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Black Cat - "I've come to deliver bad luck"
As promised, I'll talk about some of the anime that I've watched. Of course to be perfectly honest, I'm only going to recommend those that I think are great. You might not feel the same, but then that's expected.
A little info from anime news network on Black Cat, an assassin for a not so secret organization driving over 1/3 of the world's economy. The organization uses assassins known as "erasers" to erase the existence of those they deem harmful to the peace of the world. To put it simply, instead of putting suicide bombers or war mongers behind bars they simply eliminate them. Among the erasers, there are 13 of them specially selected into a special denomination known as the "Numbers". Why numbers? Because interestingly they all have roman numbers tattooed on their body.
The Chrono Numbers as they are called (the manga has another term that calls them time guardians, in obvious reference to the word chrono), are the elite assassins of Chronos, each powerful in their own right and are given orihalcon made weapons of their expertise. The weapons range from swords and spears to weird strings, bazookas, cards (only in the anime, and propulsion power steel balls attached to a chain. Their number doesn't really denote their power or position with the exception of Number I and II who are the commander and Vice commander for the chrono numbers. Thats the background on Chronos.Enter Train Heartnet, a Chrono Number given the Number XIII. A cold assassin with almost unmatched agility and gunman ship. Swift and effective, he is the most notorious of the Chrono Number assassins.
Train spacing out.
His agility, coupled with unique irises that can shrink and slit like a cats, earn him the number XIII and the nickname, Black Cat.
The unlucky number, XIII.
A black cat and the number XIII, both associated with bad luck. When on a mission, the black cat is said to deliver bad luck to the target to be eliminated. Train on a mission, to deliver some bad luck.
Train's orihalcon gun, "Hades".
Now personally I think that's pretty sick, to kill someone for their crimes rather than give the chance for repentance. When I think of that, I think of Death Note, though I must say I've yet to read the manga or watch the anime. I don't know about the Death Note guy, but Train was lucky enough to meet a female "sweeper", or a bounty hunter, that changed his life forever. That being said, a sweeper is a bounty hunter that helps the police or authorities to capture criminals for bounty rewards.
Up on the roof tops where all cats love to be, Train stares at the moon relaxing after completing his latest mission, the assassination of a gangster attention turned mayor. As he sat there drinking milk (cats love milk! I happen to like milk too) with a stray cat, he meets Saya who was there too. Saya steals trains milk.
Saya: No me burung gagak diong 9 you!
Train: NUuuuuuuuuuuuuuu my milk!!!!
Now of course sadly the story doesn't turn typical boy meets girl and fall in love but I'm getting ahead of myself so anyway they met they talk bla bla. Train noticed she had a gun and ask her if she uses it but she claims that she doesn't use it to kill, something Train remarks as ridiculous. Saya tells Train that that killing is not the way to punish a criminal.
A cat loves to be free and the Black Cat is no exception, as the story goes on, he leaves Chronos, gets chased by the other Numbers for leaving the group, joins Sven Vollfied and becomes a sweeper. The anime's animation is of great quality, the story is good but fans who read the manga first might be disappointed at the extreme deviation from the manga. I personally like both, but I think I kinda prefer the manga after reading it. Well I really can't talk about toooooo much as its a 23 episode series. Those that don't watch anime, you are losing out on a lot. But then again, tv show freaks are going to say the same thing to me. I still say tv shows are boring, bluerk!
Might add more later, or might not. Till then, enjoy!
P.S: Go watch black cat if you havn't! Its currently on animax if you don't want to buy the DVD.