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Black★Rock Shooter (TV)

Black★Rock Shooter (TV)

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: BRS (TV)
Japanese: ブラック★ロックシューター


Type: TV
Episodes: 8
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 3, 2012 to Mar 23, 2012
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.171 (scored by 74803 users)
Ranked: #26212
Popularity: #173
Members: 139,004
Favorites: 1,156
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It isn't the world you know. There wanders a girl with jet-black hair, ebony clothes, and a strikingly blue, glowing eye. Her name is Black★Rock Shooter. With a huge cannon in hand, she throws herself into a fierce battle...

Meanwhile, in another world, middle-school student Mato Kuroi is drawn to Yomi Takanashi, her classmate with an unusual family name. Mato does her best to talk to Yomi, who just won't open up. Yu Koutari mocks her best friend Mato's efforts but at the same time, supports her. Mato also finds herself surrounded by other colorful characters at school, like the eccentric school counselor, Saya Irino, and the hot-blooded captain of her club club, Arata Kohata.

Then, one day, the window of opportunity opens. After Mato sees that Yomi has her favorite picture book, "Li'l Birds At Play", they strike up a conversation and Mato is invited to come over to Yomi's house. There, they gradually break the ice, until a girl in a wheelchair appears. This is Yomi's best friend, Kagari Izuriha...

Two worlds. Mato and Black★Rock Shooter. This is the story of their "pain".

(Source: Nico Nico Douga)


Episodes  0 / 8
Aired  Feb 3, 2012 to Mar 23, 2012
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Alternative version: Black★Rock Shooter (OVA)
Prequel: Black★Rock Shooter

Characters & Voice Actors

Black★Rock Shooter
Black★Rock Shooter
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Dead Master
Dead Master
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Asumi, Kana
Asumi, Kana
Black★Gold Saw
Black★Gold Saw
Noto, Mamiko
Noto, Mamiko


Yoshioka, Shinobu
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Amemiya, Akira
Episode Director, Storyboard, Layout, Key Animation
Imaishi, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director

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May 13, 2015
Black★Rock Shooter (TV) is an action, science, fantasy and drama anime, which was created by Ordet and Sanzigen studios, with Shinobu Yoshioka as the director and Mari Okada as the lead writer. The anime first aired on February 2nd 2012, finished on March 22nd 2012, and was 8 episodes long.

In a nutshell.
Black★Rock Shooter (TV) has a story that centers on the two different worlds that are connected and everything, which happens in the first world, will affect the second. The anime follows the story of Mato Kuoi, a girl who struggles to keep her new friend Yomi Tananashi and Black★Rock Shooter, a mysterious girl read more
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May 17, 2013
This is my second review ever written and this contains solely my opinion, i apologize in advance for any grammar mistakes you may find while reading it.

Wow this anime, as i'm scrolling through the reviews it's like 2 different worlds (no pun intended) i see half of people rating it at 1-3 and the other half rating it 9/10. To be fair most reviewers just end up giving it a 5, I guess you could call that neutral, neither a masterpiece nor utter garbage, but i feel the need to give some credit to this anime and am going to state all I think about read more
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Apr 26, 2015
Honestly I was expecting a short Action Anime but instead I got a really poorly written story about emotions. The story for the most part had no buildup and due to how short the anime was almost none of the events were explained.

The world had so little consistency it was barely worth watching. The best parts about the anime easily was the action parts, as the aesthetic was vibrant and very surreal. I felt so confused watching this because the characters had so little depth and the world building was really terrible.

I don't recommend watching this at all, to be completely serious. Black Rock Shooter read more
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Mar 23, 2012
Black★Rock Shooter would be the last time that I will ever watch with the name Mari Okada in it. I should have learned my lesson with the pile of nonsense Fractale, but nooooo! I JUST HAD to watch this until the end.

Okay, I admit, not all of it was bad. For starters, the use of CGI in this anime was superb. I mean, really. I think BRS established a new standard in me when looking at CGI in anime. The fight scenes were well-made, and the level of violence put in here is nothing to laugh at. BUT, I’m afraid everything else just felt… ridiculous read more
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Both Anime focus around girls giving up something for a fight and the souls that are attached. They also have anime styles that don't stick to the norm. 
Little Girls fighting against each other in parallel universes.

One bright side, where you have a kind of slice-of-life feeling while
there is the other "darker" side, where the girls fight.
A big difference is the card game, which is not in BRS but the dream sequences and
the overall atmosphere are quiet similar.  
Dark Gothic animation when the story heads into the other world, intricate designs for the fighting girls outfits, not to mention dreams and erasing pain... the Anime are very similar in tone. 
The "other world" is a dark Gothic place filled with only a few places of light and bright colors. The "avatars" are other selves representing what one wants to throw away based on their human desires and scars. There is also a lot of action and the characters are in themselves interesting. 
In both there exists a different world where people fight each other. In this separate world there exists an "avatar" of a person in our world. In C it's the person's "Asset" which reflects one of the person's possible futures. In BRS it's an another person (resembling the real world version) which reflects the feelings of the person in the real world. In C their fights happen consciously and they affect the real world while in BRS it's vice versa, they fight unconsciously and the real world actions affect the fighting in the other world. The main characters are somewhat similar personality-wise. They both don't  read more 
Both involve epic action with young girls fighting using powers. Both involve tragedy and have that feeling of Sci-fi. Drama is also involved in the plot. 

Opening Theme

"Black★Rock Shooter (ブラック★ロックシューター)" by supercell feat. Hatsune Miku

Ending Theme

"Bokura no Ashiato (僕らのあしあと)" by supercell

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