Black Cat 01

OP: “HIKARI/ダイアの花 (HIKARI / Daia no Hana)” by Yoriko

ED: “ナミダボシ (Namidaboshi)” by PUPPYPET

Watch Status: Subbed(Oyasumi Subs)

Summary

Show starts with some funny flashbacks(typical shounen) and then we get in to real time where some guy has been elected governer. Then a one-eyed guy seems to wanna catch him as he’s a gangleader of some sorts.

One-eye guy is very poor and can’t afford food. After helping a waitress-in-distress, he gets it. Then he’s at a party for the governer and he meets the guy he’s supposed to catch. His other eye(turns out it’s not blind) can see the future and it turns out the target will die in 5 mins by some guy.

He tries to get to him 1st but is beaten by other guy, who has XIII(13)engraved on his chest.He confronts the guy but the target’s underling comes and disturbs. After that, one-eye guy goes to a pawn shop to try and get some money, buy the shopkeeper throws him out after he reveals he met the XIII guy, supposedly a shinigami.End

Opinion

Well, picked it up just because it seems nice. But just standard shounen fare for this season. There’s just tons of similarities with other titles though, with the eye thing and Kurapika. Not really surprising since I’d read an article on a local mag about the tons of similarities of BC and HXH.

I haven’t read the manga yet, so I can judge this somewhat ‘unbiased’ly.Well, comes with experience from tons of bad manga-anime conversions *coughnegimacough*. Luckily, I don’t see the XEBEC word anywhere, so it should be better.

The show seems quite OK, but the pacing needs some changes. The flashing back was quite jarring to me. Art is done quite good, but nothing outstanding(unlike Negima,*stabs XEBEC*).

OP and ED are quite nice to listen too, not outstanding like Shakugan( damn, I just can’t resist mentioning Shakugan, WHEN ARE THE SINGLES COMING OUT!!!!!!!! ) but still nice to listen too.I kinda find the ED sequence a bit creepy, with all of them turned into cats, taking the ‘Cat’ part of ‘Black Cat’ too seriously I guess.

Overall, still interesting. I’ll follow this one on subs. It’s not gonna be on my “Must-watch” list(a.k.a watch raw).

11 Comments

  1. raz Said,

    January 13, 2006 @ 7:40 am

    preety shity summary

    i ‘ve seen alot of animes n this anime is good

  2. bob Edwards Said,

    February 26, 2006 @ 6:17 am

    Thought I would check all these links out as some dude on a MythBusters tread wrote a few weeks back [quote] in an anime context [quote] I didn’t know what that ment at the time that I had read the word Anime, but my kids knew all about it. The guy who wrote it is a multi talented genius. Well all these Anime links are fun. Oh-ha, I never said any [quote] cannon ba//s [quote]. The only thing that was done wrong yo, was posting a multi topic, a firearrow no, no, but that was done so it would get a fun flaming. Also I found out you can’t ask any honest questions about some of the cast members in the fan forums, they get locked if you do.
    Speaking of being locked treads, I wish I could edit out what I wrote to you on the Kinetic Energy tread. (Maybe I should say “Cinetic” instead of “Kinetic”, I would not want to inflame anyone.) That was a cool topic, and I cooled it, sorry. Like to edit off some of my posts there, so it can go to the top again. I was having fun reading that one every day.
    Lastly, if I thought these treads where really obsession sites, I would not really be doing what I’m doing over at the Kari Shrine blog. I think you all think I’m a sociopath, and I play into that misconception you all have of me. I get a bit of an egocentric lift out of all this though.
    Advice about the MythBusters site! pull treads, and put a value in it’s place, “Violation of firearrow rule: >ect.” It’s just a suggestion though. Have a good one, ya all!

  3. bob Edwards Said,

    March 11, 2006 @ 1:29 pm

    Finally figured out the MythBusters web site. MythBusters is to real science, what the WWF is to real wrestling. They play people on their site like people that call into some AM radio programs. They act like they are a real info site, but really they play people to promote their site and show. If anyone goes on their site for any length of time you will sware you are on a Bob Newheart episode. They are entertainers only! Not going to play with “notastupidstuntguy” anymore, “notstupidstuntguy” knows the MB’s real game plan now, “Fuck with people to razz them, and so others can sit back and be entertained.”

  4. Rianami Said,

    April 26, 2006 @ 6:51 am

    reffering to the description u have….umm…that’s not right up there….they arn’t flash backs to the past of any kind….they are future events in the series…so ya…

  5. markie Said,

    June 16, 2006 @ 12:26 am

    I LOVE BLACK CAT AND TRAIN IS MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEVER 4GET THAT! BUT I HOPE WE CAN STILL GET ALONG

  6. Noelle Said,

    June 23, 2006 @ 1:12 pm

    Where did you watch Black Cat at? ive been looking all over the place, well…most of the place.
    i hope you didnt see it on bitorrent..i dont have that @_@

  7. Andrea Said,

    June 24, 2006 @ 2:51 pm

    thank God!! i love you!!!! n.n kuroganes anime blog cause thnk`s to you i found this wonderful song black cat opening! thank you very much!! luv yaaaaaa for ever!!!!!!!!!11 n.n Onigiri-San

  8. Priscilla~xoxo Said,

    August 21, 2006 @ 5:13 pm

    Black Cat is…COOL. omg i feel so sad when saya died. train looks cool.

  9. epocolipse Said,

    August 24, 2006 @ 10:17 pm

    ive read the manga to number 3 its very good but you disgraced it with such a bad summary (and the guy with the eye patch is named sven)!!!!

  10. kakashihimura Said,

    January 14, 2007 @ 7:21 am

    I politely DISAGREE….Black Cat is a very good anime, the manga is FREAKING AMAZING and Kentaro Yabuki is a genius. I think next time before you review it, maybe try watching more of it and check out the comparison between the manga and the anime. I wasn’t I big fan of the anime or manga a t first but I stuck it out some more and they are now among my all-time favourites.

  11. Vegito Said,

    February 8, 2007 @ 7:06 am

    Listen pal I am a black cat fan-boy so if you got a problem with the anime and/or manga take it up with me! And i totally agree with everybody bu you that this anime isthe best!!!…and of cours i have all of the manga. In accordance with Priscilla Cuz Saya was my favorite character…and still is!

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