All Black Cat released episodes
The Solitary Cat
Train, better known as Black Cat, completes another mission for Chronos, and is informed of his next mission. Later, Sven is inside a restaurant, planning how to catch his next target. A parade is happening outside, celebrating a new governor coming into office. One of the waitresses informs Sven that the new governor is also a gangster, the same man that Sven is targeting. A party is held that night, and Sven learns he isn't the only one targeting the governor. The infamous Black Cat is as well, though with a very different objective...
The Hesitant Cat
Sven goes back to his usual sweeper to find some more work. Not long after, a girl runs in with a couple of thugs not far behind. Sven steps in and drives the thugs off. After talking to the girl, he finds out that the thugs have her little sister hostage, and she has the ransom money for her sister's return. She offers Sven the money if he can get her sister back. Will Sven take the job?
The Cat in the Dark
Sven accepts the task of rescuing Elena's sister, Eve, and makes an attempt to infiltrate the manor, but without success. Afterwards, Sven learns that Eve is not really Elena's sister, nor is Elena who she appears to be. Later, Sven discovers Eve in a park, and decides to talk with her, and he shows Eve there's a entire world outside the manor she's been held in. Unfortunately for Sven, Torneo's men find them, and forcibly take Eve back to the manor. Sven comes to realize that Eve is not merely a bio-weapon, she's a human being with thoughts and feeling of her own, and becomes even more determined to rescue her, no matter what the cost.
The Grinning Cat
As Sven begins to put his plan into action, to save Eve from Torneo, Black Cat is right behind him. Meanwhile in the Torneo's basement the thief Rinslet discovers a shocking truth about Eve. Back upstairs Sven and Black Cat make their own attempts to get Eve, with their own reasons. Who will get Eve and what is the shocking truth?
The Departing Cat
As Sven heals at a hideout with Eve and Rinslet, Train's conscience grows. With his decision to leave Chronos, Creed is sent out to pull him back in. When he fails Chronos sends more operatives. Will they pull Train back to Chronos?
The Cat Under Fire
Coming back from his first failed attempt to bring back Train, Creed returns. With Train fully turning his back on Chronos it is all up to Creed. Since his first attempts failed Creed uses his magic to kidnap Train. When that doesn't work he goes for the thing Train cares about the most... Saya. Can Train stop him?
The Wounded Cat
Train awakens in Sven and Eve's company. Confused and saddened, he has to decide what course of action to take with his life next. As Sven goes out to get supplies, Eve comes to realize that she has to repent for her sins as well. Meanwhile, someone from Chronos is close by, looking to capture Eve.
The Sweeping Cat
Rinslet Walker accepts a dangerous new job, seeking help, she looks for Sven to ask for his assistance. Meanwhile, coming to a new town, Sven, Eve and Train look for their next target, a man who works at the town's garden. Unbeknown to them, a group known as the Apostles of the Stars, people bent on the destruction of the world, are also targeting this man, though for a different reason.
The Charming Cat
A man named Ganza is terrifying the residents of a town, coming out at night and killing people with his bare hands. Two members of the Apostles of the Stars attempt to recruit him to their group, but Ganza refuses, he'd much rather spend his time killing innocent people. Meanwhile, Train and the others learn of Ganza. Train, Sven and Eve come up with a plan to lure out and capture Ganza, but their plan doesn't turn out the way they had hoped.
The Cat Unleashed
A summit conference between leaders is being held, and the Apostles of the Stars plan to interrupt it in the form of a revolution. Train, learning that Creed is alive, goes to confront him, abandoning his friends in the process. Eve and the others follow to try and stop the Apostles of the Stars from causing chaos. Sven has a terrible vision, and races to find and protect Train from powers beyond his current state.
When the world is full of corrupted people a secret organization chronos will sent an assassin to eliminate the said person but what if their greatest assassin got tired of killing and want start a fresh life will he find peace or just end up dying. Although you might find black cat a little unfinished because in the end Train will just disappear leaving his friend behind (not in the bad way) but i guess that's what he's like a stray cat. Black cat is one of the first anime that i watch and also an anime that i can recommend because its an anime consisting of good fight scene, a little humor and mystery.
