Black Bullet #07 — Angsty Times With Naked Men

May 20th, 2014


Angsty scenes should probably have fewer naked afro guys in the background.


Fairly lackluster and unexpected end to things. Tina was never really that menacing, what with being disarmed by a fairly regular civilian in her very first fight and only beating anybody off-screen, and I’m sure everyone appreciates Enju blushing even while supposedly on death’s door. Aaaand like many a Japanese thing, the OP already shows her joining the orphanage for wayward infested girls that they call a business, so I guess the main grace of the melodramatic end of the arc is that at least they didn’t go all out on the melodrama or the jam. They also had the one random girl get shot in the head in a past episode if I remember right, so they probably need to recalibrate their jam-o-meter at some point or at least start getting a little more visceral and less… jammy.

Anyway, like the rest of this arc, not a whole lot happened and even less through the first half which was just reaffirming for the umpteenth time his drive or whatever and then having a training/exposition bit in the holodeck. Call me when there’s real evil Abraham Lincoln. As also usual, there was a little okayish kung-fu fighting (apparently now he can fly), and Captain Teeth showed up to continue channeling Symphogear’s Ver in his role as Gun-Haver, but the fight itself was mostly against remote control bowling balls and nagging phonecalls. Apparently they can rebuild half a person in this world, but can’t spring for a hands-free headset.

Hopefully they’ll pick up the pace again now, but I’m not holding my breath. The first arc was full of a lot of pissy bits and inane declarations, but it was easier to ignore the piss when there were a billion things going on. I think it’s the James Bond principle. Or maybe Borne. Either way, slowing things down, piling on the characters with little connection or point, and swimming through the piss instead of skimming along on top of it it is a really disgusting metaphor and what I hope this gets back to.

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6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • algorithm says:

    “Hopefully they’ll pick up the pace again now”

    I’m just baffled that you ever had any expectations for that pile of feces in the first place. Not like the terrible characters, awful writing, grating lines and vanishing budget were hard to spot either. I’m sure whatever point the guys in charge were trying to make (likely giving this crap some exposure for people to buy the LN) has been accomplished, now they can let this ship sink in dark, cold waters alongside the Titanic.

    But I gotta admit, tuesdays are such a barren land this season.

  • Sanjuro says:

    That phone call was a bit silly.
    “I’ve been spotted”
    “You have to move”
    “Okay, I will move”

    • Aroduc says:

      It’s such a common cliche in action movies and such, but not even a “Little busy here” quip or anything.

  • anise_punter says:

    More shows need fights between cyborgs and 10-year old girls, I can’t say much for the rest of the episode though.

  • The Phantom says:

    Another loli humm? Half crazy and with a thing for guns? this came to my mind when she joined:


  • arknoir says:

    Miracles eh? Where can you buy those fake dud flash bangs? and the civil servant rankings are terrible.