Bible Black

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A H-game that was first released in 2000 and, a year later, turned into a well known Hentai anime. In 2002, it got a Prequel called Bible Black: Origins and two Sequels called Bible Black: New Testament and Bible Black: Only.

One of the more famous H-series in the United States, Bible Black has a decent fan following. The series also gained a level of infamy for some of the more outrageous moments and the dark and disturbing material contained within. The character designs were done by Yoshiten, the same man who did the character designs for a series with a similar level of infamy.

It got a H-game sequel called Bible Black: The Infection, which was released in English on June 28th, 2011. Whether or not it will get a Hentai adaptation, is yet to be known.

According to Chris Beveridge of Anime on DVD a live action version is being made.[when?] (Which isn't saying much, as it wouldn't be the first hentai so adapted.)

Not to be confused with the single by Heaven And Hell, the King Crimson song Starless and Bible Black, or the British sitcom Black Books.

Also, not to be confused with the grimoire The Sixth and Seventh Book of Moses aka Bible Black. Wikipedia has an article. Text

Versions of this work circulated throughout Scandinavia and Central Europe. In Sweden and Finland these books are compiled and published under the titles, "Den Svarta Bibeln" and "Musta Raamattu", respectively, meaning "The Black Bible".

Tropes used in Bible Black include:
  • Anti-Villain: Kitami to some people.
    • Those who don't feel this way tend to view her as a Complete Monster. There's precious little in the way of middle ground on this issue.
  • Art Shift: Between the first game (La Noche De Walpurgis) and the second (Infection). It's relatively minor, which somehow manages to make it that much more jarring.
  • Ascended Extra: Mika Ito is this in the second game.
  • Bad Export for You: Japanese production company Milky tried this in several ways, most notoriously trying to force New Testament to be released in North America dub-only (that only lasted for one disc).
  • Banned in China: Well not really but it caused a bit of a controversy when some Canadian retailers put it on open shelves next to 4Kids dubs and the like.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Minase and Imari to an extent
  • Betty and Veronica: Imari the Betty and Saeki the Veronica (or Shiraki the Betty and Imari the Veronica)
  • Black Magic: One of the key plot points.
  • Blondes Are Evil: Kitami, and to a lesser extent Saeki.
    • Saeki ends up just as evil as Kitami in the game.
    • Also Jody Crowley from the sequel
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Another of the important plot points with most of the characters falling victim to it at some point in both series.
    • Shiraki gets it especially bad.
    • Kitami, in particular, enjoys this in the anime. In the game, it's a mix of this and her Love Potion.
  • Break the Cutie: Kitami in Origins. See Start of Darkness. You can also say the same thing about Imari in the original.
    • Ito Mika in the first game. The text description is particularly brutal, since It's the first spell Minase casts in the game, and what it causes her to do is absolutely horrifying. Even to Minase, who regrets it a touch. And the poor girl never really seems to recover from it.
  • Brother-Sister Incest: Minase gropes his step-sister, Yukiko simply for not wearing a bra under a shirt and allowing her nipples to be seen poking from underneath. Due to him having a magic imbued touch that causes orgasms, this causes her to retreat to her room and masturbate furiously.
    • In the game, it's more explicit, he has full-on sex with her.
      • Only if Minase isn't working for Kitami; Minase and Yukiko are both drugged and forced into it. Otherwise, it plays out the same way it plays out in the anime.
  • Broken Bird: Takashiro, especially in the sequel. And then she proceeds to get more broken...
    • She gets it pretty bad in the first game, too.
    • Ito in the games. First Minase's rather explicit choice in spells causes her to...perform some rather lewd acts in front of her entire class, then she gets put under mind control by Kitami.
  • But Thou Must!: The first game has one of these. After causing Ito's lewd performance, you're given the choice whether or not to use magic again. Regardless of the player's choice, Minase decides to use it anyways.
    • There's more than just one, actually. The earliest is Minase ending up going to the art club meeting no matter how much you try to avoid it.
  • Caught with Your Pants Down: More like caught giving a Facial....and in front of your best friend who secretly has a crush on you to top it all off.
