent civil officer. I think it’s only his obedient attitude that’s currently holding him back now.

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.10_[2014.05.28_23.48.04]Also, it kind of annoys me how weak Rentarou still is. He defeated a very powerful enemy that no civil officer could beat. It was the very same enemy that took out dozens of civil officers in a single day. And yet he’s still struggling against some civil offers whose rank is still in the thousands. I honestly expected more from him. Tina-chan was awesome though!

I’m not even worried about what’ll happen when that top-boss Gastrea breaks through and takes his friends with him. I’m rather curious about the characters that Rentarou will try to recruit. Will he have to fight every single one of them? I know that a lot of characters aren’t willing to risk their lives on such a suicide mission in order to get a little promotion. Just a few more days before a new episode arrives…

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May 22, 2014

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Black Bullet episode 07

Woooh~! The magic just keeps on coming! Would it be kind of weird to say that I wouldn’t mind having my own Enju-chan? Of course, I don’t mean that I want a little girl to play with. A puppy with similar charms would do quite nicely, too. Wait, why does that sound even weirder?  Damn my no-rewrite-policy!

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.56_[2014.05.21_22.23.52]I write things that are on my mind and I do not take them back. Things like Rentarou being an absolutely pain in my near-perfect ass. It’s so annoying to watch that guy sometimes. He has morals and pride, knows to differentiate between right and wrong, and has a lot of good leadership qualities that could one day allow him to obtain a seat of power. Still, watching him struggle as he gets used by people, shot at by people and shell at by people is just annoying. His inability to punish those that have wronged him is by far his worst quality that he should fix as soon as he possibly can.

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.19_[2014.05.21_22.24.29]So Enju-chan nearly lost her life because Tina whooped her ass, huh? Rentarou being pissed off doesn’t help. That guy forgives people too easily. Yes, he himself nearly died when fighting Tina, but he forgave her because she was only being used by someone else, although I, too, would be quite sad if she were to die. She’s too adorable, but that doesn’t mean that she shouldn’t be punished.

The highlight of the episode was when Seitenshi gave Rentarou a huge promotion after she witnessed how brutal her guards were towards Rentarou and Tina. I don’t like the fact that Rentarou was so damn forgiving, but I smiled instantly when Rentarou shot one of that guy’s fingers off. Would’ve been better if he had aimed at that guy’s crotch.

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May 15, 2014

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Black Bullet episode 06

Well, I’m still in great pain. I can move my hands somewhat, but every time I turn my nick I feel like someone stabbed me with a knife. Its times like these were I once again realize how truly fragile the human body actually is.

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.36_[2014.05.14_23.43.54]The episode had an annoying start. Rentarou and Tina were sitting right next to each other after Tina nearly killed Seitenshi. Rentarou managed to prevent that from happening, but we, the viewers, know what happened and who’s responsible for what. To see those two setting next to each other was kind of annoying.

The most annoying part is that I cannot help myself from liking Tina. That whole sleepy-thing she’s got going on is really adorable. I cannot help but get a little interested in her. I dare say that it would be a damn shame to kill her, although I’d sooner see her dead than Enju. Enju will triumph over all the characters.

[HorribleSubs] Black Bullet - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.29_[2014.05.14_23.44.07]I have not ignored the fact that Sumire, the doctor that looks after Rentarou, asked Enju stay behind for a private conversation. I cannot help but fear the worst. Enju is nearing her limit and it won’t be long before she crosses that line. In fact, next week’s episode could be the one… I just hope that Sumire managed to fix up some kind of medicine that will prevent Enju-chan from turning into a Gastrea.

I’m also kind of happy that we got to learn a bit more about Rentarou’s condition and about the fact that there are a lot more like him out there. In fact, those whose bodies have been modified somehow are usually ranked higher than “normal” civil officers. I just hope that Rentarou’s modifications will allow him to save Enju from being killed by Tina and her allies.

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