Friday, April 18, 2014

[New][April 2014] Black Bullet about..."No."?

Summary: In the year 2021, mankind was defeated by Gastrea, a parasitical virus, and is forced to live within a wall made of Varanium Monoliths, a metal that is able to subdue Gastrea. Recently the "Cursed Children", children born with the Gastrea virus who are able to control it giving them superhuman abilities were discovered. Due to the Gastrea virus' intervention, the Cursed Children could only be female, and have red eyes. They are now humanities only hope of fighting back against the Gastrea. Civil Securities are formed to specialize in fighting against Gastrea, operating with a pair consisting of an Initiator: who are cursed children, and a Promoter: who serve to lead the cursed children.

First Impression: Clock this one up for the Horror-Drama-Hope department. Characters are going to die, probably in bloody ways, and they're going to be pulling at our heart strings with bloody fingers.

First Opinion: To be honest up front, I'm always partial to a story that promises to have the capacity for discrimination in it. I get a cheap adrenaline kick out of envisioning how the random racist designated character is going to die, or just out right lusting to cave their skull in myself. Racism is the utmost peak of stupidity. No I'm not going to add 'In my opinion' to that. It simply is.
Right, moving on.
The story just screams "we're going to pick on the cursed children, k?", in addition to being the kind of setting that will probably call into question the limits of humanity. "What is and is not human?", the things desperate people will stoop or resort to, and so on. If that isn't your preference for a story, be my guest, you don't have to like it. I find that it tends to have a higher minimum level of interest for me, but that hasn't stopped me from dropping the boring ones that just rely on that to carry all of their entertainment and interest. Usually that shallower kind of show will spend forever circling the issue without ever saying anything significant one way or the other about it. We'll see how Black Bullet turns out.
I haven't seen much one way or the other for the show from just episode one. Nothing amazing, but nothing boring either. They were very in-your-face about the mutation scene though, so maybe they're going to make a running theme out of the gruesome aspect of the show? A little hard to say at this point in time.

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