Critic's Log - Earthdate: July 21, 2012. Review #13: Black Cat The reason I do these intros to my reviews is because I felt like putting intros in my reviews. I like Anime because I enjoy animation. I also like to critique these animes because almost every anime has it's strengths and weaknesses. I am an unofficial critic and my reviews are strictly opinion. I also review these animes like a proper gentleman and not some stark, raving fanboy. I am not picky when it comes to reviewing anime. Anyway, enough with the intro and let's dash right in to... BLACK CAT Train Heartnet is a member of the secret society known as Chronos and he is known as the Black Cat because of his quick reactions to attacks and his title is Number Thirteen and has a tattoo with the roman numeral of the number 13. He is an unstoppable master gunman, a cold and unfeeling killer until he meets a young woman named Saya who happens to be a bounty hunter or "Sweeper". She teaches him the value of human life and how to live in order to repent for one's mistakes rather than die because of them. Through her, Train learns to love and care for other people as he later becomes a Sweeper and travels with some companions. To be technical, this is a Studio Gonzo production and... I am not going to bash the living hell out of Gonzo on this show because to be honest, Black Cat is not one of the bad eggs that Gonzo has made. I have heard that Gonzo has some bad shows before and since and I know that there are some okay animes they made as well and this is one of them. The animation isn't at all terrible but I can say is that it could have looked better at some places but I got to commend Studio Gonzo on a couple of notes. 1\. They actually put effort into making the show entertaining and they really put in some cool visual styles, some use of these visual styles are slightly hit and miss, but it has some nice trick animation from time to time. 2\. They also used little 3D computer animation on this anime which Gonzo is infamously known for. As much as the entertainment value Black Cat has. There are other issues Black Cat has that do need to be addressed. One of them is the number of characters that you'll see in this show, there are about 6 to 7 litters of characters shown in Black Cat. You got Train, Sven, Rinslet, and Eve being the main cast, you got the Chronos numbers, then there's the Apostles of the Star, Townspeople, so on and so on. There are a lot of characters. This show has way too many characters. This is somewhat part of the entertainment value for Black Cat, but the problem with this number of characters is that some of them aren't developed that well. But what about the main cast? Well, Sven is a delight to watch! He acts suave because he likes to act like a gentleman. Sven is also great comic relief for Black Cat. Rinslet Walker is alright to begin with and pretty much stays that way till the end. Eve is an interesting character, but the one character that seems to get some criticism is the main lead Train Heartnet. At first, Train was this mysterious, quiet gunman. He also was a bit of a boring lead at times to start off with. That is until he becomes a Sweeper... This also leads to another flaw with Black Cat. at the Time he was a Chronos, he was quiet and mysterious. After he left Chronos and after Saya dies, he became more of a chatterbox, and he was a bit cocky and energetic and there was no transition to these behaviors. If this was Gonzo's attempt from trying to avoid making Train look one-dimensional, this was not the best way to do it, because as hard as they tried... Train is a bit one-dimensional. But the supporting main cast really saved the show's ass. Shin Itagaki (The director of Black Cat) still deserves some credit for making sure that Black Cat had some entertainment value. I will admit that they do use some cliché tropes but nothing to get people dropping this show. For example, Creed's goal is to take over the world Of course, with Train at his side... The music by Taku Iwasaki is not bad but this might not be his best but he probably has better recognition before and since, he composed the Rurouni Kenshin prequel OVA's before Black Cat and he composed the animes such as Gurren Lagann and Soul Eater since Black Cat. So... is the music for Black Cat any good? Well, it's not bad and there are some mixtures of genres and it fits in pretty well. The voice acting for both English and Japanese are listenable. The original Japanese version is graciously over the top and that is not bad for Black Cat because that is what the show sort of needs with the material that Gonzo produced, Keiji Fujiwara (The Seiyuu of Sven Vollfied) is an example. I got nothing bad to say about Fujiwara-san, he's an awesome Seiyuu. The English Dubbed version makes the characters sound normal. This is also dubbed by Funimation and they are known for their consistency for good quality dubs. This is from one of their early days which the quality was just a bit low. This is not a terrible dub, but it is not outstanding to say the least. There are a couple of standout performances in the dub, one is Brandon Potter (The English voice of Sven), and Chris Patton (the English voice of Creed), and Mr. Patton sure sounds like he had way too much fun voicing Creed, I could say the same thing to Shinichiro Miki with his performance as Creed. Miki-san sounds like he had too much fun as well voicing Creed. The English dub is listenable. I could say that this just leads up to preference. There's not much to compare when it comes to picking a language track. Tyler Walker would get recognition later on as an ADR director, but he did pretty good on Black Cat. The biggest flaw would probably be its story, Black Cat's story is a bit of a mixed bag of catnip. I think the explanation of the story earlier was enough to explain. The action element really saved Black Cat's Tail... Even though the direction by Shin Itagaki is a little flawed, it's not absolutely terrible in the long run but there is one thing that makes me wonder about Black Cat. I wonder if Black Cat was inspired by Cowboy Bebop in the long run, think about it... Bounty Hunters, Syndicates, Some of the main cast being unfortunate bounty hunters, and Train's past catching up to him (sort of). Also, the Biblical references that are used in Black Cat are kind of a nice touch. Black Cat is available from Funimation, the manga by Kentaro Yabuki is also available by Viz Media. A Light Novel called "Black Cat: The Star's Afterglow" has not made it overseas. The Black Cat videogames "The Mechanical Angel", and "The Black Cat's Concerto" also never made it overseas. With that said, Black Cat is a rare treat by a studio that has had its share of criticism from some people. The story isn't perfect, but the action scenes and some characters really gave the show some value for entertainment. This anime was not a waste of my time and this anime might not be for everyone. Animes like this is what I would like to call "Popcorn Anime", because this anime can have a bit of mindless fun. I give Black Cat a 7 out of 10, It is GOOD! Feel free to leave a comment and get yourself a glass or bottle of milk
I was apprehensive at first going into this anime and it was confusing at parts, however the characters were fun and the art was enjoyable, overall, it was worth watching.
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