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Sentai Filmworks Adds Black Bullet

posted on 2014-04-25 15:34 EDT
Series about humans battling monsters currently airing on Crunchyroll

Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday that it has licensed the anime of Shiden Kanzaki's Black Bullet light novel series. The company plans to release the series on home video.

The series premiered on April 8 and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs.

The series star Yuuki Kaji as Rentarō Satomi, Rina Hidaka as Enju Aihara, Rikiya Koyama as Kagetane Hiruko, Aoi Yuki as Kohina Hiruko, Yui Horie as Kisara Tendō, Yuko Kaida as Sumire Muroto, Tomoyo Kurosawa as Tina Sprout, and Aki Toyosaki as Seitenshi.

Masayuki Kojima (Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, The Piano Forest) is directing the anime at Kinema Citrus from scripts by Tatsuhiko Urahata (Saki Episode of Side A, Cardfight!! Vanguard). Chiho Umishima is designing the characters, while Shiro Sagisu (Bleach, Neon Genesis Evangelion) is composing the music. Yō Yamada (The Garden of Words, Penguindrum) is serving as sound director.

Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

No longer a boy yet not quite a man, Rentaro has already led a tough life. It's the year 2031 and ten years have passed since his parents – along with most of mankind – were killed by an alien parasitical virus known as Gastrea. As a second year student at Magata High School, Rentaro, along with his childhood friends, Kisara Tendo and Enju Ahari, have formed the Tendo Civil Security to tirelessly fight against Gastrea. Born as one of the “Cursed Children” infected with the virus, giving her superhuman abilities and the power to control the virus, as well, Enju is Rentaro's Model Rabbit Initiator. Operating as a pair with Enju as Initiator, and Rentaro as Promoter, serving to lead the cursed children, they must together work as a team to dismantle evil brought on by Gastrea.

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