    • In the game, that's if you choose Shiraki instead of Imari and are taking an evil road. If you choose Imari, you drug the poor girl for use in Kitami's ceremony.
  • Chickification - Imari is actually a champion martial artist in the game. This was ignored in the first anime entirely.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Although Minase helps her win the affections of a boy she likes, Murai is never seen or heard from for the rest of the series. Wonder how things are going with her & Asada?
  • Country Matters: In the English dub
  • Deal with the Devil: Kitami does this at the end of the Prequel in order to save her life.
    • The major plot revolves around her trying to cheat the Devil so she can keep living. Canonically, it works.
  • Death by Sex: Certain endings in the game have this happen to the player. Takashiro comes close to it in the storylines where the player's working with Kitami.
    • In the sequel anime series, this pretty much happens for the entire first half of the series. A couple is found dismembered in a car by joggers, a green-haired student and her professor are found pinned to the wall by a security guard just moments after intercourse, Toudou and her young teacher (but still older than her) where burned alive in the middle of sex (she came Back from the Dead though) and then there's the particularly unpleasant bank scene where a woman is raped by the barrel of a shotgun and the guy wielding it gets so excited he accidentally pulls the trigger.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Minase's case he is one of the main characters. His sister does not appear in the sequel either. A quick shot of a computer has a photo of Minase when the detective is investigating into the past case but Minase doesn't appear in person.
    • Averted by Infection. Despite gaining a new voice actor, Minase remains the player's avatar, for good or ill.
    • Minase is only seen in one headshot in the sequel anime series and not mentioned much more than that. It is apparently believed by some that he is implied to have been killed at some point by the Kitami-possessed-Imari.
    • Ito, in transitioning from the game to the anime.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Kitami at the start. Most of the cast when they come under Kitami's sway.
  • Dude She's Like In A Coma: One of evil options in the game is visiting an unconscious Mika Ito in the nurse's office.
    • It's not the visitation that's the evil choice. (In fact, you have to visit her, if you don't want a bad end later on.) But your options when you're there...
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Kitami, both in the original and Prequel
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: A lesson that the protagonists should have learned.
    • Infection averts this, since the first scene to occur ends up with Minase screaming at the nightmare he's suffering through, clearly showing that he's learned his lesson.
  • Evil Foreigner: Jody Crowley from the sequel
  • Fan Service: Yes, that too. But really what else would you expect?
  • Fantasy Contraception: Black magic must make guys sterile or something...
    • Well, New Testament is decent and Only probably has the best voice acting in the English series. The other two, however...
  • Gainaxing: Lots of it.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Minase & Imari finally do this.
  • Gorn: Edges into this at several moments especially Shiraki raping Minase right after she stabs him.
  • Government Conspiracy The first incident was passed off as a suicide pact.
  • Grand Theft Me: Imari gets taken over by Kitami. Somewhat inverted in that a part of Imari is still in there.
  • Gun Porn: Eheheh...well, the thing is...
  • Heel Face Turn: Minase. What? A semi-respectable male hentai character?
  • Hello, Nurse!: This is pretty much Kitami's role in the original series.
    • Yukiko as well. Not only is she incredibly hot, but she's actually studying to be a medical practitioner.
    • The game version of Saeki, when she's in her school uniform, falls under this. Not so much in the mage robes, though.
  • Hermaphrodite: Kitami can turn her clitoris into a fully functioning penis.
    • Saeki also learns this trick in Bible Black Only.
    • Saeki gets two.
    • Imari in the follow up anime. Justified, supposedly, by her being host to Kitami's spirit.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Takashiro
    • Actually subverted by the end of the first series and the "true" ending of the game: Minase wants a brunette—Imari, specifically.
      • In the second series however, the possessed Imari makes a comment about how Takashiro stole Minase from her.
