Black Cat: The Best at What it Does.

Last October and November, I decided to take a season long look at the manga series Black Cat. I discussed the manga from cover to cover, looked into the characters, the music and everything I could think of (cept the anime). As it was a series I always really enjoyed, I walked away respecting the manga for what it does so well: telling the story it wants, and then leaving the stage. After the cut, you’ll be able to see links to all the posts I did on the series, so I hope you enjoy!

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The Autumn of Black Cat: Final Thoughts on the Series

The Autumn of Black Cat concludes! It’s been a journey and now it, like the series has to come to an end. I’ve discussed all the volumes, talked about the two major main characters, and of course the music. I’ve pretty much said everything I need to say, so I want to end this with my final thoughts on the series. Join me after the cut as I answer the question I asked when I first started this event.

Does Black Cat still hold up?

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The Autumn of Black Cat: Volumes 11 through 14: The Tearju/Saya Arc.

The Autumn of Black Cat continues! While work has been kicking my ass lately, I made sure that this post was going to be done. We are now in the final half of the series and while I did say that this post would cover the next five volumes, I’ve reduced that to four. The reason is that the 14th volume actually ends at a perfect spot, while volume 15 is the start of the final arc of the series. It only made sense, but there is still plenty to talk about. Join me after the cut as I dive into the next set of volumes of Black Cat!

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Tragic and To the Point

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The Autumn of Black Cat: The Music of Black Cat

The Autumn of Black Cat continues! It’s a briefer look today, but still one I want to have! We have looked at the first two arcs of the series, but before we continue on the third arc, I want to talk about the music of the show. While I’ve said that I will not be discussing the anime of Black Cat, I do want to talk about the music, mostly because I think it is the best thing to come out of the show. So join me after the cut as I give you my thoughts on the opening and ending themes of Black Cat!

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The Autumn of Black Cat: Volumes 6 through 10: The Cerberus Arc

The Autumn of Black Cat continues! We’ve taken a look at the first five volumes, and how the story sets up the central characters, the villain and the overall gist of the story. Now with the second batch of five volumes we take a look at what happens next! Does the story pick up steam? Or does it contend to tread water for just a little longer. After the cut join me as we take a look at the next five volumes of the Black Cat!

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Taxi and Take-Off

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The Autumn of Black Cat: Black Cat’s Eve: The Pot of Gold

The Autumn of Black Cat continues! We’ve already looked at the first five volumes of the series, but now it is time to take a look at one of the central characters. I’ve spoken a lot on this blog on how some series hit the absolute jackpot when it comes to character design. ReZero’s Rem is one such example, a character that even people who don’ know the series are aware of. Evangelion’s Rei is another example, pretty much kick-starting an entire wave of clones that would dominate the landscape. Yet we’ve never really talked about a character whose design was so good, i was used twice, and a character who is the very rare benefactor of having an ecchi version and a non-ecchi version. So after the cut let’s take a dive into the main secondary lead of Black Cat: Eve.

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The character that never has to rule 34 herself

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