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Black★Rock Shooter (TV)


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 8
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 3, 2012 to Mar 23, 2012
Premiered: Winter 2012
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Studios: Ordet, SANZIGEN
Source: Other
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.091 (scored by 96,252 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #29942
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #203
Members: 182,041
Favorites: 1,486
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Ranked #2994Popularity #203Members 182,041
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Episodes: /8

Synopsis

On the first day of junior high school, Mato Kuroi happens to run into Yomi Takanashi, a shy, withdrawn girl whom she immediately takes an interest in. Mato tries her best to make conversation with Yomi, wanting to befriend her. At first, she is avoided, but the ice breaks when Yomi happens to notice a decorative blue bird attached to Mato's phone, which is from the book "Li'l Birds At Play." Discovering they have a common interest, the two form a strong friendship.

In an alternate universe, the young girls exist as parallel beings, Mato as Black★Rock Shooter, and Yomi as Dead Master. Somehow, what happens in one world seems to have an effect on the other, and unaware of this fact, the girls unknowingly become entangled by the threads of fate.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Black★Rock Shooter is based on characters illustrated by huke. The illustrations caught the eye of music producer Ryo who then created a song based from these illustrations with his collaborative Supercell. This song's title would then become the inspiration for the anime, Black★Rock Shooter.

The anime was awarded the Technical Achievement in Broadcast Animation at the 65th Motion Picture and Television Engineering Society of Japan Awards in 2010. It also received a video game adaptation for the Playstation Portable, as well as a few browser games and guest appearances in other popular video game franchises.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Black★Rock Shooter
Black★Rock Shooter
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Dead Master
Dead Master
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Strength
Strength
Main
Asumi, Kana
Japanese
Asumi, Kana
Kuroi, Mato
Kuroi, Mato
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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



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afkeroge
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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NotDolphy
Aug 24, 2013
Ahh, Black Rock Shooter… je t'aime

In the 1960s, which is 60 years before when I come from which is the future, a recondite avant garde composer by the name of Captain Beefheart graced the airwaves with his trundling avant garde music that challenged the status quo of blues music with a menagerie of outré bumps and scrapes, replete with a healthy dose of guttural growls, vaguely resembling music. Yet these renegade evocative soundscapes informed a portent of society. In order for progress to subsist, artistic vanguards like this are of incorrigible necessity.

Now, I'm going to go on a bit of a tangent here, so please read more
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renkel76
Mar 18, 2012
When watching Black Rock Shooter OAV, I remember seeing the original HUKE mv and thinking, "Simple. Makes sense."

Then the TV came in. I was first of all shocked by all the changes, then I was surprised the story had taken a different turn, and then came the new characters added. What had happened to the original animation I had fallen in love with? There was a bunch of mixed emotions as I had such high expectations. And that was only the first half of the first episode.

And then I watched the first one. And then the second. I was literally hooked.

Why?

First of all, for only read more
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Nose_Bleed
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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