Black Cat (ブラックキャット) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki. It was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from July 2000 to June 2004, with the chapters collected into twenty tankōbon volumes by Shueisha. The story centers on a man named Train Heartnet who withdrew from an elite group of assassins called the Chronos Numbers to become a bounty hunter. The series was adapted into a twenty-four episode anime series by Gonzo studio, which originally aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) channel from October 2005 to March 2006. In Japan, the Black Cat manga sold over 12 million copies. Manga and anime critics had praise for Black Cat’s action, differing views on the artwork and characters, and mainly negative comments for its plot which has been criticized for having common shōnen manga elements.
Train Heartnet is the infamous gunman ‘Black Cat’, a cold-blooded assassin who works for the organization known as ‘Chronos’, bearing the mark XIII on his body. Most of his life was surrounded by violence, so Train is quiet, asocial and uncaring. However his life changes as he encounters the mysterious Sweeper (bounty hunter), Saya. Her unique way of living interested Train but tragedy occurs, resulting in Train changing the way he has lived towards the life of a Sweeper with newfound friends Sven and Eve.[sociallocker]
Opening Theme: “Daia no Hana” by Yorico [Single]
#1: “Namidaboshi” by PUPPYPET [Single]
#2: “Kutsuzure” by Matsuda Ryouji [Single]
Blac Cat Original Soundtrack:
Nikukyu / Nekomanma (6) / Nekojarashi (10)[/sociallocker]