      • Seeing as it's probably Kitami talking and not Imari, that statement makes a great deal of sense. Takashiro is responsible for Minase's Heel Face Turn.
  • H-Game POV Character: Starts as Type IV.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Imari on Kitami, and to a lesser extent Minase
    • Saeki is this in the game, depending on your choices.
  • Horny Devils
  • Hot for Student: Kitami with Minase. Takashiro with Minase (multiple times). Toudou seduces her teacher. Yukiko gets very kinky with her senior medical teacher. And if all the various orgies were counted, this list would be gigantic. In the prequal Takashiro is seen taking money from a teacher in exchange for helping him seduce two students.
    • And the list from the games isn't any shorter.
  • Hot for Teacher: Happens a lot.
  • Hot Witch: Of course.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: Oh so much. In a bit of TV Tropes irony, this entry was once right before The Big O in the Anime list.
  • It Got Worse: Think the first series ends on a bad note? It gets worse. Much worse.
    • The second game arguably falls under this.
  • "It's Not Rape If You Enjoyed It": Duh! ya think?
    • Again, averted in the game. Kitami's got a rather potent aphrodisiac.
  • I Read It for the Articles: The game is littered with random trivia about art and literature, among other things. Occult stuff is predominant, but there's a summary of Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique among other things. And you thought you don't learn anything from porn.
  • Idiot Ball: Takashiro in Origins. She and her coven decide to play Break the Haughty by forcing Kozono Nami to fall in love with some random skanky guy who wants her. OK, fine. Takashiro then decides to release her from the spell and tell her that they caused it. Also fine; revenge complete. The problem comes when Takashiro agrees to teach this woman magic. It could be justified as extreme arrogance, as Takashiro is probably feeling pretty invincible at that point. But still: you're willingly teaching your worst enemy the tools necessary to take you out. How can that possibly be a good idea? And no, this doesn't end well (more specifically Nami usurps her, blasts her against a wall and has Takashiro's friends tie her up and lock her in a broom closet.)
    • Nami immediately counters this with her own idiot ball. So your ritual calls for a Virgin Sacrifice. And you've picked out a suitable virgin, Kitami, someone who's pissed you off (from Nami's perspective). But it's a few hours before the ceremony; what do you do? If you're Nami, you apparently hand her over to a group of men and have them rape her. Oh, but you tell them not to do it in the vagina. And instead of supervising the rape, to make sure they only rape her ass, you leave. I'm sure nothing will happen to this virginity that will cause the ritual to fail and get you killed by your presumed sacrifice.
      • Kitami naturally gets this right. Pretty much the first thing she does once she finds a suitable Virgin Sacrifice is to ensure that she remain a virgin via a chastity belt.
      • For what it's worth, Kitami herself says that her being sacrificed didn't work because she was Only Mostly Dead in the game.
    • In Episode 2, Minase goes back down into the basement he originally got the book from, when who should come along but Kitami? She spins a yarn about how she gave her soul to a demon and invites him to do the same. Considering all the nasty crap he's witnessed up to this point, any sane man would've dropped the book and ran like hell. But I almost forgot that this is a hentai, and we still have a couple of episodes left, so... on with the ritual sex!
      • If you try this in the game, Kitami will kill you in most routes.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Minase...maybe.
  • Jesus Taboo: The original anime references Jesus, for obvious reasons this was changed to "Satan" in the dub, though this might just make it worse.
    • Worse than a cult of naked chicks slaughtering virgins to summon demons in the name of Jesus?
    • This could actually be a case of doing the research in part of the creators. There are literally billions of demons in hell. One or two could have the same name as Jesus, and what better name to trick impressionable school students? Fridge Brilliance here.
    • It is pointed out that Jesus and the spells in the name of God are a trick since all the magic in the book is black magic and therefor evil.
"Good and evil are like yin and yang. In other words, demonic chants are the flip side to the Gospel. Those passages celebrating God and Jesus Christ are merely shams."