「運命の子供たち」 (Unmei no Kodomoutachi)
“Children of Destiny”
Three episodes in and I think Black Bullet has finally overcome all the things that had me doubting it after its debut. With the focus on the action but still taking the time to highlight the little things like social stigmas and the problems of people who go on power trips; I thoroughly loved everything in this week’s episode.
Promoters and Initiators Part Two
I brought this up last week but after watching the last few scenes of the episode, there’s just something I have to talk about — the importance the whole Promoter and Initiator combo. I got some really good comments on the question and I think Senju’s short introduction combined with Rentaro’s sentiments solidified the notion that deep down, these cursed children are simply young girls who are trying to figure out life.
While I wish we could find out what a contract behind a Promoter and Initiator entails, I can see just how important it is to have someone older and more experienced in this game called life. The thing is, I can’t fathom how girls like Senju could ever build up respect for their Promoter when they’re treated like absolute trash. The only thing that I can even think of is maybe the act of adopting an Initiator is viewed as such a gracious act that those feelings of gratitude are able to overcome being treated like shit?
Anyways, I really love how they’re going about this and I hope by the end of things we’ll see some sort of change. Be it small or large, I believe people like Rentaro can move things forward with their heart and ability to show some compassion to the very girls who are preventing the collapse of mankind.
Kagetane and The End of the World
Now that we know the single thing that could unleash a wave of destruction onto the entire Tokyo-area was in that suitcase, the only thing left is to see Kagetane attempt to use it. I say attempt because it would be a little ridiculous for the world to end just four episodes in. That and, why wouldn’t you be guarding something that dangerous with enough manpower to overtake a country?
Seriously though, it makes you wonder why he wants to summon something that could literally destroy everything humanity has ever created. We know that he wants to create a new world for the strong but from the looks of things even the cursed children aren’t completely immune. So what do you do if you get rid of all the doctors and researchers who are trying to create a cure for the thing? If anything, it sounds like everything will just turn into Gastrea if he gets his way.
I knew there was something special about Rentaro! Even though it remains to be seen just what that crazy doctor did to him, its nice to know that he apparently has some insane healing abilities in addition to that nasty right jab of his. Sort of reminds you of a certain sect of the population doesn’t it? Anyways, we’ll have to wait at least until next week to see just what Rentaro’s made of. See you then!