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) with 7 volumes currently released.
Produced by Kinema Citrus, a 13-episode anime adaptation aired during the Spring 2014 season, covering Volumes 1-4.
Yen Press has licensed both the manga and the LN (source).
This series is also available in the following language(s)ː
- 1 Story Synopsis
- 2 Character Introduction
- 3 The Black Bullet series by Shiden Kanzaki
- 4 Series Overview
A near future, where humans have been defeated by the viral parasites named Gastrea. They have been exiled into small territories and live in despair, side by side with terror.
In this world trapped in darkness—
Rentaro, a boy living near Tokyo and member of "Civil Security" – organizations specializing in fighting against the Gastrea – is accustomed to accomplishing dangerous tasks. His partner is Enju, a precocious young girl. They fight thanks to their special 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!
|Attention! Possible spoilers.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Black Bullet series by Shiden Kanzaki
Volume 1 — Those Who Aimed to be Gods
Volume 2 — vs Ingenious Sniper
Volume 3 — World's Destruction by Flames
Volume 4 — Vengeance is Mine
Volume 5 — Rentarō Satomi the Fugitive
Volume 6 — Wanderers of Purgatory
Volume 7 — Bullet of World Revolution
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- ブラック・ブレット6 煉獄の彷徨者 ---(October 10, 2013, ISBN 978-4-04-866008-2)
- 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)
- Black Bullet, Vol. 1: Those Who Would Be Gods ---(August 18, 2015, ISBN 978-0-316-30499-3)
- Black Bullet, Vol. 2: Against a Perfect Sniper ---(December 15, 2015, ISBN 978-0-316-34489-0)
- Black Bullet, Vol. 3: The Destruction of the World by Fire ---(April 19, 2016, ISBN 978-0-316-34490-6)
- Black Bullet, Vol. 4: Vengeance is Mine ---(August 23, 2016, ISBN 978-0-316-34491-3)
- Black Bullet, Vol. 5: ---(December 13, 2016, ISBN 978-0-316-34492-0)
- Black Bullet, Vol. 6: ---(TBA)
- Black Bullet, Vol. 7: ---(TBA)