Ranked #2318

Black★Rock Shooter (OVA)

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: BRS OVA
Japanese: ブラック★ロックシューター


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 24, 2010
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Ordet
Source: Unknown
Duration: 52 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.271 (scored by 78,737 users)
Ranked: #23182
Popularity: #319
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These young girls' hearts are pure, and then violent!

Mato Kuroi just got into junior high school, and on the first day, someone catches her eye; her classmate Yomi Takanashi. The two meet.

The innocent and naive Mato. The mature Yomi. Seemingly opposites, but the time they spend together only strengthens a growing friendship.

But as they go into their second year at the school, they get placed in separate classes, and they begin to grow apart.

But somewhere simultaneously...

In another world, a young girl, blue fire residing in her eyes, Black Rock Shooter faces another young girl; this one holding a jet-black scythe, Dead Master, and a battle to the death begins to unfold.

(Source: The Official Black Rock Shooter Site)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Black★Rock Shooter
Black★Rock Shooter
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Dead Master
Dead Master
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Kuroi, Mato
Kuroi, Mato
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Takanashi, Yomi
Takanashi, Yomi
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Sawashiro, Miyuki


Yoshioka, Shinobu
Yoshioka, Shinobu
Director, Script, Screenplay
Kikuta, Hiromi
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Tanigawa, Nagaru
Tanigawa, Nagaru
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Music

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Ending Theme

"Braveheart" by THE GOMBAND

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Aug 4, 2010
Inspiration comes in a myriad of forms, and anything can lead a person on a flight of fancy. In 2007 the artist Huke designed an original character called "Black Rock Shooter", which he posted on his blog. The character inspired Ryo, the leader of the band Supercell, to write a song entitled "Black Rock Shooter", and Huke joined the band to provide further illustrations that were used in the music video for the song. Anyone familiar with the band's musical history will find it unsurprising that the lyrics themselves are sung by none other than the Vocaloid Hatsune Miku.

In 2009 Yamamoto Yutaka's production comapny Ordet read more
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Jul 25, 2010
Friendship. Something that is craved and needed by everyone. But if that friendship were torn, how far would you go to repair it?

Black Rock Shooter is a fantastic short story of two girls whose friendship grows from the roots that is highschool. Everyday brought them closer, making the possibility of losing one another made it that much more unbearable.

Story: Inevitably in a short OVA like BRS, there isn't much time to create a deep and complex story. So knowing this, BRS takes a common storyline and throws in something unique, making it utterly fantastic.

The way BRS shows the two sides of the storyline read more
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Jul 25, 2010
This show was so hyped up. For a year before its release, floods of fanart, teaser videos, even cosplay, were everywhere. Then it finally comes out and is probably the most disappointing thing I've seen in a long time. It's probably going to get high ratings just because it has forced popularity, but don't be fooled. Here's the what and the why. Spoilers, of course.

Story: 2
Awesome promo art, a catchy song, cool fight scenes, and what does the story end up as? A slow-building, slow-moving school drama. It's not even interesting. Basically, the main character Mato becomes friends with a Yomi girl. Mato then becomes read more
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Jul 30, 2010
If you keep yourself on your toes, and have seen a fair share of anime in the past, I can guarantee you will be able to predict every single major plot event in this drawn out and clunky story. First off though I'll say that the animation does not disappoint, the quality is up to if not better than most on the air shows and although there's not much deviation from the standard in terms of design and motion they staff's done a solid job.

Now, about predictability, which most certainly is not an issue in any good story as plenty of plots have a read more
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Anime: Ga-Rei: Zero
One girl snap at her best friend for absolutely no good reason. Then they fight. Relationship-wise, both can be implied as shoujo-ai.
I heard all the times that maiden heart work in mysterious ways. Positively looking this two shows just portray it to the extreme.

Ga-rei zero do include why the fight is unavoidable in an interesting non-chronological fashion. BRS however is written in the way that assume audience know everything, making the show sort of a fan fare. 
reportRecommended by lapisdragon
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
Both feature the alter ego of a young girl fighting strange creatures in a surreal otherworld. 
reportRecommended by Archaeon
Anime: Cencoroll
Both of them are one-episode anime that have everyday school life in one scene and action, supernatural in the other. The art is somehow similar too. 
reportRecommended by Skyclad-Observer
Anime: Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
They both feature a young girl as the main character as well as story mainly about friendship and how love prevails. 
reportRecommended by -Forgotten-
Anime: Bleach
thay both take place in highschool slash another world there is creatures kinda like in bleach but bleach is waylong and black rock shooter is a fifty minute ova 
reportRecommended by knoxvillninja
Anime: X
In X/1999, Kamui Shirou was friends with Fuuma Monou and as Fuuma's personality gradually change, Kamui tries to retrive his friend to what he really is...
Similar to X, Black Rock Shooter doesn't really wish to fight against Dead Master and she wants to retrieve her friend and Mato do the same to Yomi... 
reportRecommended by -FourDauntless-

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