- This article is about the series. For the eponymous book, see Bible Black (book)
Bible Black (バイブルブラック Baiburuburakku) is an adult Japanese hentai series comprising two eroge computer games and four anime series. It is set in and around a school, where the discovery of the eponymous Bible Black spell book twists the minds and desires of the students and teachers with occult worship and sexual perversion.
The first game was released on PC on July 14, 2000 in Japan and was adapted into six anime episodes by the Japanese animation studio Milky Studio a year later. The series is loosely based on events and scenes from the game. The following year, a two-episode prequel was produced, explaining the origins of the first series.
In 2004, Milky Studio produced a sequel anime series of six episodes, which continues the story of some characters seen in the original anime. The latest anime series released starting from 2005 consists of side-stories, explaining what happened to various characters around the events of the first series.
Finally, a short second eroge game in the same style as the first one was published in 2008.
The player steps in the shoes of Academy student Taki Minase, who finds a mysterious book of magic in the basement of his school. He begins practicing black magic to pervert the minds and bodies of his fellow students, eventually becoming wrapped up in a devious plot when students and teachers get wind of his occult discovery and try to sway him to their side.
A sequel to the first game was released in 2008 and continues the story of student Taki Minase. The game runs on the same engine as the previous one and many familiar characters also make their return. Set one month after the incident of the previous game, Minase now lives a happy life with his girlfriend. However, a nightmare once again pulls him back into a world of black magic and dangerous, albeit perverse, consequences.
The first anime series that loosely follows the True Ending of the game. However, some (abridged) scenes from different storylines are also included. Like the game, the story revolves around Taki Minase, a student who finds a magic book and uses it to influence his fellow students. He is caught up in an occult plot involving the demonic school nurse Reika Kitami and eventually teams up with his art professor Hiroko Takashiro to save his friend and neighbor Kurumi Imari.
- Episode 1 - School of Black Magic / Kuromajutsu no Gakuen (黒魔術の学園)
- Episode 2 - Black Ceremony / Kuro no Gishiki (黒の儀式)
- Episode 3 - Black Sacrifice / Kuro no Ikenie (黒の生贄)
- Episode 4 - Black Caress / Kuro no Aibu (黒の愛撫)
- Episode 5 - Black Dinner / Kuro no Bansan (黒の晩餐)
- Episode 6 - Black Descent / Kuro no Kōrin (黒の降臨)
This series is a a prequel to both the first game and first anime series. It details how Hiroko Takashiro started her own witchcraft club and how Reika Kitami was corrupted twelve years before the events of the first series. Takashiro and her friends Rie and Saki attempt to summon a demon and even the Devil himself. However, the malicious and power hungry student council president Nami Kozono interferes and takes revenge for the spell the club's members cast on her before.
The sequel series details how Jody Crowley attempts to fulfill her grandfather's prophecy of the Woman in red, which she believes to be Aki Ichikawa. Many characters from the first anime series make their return. Witch Reika Kitami is revived in the body of Tokken agent Kurumi Imari, and becomes Jody's pawn as she overpowers Hiroko Takashiro and young police investigator Naoto Yamanishi. The story climaxes in the Academy basement, where Jody and Kitami face off.
- Episode 1 - Revival / Fukkatsu (復活)
- Episode 2 - Reunion / Saikai (再会)
- Episode 3 - Rule / Shihai (支配)
- Episode 4 - Recollection / Sōki (想起)
- Episode 5 - Rejection / Kyozetsu (拒絶)
- Episode 6 - Reproduction / Saisei (再生)
The three volumes in this series are a collection of short erotic side stories that take place around the events of the first series. Some of them depict elements and characters from the first game that were not seen in the anime. For example, a scene with swim team members Miyuki Nonogusa, Kobayashi and Mikimoto. The third volume also contains a single scene of Kurumi Imari being assaulted in a location that resembles the gymnasium storage room seen in the game.
- Volume 1 - At the faculty room toilet..., Secret Lesson, Events in the locker room
- Volume 2 - Virgin Hunting, Secret Torture, That's a teacher...
- Short Clip - Imari Rape Scene
A possible live-action adaptation of the Bible Black franchise has been proposed by production company Fever Dreams, but has remained in pre-production. Only a trailer and several photos have been released thus far.
Other media and non-media productions, such as merchandise, have also been produced by various parties.
A collection of concept art, galleries and various character images drawn by illustrator and designer Sei Shoujo.
Over the years, various Bible Black merchandise, mostly figurines, has been released by a number of manufacturers.
This chart lists an overview of all major characters featured in the Bible Black series and in which productions they appear. For a more in depth look, please refer to the respective series or character pages.
These characters are mentioned by name but not seen in the games or anime proper.
A list of background and nameless characters from all four anime series.
- Unnamed Characters in La Noche de Walpurgis
- Unnamed Characters in Origins
- Unnamed Characters in New Testament
- Unnamed Characters in Only