The 13 Best Anime Like Black Bullet

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Black Bullet is a one-of-a-kind anime. A parasitic virus leaves a city overrun by monsters and the only ones capable of taking them down are powerful little girls called "Cursed Children." And yet, despite their courage, the Cursed Children are often shunned by society, with the exception of their adult handlers. 

Fans love Black Bullet's take on parental relationships set in a dystopian future. Considering its unique premise, it can be difficult to find another anime like Black Bullet to watch after. No need to worry. Despite the earlier praise, there are actually lots of anime similar to Black Bullet, from supernatural anime series to those packed with action. This includes anime that further explores the bond and relationships between men and women, while others explore a disturbing society set in the future.

Check out the list of series similar to Black Bullet below and vote up your favorites.

  • There are numerous similarities between Black Bullet and Aria the Scarlet Ammo. Both shows follow a premise of a government enlisting a young man and child to save their dangerous world with their amazing abilities. For Aria the Scarlet Ammo, the highly-talented Kinji Tooyama teams up with the spunky Aria Holmes Kanzaki to clean up Japan as armed detectives.

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    141 votes

    Anyone entertained by the dynamic between Enju Aihara and her partner Rentarou Satomi in Black Bullet will love the sibling relationship in No Game No Life. While both series stray far from reality, No Game No Life takes it up a notch by setting itself in a fantasy world where every conflict - big and small - is decided by a high-stakes game. Sora and Shiro, a brother-and-sister otaku pair, progress through this dangerous world with their clever wit and hilarious charm.

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    136 votes

    Similar to Black Bullet, Guilty Crown also takes place in a world plagued by a deadly disease. Ten years after the "Apocalypse Virus" nearly wiped out Japan, the once proud nation is now under imperialistic rule by the GHQ. Guilty Crown follows Shuu Ouma as he joins a young resistance group fighting to take back Japan from the GHQ; utilizing his "Power of Kings" ability to extract incredible weapons from his friends.

  • Unbreakable Machine-Doll features the same master/partner setup as Black Bullet, while also drawing comparisons with Zatch Bell. In this fantasy take on the United Kingdom, magical marionettes known as Machinart fight each other so their master can claim the title of "Wiseman." Raishin Akabane and his Machinart, Yaya, are looking to claim that title, while also avenging the deaths of Raishin's family.

  • While Plastic Memories lacks the action of Black Bullet, it does have that boy and girl dynamic to drive its story. Plastic Memories is a fascinating look at the human/non-human relationship between Tsukasa Mizugaki and Isla, an advance android nearing her expiration date. The two work together in a factory that produces "Giftias," which are highly-advanced androids that look like humans, but only live for less than a decade. Plastic Memories is a hilarious, yet, heartbreaking romance that explores love on borrowed time.

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    51 votes

    Soul Eater is another buddy anime like Black Bullet, but with a supernatural setting. Instead of a partnership between a man and a young girl, Soul Eater stars a young and gifted girl named Maka Albarn and her fellow friend named Soul Eater Evans, who can transform himself into a scythe. It's a fun shonen action series with an imaginative art style reminiscent of The Nightmare Before Christmas