Raise your hands: How many of you readers were fans of Black Cat? Whether the original manga by Kentaro Yabuki (To Love Ru, Ayakashi Triangle), or the later 2005 anime adaptation by studio Gonzo (Full Metal Panic!, SoltyRei, Strike Witches)? Well, it seems that we might get getting something more for said anime soon-ish. Maybe? I mean, how else would you interpret said anime getting an official Twitter account all of a sudden?
Black Cat: The Twitter Revival?!
The very much brand new official Twitter account for Black Cat is proud to announce its launch. Not only that, but said Twitter account seems very much aware that the anime not only has a Japanese fanbase, but an English-speaking one as well. How else do you explain their first ever Tweet being in both Japanese and English? In fact, you can check out that Tweet below:
The implications of this new Twitter account are very interesting. It implies that someone is at least very interested in a continuation of the Black Cat anime. Heck, maybe even a remake with modern high-quality animation? Hardcore fans of the manga will note that the 2005 anime wasn’t exactly faithful to the manga. In fact, not only did the anime not complete various storylines for many of the main characters, but the final arc was something they made up entirely out of thin air. With absolutely no regard for how Kentaro Yabuki’s story went in the manga.
Gonzo didn’t even have the excuse that the manga’s wasn’t finished yet. Black Cat the manga ended its run in Shonen Jump on June 14, 2004. The Gonzo anime adaptation didn’t even air its first episode until October 6, 2005. Thus, we have absolutely no idea why director Shin Itagaki basically made up his own final arc. Except for possible hubris, perhaps.
In any case, this new Twitter account gives us hope for a faithful anime adaptation. Even if there’s no other announcement beyond the start of said Twitter account. Tune back into THS later to find out more Black Cat news when we hopefully do. In the meantime, you can watch the 2005 anime adaptation on Crunchyroll, whether for nostalgia or for the first time.