Black Bullet – 08
「境界線の石碑」 (Kyoukaisen no Sekihi)
“The Monument on the Border”
I have to say, after all the negative things I’ve said about this show over the past few months, never have I been happier that I stuck with it and got through all the not so great parts.
Loli driven Story Heaven
For the first time ever, I feel that this show has finally managed to blend the slice-of-life elements you need to bring some life to your characters with the gritty story and quick-paced action that it promised us from the very beginning. For someone like me who’s typically covering the shows that focus on cute girls doing cute things, it’s a nice surprise when you get things like Kisara getting embarrassed over a boob joke or Seitenshi making a sudden appearance in the best way possible. Because in my opinion, it’s the small things that add up over time to create something that’ll blow you off your feet.
After being upgraded from side-character/mini-boss to part of the main cast, the writers wasted no time in getting us acquainted with her. With a rather calm personality and the ability to think before immediately jumping into action, I think she does a great job at rounding out our rather erratic cast. That and I’ll never turn down any opportunity to make a good pedo joke — because I mean, come on, where else will you see something as golden as Tina coming out from under Rentaro’s sheets talking about their night time adventures?
A little bit of this and that.
Unlike the first arc and bits of the second arc that either felt too accelerated or just completely out of place, I’m really enjoying the way things are coming together. It’s almost like the writers can read most of our minds and understand we don’t enjoy getting force fed exposition or seeing things end at lightning-like speeds.
That said, I really wish they’d go a bit deeper with the whole stigma against the Cursed Children. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — seeing how they haven’t messed that plot point up yet and have actually been doing a decent job at reminding us about the horrible conditions that they live in, it’d be nice to get a closer look into the lives of girls that allow the rest of society to live in peace.
With Rentaro’s squad slowly coming along, I don’t think it’s too much of a stress to assume that next week’s episode will introduce the last pair we haven’t met yet. While it’s nearly impossible to tell anything from the garbled mess that Black Bullet calls its “preview”, I hope things continue to follow along this awesome pace/path we’ve found ourselves on.
- Random Thoughts
- I know that this show isn’t perfect, but you have to stay positive right?
- Hearing Shoubro say “fucking” is just weird.
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